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“Thoroughly recommended”

Station Buffet Barter Books
Ranked #6 of 119 Restaurants in Alnwick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$14
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Open every day except Christmas Day, 9:30-17:00. (Last orders for hot food, 16:00 Winter; 16:30 Summer) The Station Buffet is owned and operated by Barter Books - one of the largest secondhand bookshops in Britain and the home of the famous Keep Calm and Carry On poster. The inviting ambiance includes an open fire in three of the rooms, while the menu specializes in the owners' own preference for comfort food at its best - all of which is home-made, using local produce whenever possible. This ranges from soups to bacon sandwiches to Northumbrian rarebit to baked goods to die for! Also on offer: barista coffee, teas, hot chocolate - and, yes, wine, too!
bournemouth
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Thoroughly recommended”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Recently spent a day exploring Alnwick whilst on our first-ever visit to wonderful Northumberland and what a great time we had pottering and looking and simply enjoying. Great fun. The icing on the cake was our time spent in Barter Books. What an excellent, fascinating place. Could loose oneself there for hours! Husband and I so enjoyed the experience. We also simply couldn't resist lunch in the Station Buffet. Gorgeous, tasty food and certainly very goodly sized portions. Spoiled for choice and all absolutely delicious. Lovely, friendly, helpful staff throughout.

  • Visited June 2014
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hartlepool
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“a blast from the past around each corner.”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

we visited Barter Books a couple of times and found it inspiring, every format of book was there and some pretty pricey jobs there were too. but! i can highly reccomend the Buffet Cafe at the back, their food and drink is second to none and at a very reasonable price to boot.
try the bacon butties....Wow!
great coffee and tea to accompany the food and such friendly staff as well... going again as soon as i get back to Alnwick.

Visited June 2014
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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“One of the largest bookshop in England”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

What a great place, wonderful ambience, good food, free Wi Fi & serve your self tea or coffee only 30p. Open from 9:00am to 7:00pm every day. A daily visit was made on our weeks holiday in Alnwick. Not to be missed.

  • Visited June 2014
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Excellent soup”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

All we wanted was a snack for lunch and we got exactly what we wanted: a delicious bowl of hot carrot and coriander soup.

Visited June 2014
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Falkirk
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“Lovely place for Coffee”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We had coffee and scones in this lovely station buffet, very good and book shop was very different loved them both

Visited June 2014
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