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“An oasis in a busy town.”

Valentine's Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$17
Cuisines: British
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“An oasis in a busy town.”
Reviewed 27 May 2013 via mobile

We once again visited this wonderful restaurant. The portion sizes are generous and food is very tasty. The best restaurant that we have found in Barnard Castle. A wonderfully pleasant owner, with courteous and polite staff.

  • Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Barnard Castle
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Service and food dont live up to the environment”
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Food was OK, nothing we couldnt have cooked at home, but we were hungry and busy, a bad combination! I dont think the lady who served us smiled once, despite our best efforts, it just didnt feel 'special' like a place called Valentines ought too :)

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Bumper2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Bit disappointed, was hoping for better”
Reviewed 17 May 2013

Visited Valentines with friends and possibly chose the wrong night. There was a big group in and that seemed to make the service hurried and surly. The food left quite a lot to be desired, probably also rushed. I certainly know what a Sirloin steak looks like but the one given to me was not one. Im afraid we all left disappointed

  • Visited May 2013
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Darlington, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Can't fault it!”
Reviewed 6 May 2013

I always visit Valentines restaurant if we have guests staying with us, a birthday, celebration or if I just fancy treating myself!

Mark is fantastic! He works really hard and it shows and he always makes us feel welcomed and valued every time! Saying that; all the staff are lovely and pleasant.

The food is amazing, everything is properly made and it is all priced very reasonably. My favourite is the veggie wellington with the creamed leaks...divine!

Two people can order a two course meal with a bottle of wine for under £50 easily.

If you are ever in the area it is a must!

  • Visited March 2013
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durham
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 25 April 2013 via mobile

Just took a friend here today for her birthday and we had a gorgeous lunch service was good , food arrived quickly and it was so delicious especially the home made parsnip soup.
Good selection on the menu to suit all tastes
I would highly recommend this lovely restaurant

Visited April 2013
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Thank kh1354
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