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The Craster Seafood Restaurant

) #2 of 5 Restaurants in Craster ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, British, Soups
Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England
+44 1665 576230
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“kippers” (87 reviews)
“seafood” (48 reviews)
“haddock” (20 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Soups
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Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England
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Reviews (421)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've enjoyed Craster kippers all my life so when we saw there is a restaurant at the smokery, we decided to give it a try. Superb food, friendly service and a lovely view over the harbour. We will definitely return. It was full, though so...More

Thank Kate499520
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful food, great location, fantastic staff. So friendly and helpful, our 80 year old mother had her birthday dinner here and the staff were so kind and thoughtful. See you soon!!

Thank Eugenesavoy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Watched a crab and lobster boat arrive in the pretty harbour and take its haul to the fish shop which is part of Robsons which also owns the restaurant. Went for lunch....2 of the party had a crab and prawn pot and I had the...More

1  Thank UkYorkshirelass99
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were going to go to The Jolly Fisherman but thought we would give this restaurant a try as it had good reviews. We were not disappointed . The food was brilliant. Very fresh and very tasty and with an interesting Brazilian theme.The dining room...More

1  Thank Graham P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a family we've been going to The Craster Restaurant for years and it has never disappointed. The food is fantastic; the fish fresh and the accompaniment well designed and flavoured. The staff are delight full and always willing to help with allergy advice and...More

1  Thank Tomnewb
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find! After a wonderful walk with friends, from Low Newton to Craster ,we came across this restaurant and decided to return for an evening meal. We enjoyed one of the best meals we have eaten this year! The cooking of the food was...More

1  Thank PaulandLynda_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this restaurant last year, and coming back was one of the highlights of our week away. All food is freshly prepared, and quite superb. We went 2 consecutive nights, and although the menu is not the longest, that did not stop us struggling...More

1  Thank martin b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here at this wonderful restaurant on a Friday evening. Vanessa, the F.o.h managed to fit us in due to unforeseen cancellations so we were so pleased to eat here. The food is fresh and locally sourced as much as possible. I had the...More

1  Thank N55tony
Reviewed 1 week ago

No scallops replaced with fish cakes!! No lobster in seafood cocktail with just couple of teaspoons of crab. Didn't offer to reduce price. Had to ask for some bread to accompany it. Haddock cooked for fish and chips very thin hardly any fish at all....More

Thank raykewell
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to Northumbria and if you love seafood then this is the place to go! Clearly being allied to the predominate purveyor of all foods fishy means the raw ingredients are fantastic to start with! We visited three times in a week because we...More

2  Thank Ian T
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is it open on Mondays?
20 February 2017|
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Response from TerryToss | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know suggest you ring them.
Dear PriusExplorer, Have you been to any restaurants in Paris or even in London? I don't believe that you have; if you had then you might just understand that a restaurant with a typical evening opening window of 90 minutes for only a few months per year has every reason to expect that people will make reservations. The Michelin guide might not have recognised this restaurant yet but Rick Stein has waxed lyrical about the kippers from this smokehouse. The food in this establishment is of a very high standard, the service is at the very least well above average for the area. Obviously Pizza Express et al will offer you a table if you turn up at opening time but that's because they are what they are. Oh and Pizza express probably won't be found for at least another 30 miles from Craster.... Sadly it seems that you feel justified in writing a really poor review of somebody's way of life when you didn't actually even try the food because you couldn't plan a few hours ahead. Had you made a reservation then you would have had the opportunity to enjoy the very best of Northumbrian cuisine. Shame on yo
6 October 2016|
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Response from bhagwhan | Reviewed this property |
Mr Prius is a bit of a fish out of water here. Perhaps he needs to consider exactly where he is in the UK? Its a bit like him having to explain to me, why all the bars in the square mile shut very early each evening and do... More
Do you do takeaway fish and chips?
28 August 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes we do offer a take out service including fish & chips, sandwiches, hot drinks and ice cream. At peak times it may not be available so it's always best to give us a ring beforehand or pop in to see us. Hope this helps!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 29
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, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:45
18:30 - 20:00
12:00 - 13:45
18:30 - 20:00
12:00 - 13:45
18:30 - 20:00
12:00 - 13:45
18:30 - 20:00
12:00 - 13:45
18:30 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:30
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
  • E-mail