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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 142
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
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  • 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
Scrumptious meal

We stumbled upon this little gem by chance on Sunday afternoon and were immediately attracted by the ambience and choice on offer. I went for the Peri Peri half chicken and wedges anfd my wife for the jacket potato with chilli chicken and mozzerella. The portions were plentiful and the quality of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Rupert E
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Derby, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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Derby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this little gem by chance on Sunday afternoon and were immediately attracted by the ambience and choice on offer. I went for the Peri Peri half chicken and wedges anfd my wife for the jacket potato with chilli chicken and mozzerella. The portions were plentiful and the quality of food excellent.it was very reasonably priced and the... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It's ok. It's nothing special but perfectly reasonable. The food was nice and the waitresses efficient and friendly. It's just a bit lack luster. It's clean and tidy and has not too much of a bad menu.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

very attentive staff - even though it was very busy with only 2 staff we didn't wait long for anything. Lovely meal - highly recommend the lamb shank and steaks.

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My wife and I went for a meal last week,and it was one of the nicest meals we have had in a long time,friendly staff good food what more could you ask.Well Done.

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Athens
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Really good food in a very well presented dining area. The staff were wonderful and impressed with the portions!! Will be going back for more

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We called in Barnard Castle on our way to the Durham area. We discovered this restaurant and decided to give it a try. The service was good and the food, steak and ale pie, inc mushrooms, was better than anywhere else we had tried this year. I also liked the rustic chips. We would definitely call again.

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Clifton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

What a delight! Firstly we were able to get a table (they did everything they could to squeeze us in on a very busy night) the food was lovingly prepared and served and very good value for money. Everything about this place is done with love - you can tell as soon as you walk in.

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Had a fabulous lunch, on a Sunday at Valentines, we are regular visitors for dinner but it's a real treat that they're open on Sunday through the Summer hols and still serving full lunch menu + a selection of specials. Food was hot, perfectly cooked, tasty and, as ever, incredible value for money (I'm no little girl but the huge... More 

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The food was good and everything was ok. The table could have been wiped down a bit better. Pros the food was good & when our little boy spilled a drink breaking the glass it was quickly replaced and tidied up, Cons - we were charged a service charge for tap water!?

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

Trip advisor is a great forum for people who have nothing better than to moan , we cleaned up the drink and put the glass in the bin at a cost of 95pence per glass but you moaned about a 75pence service charge because you had water but I bet you put water and air in your car and pay... More 

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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I've visited here with a friend a few times this year and have found the food to be great, the menu changes often so there is always something new to try and the chef is really friendly when he pops out of the kitchen to see his customers. Nice touch. I'll return again and again

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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: French, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?