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The Alford Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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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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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

Thank RR030916
Alford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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 3 weeks ago

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 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Damariscotta, Maine
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Visit was a referral from our B&B hostess. We were served a delicious dinner of fresh North Sea haddock! Delish and very reasonably priced.

Thank Marsha M
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Following a very bracing stroll around Kildrummy church, and paying our respects - a very welcome step into the bistro. Very busy with staff working very hard and looking rushed (though not flustered) pleasant service with good wholesome food. A great way to fill a gap and warm yourself through :)

Thank Lou M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Stopped here on various occasions for lunch which you could not fault, for the first time went there for dinner, I had the haddock which was fine but chips were terrible and for the overall look would have been much better with a small salad on the side? my partner had the haggis stuffed beef olives which was an olive... More 

Thank Truckerlass
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had our family evening meal hear on Sunday and as usual did not disappoint, excellent food and great staff, not having room for pudding but couldn't resist the tempting menu it was no trouble for them to give us our pudding as a take away.

Thank sylvia120

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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, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?