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Clarendon's Cafe

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29 Market Place, Barnard Castle DL12 8NE, England
+44 1833 690110
08:30 - 17:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Upon pre-booking prior to arrival we were greeted at the door by a happy & joyful member of staff. Shown to our table by an open fireplace we perused the menu and placed our order. An excellent range of hot drinks including many different strength coffees and various teas are available. Drinks promptly arrived closely followed by wonderfully cooked buttered... More 

Thank power140614
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Called in for a tea when passing through. Elegant cafe with friendly and quick service. Good pot of tea, scone and toasted tea cake. Tea cake came open with butter in separate dish; would have preferred tea cake buttered while hot, but a minor quibble.

cheshire, uk
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176 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The cafe is very smart but full of interesting bits and bobs which gives it a friendly feel. The staff are very friendly and efficient. The food is delicious , particularly the salads which have interesting ingredients. There is also a gift shop on the first floor. Recommended

1 Thank doubledayt
Taunton, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Barnard Castle is full of interesting shops, and right in the middle of them is Clarendon's. Had the Stilton and broccoli soup which came with bread and croutons. Very tasty, and highly recommended. Cheerful and efficient staff, too!

1 Thank TravellerNed1
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Always a lovely visit. Foods lovely, great atmosphere, polite staff, just a shame the prices aren't that bit cheaper. But the foods worth it though! I always love the chicken and bacon club sandwich.

Thank SianM1998
Salt Lake City, Utah
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very rainy day when we ate at Clarendon's which added to the charm. The food was excellent; fresh and tasty. The staff were very helpful and pleasant. There is a charming gift store in restaurant as well.

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

Thank you for spending the time reviewing Clarendon's. We are so pleased you enjoyed both the café and shop. Clare More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clarendon's delivers everything you'd want from a cafe,good food,nice friendly service and excellent location in the heart of town. Loved to homemade cakes!

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Regards Clare More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just the sort of place that you would like to visit. Relaxed and happy atmosphere in a lovely location.

1 Thank Jenny C
Clare D, Owner at Clarendon's Cafe, responded to this review

Jenny, Thanks you for the lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. Regards Clare More 

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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We visited clarendons for afternoon tea and had a fantastic time. The Restaurent is nicely decorated and the food we got was great. We where charged for extra tea and coffee which I didn't think was great and I do think the savoury element of the afternoon tea was too small compared to the sweet element which was maybe this... More 

Thank middls2
Clare D, Owner at Clarendon's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Clarendon's we are pleased you enjoyed your afternoon tea. We have changed the menu slightly since your visit and the afternoon tea now includes a complimentary top up of tea and coffee and cheese scones as an additional savoury option. We look forward to you visiting again. Regards Clare More 

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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Visited on a rainy afternoon and had the afternoon tea. Sandwiches, scones, lemon posset, a mini pavlova and a choice of cake from their selection. Presented well and tastes great! Liked that everything is freshly prepared, so no stale bread from things being prepped in advance. Definitely recommend!

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

las_lorien, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for noticing that everything is freshly prepared. We pride ourselves in providing fresh, locally sourced items on our menu. We look forward to seeing you again Clare More 

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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
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 19
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
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
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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