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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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Durham
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Thank middls2
Lancashire
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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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 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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314 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for a light lunch and found friendly service and good food, at a very reasonable price. Quite crowded when we went, which must be a good sign.

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

Tony, Many thanks for your complimentary review. We are pleased you enjoyed the service and the food. Look forward to seeing you again Kindest regards Clare More 

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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Visited here for afternoon tea as a group of six female friends and were seated upstairs after booking in advance which was lovely. We liaised with the manager in advance due to one of the group being pregnant, meaning we had quite a list of dietary requirements! The manager was very helpful and accommodating. The afternoon tea itself was very... More 

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

Lisa, We are pleased you you enjoyed your afternoon tea. We apologise for the mix up with the additional tea. Next time you are coming in please let me know and I would like to offer you a couple of complimentary drinks as a means of an apology. Kindest regards Clare More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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406 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

An attractive looking traditional café enticed us in for afternoon tea and a slice of homemade lemon cake - yummie. Service was excellent with a friendly smile. Refreshed and ready for the Castle.

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

David, Many thanks for your lovely review we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Clarendon's. I hope you enjoyed your visit to the castle and we look forward to you visiting Barny again!! Kindest regards Clare More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

The comment from the previous reviewer about seeing an afternoon tea was us. We were there on Saturday and it was delicious, nicely displayed and service was very friendly and quick. We had been once before and we were not too keen on this cafe but this second visit has made us want to visit again.

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

Hi, Thank you for giving us another try. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards Clare More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The town is filled with tea rooms and this is the one we chose and we were pleased that we did. The staff create a friendly and informal atmosphere and the service was excellent. There is a good selection of teas and coffees and an excellent selection of cakes. Personally I had the rocky road which was extremely rich. The... More 

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

David, Many thanks for your glowing review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again. Thanks again Clare More 

County Durham
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164 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

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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York, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 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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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 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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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
USD 6 - USD 19
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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