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Clarendon's Cafe

29 Market Place, Barnard Castle, England
1833 690110
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Clarendon's is situated in a 16th Century Grade 2 listed building in the heart of Barnard Castle.
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English first
Lymm, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We popped in for a couple of sandwiches because most other places in Barnard Castle seemed to stop serving food at 3 but we were glad we did. The decor is very welcoming, staff were friendly and you didn't have to wait long for food. The sandwiches were ok but our 5 crisps each were stale. I think we picked... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We got lost and ended up heading towards Durham... We took a turn off the A66 towards Barnards Castle - never heard of it before, parked and went looking for food! We went into Clarendons and were seated immediately, warmly greeted by very child friendly and happy staff. The food was lovely and we were very pleased we got lost!... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Having had a long day travelling drove into Barnard Castle, hoping for a nice pleasant early tea. What a disappointment. Came upon Clarendon's, which from the outside looked clean and fresh. once inside came the downfall, We were greeted I must say by a pleasant girl, who was clearing a table for us, which was nice of her to be... More

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Brixton / bishop Auckland
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Visited sevral times often for the cream tea which is makes a special treat .. However today we went at around 4:00 and we're made to feel fairly akward as we were told they would need to check as the chef has cleaned up ....However we managed to get our cream teas...just wasn't the same when you feel like you've... More

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Durham
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231 reviews 231 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Visited for coffee and cake. Perfectly acceptable although we did have to ask for hot water and wait around to pay the bill. Waitress was ok but not particularly pleasant. I think there are better teashops to visit in Barnard Castle.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great wee spot to stop for lunch, and my partner loved his burger (from the specials board) - from the local butcher. All good. I had a 'baked' potato. This was really disappointing. Clearly microwaved and about a quarter of the cheese that I believe should have been served. So essentially I got to enjoy about four mouthfuls of nuked... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Called in here early afternoon after a walk around the castle and the street market, and was delighted to find it is a traditional tea room (silver service) with very enjoyable snack meals and confectionery. Would thoroughly recommend it.

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Malton, N Yorkshire
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25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Came to use it after the restaurant at Eggleston Gardens was shut for the day, and they recommended this their sister cafe. Well, the service was slow, taking five minutes before arriving for an order, they could not provide ice in the water and the hot beef for sandwiches had run out by 1.10pm. When our order arrived it was... More

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Enjoyed a lovely lunch here while visiting Barnard Castle. Service was polite and friendly, the decor understated and the food superb. Thoroughly recommended.

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Clare D, Owner at Clarendon's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Clarendon's. We really appreciate your kind comments. Thanks again More

Dundee, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We stopped off at Barnard Castle as a detour to High Force and we went round looking for somewhere for lunch and we found Clarendon's and I'm glad we did. I loved their colour scheme - nice for a tea room. I had a hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows and it was AMAZING! I also had a panini. The... More

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Clare D, Owner at Clarendon's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again. More

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