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The Craster Seafood Restaurant

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Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England
+44 1665 576230
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Closed
Hours:
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will not get fresher seafood anywhere in the uk. Restricted days/hours in the winter so check & book.Every mouthful delicious from Scallops to Brioche bread&butter pudding.Interesting Portugese wine too , good with fish.

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Thank Jennifer P
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this restaurant a few times and have never been disappointed. The menu is mainly fish, but there are meat options. The staff is local and friendly and the restaurant is very popular. Be sure to book to avoid disappointment, although this is not always easy as they only open during serving hours.

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Thank Gwyneth W
Worcester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We had been recommended this place by a friend and it didn't disappoint! Glad we booked at lunchtime as we were a family of 8. Great location with a view over Craster harbour. The service was excellent by all the staff we encountered who were friendly and knowledgeable . The lunch menu is smaller than evening but still had loads... More 

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Thank GillDav
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Rang the restaurant twice on Thursday and spoke to staff to book a table for two on Friday 28.10.2016. She asked me to ring back on Friday morning around 9-9.30 am. Then there would be someone in the kitchen to confirm my booking for !.30 pm. I said I would ring when I was en route from Newcatle. Friday rang... More 

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1 Thank petermc2016
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant as we like fish and the recommendations were good. I am really funny about eating out and few places meet my expectations. This was not one of them. Everything about this restaurant is great. During the day you have an amazing view and the smell of the nearby smokehouse. The staff are just incredibly friendly,... More 

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Thank Andrea K
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Well, we had seen good reviews and from first appearances this looked a nice venue, set up from the road with some harbour views for most patrons. Staff (3) were pleasant and before too long we each had a very nice soup starter with bread - very tasty and satisfying. The place did start to get busier with some late... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic meal on Saturday. Booking is recommended, we hadn't but they managed to find us a table. There was a great choice of meals, fantastic service, and a lovely ambience. We enjoyed the amazing view over the harbour. Would definitely visit again !

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Thank Kate1966_11
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

If this restaurant wasn't a 3 hour drive away I'd go here regularly. The coastal sea views, the freshness and quality of the food with excellent service. It was simply wonderful. I'm going to 'try' and make skink soup at home now, I'm feeling inspired. If you like seafood, Craster's is a must.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

situated between the harbour and the smoking house , you could not be closer to the fish than this . fresh - good value - friendly service

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Thank graham010
Holt, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We first visited last year and were even more pleased this year. Food and service excellent, menu and wine list are uncomplicated but what we chose was faultless. Can't understand why it isn't no 1. Worth a journey as michelin might say!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Cuisine
Seafood, British
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Thursday
17:00 - 20:00
Friday
17:00 - 20:00
Saturday
17:00 - 20:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?