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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 156
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Pleasant restaurant...

We called into this restaurant for lunch. The menu presented contained a number of dishes including jacket potato, mixed salad bowls, floured wraps, gammon steak and Whitby scampi. We had the "Hunter’s chickens melt" which was very tasty and was served with garden peas & "rustic" chips. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael H
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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County Durham
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed jacket potato with garlic chicken ,mushroom and mozarella but a little dry .Great ambience.Fellow diners enjoyed their food .

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Thank cj13n
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called into this restaurant for lunch. The menu presented contained a number of dishes including jacket potato, mixed salad bowls, floured wraps, gammon steak and Whitby scampi. We had the "Hunter’s chickens melt" which was very tasty and was served with garden peas & "rustic" chips. The staff were courteous and polite.

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Thank Michael H
Startforth
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Had a really good New Years Eve meal at Valentines in Barnard Castle. The food was well presented and cooked to perfection. The ambience was excellent and the wine more so. We will definitely be back in 2016 and strongly recommend Valentines to all for lunch and dinner.

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1 Thank Clive G
barny
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Once again had a great night. In Valentines, The food was great, We were a party of 11 people, and all served very quickly by Jess and Danielle. It was a good atmosphere as the restaurant was full and everyone enjoying the food and drink. Well done Mark and staff.

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1 Thank june239
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Had our works Christmas meal here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were extremely helpful and the service was great. The food is first class and the owner is very helpful, a wonderful cook and quite a character. Will definately be back

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Thank Neal H
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Not sure about the decor but the portions are generous, the service is quick and the food is pretty tasty. It's also pretty reasonably priced.

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2 Thank Christopher G
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Thank you to all staff at Valentines for a fantastic 21st birthday for my son - as usual the food and the service were excellent! We will definitely be back!

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Thank Mrs-W1411
Stockton
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I phoned and tried to book a table for my family and I to dine on a Saturday evening. We were offered a table, I ask if they had a children's menu but unfortunately they don't. I was told they could have something off the normal menu but this would have worked out a bit too expensive for 2 small... More 

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

Unfortunately this review has been base on a 1 minute phone conversation and as such how can you give a 3star rating on a place that offers lots of menu choices that children eat every evening in Valentines. Children are always welcome as we have a very large family customer base. The children love the southern chicken wraps with homemade... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

My Husband and I had our lunch here today and I must say that the food was fab, Good quality meat and cooked fresh. Staff were very nice and and accommodating. Plenty to choose from off the menu and also a good choice for special diets. Chef even came out to speak to me to make sure what I could... More 

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Thank lynn r
Richmond, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Called here at lunchtime with my husband. The service and food were excellent. This was the first time I have visited and I was very impressed. A perfect location for lunch.

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Thank Sarah H

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Restaurant Details

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: British, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?