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Clarendon's Cafe

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29 Market Place, Barnard Castle DL12 8NE, England
441833690110
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Clarendon's is situated in a 16th Century Grade 2 listed building in the...
Clarendon's is situated in a 16th Century Grade 2 listed building in the heart of Barnard Castle. It is a tradional Tearoom with a contempory twist. Serving delicious food and excellent refreshments.
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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely cafe

Called on a busy Saturday afternoon and couldn't fault the staff and service. The food was good and my partner had "the most amazing wrap and salad" in her words!! The cakes were very nice and the choice of drinks is decent but and sadly it's the only downfall, the prices are not cheap and at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
GarethDurham
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Durham
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English first
Darlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very disappointed, weak coffee, coffee cake that was simply bland and a bacon sandwich that was served on basic white bread. Un-polite staff no please or thankyou, or did you enjoy etc....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Called on a busy Saturday afternoon and couldn't fault the staff and service. The food was good and my partner had "the most amazing wrap and salad" in her words!! The cakes were very nice and the choice of drinks is decent but and sadly it's the only downfall, the prices are not cheap and at £1.85 for a small... More 

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very nice little café/restaurant, very good for afternoon tea or meals, on occasion open for evening meals which we have been to once and found to be very good. The staff are excellent and Joanne is fantastic:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Wonderful little place!! Well priced for the quality. Only £20 for two. Sandwiches, scones & cakes! Very catering to vegetarians! Lovely staff & atmosphere. Would definitely recommended and will be going again.

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The cafe is very inviting with good quality, subtle & thoughtful decor. It is a traditional cafe menu (sandwiches/quiche/paninis/jackets) with a range of deserts and homemade cakes/scones. Service was attentive, professional and welcoming. Food was nice enough. Had a lovey couple of hours with friends - would definitely go back.

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tyne and wear
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Fantastic service and warm welcoming staff. Food was delicious. Was in the area for a visit and glad we called in. The service was second to none. I would highly recommend anyone to call in. I shall be back :)

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We have never eaten a meal here but always go in for coffee and cakes, it is now practically a religion when in Barny! Hazel is the friendly waitress who usually serves us and is always friendly and attentive. This week we tried costa as the kids wanted a change- what a mistake! Back to Clarendons it is then!

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Visited today for lunch. As soon as I came in the place was full and been told by a woman that they just had a whole bunch of coach people. I asked for a waiting time and she suggested to come back after 15 mins or so. I agreed and then she asked me if it is for breakfast or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Friendly and efficient service. We had sandwiches. Very tasty and delicious cakes, particularly the scones, cream an jam.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Called in after a horrific experience at Turks Head next door. Service was quick and very friendly. All waiting staff very pleasant and nothing was a bother. Plumped for soup (cream of mushroom) which was homemade. Absolutely delicous! Will definitely return!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 Market Place, Barnard Castle DL12 8NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Barnard Castle
  • Phone Number: 441833690110

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Clarendon's is situated in a 16th Century Grade 2 listed building in the heart of Barnard Castle. It is a tradional Tearoom with a contempory twist. Serving delicious food and excellent refreshments.
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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