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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 11
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  • 6
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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
What a gem

Went to Barnard Castle for the first time in years. Came across this cafe/restaurant for lunch. I can only say the food and service was first class me and my better half went for one of the daily specials which was Thai fish cakes it came with a delicious salad ,coleslaw and fresh home cooked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Karl B
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  • Special occasions
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Went to Barnard Castle for the first time in years. Came across this cafe/restaurant for lunch. I can only say the food and service was first class me and my better half went for one of the daily specials which was Thai fish cakes it came with a delicious salad ,coleslaw and fresh home cooked chips. Our meal companion went... More 

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

On 15.05.2015 myself and my family visited Valentine's Resturant. There were a few things we wern't happy with but overall the prices are reasonable and the portion sizes are big. We were served proseco in wine glasses not flutes, the resturant was cold. My sister ordered her steak rare, it came out on a sizzler plate (this was not stated... More 

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

Thank you for your review and I'd like to reply on several comments on your review. The menu has over 30 main courses all freshly cooked and a separate gluten free menu with an additional 12 main course dishes to order from clearly ranging from £8.95 to £16.95 . Descriptions of each dish including the sizzling platters which states the... More 

north yorks
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Called in last minute. Had mussels to start which were wonderful. Main courses were also great. Barnard Castle needs places like this.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Visited on Saturday with my husband who is gluten free. They had a separate gluten free menu which was very comprehensive. We both really enjoyed our meals, service was good and portion size very generous so no room for puds!

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Cornwall, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

After spending three weeks visiting our daughter and son-in-law in Barnard Castle we spent our last dinner together at Valentines. We made a reservation and walked the short distance to 11 Galgate Street. We started by sharing a bottle of Merlot and loaf of crusty bread. My wife and daughter first ordered the stuffed mushrooms and then ordered a Special... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

One of the best restaurants that I've been to lately that is clean friendly and seriously good food .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Come here every year for my birthday,and in between when I can!never disappointed.always gorgeous food and wine.Excellent service and friendly staff.Had the belly pork last night then Eton mess for pud,washed down with a bottle of sparkling blush.Absolutely delicious and I think the whole table of 10 would agree.I love the generous portion sizes,you go some places and leave still... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We ate here with a visiting work colleague from the USA. Nothing disappointed from the welcome to the delicious food. There is always a lovely and relaxed atmosphere when dining at Valentines.

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daveybear
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

On a visit to Barnard Castle (lovely place) and walked past during the afternoon. It looked an interesting menu so we went back on spec in the evening. Despite being very busy, a table was found by the helpful and courteous staff. The service was good but the food was excellent. Despite being full and it being a relatively small... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Saturday evening meal, the restaurant looked good, had to eat later due to it being busy, but staff were very helpful and attentive and the food excellent, would definitely visit again if in the area

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