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The Craster Seafood Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England
+44 1665 576230
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Hours:
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
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Northumberland, UK
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101 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I can understand some previous quarms expressed about the service on the telephone when trying to book a table and frustrations about the restaurant not being open. However, this restaurant is so good that they only need to open for a few hours per day for a few months per year. It's actually rather frustrating for those of us who... More 

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england
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Cannot wait until June, when we will be paying our fifth visit to craster and this perfect restaurant, food is amazing and cooked by the loveliest chefs.wish we lived nearer.

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Thank sallystranix
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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 16 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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2 Thank petermc2016
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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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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$27
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Soups
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
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?