Situated within the stunning Bowes Museum, Café Bowes offers an idyllic setting for your requirements, be it morning coffee, afternoon teas, a delicious lunch or just a snack.
In the kitchen, Head Chef, Ben Parnaby, has been joined by Second Chef, Dawn Gibson, and between them they have more than 30 years of experience working in top hotels and restaurants.
Suppliers include meat from Peats’ Butchers in Barnard Castle, cheese from Cotherstone Cheese and Teesdale Cheesemakers and fish from Hodgson’s of Hartlepool, among others.
The menu boasts delicious dishes including Bowes Rarebit, with ‘Old Peculiar’ Wensleydale cheese, Barnard Castle beer and bourbon & black treacle bacon; Pasta Bolognese made with both Teesdale fell lamb and rare breed pork; and not forgetting the ever-popular Smoked Haddock Chowder. Drinks include a Bowes Special G’N’T featuring Durham gin, beers from Barnard Castle Brewery just yards from the Museum or cider from Orchards of Husthwaite in North Yorkshire.
Alternatively, if guests are just after a light bite then there is a selection of tasty in house homemade cakes, biscuits and scrumptious scones that can be accompanied by a selection of teas, coffees and soft drinks or even a glass of bubbly.
Entry to Café Bowes is free.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Dinner 2-course||£10.00 average price per head|
|Lunch||£5.00 average price per head|
|Sunday Lunch||£9.00 average price per head|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Travelers Choice 2021
- Very Good445
- neilsndsLincoln, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesUnexpected gemMonday, 23rd August 2021Unexpected gem Shipped off en route to Scotland and so glad we did. Fascinating place, brilliant art collection, and superb cafe Read full review
- jeffgarryDog Fowling in Bowes Museum & Barnard Castle.Tuesday, 7th September 2021I love Bowes Museum & agree with Anthony A's (2019) comment on dog fowling. The fact is, the whole of Barnard Castle's stone architecture is ruined by dog fowling, which includes local dog owners... Read full review
- victoria sGreat place to visitThursday, 9th September 2021The picture gallery is very good. The whole building is impressive and the collections are amazing. No gardens to walk round but this is not a stately home, although it does look like one! The... Read full review
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
|2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
* Opens at 10am with last orders at 4.00pm.