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Clarendon's Cafe

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29 Market Place, Barnard Castle DL12 8NE, England
+44 1833 690110
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08:30 - 17:00
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County Durham
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155 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a table for 4 we all enjoyed our lunch . Service was Ok friend ordered a drink of punch which was not delivered a little mix up . Food was good

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Thank cj13n
York, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner & I were meeting my daughter in Barnard Castle & we saw Clarendons on the high street. It looked nicely decorated& had a welcoming feel. Despite being busy, the owner promised us a table if we could wait a couple of minutes while she sorted out a party who had just finished. True to her word, she was... More 

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Thank Helen H
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely cake and a cuppa here! Staff were polite and friendly and were happy to accommodate us with our picky 2 year old!!

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Thank Emi-lou23
Durham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Called here for mid morning coffee and snack. Ordered a cafetière for 2 and it was weak. Looked a cake choices but nothing looked tempting. Sat near door and every time door opened or closed the bell on door was so loud. Decor is very nice and good gift shop upstairs. However not enough to tempt us back again. We... More 

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Thank SSHebe
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I had checked trip advisor for cafes on our two days away.just called in for a coffee and a teacake for me my hubby had a gluten free brownie. He wished he had tried the other options as it was a bit heavy. I think he went for that as many cafes do not offer much more than a brownie.... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We visited this tearoom two days in a row while on holiday recently. The staff were helpful and the scones were lovely. It was lovely to just sit and watch the world go by without being rushed - we could have sat there all afternoon! It was warm and cosy on a very cold day. The lady who served us... More 

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Thank Lizzy L
Clare D, Owner at Clarendon's Cafe, responded to this review

Lizzy, Thank you for your lovely review we are so pleased you enjoyed your "visits" to Clarendon's. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards Clare More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

What an awful selection of cakes all bog standard no imagination and overcooked scones with fruit that looked like buckshot. This is the second time we have tried to have coffee and cake there.

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Thank bennybeaver
Clare D, Owner at Clarendon's Cafe, responded to this review

What a shame you didn't try some of our award winning cakes!! We have tried introducing unusual and different cakes, however this has proved not what our customers are looking for. We do traditional cakes but we do them well!! The Clarendon's team in my opinion, and also in the opinion of many of our guests do an excellent job,... More 

Billinge, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch during our visit. Looks very inviting from outside. Soup was hearty and homemade. Prawn cocktail was huge with lots of prawns. The home-made quiche was also delicious. I would recommend and return if come back to this area

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Thank S V
Clare D, Owner at Clarendon's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, your positive comments are appreciated. We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again. Regards Clare More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We had a small sandwich lunch which was very fresh and well presented,we sat next to the warm fireplace, the place was busy with a nice small town atmosphere! The town itself was busy with their weekly market and this was reflected by the busy shops and restaurants. Next time we're in" Barney" we will call again.

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Thank Eric P
Clare D, Owner at Clarendon's Cafe, responded to this review

Eric, Thanks for choosing Clarendon's when visiting Barnard Castle. We very much appreciate your review and look forward to seeing you again. Regards Clare More 

Penrith, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Clarendon's is an extremely popular and busy little cafe in the market place of the beautiful and historic town of Barnard Castle. Great home cooked food, delicious cakes, good service and reasonable prices, it really is hard to find fault with this place. If you're lucky enough to find an empty table (there's more chance upstairs) you definitely won't be... More 

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Thank Colin A
Clare D, Owner at Clarendon's Cafe, responded to this review

Colin, Many thanks for your lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to Clarendon's and look forward to seeing you again. Regards Clare More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 17:00
Thursday
08:30 - 17:00
Friday
08:30 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Market Place, Barnard Castle DL12 8NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Barnard Castle
  • Phone Number: +44 1833 690110
Description
Clarendon's is situated in a 16th Century Grade 2 listed building in the heart of Barnard Castle. It is a tradional Tearoom with a contempory twist. Serving delicious food and excellent refreshments.

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