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The Alford Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Scottish
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40 Main Street, Alford AB33 8PX, Scotland
+44 1975 563154
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped to get take away hot drinks on route to dry ski slope and was welcomed very warmly by the lovely staff. Very accommodating and catered for our needs with two children desperate for a hot chocolate treat on a Sunday afternoon. Whilst there, We looked at their menu and will definitely return. Thank you .

Thank mdeduncan
Ellon, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived minutes after lunch opening only to find our two first choices of main meals were no longer available. Food that we did receive was no better than average and I certainly thought it to be overpriced. Don't think I will be going back.

1 Thank georger140
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is mediocre at best and overpriced! The evening menu has the same food as the day menu, yet is significantly more expensive. On the last visit, the owner was rude and abusive to the staff, won't be going back, ever!

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Four of us met here for a family meal and enjoyed excellent, efficient service from lovely friendly staff. Great choice of food with half sized portions available for us older patrons. There was no rush and we were asked about more drinks or anything else we wanted. I'm sure this will become our place of choice for future meal meets.

1 Thank Phissy
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here on multiple occasions, sometimes just for a scone and coffee but also for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is consistently good and there are gluten free options available (bread, rolls, scones). The gluten free scones are the best in the area.

1 Thank RR030916
Alford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Living in Alford I eat at Alford Bistro regularly. Tonight I went with my husband for dinner and we both agreed that we are so lucky to have The Alford Bistro in our village. The staff are lovely and friendly and the food is always delicious. We can honestly say we have never had a bad meal in the 9... More 

1 Thank alisoncaseby
Keith, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

we arrived at the bistro for food in the middle of the afternoon, the staff were very friendly and accommodating, we ordered a main meal and drinks followed by dessert. The portions were good sized and the food was delicious. prices were very reasonable. I would definitely visit again and will recommend to others

Thank clare m
Bristol, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Whent for a family evening meal where the service is friendly and professional.The food and wine are priced very well. I had the lamb dish served with herb potato and mixed vegetables with a delicious sauce. We all enjoyed our food and will visit again next year,so thanks for a fab evening.

Thank Doug C
Banchory, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The people of Alford are lucky to have the bistro on their high street! Surprisingly top notch food (we had mussels) as well as traditional baked tattoos and sandwiches. The cake trolley also cannot be missed!

Thank Louloubrs
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Good food and plenty of it. Very friendly staff and nice ambience. Obviously very popular with the locals. Very convenient opening times.

Thank Dorcs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Main Street, Alford AB33 8PX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Alford
  • Phone Number: +44 1975 563154

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?