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The Whittling House, Alnwick, Northumberland

The Whittling House

4.5
4.5
406 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Discover the very best of Northumbrian Cuisine


Our Head Chef and his expert team have handpicked local suppliers who source only the highest quality, freshest Northumbrian produce. So, whether you visit us for a feast with friends or as a couple looking for a cosy corner, we’ve got all the ingredients for every occasion.

As you would expect from a restaurant nestled on the coast of Northumberland, we have cast out the net when it comes to freshly caught local seafood. Our emphasis on local produce and ingredients doesn’t stop on the shoreline. Northumberland is blessed with some of the best butchers to be found anywhere in the world, all priding themselves on supplying the highest quality meats from local marts.

This is a dining experience not to be missed!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:30–10:00 Sat, Sun 08:00–10:30 Lunch Daily 12:00–16:00 Dinner Daily 16:30–21:00
  • Phone number
    01665 463001
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
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What 406 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    British

406 Reviews
  1. RichardC

    Newcastle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant, with good choice for all. Fish and chips looked v good value at lunchtime, veg wellington and pork belly were superb, as was the chowder for starter. Good proper puddings as well!

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  2. VickiK

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic. Compliments to the chef and your lovely staff. Have booked again !

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff and food at the Whittling House are always brilliant. It’s also great that the cosy fires are lit making it a super cosy place for Sunday lunch. Thank you!

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  4. RuthG

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food we all had fish & chips. Very generous portions. Staff were very friendly.

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  5. LucyE123

    Manchester

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly staff, lovely atmosphere. Food was delicious & very good value for money!!

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  6. SallyL

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! From entry to leaving, everything was exceptional. Stunning customer service of the highest standard. The meal was exceptional too. We took advantage of the lunchtime Fish and chips meal and were amazed by its quality, quantity and presentation. What a great way to encourage introduction to this relatively new restaurant. We will definitely return, maybe for an evening meal next. Thank you to everyone, such a lovely treat.

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  7. SuHa

    Bath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very helpful with organising seats suitable for my 91 year old mother. Staff very helpful. Food lovely

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  8. Mags

    County Durham

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovey, friendly staff, gorgeous food and warm atmosphere.

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  9. SouthforkRanch

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing meal, Sunday roast was divine! See you again next Sunday ! Thank you.

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  10. Debbie

    London

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whittling House never disappoints. Their Sunday lunch is always fabulously delicious. Great choice of meats and always a ‘special’ dish which today was Venison which my husband had and said was absolutely amazing, very tasty and melt in the mouth. I had the roast chicken which was also very tender and moist. We love Whittling House and will be back asap.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Sunday lunch with fantastic service from all the members of staff

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  12. Winker4340

    Newcastle

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our ‘go to’ when in Alnmouth. Food and service consistently good and very child and dog friendly. A la carte and Sunday roasts all good.

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  13. VictoriaL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast here. The staff were extremely helpful and the kippers in particular were delicious and locally sourced. I would highly recommend and we will definitely be coming back and this time to stay I hope! What a great location too - a hidden gem.

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  14. RoyF

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, great friendly service. Not to be missed!

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  15. HelenH

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening, lovey food. Great service. Lovely staff.

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  16. MelH

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had our Anniversary/Valentine's Day meal here. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

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  17. MelissaF

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Whittling House is a big find for us. The bar is cosy and the fires throughout enhance the atmosphere. Staff are very friendly and attentive and the food is brilliant! I’m going again very soon!

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  18. JennyM

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & value with the Fish & Chip deal. Please run it all year 😁

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  19. Pegleg2001

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fish and Chips superb and fab value. Drinks and desserts were a bit picey but overall bill was fair.

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  20. GordonB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The meal was well presented and the veg was cooked to perfection My only issue was that I was cold. The log stove was on but there was a draft. Car parking was problematic

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  21. TeresaF

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meals were fantastic there was 8 of us including 2 children, 1 toddler and 5 dogs. We had the fish n chips on the meal deal. Service was good would have gave 5 stars but on ordering our second drinks was a tad slow. Many Thanks The france family

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  22. SouthforkRanch

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous over night stay for our wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect. See you again soon!

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  23. ChrisB

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Sadly, we were disappointed with our visit. There was a significant gap between the quality of food and the price- both our mains were underwhelming with rubbery squid in the seafood pasta and shoe leather mushrooms in the risotto. Staff did their best to be attentive and friendly but this didn’t compensate from a wholly poor experience.

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  24. Davethegeo

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were given a very warm welcome when we walked in to the Whittling House. The place has a warm and comfortable ambience. Our food was excellent in all respects; Burger, Fish and Chips and Venison Pie. Our puddings also very good with a very generous Creme Brulee and cheeseboard. Came away pleasantly full and without feeling that our wallet had been ransacked. Recommended.

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  25. RachelT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible roast dinner, delightful staff and wonderful Sunday chilled ambience

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  26. AlexS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food , fantastic service. The location and ambience was really cosy on a wet winters night. Staff where welcoming and attentive. Would highly recommend.

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  27. CampbellD

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb country village hotel dining. Food superb and good quantity. Excellent drink menu.

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  28. BeverleyH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whittling house in Alnmouth takes some beating, in my opinion . Service is exceptional, & food is first class . Really welcoming place to dine & wouldn’t hesitate to recommend

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  29. Becky

    Bristol

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely warm tasty lunch on a wild weather Friday, great attentive staff and delicious oysters, scallops and mussels.

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  30. JoanneF

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first visit, but the couple I was with had been before. They highly recommended it and I wholeheartedly agree. The staff were great, really friendly and I thought it was a nice touch that a bowl of water was given to us for the dog. The food was amazing, the restaurant very clean and comfortable and the toilets were clean. I would definitely visit again.

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  31. im45

    County Durham

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic lunch at the Whittling Hoise. The room was lovely and warm with a wonderful fire. The food was beautiful, excellent portions and a wide choice. The staff were utterly lovely too. We will be returning!

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  32. JennyH

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    High quality food, lovely atmosphere, good service

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  33. WEat

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great salted squid starter and fabulous lamb shank. Seafood Fettuccine was not great - no flavour, watery sauce.

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  34. JacquiW

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent fish and chips. Friendly, efficient service

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  35. JenCat11

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent, would highly recommend

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  36. CLH77

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both had a delicious meal. Every course was fantastic. Very impressed. We will certainly be back.

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  37. HelenJ

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent meal as usual, at the Whittling House in Alnmouth. The customer service is always good and our main waitress was proactive, with great attention a rare quality in dining today. The food was delicious, hot and plentiful. We'll be back, it was a lovely experience thank you.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recently had Sunday lunch here and it was superb. Top quality ingredients beautifully served and piping hot, highly recommend

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic roast chicken dinner. Small one for my elderly mum. The usual fantastic friendly service. This restaurant is a family favourite.

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  40. Debbie

    London

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We try to get to The Whitling House at least once a month. Whether you want a sandwich, fish and chips or a Sunday lunch it is always perfect. The staff are so friendly and the food is delicious. They do a fish and chip offer Monday to Friday for £10 and it is fantastic. We love it here.

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FAQs

The Whittling House is rated 4.5 stars by 406 OpenTable diners.

The Whittling House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for The Whittling House

24-25 Northumberland St, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2RA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Alnmouth
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:30–10:00 Sat, Sun 08:00–10:30 Lunch Daily 12:00–16:00 Dinner Daily 16:30–21:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
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