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“Cafe of choice.”
Review of Grannies

Ranked #11 of 118 Restaurants in Alnwick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$10
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Cafe
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Alnwick, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Cafe of choice.”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We have been to Grannies many times and we are never disappointed with this eatery.
The café itself is in a cellar below a deli which is where the food preparation is so the staircase is always busy with the helpful and friendly staff running up and down, but do not let this put you off visiting.
The food is always wonderful straight from the deli and always fresh as is the bread so the smells within the shop are going to add to your appetite.
The eating area is rather cramped and small but I think this makes Grannines such a wonderful find with its nooks and crannies and uneven floor. So because of it's small size I would always recommend booking a table. Check out the photo's on Tripadvisor, Enjoy.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Michael B
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Whitby, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“lovely hideaway”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

the waitresses were friendly and efficient and the cakes were excellent. Lovely quaint surroundings and reasonably priced. We loved it.

Visited June 2014
2 Thank call_me_al_12
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York, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“morning coffee”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

The scones and teacakes were huge and the coffee was delicious. Very olde worlde surroundings and staff very attentive and efficient. Definitely a place to go back too and the lunch menu looked good too.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank Ann H
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Stoke on trent
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely place with amazing food”
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

This place was lovely, the staff were very friendly and welcoming and when we ordered a sandwich we weren't expecting what we got
It was just amazing food, all fresh and can't wait to go back again.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Steph F
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Preston, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We had lunch, the quality and size of the portions leave you wondering if you need an evening meal. The eating area is below the shop and a surprise when you first enter. A little cramped, but laid out quite well. The stairs do not make it baby/invalid welcome, but it is an old building. Excellent choice and good value. You can butthe chutneys etc. in the shop.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Jebelhasher
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