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“Popular little bistro”
Review of Bistro 23

Bistro 23
Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Alnmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: We serve breakfast,morning coffees & cake,light lunches,afternoon tea in the Tea room and on some evenings bistro meals.Please ring for opening hours as it depends on time of year.
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We visited here for our anniversary whilst holidaying with family. We booked in advance which was wise because they were fully booked on the night we went. The menu is a little short so might be limiting subject to what is on offer when you go. We had the fig/cheese salad and pork terrine to start followed by pea/shallot tortellini and Seabass mains. Chocolate orange brownie and the cheese board finished things off nicely. The food was lovely and the service excellent, if a tiny bit slow. We would visit again but recommend booking in advance.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Very friendly staff, lovely warm atmosphere. Although limited menu (which is a good thing) still great for vegetarians - unlike many places not reliant on cheese for vegetarians. Pea/shallot ravioli delicious.

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Thank PeeGee53
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We had a good two course meal here on a busy Saturday night on the bank holiday weekend. Honourable mention to the scallops which were superb and the beef main which was apparently a house classic and much enjoyed. The service was attentive and charming. There was just an overlong wait for the main course (and we had similar slow service at lunch the next day in the tea room which occupies the same venue by day). Appears to be a kitchen issue rather than waiting staff.

Thank tcake2015
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

My hubby and I arrived a little bit hungry and early to check into our room so decided to call in for some lunch.

Upon arrival we picked a table an our drinks order was taken. The menu had a good selection of lunch time snacks and treats such as; sandwiches (served in stotties, tea cakes, toasties, jacket pots and sharing boards)

We opted for two sharing boards the seafood one and the Northumberland Meat & Cheese one.

The Seafood platter came with two types of seafood pate, smoked salmon, lemon mayo and pickles, plus bread & butter.

The Northumberland meat & cheese platter came with various meats such as; proper ham, proscuitto, salami (I think), nice wedges of cheese, a lovely chutney and bread & butter.

The only criticisms I have about the food was the bread was a bit feeble, it was fresh uncut bread which was lovely however had been cut so thinly that the crusts were hanging off. We also both felt we could have done with an extra slice or two, as the table beside us had ordered the same seafood platter and asked for more bread so they could finish their pate. However I am more than sure if we had asked for more bread they would have given us some, but given the speed of the service we didn't.

Everything on the tasting platters was of excellent quality and did taste really nice, you could tell it was the best produce, however they did take a very long time to arrive. We waited nearly 30 mins for our food, which considering what we ordered (cold sharing platters, I would have thought this was just an "assembly" job rather than cooking from scratch) was a long time in my opinion. At the time the tea room wasn't particularly busy either and there was sufficient waiting staff who were all very attentive.

However all in all a good visit and food was great I would definitely go again, just not when I am absolutely ravenous as the wait nearly had me eating the chair leg.

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Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

BIstro23 isn't open every night so you will likely need to book. Thursday night is seafood night. Menu is limited - a good thing because it means it's freshly cooked. Run by a family who serve you - very politely. Food is good with some things exceptional - had very good local lobster, and the beef dish was excellent. Some things a bit more average - sea trout. But overall nice to find somewhere like in Alnmouth and a nice cut above the pub fayre locally like the Sun. Recommended.

Thank Paul S
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