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Cafe Bowes, in Bowes Museum,

Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle, England
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: the Cafe is in the Bowes Museum
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staffordshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Interesting and well cooked food. I had chowder and the quality equalled the dish I have eaten in many (more expensive venues) My partner had salmon fishcakes which were Packed with salmon. Lovely coffee .

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We are so lucky to have this amazing museum at Barnard Castle. The Grounds, Exhibitions and Collections are amazing. Perfect for an autumn stroll around the woodland walk and the beautiful garden. Great place to meet friends and family for coffee or lunch. Would highly recommend every visitor to Barnard Castle pay a visit to this beautiful museum. Although you... More 

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Lancashire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We loved the museum so much we suddenly realised we had been there long enough to break for food but we didn't expect much from a museum cafe so found it unexpectedly EXCELLENT !! the cafe is fresh modern and spacious with young attentive staff - who were all impeccably dressed and friendly. Coffee is delicious and we had a... More 

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redcar
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Bowes museum is lovely and the staff very friendly, a shame this doesn't continue into the cafe. First of all we had to grab the attention of the waitress to order, cakes arrived first after 15 mins then drinks 5 mins after that, my poor son didn't get his at all, we had to remind waiter his drink hadn't come.... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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187 reviews 187 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The food and coffee/tea etc were very good and so was the choice, but they need organising a bit more.

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Seascale, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Very comfortable cafe, with well trained, friendly and efficient staff. The food was reasonably priced, interesting and well prepared. Worth going to the museum for the cafe!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had a lovely time in the museum and so decided to complete the day with afternoon tea in the cafe. The food was delicious, the staff friendly and the view of the gardens delightful! A great way to end our day at the Bowes Museum!

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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Address: Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Barnard Castle
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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