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Valentine's Restaurant

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11 Galgate, Barnard Castle DL12 8EQ, England
01833 637146
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Superb Food and excellent service

I visited here with my sister for lunch, we were greeted by very pleasant staff. Service was great, food delicious and excellent atmosphere. Will definitely recommend and be back again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
rosie318
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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English first
Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I visited here with my sister for lunch, we were greeted by very pleasant staff. Service was great, food delicious and excellent atmosphere. Will definitely recommend and be back again.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit to valentines. The first time was disappointing as we found the king prawns and the garlic chicken dishes to be bland, however we put it down to personal taste and that we made the wrong choice. The second visit we enjoyed the food a lot more, lasagne and steak pie.these two dishes were tasty and... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely food in middle of Barnard castle well worth a visit friendly staff sometimes best to book a table depending on time you want to go

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Went to valentines for my son,s 18th Birthday meal. It was absolutely lovely. From going in nothing was a bother.The two girls that were waiting on were very pleasant and good at there job . The food was absolutely beautiful and well presented,and a very good portion. I had surf and turf and it was delicious. The desserts were to... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Went there with a friend and sat outside in the courtyard waiting to be served. Waitress came and we asked for menu and a glass of water as we had some medication to take. Was told tap water was 75p each. I said it was ridiculous and not to bother as I will not pay for tap water.. Owner came... More 

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Marks30, Owner at Valentine's Restaurant, responded to this review

You failed to mention that you went down the waitresses throat when she explained about a service charge due to you not wanting any other form of drink just your tap water. You also failed to mention that you called me Several foul language and told me to go *** off . When I brought your meals so yes I... More 

chilton co.durham.England
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Visited this restaurant today an d asked if we could take the 2 westies through to the garden. Yes, it was allowed. We gave the waitress (a young girl) our order and when asked what we wanted to drink we asked for 2 glasses of water. This is all we drink both at home and dining out, We were taken... More 

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Marks30, Owner at Valentine's Restaurant, responded to this review

Maybe you should choose your companions more wisely and you'd get to stay in a restaurant long enough to eat. Making snide comments just in ear shot of a member of staff and using foul language directly at the owner when they a simply explaining something to you certainly won't be accepted in my restaurant. Did you really think I'd... More 

Mold, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Very good food and we'll presented by attentive staff. God variety of dishes on offer. A measure of this restaurant's popularity is the need to book table in advance. This was our second visit in two years as holidaymakers in the area. The standard remains high.

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent service and food, well priced and terrific portions, along with a good option of different dishes. Couldn't fault the place in any way, will be here regularly !

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Grundisburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Good size portions ( massive). I had the fishcakes which were nice. Chef only had 2 portions left and 3 people had ordered them. He came out to discuss options and gave us 1 fishcake each with prawn tempura, instead of the 2 fishcakes each. Loved this as often restaurants dont offer an alternative and leave you to sort it... More 

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Staindrop
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Bang for your buck this is the only place in Barnard Castle for a proper sit down dining experience, We have been many times and to all eating establishments in the area and this is number one. I own an eating establishment and when we go out - this is the place we go. Great food and great owners.

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Address: 11 Galgate, Barnard Castle DL12 8EQ, England
Phone Number: 01833 637146
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Barnard Castle
Cuisine: French, British, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Galgate, Barnard Castle DL12 8EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Barnard Castle
  • Phone Number: 01833 637146

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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