Where to Eat in Barnard Castle: The Best Restaurants and Bars

March 31, 2018 Frederic Celentano

Barnard Castle is a market town in Teesdale, County Durham, England. It is named after the castle around which it grew up. It is the main settlement in the Teesdale area, and is a popular tourist destination. The Bowes Museum has the best collection of European fine and decorative arts in the North of England, housed in a "magnificent" 19th-century French-style chateau. Its most famous exhibit is the 18th-century Silver Swan automaton, though art includes work by Goya and El Greco.
Things to do in Barnard Castle

1. Blagraves House

30-32 The Bank, Barnard Castle DL12 8PN, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa British, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$228 - HK$439 +44 1833 637668
Excellent
79%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 123 reviews

Blagraves House

Blagraves House is a charming historic 15th Century building. With its heavily beamed ceilings and large open fireplaces, it has been playing host to weary traveller and businessman alike for some 500 years. It has connections with Richard III. It is also recorded that Lieut. General Oliver Cromwell held Council here in 1648 were he was presented with burnt wine and oat cakes. Today our emphasis is on fresh food cooked to order using mainly local produce, accompanied with a comprehensive wine list and friendly unobtrusive service. So why not dine were Cromwell dined and experience the unique atmosphere of Blagraves House.

Reviewed By toko_1965 - Barnard Castle, United Kingdom

Went in with great expectations but was let down with the food and the price. Not enough light in the dinning room.

2. Clarendon's Cafe

29 Market Place, Barnard Castle DL12 8NE, England Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$55 - HK$165 +44 1833 690110
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 237 reviews

Clarendon's Cafe

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.

Reviewed By Samantha G - Barnard

Had a great coffee and a cake at Clarendon’s have also had a light lunch good food friendly staff and good service.Samantha, Thank you for lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Happy New Year Regards Clare

3. The Three Tuns

Church Bank, Eggleston, Barnard Castle DL12 0AH, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast HK$102 - HK$220 +44 1833 650289
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 141 reviews

The Three Tuns

Join us at our independent, family run bar and kitchen with a friendly atmosphere, delicious meals and a range of local beverages. The Three Tuns, Eggleston, County Durham serves a wide range of local craft beers and ales (including gluten free and alcohol-free) and delicious locally sourced meals (including gluten free and vegetarian). <br><br>Our friendly team will deliver first-class service, with a number of new initiatives, including:<br><br>* Park & Stride - enjoy a local walking route before returning to the pub to pick up your car!<br>* Dog-friendly - Treat your pooch to our selection of Wellybix biscuits and doggy beer!<br>* Monthly Acoustic Night - Fantastic evening of musical talent - Last Friday of every month, 8.30pm<br>* B&B Room - Our breaks away from home start from £69 per night<br>* Quiz Night - Test your knowledge with our quiz, every Thursday, entry is £1<br><br>We also cater for private parties in our restaurant, with views of the Teesdale hills.

Reviewed By Laineypet - Preston, United Kingdom

Meet up with friends for a quick bite to eat before heading for our weekend cottage, we normally stop at The Rose and Crown in Romaldkirk which is good but it was closed for a refurb so headed here after good reviews. Wasn’t disappointed, we choose the light menu sandwiches, chips, omelettes, bruschetta etc washed down with beer or wine..no complaints, food lovely, big portions though and reasonably priced, think we’ll be back. Dinner menu also looked good.

4. Valentine's Restaurant

11 Galgate, Barnard Castle DL12 8EQ, England Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$47 - HK$141 +44 1833 637146
Excellent
73%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 358 reviews

Valentine's Restaurant

Reviewed By 15021949 - bp.auckland

This was our first visit to Valentine's and we will definitely go again .The food was excellent ,the service was first class and the staff were very attentive ,friendly and pleasant

5. The Crown at Mickleton

Mickleton | Mickleton, Barnard Castle DL12 0JZ, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night HK$55 - HK$220 +44 1833 640381
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 483 reviews

The Crown at Mickleton

Bar opening hours Food Served Mon Closed Mon Closed Tue 11am to 11pm Tue 12 to 8pm Wed 11am to 11pm Wed 12 to 8pm Thu 11am to 11pm Thu 12 to 8pm Fri 11am to 11pm Fri 12 to 9pm Sat 11am to 11pm Sat 12 to 9pm Sun 11am to 10pm Sun 12 to 5pm

Reviewed By jobhalla - South Shields, United Kingdom

Visited The Crown for the 2nd time this month and it never disappoints. Atmosphere was chilled and service quick and friendly. We had the king prawns and scotch egg to start (both extremely tasty) and then the goats cheese soufflé and steak, again both beautiful and very filling. Recommended for a special celebration or just because you don’t feel like cooking yourself, The Crown will look after you.

6. Spice Island Restaurant

9 Market Place, Barnard Castle DL12 8NF, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$173 - HK$337 +44 1833 630575
Excellent
77%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 391 reviews

Spice Island Restaurant

There is no doubt that most visitors to Spice Island return again and again to sample its outstanding cuisine. Fine food is one of life&apos;s most exquisite pleasures - for you to enjoy and savour whenever possible. Such is the philosophy of the Spice Island restaurant, with Head Chef Babul Miah taking great care, pride and satisfaction in creating the finest cuisine.The Menu takes you on a journey across the different regions of Indian Subcontinent to present a superb combination of vibrant dishes. And from the many regional variations of Indian cooking that provide a wide choice of cooking styles, Babul has matched each dish with a style to bring out the distinct flavours and fragrances of the dish to tantalise the senses.Spice Island is situated in the heart of Barnard Castle and was established in 1995. The site was completely transformed in May 2006, the designer interior strikes the right balance between contemporary and informal, overall the effect is tranquil and completely relaxing.Spice Island Manager Zak Ahmed and his staff are passionate about their work. Their knowledge and experience combine to create a unique establishment.

Reviewed By SansAlcohol

Love this restaurant. Staff are great and the food is to die for. Loads of choice all freshly cooked. Highly recommended

7. Bengal Merchant

7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal Dinner, Late Night +44 1833 695857
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 473 reviews

Bengal Merchant

Nestled in Barnard Castle&apos;s beautiful ancient artisan quarter, below the Market Cross is a charming, inviting, comfortable restaurant offering sophisticated, vibrantly flavoured, subcontinental cuisine of real style and taste. The menu features authentic, traditional favourites as well as creative dishes all made with the freshest ingredients. For those with an eye towards light, healthier eating we also offer our famous low calorie (yet authentic Indian) option of all our curries.The Merchant attracts a knowledgeable and loyal clientele who come back time and again for the fine food with exceptional friendly service. The Bengal Merchant is one of Barnard Castle&apos;s treasures and a perfect choice for exotic meals with friends & loved ones in a warm, cosy and romantic setting.For those with something to celebrate we also have a separate, newly refurbished function room too.

Reviewed By Waitknowe - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We had previously eaten in The Bengal Merchant and were impressed so decided to go again. We were not disappointed. The food was as good as I remember and everything came freshly prepared and piping hot. My husband said his dish had a unique and excellent flavour. Chad who appeared to be in charge the evening we were there was attentive and did a great job, as did the waiter and young waitress who served us. My only 2 small complaints would be that I asked for an extra mild Korma as I can't even take pepper on food. This was delivered and was delicious - however, I had ordered mushroom rice which came heavily spiced. This was not made clear when I told the waiter about my aversion to spice. My husband swapped his Pilau rice which saved the situation. Our only other small complaint is that the restaurant was very cold. Even after eating we felt cold - extra heating at this time of year is definitely needed. All in all though a good eating experience. We would recommend

8. Cross Lanes Organic Farm

The Cottage Cross Lanes | Brignall, Barnard Castle DL12 9SL, England Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch 01833-63-06-19
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 366 reviews

Cross Lanes Organic Farm

Reviewed By joan c

This is the best place for a great vegetarian breakfast . Have visited here a few times now and always impressed with the food . Everything is so fresh and tasty (amazing veggie sausages ) and no greasy aftertaste . Staff are friendly and efficient , lovely bright environment .

9. No 3

3 Galgate, Barnard Castle DL12 8EQ, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$47 - HK$78 +44 1833 631779
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 203 reviews

No 3

Reviewed By Rob D - Barnsley, United Kingdom

Food was nice and the menu was varied, good range of hot drinks as well. Nice little place with good atmosphere

10. Middleton In Teesdale Fish and Chip Shop

49 Market Place | Middleton in Teesdale, Barnard Castle DL12 0RJ, England Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Fast Food, British, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$55 +44 1833 640404
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 229 reviews

Middleton In Teesdale Fish and Chip Shop

Please note we will close for Christmas on the 24th December reopening on Tuesday 2nd January. Have a great Christmas and happy New Year.<br><br> <br>Rural Fish and Chip Shop in Middleton in Teesdale, only 5 minutes drive from the famous "High Force" situated in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Out door Seating and TAKE AWAY Winter opening ( October to April) Sun/ Mon closed, Tue: 11:30-2pm, 4pm-7:30pm, Wed/ Thur: 4pm - 7:30pm Fri: 11:30 - 20:00 Sat: 11:30-2pm, 4pm-7:30pm

Reviewed By Scooterdog28 - Scooterdog28

Thought The Magpie in Whitby couldn't be beaten. It has been knocked out of the park. Amazingly good fish and chips. Batter light and crispy. No dodgy overcooked chips. Highly recommended ???Hi Scooterdog28, Wow what a response, thank you so much for the fabulous review. The whole team try hard every day and knowing you enjoyed your food makes its all worth it. Thanks again, David

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