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18 Narrowgate, Alnwick NE66 1JG, England
+44 1665 602394
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10:30 - 16:00
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leeds england
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This might be a small eatery downstairs from their very well stocked shop full of delicious treats, but it has a wonderfully friendly welcome, and delicious food. We were even offered a taster of their soup of the day for our fussy eating 8 year old. Portions were great, so good value, and quality of food and service were excellent.... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Querkie cellar dining but great atmosphere in Grannies kitchen surrounded by her nic-nacs and bloomers hanging up to dry. Great food fantastic sandwiches and scones and great friendly staff. Recommended for a coffee and snack for lunch but be aware narrow stairs so not for those who cannot use the stairs. Good value.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very pleasant little oldie worldie cafe tucked below the shop of the same name. Visited today (Easter Sunday) after doing the Alnwick Garden and as it had started raining I was very relieved to find it open and that they could sit our party of five (though on separate tables) It's very small downstairs and not much seating but... More 

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lanashire
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were stopping at Berwick-upon-Tweed for a week and decided to go down to Alnwick. Looking around a a nice lunch we came upon Grannies. The cafe is down in the cellar but this added to the ambiance. My hubby ordered Cheese savory baked potato and I ordered chicken and apple with tarragon mayonnaise. I asked the owner could I... More 

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South Wales
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330 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived with only 5 minutes to spare before closing, but in fairness, the kind lady agreed to serve us. What a place, from the very well stocked delicatessen on ground floor to the quirky cellar tea room. The tea and service were excellent. Recommended

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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1,676 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 564 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Grannies restaurant/cafe is in the basement of Grannies delicatessen shop on Narrowgate. It isn't the easiest of places to get into as you have to descent some fairly steep steps, but it is worth it when you get in there. It is beautifully decorated with 'grannies' style memorabilia and serves excellent coffee, scones, cakes and a wide-ranging menu of casual... More 

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northumberland
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and me often visit the lovely town of Alnwick to be spoilt during our visit to Grannies which is a very well established business. As you may see from other fellow travellers this place gets a thumbs up. Our favourite lunch is the clubhouse sandwiches which there is a selection to choose from. Excellent presentation , freshly made... More 

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Houghton le Spring
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

In the basement of a lovely delicatessen in Alnwick lies Grannies tearoom. We visited today and the food was outstanding along with the service provided by the staff. My wife had a cheese platter and I had the broth, which was full of barley and the nicest I have ever had. We also had drinks and the bill was only... More 

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Northants
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Just wanted something light for lunch and had some delicious sandwiches with a tasty side salad ...Well worth the money. The building is quirky and steeped in history with original features. Staff very friendly and helpful. Look out for the original painting in the cellar ...Is she male or female?!

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newcastle
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

1st time at grannies...WILL be back! we were just having a cuppa & snack but all food looked very tasty. it's lovely to have food which has obviously been made with love. we had tastiest cheese scone. then... dandelion & burdock!! choc cake haha very nice! & apple drizzle cake oh my!! DELICIOUS! also stopped by deli counter on way... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 16:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Narrowgate, Alnwick NE66 1JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1665 602394
Description
Grannies Tea room and Delicatessen was established around 1984, then the tearoom only held a couple of tables placed within the shop. It was only later, in 1989, that the intimate downstairs tea room was developed within the basement where the old fashioned coal chutes, old style steps, fireplace and flagstone flooring can still be seen.

Grannies is a strong advocate for the local food movement in Alnwick, and offers a wide range of local produce within the deli, shop and tea room.

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