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Valentine's Restaurant

11 Galgate, Barnard Castle DL12 8EQ, England
01833 637146
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Darlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Our first visit here on a trip into Barney. Made this our lunch stop, a very very good decision. Everything about this place is lovely, venue, staff and especially the food. Will be back.

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We visited our favourite restaurant again this evening after a last minute phone call to reserve a table as booking is definitely advisable! We were greeted by friendly staff and were promptly seated and drink orders taken. Our food was absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed our tempura prawns, duck wrap, baked salmon parcel and prawn sizzler enormously. The vegetables were... More

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Newcastle
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Great place to eat !! Massive portions as I'm a body builder and bulking up, staff really helpful and took us to a table . Food came out quick massive big plate and free coleslaw always a extra at most places. Will be back !!!. Chef was also chatty thanked us for calling in .!!!

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Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Called in today 13 August to book a table for 8. Lady at front of house did not look very presentable nor was she helpful I asked if I could have a menu for my party to pre order their meal menu only available on line.. went to the 3 horseshoes how different I was handed menus straight away made... More

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

Firstly how can you rate 1 star against a restaurant that you have not even eaten in !! Sarah is a well presented and well like member of my team. You asked for a menu which she explained about early bird menu and specials board and that we had no take away menus available but it is on our web... More

Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Would like to thank Mark and all the staff for a great day.As always food was excellent,everyone had a great time.This really made our day and will never be forgotten.Could not have asked for a better venue.Highly recomend Valentines for any occasion,a must try.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

What a place! It was like going round to a friend's house for dinner - lovely staff who were really friendly and the chef even popped out of the kitchen to double check how t'other half wanted his steak cooking. Fun atmosphere, masses of food cooked well and presented nicely. Great prices too! Couldn't recommend this place more highly!

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Being local we've eaten at Valentines on a number of occasions, for both lunch and dinner and never had a bad meal yet. The food has always been well cooked and well presented and they have a good range of reasonably priced wines. The meal last night was a family get together before our holiday, 5 adults and 2 kids... More

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The Frozen North
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My friend and I turned up unannounced without a reservation mid week to find the place absolutely packed (always a good sign). Decor is chic and bistro style with a very nice ambience. We were greeted by a member of staff who said she would accommodate us without too much trouble or fuss. Drinks order placed, we were quickly ushered... More

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

Thank you for a great 5* review and I'm pleased to hear that the waitresses took great care of you and managed to sort you out a table without much delay on such a busy night. We make it our job to get people a table but unfortunately at busy time it's is not always possible. I look forward to... More

Burnley
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12 reviews 12 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We tried to eat here at 7.15 on Wednesday without booking and were told there was no space. We went back at 6.45 the next night and there was a lot of space. We were the first in. Fairly unwelcoming staff.When we ordered our main course, my husband who we explained, had just finiished 8 courses of chemotherapy, and hadn't... More

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

Thank you for your review but unfortunately I've checked back the CCTV after the 1st night you tried to get in. You were treated by Jessie our waitress who explained we were full you then stormed through the restaurant saying you have empty tables to which she explained they were all booked. This certainly didn't go down well as you... More

Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We all love this little gem of a restaurant.the food, staff and service is excellent. Can not recommend it enough. I work locally and recommend Valentines to all my customers who are looking for a place to eat. Lovely restaurant in a lovely small market town in an amazing part of the countryside.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review valentines and it's great you had a good time I look forward to welcoming you again in the near future Kind regards Mark More

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