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Cafe Bowes, in Bowes Museum,

Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle, England
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Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: the Cafe is in the Bowes Museum
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: the Cafe is in the Bowes Museum
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English first
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Visited museum with friend, it was amazing, we had an early snack in the cafe and I opted for a breakfast. It was amazing excellent sausage, black pudding and free range eggs, my friend who is gluten free was also well catered for. Staff were helpful and friendly.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went to the Bowes Museum cafe for a late lunch on Saturday 30 August. It wasn't busy but it still took 15 minutes for anyone to take our order and we then waited 40 mins for food. I asked a waitress what happened to our order and she disappeared into the kitchen to find out. She then came out... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Had a snack lunch while visiting art exhibitions in the museum. The food was good quality, well presented and served. The staff are obviously well trained. All dressed smart, efficient,friendly and very courteous. The cafe area is clean, smart and overall very impressive. A pleasant experience. Thank you.

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

So we had a special family catch up and where better to spend some time with your lives ones but at The very beautiful Bowes Museum? I visit the museum and the grounds frequently. I absolutely love the place! However I tentatively 'try' the cafe maybe once or twice a year. I always have everything crossed that things will have... More

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Helpful staff Functional menu Reasonable prices Good selection of stuff on the menu Soy milk offered bonus for Deiter allowing him to have a hot chocolate

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Coalville, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

As a museum café goes this is one of the better ones. Good staff and reasonable prices in a clean environment with lovely views of the gardens.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food was good but for the price I would have expected a little more. The staff in general were nice with the exception of the lady who insisted on leaning over people to serve others their food without a smile or any small token of conversation. They were busy on the day we visited but the speed they worked... More

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

nice and clean very pleasant staff , nice surroundings , other food looked good I sat by the window and the views were lovely I had the best ice cream I`ve had in a long time also a good cup of tea. the menu looked good if it had been another time of day I would have liked to try... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We called in for refreshments after our children had done a workshop. What a miserable lot and in need of a good nights sleep judging by the constant yawning. Definitely not child friendly. More effort on customer service required.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We visited her last Saturday afternoon for a cup of tea and a piece of cake. As you arrived at the cafe there was a sign asking you to wait to be seated, the cafe was reasonably busy but certainly not full, there were quite a lot of tables that had been vacated but were covered in dirty pots and... More

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