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18 Narrowgate, Alnwick NE66 1JG, England
+44 1665 602394
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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1,545 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank profjoypc
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

Thank arch0496a5lk
Houghton le Spring
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank 787Darren
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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?!

Thank Sophietuft
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank bambi4sluice
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cheap sandwiches with a good selection on the menu - perhaps too much filling, making baguettes almost impossible to eat. Unfortunately it was very cold inside and lacked an atmosphere.

Thank HevIves
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and wife went in here for a lunch time snack, made our choices, and were surprised with the quantity. This never took it away from the quality which was excellent. It is a small Tea Room but they offered quite a large selection on the menu, something for everyone. We found the staff very obliging and helpful.

Thank ChiefEng100
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mad dash into the doorway during Storm Doris, a minute or two wait for a table was of little consequence when we got seated. First class service from two lovely ladies who looked worked to death. Being a frugal Yorkie,we opted for afternoon tea which was superb value and the Northumberland smoked cheese was yummy.

Thank fatbloke_2000_uk
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56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with parents one miserable Saturday afternoon. Weather was atrocious but as soon as we stepped inside this hidden gem, we immediately cheered up! Freshly baked scones and superb soup. Love the old fashioned setting downstairs in the cellar whilst upstairs, there's a lovely delicatessen. Service excellent.

1 Thank Mrs_Hood85
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Easy to find in central alnwick, this cosy lower ground restaurant always serves fresh, tasty food. We come here for lunch or coffee when travelling on the A1. Today delicious sandwiches served with salad and crisps, cheese scones and freshly made teas and coffees. The cherry Bakewell tart was fabulous! Steep steps down through the great delicatessens upstairs, so not... More 

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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
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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
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?