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Valentine's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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11 Galgate, Barnard Castle DL12 8EQ, England
+44 1833 637146
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Durham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very disappointing visit. The menu offered gluten free options but on ordering the only options available were gammon or jacket potato. As a coeliac I can get these options anywhere and everywhere. I was really looking forward to lunch but left very disappointed. The gammon wasn't very good either!!

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

This is the exact review I was expecting from you. Firstly we do serve more gluten free options on our menu you obviously chose not to have one. As explained we had ran out of the wraps but you were offered gluten free bread. Both your plates came back totally empty and on check back you had no issues. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thought we would sample the Christmas menu and it definitely did not disappoint! I had the Brie and Cranberry Wellington as I fancied something different and it was amazing! My other half had the Turkey which again was excellent. We also liked the fact that they had a few bits from the usual menu on as my Grandad loves the... More 

Thank Charlotte Y
Bedford, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant, with lovely food and great service. It's not open many evenings during the week , so check it's open before you visit. I had the surface and turf which was excellent. Food highly recommended, the espresso coffee not so much.

Thank Jack G
Warrington, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

A lovely, cosy restaurant. We hadn't booked but they found us a table. Service was friendly, polite and not intrusive. Food was freshly prepared and cooked. Real effort made with presentation. Excellent flavours. Good portions. We will definitely visit when we next stay in Barnard Castle.

1 Thank normao273
Co Durham
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The menu is mouth watering, Mark and his team make your meal one to enjoy, Would advise to book for an evening meal to avoid disappointment.

Thank TheNunnster
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Just back from lunch and feeling very satisfied. Hubby's black pudding and belly pork salad one of the best he's had. My flapjack sundae was huge. All the food was great - chunky potato chips not processed centres, guess they must be made on the premises. Thank you.

Thank EC5682
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Found this restaurant very close to where we were staying, out with friends for the weekend, Good menu, very well cooked and served by friendly staff, all at a very reasonable price, could not ask for better.

Thank Peter F
Barnard Castle, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Went with some girlfriends for dinner. I had the firecracker burger, one word wowzers! Loads of flavour, masses of food and great wine to go with! Jessie our waitress was fabulous and the dessert finished the night of in great style! Thanks again to all the team for a great evening x

Thank Tori G
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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384 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

We visited here on our way to the Bowes Museum and we were not disappointed! I ordered cheesy chips and, goodness, the chips were wedges with skins on (my favourite) and the cheese poured over was generous! Such a lot to eat but I managed to finish it! Would highly recommend! The place was spotless, as were the toilets! Really... More 

1 Thank JuneBug1939
Durham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Yet another amazing meal. This is my favourite stop off for lunch with my Husband when visiting the area. Food is of good quality & presented well. Staff very accommodating to dietry needs. Of course we will be back.

1 Thank lynn r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Galgate, Barnard Castle DL12 8EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Barnard Castle
  • Phone Number: +44 1833 637146

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