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“Lovely food, not much choice”
Review of Hooked Restaurant

Hooked Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 14 Restaurants in Alnmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, British
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Offering a menu that changes with the seasons and comprises the very best produce all freshly cooked to order, chef David and his family look forward to welcoming you to Hooked situated on the main street in the lovely coastal village of Alnmouth. Check our website where you can book online and find the most up-to-date information regarding opening times and menu or visit us on Facebook and Twitter for more news, views and photographs.
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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“Lovely food, not much choice”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

The food here was absolutely gorgeous, we thoroughly enjoyed every bite! The presentation was great with the fish pate made to look like a miniature sailing boat. The portions were a little on the large size so definitely consider whether you can manage a big starter and a big main. The service was good and the staff were very friendly. My only criticism would be that there wasn't much choice. I understand that having a limited menu might increase the quality of the food made but by the time we were eating, they no longer had one of the starters and two of the mains which reduced an already limited menu to barely any choice. Although I very much enjoyed what I had, I would have liked to have been able to choose it rather than feeling forced into having the only remaining dishes.

  • Visited August 2014
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Bisley, United Kingdom
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“Simply excellent”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

My wife and I had dinner here tonight. We booked as recommended in the various reviews and although the place was not full it was obviously a good idea as the friendly staff were managing the number of guest arriving at one time so that the diners could get the levels of service and attention they were expecting. Our starters of crater kipper pate and Thai fish cakes were beautifully presented and really tasty. My wife had sea bass whilst I went for the fillet steak. Both dishes were again beautifully presented, smelled great and were simply delicious. The service was friendly and the staff obviously cared about giving their customers the best dining experience. Looking at other meals being served there was nothing that looked less than very good indeed. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is in the area and look for great food and service in a comfortable environment.

  • Visited August 2014
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Northamptonshire
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good meal”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

My wife and enjoyed a good meal if you overlook the need to send my salmon back as it was not cooked! Otherwise service was good.

Visited July 2014
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York, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Simply the best in Alnmouth”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

We've taken various visitors to Hooked three times this year and have had consistently excellent food and outstanding service. Its now my favourite place to eat in this lovely coastal village but booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

Don't be put off by the name of the restaurant if you're not really a fish person. There are meat and vegetarian dishes to choose from which are totally delicious. The tartiflette is to die for and the chicken breast in parma ham was cooked to perfection with a melt in the mouth sauce.

I totally recommend Hooked and can't wait to go again.

  • Visited July 2014
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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“Divine!”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Went here for an end of holiday/birthday celebration in early August. Had selections from both the menu and the special board - starters, crab cakes in a chilli dip or kipper pate. Mains, salmon, rack of lamb and a fillet steak. Drank a bottle of NZSB, Merlot and Peronis.
The whole thing was A - MA - ZING! Food perfectly cooked (nephew having steak declared it the best steak ever eaten) service attentive, friendly and orders accurately delivered. The wine was delicious (someone here knows their stuff) The restaurant is small without being cramped and the decor cool, neutral and calming. Not cheap but excellent value and a venue that deserves to do well. If you want to treat yourself, do so at Hooked. I'd suggest it isn't a venue suitable for young children but is more for couples or adult groups.

  • Visited August 2014
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