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Hardy's Bistro

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11 Bondgate Without, Alnwick NE66 1PR, England
+44 1665 602109
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Northallerton
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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chanced upon the Bistro within the White Swan hotel in Alnwick by chance and were really pleased we found this place.what led us in was the vegetarian menu as it often difficult to find veggie options. The Bistro itself is elegant in a sedate way the tables are all laid out beautifully the service was excellent our waitress Anna... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in on a Monday night, didn't know it was steak night, but had to make do as there was no other choice on the menu but steak. I love steak, but to me it is gamble in restaurants so very rarely have it when out. Seemed like a good offer, steak and chips plus bottle of wine for 2... More 

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Thank jessybobs
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food, service and price were all excellent. We were very impressed with everything. It was better than any of the other eating places that we visited in Alnwick

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Thank Melanie G
Wirral, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good but the service was awful! It took 40 minutes at the end of our meal to get a coffee and even then that was due to my husband having to go to the bar! They only had a few tables occupied yet they were turning people away. Absolutely no atmosphere at all!

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Thank gourmet42
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here. There was a "soup and sandwiches" option. We asked what he soup was as there was nothing to tell us and the waiter said " Vegetable" which sounded good. What came was a very small bowl of orange/brown liquid which was both luke warm and tasteless. Then came the sandwiches! Mine was ham and mustard and certainly... More 

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Thank Muckleman
Perth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We had one dinner here (for 3). The menu looked promising but was let down by the most basic of cooking errors. The crab cakes (crab is famed in this area) were almost entirely potato (a mere hint of crab)....and were cooked at too low a temperature so completely soggy. The calamari (4 rings only) were also limp although the... More 

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York
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

A lovely spot for a change from pub grub. Don't expect gigantic portions but do expect delicious tasty food which is nicely presented. Lots of choice and options. More realistic portions means you can indulge in a pud. Sticky toffee or crumble are fabulous. Will be calling again.

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Thank MDale
Luton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We were stuck for somewhere to eat on a cold Monday eve but the restaurant found us a table although we had not booked and the food was really delicious and not over priced. Service was very good. Would recommend.

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Thank 04MMs
Glasgow, Scotland
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Nice place but the food was average, food temperature variable, fish batter a bit soggy. Generally OK but expensive for what we had.

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Thank SteveandJanette
Bedfordshire England
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304 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The food service and beer were all fine. The only drawback with this place seems to be how many are in the hotel restaurant. We were among very few diners but people were turned away as the kitchen was too busy.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 32
Cuisine
British, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Bondgate Without, Alnwick NE66 1PR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1665 602109
Description
Hardy's is our informal Bistro with a relaxing atmosphere and large windows overlooking Alnwick high street. Enjoy a drink at the bar, tea or coffee served throughout the day, or dinner from our Bistro menu which features a selection of light dishes, salads and a full three course menu.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?