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The Craster Seafood Restaurant

Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England
+44 1665 576230
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“kippers” (117 reviews)
“seafood” (65 reviews)
“haddock” (24 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very tasty food and excellent service, leave room for pudding, the sticky toffee pudding is mouth watering.

1  Thank mickmand
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a lovely wee restaurant, all plates were cleared from a 2 year old to a 70 year old. My mum said the kippers were the best she has tasted which is saying a lot from a Shetlander that now lives on Loch Fyne....More

1  Thank Ailsa M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Friday lunchtime. Tucked away behind the kipper smoke house what a find .We had the crab sandwiches and they were so tasty and locally caught too.The staff were so attentive and asked if we were returning that evening as the menu changes...More

1  Thank Claire b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Comfortable ambience. Food excellent particularly enjoyed the Thai monkfish curry.Staff very attentive. Overall the best food we sampled on this holiday.

1  Thank busybee61
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is located in a small viilage on the Northumberland coast as close to the sea as a seafood restaurant can get and it is all about fresh produce cooked well. Sitting down and perusing the menu I was quite surprised to find Portuguese...More

1  Thank aRocaFan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner mid week. Friendly and helpful staff. Good menu with some unusual Brazilian inspired dishes, not much for vegetarians but ok if you eat fish. Lovely fresh fish and chips and seafood stew, desserts tasty too.....tiramisu and a Brazilian kind of creme caramel,...More

1  Thank Stella W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our fourth visit to this great restaurant and we were not disappointed. The sea bass en papillotte was outstanding- the best I've ever tasted. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the Brazilian salt cod dish too. Well worth a visit!

2  Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food and service. Very helpful and pleasant staff. Thai Monkfish curry with almond rice excellent.

1  Thank L W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very much a specialist seafood restaurant, obviously very popular as we visited on a Wednesday evening in September and it was fully booked. Does not open until 6.30 pm and has very limited parking. However the food was brilliant and the service friendly and efficient....More

1  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a gorgeous meal recently. Attentive and efficient staff, simply delicious food and a relaxed vibe. What more do you want, oh yes a fab view. Well worth a visit

1  Thank Sandra D
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Theronda K
25 August 2017|
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Response from NorthumberlandNomad | Reviewed this property |
Best to contact them direct
20 February 2017|
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Response from mudcow | Reviewed this property |
Lunch Day Dinner 12:00- 13:45 Monday 18:30 - 20:00 12:00- 13:45 Tuesday 18:30 - 20:00 12:00- 13:45 Wednesday 18:30 - 20:00 12:00- 13:45 Thursday 18:30 - 20:00 12:00- 13:45 Friday 18:30 - 20:00 CLOSED Saturday 18:00... More
Dear PriusExplorer, Have you been to any restaurants in Paris or even in London? I don't believe that you have; if you had then you might just understand that a restaurant with a typical evening opening window of 90 minutes for only a few months per year has every reason to expect that people will make reservations. The Michelin guide might not have recognised this restaurant yet but Rick Stein has waxed lyrical about the kippers from this smokehouse. The food in this establishment is of a very high standard, the service is at the very least well above average for the area. Obviously Pizza Express et al will offer you a table if you turn up at opening time but that's because they are what they are. Oh and Pizza express probably won't be found for at least another 30 miles from Craster.... Sadly it seems that you feel justified in writing a really poor review of somebody's way of life when you didn't actually even try the food because you couldn't plan a few hours ahead. Had you made a reservation then you would have had the opportunity to enjoy the very best of Northumbrian cuisine. Shame on yo
6 October 2016|
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Response from bhagwhan | Reviewed this property |
Mr Prius is a bit of a fish out of water here. Perhaps he needs to consider exactly where he is in the UK? Its a bit like him having to explain to me, why all the bars in the square mile shut very early each evening and do... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick  >  Craster
  • Phone Number: +44 1665 576230
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