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Hardy's Bistro

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11 Bondgate Without, Alnwick NE66 1TD, England
+44 1665 602109
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York
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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295 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank IPA_Man
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Hardy's Bistro, part of the White Swan Hotel in Alnwick, holds a 'steak night' on Mondays, obviously to increase business and it is certainly working. We saw the notice and went along, with the idea that if the place was empty we would go elsewhere. However, the Bistro was almost full, some people just having drinks, but the majority were... More 

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Thank susyjane
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The exterior of this restaurant looks appealing unfortunately that's where it stops. We had the duo of fish, very greasy and very little fish my wife then had a raspberry and apple crumble, the smallest I have ever seen, a small ramekin of crumble and a small pot of Creme Anglaise. Staff were efficient and polite. Decor and ambience were... More 

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Thank Ian U
Hampshire
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115 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Both taking the order and then receiving the food took longer than the last ice age. When the food arrived it was OK, but not special enough to be worth the wait. Seemed quite pricey for what it was.

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Thank usinc
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We saw this as what appeared to be the only modern looking bistro style restaurant in Alnwick for a lateish lunch. Appeared very quiet but bright and pleasant. When we arrived, just before 2 pm there was one other table of four or five people. During our visit another couple of tables arrived. We took a seat and were given... More 

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Thank jayne19682016
London, United Kingdom
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139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Waitress / barmaid seemed to struggle a little with the whole concept of service so everything was a little bit stilted. Food, when it came, was mixed - burger was huge but the blue cheese was just a lump stuck on top so the whole thing was about 8 in high! Couscous wrap seemed like a great veggie option but... More 

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Thank KBMB2015
Salford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Had a perfect burger with chips and salad, huge portion, best burger I've eaten in years, nice comfy surroundings and very attentive and friendly staff, great value for money

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$32
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Bondgate Without, Alnwick NE66 1TD, 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?