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Bistro 23

23 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RJ, England
+44 1665 830393
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“meringue” (17 reviews)
“beef” (32 reviews)
“lobster” (19 reviews)
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
23 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RJ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It seems that four years have passed since I last wrote about No 23. I have returned many times but my previous comments have always seemed appropriate. This year however the grand-daughters have elected to become full time caravan dwellers and being so young are...More

Thank dilston
Reviewed 6 days ago

We managed to squeeze in for the last seafood night of the 2018 season and were made to feel very welcome in this family-run bistro. Delicious food - we had the sea trout, and the lemon posset was A*

Thank TeamTaylorontour
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky to get a table on a Saturday night due to a cancellation and so glad we did. We were on a boys walking weekend. The food was excellent and the owners were friendly and good for a conversation. A really nice experience....More

Thank gherbert17
Reviewed 1 week ago

The warm , friendly welcome is sustained throughout the evening and is macthed by truly good food and wine. The seafood night is not to be missed if you want local, fresh lobster. Wednesday night was very enjoyable also. Will definitely return.

Thank sheila55_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for a meal with friends and would definitely recommend to others. The scallop and crab risotto was divine and the meringue was yummy! Very friendly service, we couldn't fault the experience.

Thank Jeanette990
AGR1967, Owner at Bistro 23, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! The crab risotto with scallops is very popular! So pleased you all enjoyed your evening with us. Hope to see you all again sometime.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Northumberland is a very special place for us and we try to get up to Alnwick from Shropshire at least once a year. We were disappointed that we were unable to book the Tree House in Alnwick but then we were told about Bistro 23!...More

1  Thank Brian A
AGR1967, Owner at Bistro 23, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are delighted to read your lovely review. And we look forward to your return on your next visit to Alnwick . We have ran the Bistro for almost 15 years & have no plans to move on so we will be here! Thank you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure to eat here last night. Food was superb! Presented and cooked beautifully. Perfect for a special occasion without spending too much. For high quality food we spent £42 for two people, both us having two courses. For the standard it was we...More

Thank Kahlilee
AGR1967, Owner at Bistro 23, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are delighted to read your lovely review. We aim to provide a good quality dining experience at a reasonable price. Hope you come to visit us again if you’re in Northumberland. Thank you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to bistro 23 two weeks ago as a party of 7 and we all chose different things off the menue and everyone had a brilliant meal with great service and friendly staff.Would certainly recommend this restraunt and will go again.

Thank Curiosity647462
AGR1967, Owner at Bistro 23, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you! We endeavour to provide a good dining experience in Bistro 23 so reading such a lovely review is very pleasing! Hope to see you all again sometime.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had the great pleasure of dining at Bistro 23 last Saturday evening A visit here was part of a terrific family gathering in this lovely part of the world and I would heartily recommend a visit. It is well worth booking ahead, this venue...More

Thank pedrotheram
AGR1967, Owner at Bistro 23, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a lovely review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed such a special family gathering in Bistro 23 . Thank you for taking the time to write your review & we really hope to see you all again if gathering in this lovely part...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018

We book ahead for Bistro 23 every year when we are due to come to Alnmouth on holiday and it is well worth doing so! Lovely atmosphere, beautiful food and very welcoming and obliging hosts. An absolute treat! We have just spent two evenings there...More

Thank Kathy C
AGR1967, Owner at Bistro 23, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

We also look forward to seeing you both again next year! So pleased you enjoyed your 2 evenings in the Bistro last week. Thank you for your kind review

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Questions & Answers
28 June 2018|
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Response from anna r | Property representative |
As much as we are dog lovers we don’t allow dogs into the Tearoom or Bistro. Sorry
Kimberly T
28 April 2018|
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Response from anna r | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. The Tearoom is open every day except Tuesdays (every day in school holidays) 10.30-4.30 weekends & 11-4.30 weekdays. The Bistro is open Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 7-10pm. Hope to see you... More
19 April 2016|
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Response from AGR1967 | Property representative |
I am sorry that we were closed when you called . As a tearoom we open every day except Tuesday's ( every day during school holidays) weekdays 11-4.30 & weekends 10.30-4. We are open in the Bistro Wednesday's & Saturday's 7pm... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick  >  Alnmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1665 830393
We serve breakfast, fresh coffee, homemade cake,light lunches & afternoon tea in the Tea room and evening meals on certain evenings in The Bistro (depending on time of year).Please ring for our opening hours .
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