Cafes and Restaurants

Victoria’s Tearooms – 01282 813454

Nearly always busy, it often pays to book a table in advance. Victoria’s has an extensive menu, ranging from snacks such as buttered crumpets to an impressive “afternoon tea”. You can’t miss Victoria’s – it’s on the Town Square in the centre of Barnoldswick.

One of Victoria’s amazing afternoon teas

A recent review on Trip Advisor says “What a lovely friendly café. Called in for a snack, had toasted teacake followed by scone with butter, cream and jam …the best way and large mug of cappuccino. Very friendly staff nice relaxed atmosphere lots of homemade cakes on offer . Food was very good coffee also good . It’s in the square so it’s also possible to sit outside in better weather . I shall be returning”

Cafe on the Square – 01282 812882

A long-established business, now run by an enterprising young team – again with a comprehensive affordable menu. Cakes are something of a speciality, and special occasions are a welcome  challenge for the team. As its name suggests, it’s also on the Town Square

A Trip Advisor review says “Great place to have a cup of tea/coffee. Lots of cakes etc. Nice fry up for breakfast. You can sit outside and have a chat with locals. They are taking orders for Valentines day cakes etc, also you can order Birthday cakes etc. Nice place reasonable prices.”

Bernulfsuuic (with Barnoldswick Music & Arts Centre & McCulloch’s Irish Bar) – 01282 813374

Situated on Rainhall Road, the building has had an interesting and varied past, from being a grocery store, a VG store, Newsagents,  Cellar Bar and now under Peter Barton’s ownership this is another venue that serves excellent food at an affordable price.

The menu is in the process of being updated – check for the latest on offer

Here’s another Trip Advisor review: “Fabulous meal. Delicious home made soup,served very hot with warm, fresh, crusty bread. Tasty gammon and egg-a generous plateful, which left no room for dessert! Attentive, friendly staff and a great atmosphere. Couldn’t fault it”.

Albert Road Fisheries – 01282 852911

Eat in or take out, Albert Road Fisheries has been completely refurbished and updated by owners Debbie and Chris. It’s one of the most popular fish and chip establishments in the area, with a wide ranging, affordable menu – and you can eat in or take away.

Here’s a Trip Advisor review:“We eat here quite often although we don”t live in Barnoldswick. The fish & chips are the best you can get anywhere & with friendly, helpful staff to go with it what more could you ask for. The people who live locally are so lucky to have such an excellent place to either eat in or take away”.

23 The Grill – 01282 788448

Situated on Church Street, 23 The Grill is one of the newer additions to the Barnoldswick Street scene. It very quickly acquired an excellent reputation, eliciting some extremely complimentary reviews on the likes of Trip Advisor and Facebook – here’s just one example (below):“I’ve eaten at the grill a number of times now and have never been disappointed. The food is fantastic, the Piri Piri chicken pitta gives Nando’s a run for their money and the sweet potato wedges are delicious. Amazing smoothies and milkshakes too. Barlick has some really good places to eat and the grill is definitely one of them” Here’s a sample menu for a Burger night:

Cafe Julia – 07765 546754

A lovely little cafe, just out of the town centre on Newtown – blink and you’ll miss it! The menu is a little different to your average cafe menu, and everything on offer is a delight.

Cafe Julia on the corner of Newtown

Cafe Julia gets some excellent reviews on social media, and on review sites such as Trip Advisor – here’s one: “Family of 15 had a fabulous lunch here at short notice. The cafe is small, quaint and the food and service was excellent. Our large family with a varied age range all ate and drank what we wanted, nothing was too much trouble and the cost was very reasonable. Thank you for a lovely time.”

And another: “Absolutely beautiful food in this small cafe just out of the main shopping area but only by an extra minute. Very pretty from the outside with a table there for better days. Just five or so tables inside the french inspired cafe, so cosy. We came here twice on our week in the area, the food is so good. Beautiful salad with pomegranate jewels in the mix, the cheese & onion quiche was the best I’ve ever had, I had to have it on the second visit too. The spicy chicken, lamb Kofta & potato curry platter was amazing too, everything so good. We took cake home with us for later, the lemon cake was excellent. Very friendly service. Just to note this is a cash only café. Really worth seeking out.

Esse Factory Cafe – 07850 562946

This is a hidden gem, which you’ll discover if you take a walk along the Leeds Liverpool canal that runs through the town. Despite the name the cafe is open to the public – it’s located next to the canal just off Long Ing Lane on the opposite side of the road to the Silentnight factory.

Well-hidden, the Esse cafe is in the distance, near the barge

Food is freshly cooked on Esse stoves, which help maintain the cosy atmosphere mentioned in several on-line reviews. This one is typical of the excellent posts on Trip Advisor: “Whilst walking along the Leeds to Liverpool canal my husband, dog and myself cane across this lovely little cafe. We only stopped as it was ‘dog friendly’ which is massively important to us owning a dog. Anyway it was toastie and warm inside, if a little busy. Lady behind the counter was very friendly. We had soup & sandwich (delicious), sandwich & salad, coffee and tea for around £15.00. This is what we would normally pay for lunch out so wasn’t unhappy about price. Everything tasted good and loved the tea leaves in the teapot instead of teabag (nice touch). We did feel that the toilets were shabby if we had to be critical and cakes were expensive. If cheaper we would of (sic – HAVE) had one each but hey hoy. We will visit again when out walking in the area. Keep the dog friendly idea going, more establishments need to follow your lead.”

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