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The Alford Bistro

) #2 of 9 Restaurants in Alford $$ - $$$ European, British,
40 Main Street, Alford AB33 8PX, Scotland
+44 1975 563154
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
2 weeks ago
“Excellent food”
3 weeks ago
“Tasty Burger”
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
40 Main Street, Alford AB33 8PX, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 246 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Having lived in Alford for a few years now we have seen many places come and go. We had lunch/brunch here recently and felt that the quality was a little lacking on this last visit.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good choice of food served by very pleasant staff. Would certainly recommend The Alford Bistro. We actually visited on 2 occasions.

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service is always polite and friendly and food is hot and tasty. Tried a few dishes but often struggle to get past the Chilli Cheese Burger on the menu!!

Thank JACKD4444
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Were ;lucky to get a table without booking as it was very busy. We ordered fish and chips and it arrived very quickly. Fish was nicely done in batter but the chips (which seemed like oven chips) were very overdone. I had rhubarb and apple...More

1  Thank Daphniesmum
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Popped into the bistro when my wife and I were out for a Sunday drive.Excellent food and spoiled for choice.Staff also very friendly,will definitely be going back and would strongly recommend.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Excellent home cooked food and friendly service. Always a pleasure to go here. Amazing steak! Always a dilemma as everything is so nice.

1  Thank Maypetal
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Arrived with some family from overseas after a day out , ordered 4 kids meals and 7 adult , kids food included an ice cream which never materialised , two sandwiches 2 slices of bread with little filling and 3 small crisps on the plate(£5.50)...More

Thank stupot1073
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We popped into Alford looking for some lunch and found this little gem.we had cullin skink, half breakfast and baked spud followed by tea and cake ,all of which were excellent and good value.the staff were lovely , quick and helpful.definiely be going again.

Thank kfoxy
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We have been to the Alford Bistro for just coffee and cake, lunch and for dinner over the past year or so and have never been disappointed. The quality of food is very good and is well presented. We just popped in on a Saturday...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We've been here for dinner and lunch several times now. Staff are great, menus are fantastic and the food is second to none. Advise booking as it's very busy.

Thank Nikki P
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Rosalynn B
Hi What sort of food is on the menu - ive booked a table for this week and wondered what time of food was served? Thanks :)
18 July 2016|
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Response from Alastair W | Reviewed this property |
Usual types of pub grub, nothing too fancy but good and a reasonable kids menu. Things on the menu include fish & chips, burgers and similar items.
Is there wifi in the units or elsewhere on site ?
17 June 2015|
Response from rossbet | Reviewed this property |
This is a restaurant, so didn't worry about it or try myiPad.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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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