Where to Eat in Barnsley: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 16, 2017 Tonie Szymanski

Barnsley (/ˈbɑːrnzli/, locally [ˈbaːnzlɛ]) is a large town in South Yorkshire, England, located halfway between Leeds and Sheffield. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the town centre lies on the west bank of the Dearne Valley. Barnsley is surrounded by several smaller settlements which together form the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, of which Barnsley is the largest and its administrative centre. At the 2011 Census, Barnsley had a population of 91,297.
Things to do in Barnsley

1. The Waggon and Horses

Sheffield Road, Oxspring, Barnsley S36 8YQ, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$63 - HK$243 +44 1226 763259
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 412 reviews

The Waggon and Horses

Situated within a Yorkshire valley just a short hop from the Trans Pennine Trail, you'll find a warm welcome at the Waggon Here at the Waggon we pride ourselves on the quality of our ingredients and our service. Our restaurant is a traditional, cosy country pub with a roaring log fire to warm you in the winter months and an outside eating area for when the weather is kinder. Wherever possible we use locally sourced ingredients. Special Events We host regular special evenings such as wine tasting, fine wine, fine dining ,spiritualist nights etc Special diets Many of our menu items are Gluten Free or can be offered as a gluten-free option, please ask, our staff will be happy to advise. We also have some vegetarian offerings. If you have any other special dietary needs, please enquire. Private parties Celebrate a birthday with us and we'll provide a free cake and gift for the birthday girl or boy if you book a table for 4 or more, let us know you're celebrating a birthday and we'll do the rest.

Reviewed By MoyaIngbirchworth - Ingbirchworth

This is an excellent pub with a convivial, friendly atmosphere. It is genuinely welcoming and also scrupulously clean. They do a great pub quiz on a Friday night that we often go to - it always great fun.
Today, we took my mum and mother in law for Sunday lunch - the meal today was better than ever. My mum had the Turkey dinner and Yorkshire pudding - it was perfect. My mother in law had the lamb pie - they do amazing pies and today’s was better than ever. Fantastic gravy too. Normally, we have their signature fish and chips - these are the best I have tasted Perfectly crispy batter and a large piece of white, amazingly fresh fish. My other favourite is their monkfish curry - this is AMAZING! Today, the goats cheese starter and duck spring rolls were just top class. The custard cream cheese cake was delicious.
This pub is really well managed and the food and service is consistent. It is very popular and you usually have to book in advance. Well recommended.

2. Beatson House Restaurant

2 Darton Road, Cawthorne, Barnsley S75 4HR, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$314 - HK$1,256 +44 1226 791245
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 567 reviews

Beatson House Restaurant

Reviewed By RiojaRevenger - Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom

The starter of scallops and prawns was well complemented with the mild curry dressing. However three of party had some very sinuous parts to them and this detracted from the eating experience.
They had run out of Halibut so second choice of fillet steak selected and could not fault the preparation.

3. Marco's MezzAluna

16 Fountain Parade | Mapplewell, Barnsley S75 6FW, England Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$78 - HK$212 +44 1226 388533
Excellent
75%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 537 reviews

Marco's MezzAluna

MezzAluna Barnsley, A Newly refurbished establishment where you can come and enjoy our fine wines and exquisite food. We have revamped not just the restaurant but also our new menu. We cater not just for romance and a table for 2, but for large parties and special occasions. We believe that food is what brings people together and in which memorable moments are beautifully created.why not book one of our tribute nights or TAPAS TUESDAY only £3 a dish

Reviewed By Shaun r - Barnsley, United Kingdom

Great food in a lovely ambience. Went to Mezzaluna with a group of friends and had a great night. We all ate different dishes on the menu and everyone was pleased with their choice. Staff were attentive and friendly without being intrusive. Would deffo go here again.

4. Bistro Romanos

24 Shambles Street | S70 2SW, Barnsley S70 2SW, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +44 1226 240000
Excellent
72%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 472 reviews

Bistro Romanos

Reviewed By RimaDuffy - Yorkshire, United Kingdom

We were recommended this restaurant by friend, however Quite disappointed we had good day until we ate here, we order lobster ravioli and after that We was really sick, well the place was ok but services very slow even need almost one hour to take coke and water. Well at the end they give free drink as a compliment to not get upset, but really need almost 2 hours to get our food.

5. Puccini's

102 Dodworth Road, Barnsley S70 6HL, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +44 1226 731972
Excellent
68%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 310 reviews

Puccini's

Reviewed By Scally _

First time visit for us but our friends had been before. The service was excellent with chatty staff.
The food was ok. The mussels were delicious with bread to mop up the sauce. My wife's garlic mushrooms were a little disappointing but our friends' starters were thoroughly enjoyed.
I tried risotto and wasn't keen but I think that was just my personal taste. Lasagne was good and meatballs and spaghetti ok. The garlic bread was really good.
I would definitely give this place another go but play it safer with my choice of main.
Well worth a visit.

6. Royal Spice

1A Station Road | Darton, Barnsley S75 5HT, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +44 1226 391801
Excellent
80%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 410 reviews

Royal Spice

Reviewed By Glen F - Rotherham

Royal Spice this particular Friday was packed to the rafters and we had one more person than we booked but not a problem...had the big room to ourselves for a short while.
Starters were fab,main meals excellent as always,my rogan josh was prob the best ive had....
Bravo Royal Spice!!!

7. Alams Lounge

3 Hermit Lane | Higham, Barnsley S75 1PL, England Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Asian, Balti, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$165 - HK$275 +44 1226 385252
Excellent
81%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 400 reviews

Alams Lounge

We are Barnsley's only authentic Kashmiri Indian restaurant, serving traditional Kasmiri cuisine in a warm friendly environment. Our team of internationally acclaimed chefs really do push the boundaries.Whether you decide to dine in our restaurant or have your food delivered to your door, we aim to please. We serve a vast array of soft drinks and mocktails and customers are welcome to bring alcohol in moderation ( maximum 2 bottles of wine or equivalent per four paying guests). You've tried the rest now try the best.

Reviewed By ChrissieH - Sheffield, United Kingdom

We have been looking for a good curry restaurant since our favourite closed over a year ago. Between us we have tried a few without much success ! I read the reviews of Alams on TA and decided to give it a try last night. Although it was a mid week evening I booked and we arrived at 7pm to a warm welcome. Liked the decor of the place and we had taken beer for the guys as we knew it was not licensed . The four of us chose different mains after sharing mixed kebab starter which was very tasty. King Prawn dhansak, chicken bhuna and Jaipuri chicken and I had Arabian mutton ( very brave for me ! ). ...they were all delicious and mine was a revelation, tender meat and a lovely tasty sauce. We all had different rice sides and those and the naans were excellent too. The only downside was that we couldnt make a longer night of it and so had no room for desserts..the menu looks divine ! Service was spot on and the manager came and spoke to us to check all was fine,
By 830 the place was three quarters full , a sure sign of its popularity. We will definitely return to try more new dishes and those desserts! Thank you for a lovely evening.

8. Rob Royd Farm Shop

Genn Lane | Worsbrough, Barnsley S70 6NW, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$55 - HK$385 +44 1226 248662
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 473 reviews

Rob Royd Farm Shop

Award winning farm shop and restaurant with a full Butchery, Bakery and delicatessen counter. During the day we offer cafe/restaurant meals, the restaurant stops serving at 3:15pm Tuesday - Friday and 3pm Saturday.

Reviewed By Mike L - Huddersfield

Very impressed with the clean and inviting eating area, some good friendly service and a nice selection of easy to prepare snacks. The presentation was a major plus point it gives the impression that it was prepared by people who care. I had a quesillida which was enjoyable as was the leftover piece of sticky Vietnamese bun. Very impressed!

9. Cardamom Lounge

265-267 Doncaster Road | Stairfoot, Barnsley S70 3RH, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available Indian, Asian, Balti, Fusion, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options Late Night +44 1226 731352
Excellent
79%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 331 reviews

Cardamom Lounge

Reviewed By Millymolly77 - Wakefield, United Kingdom

Once again the food here was top notch. The service excellent as usual. The only reason I have given a score of 4 instead of 5 is that the restaurant was exceptionally cold. That cold that some people were eating with their coats on as were we. Will visit again because of the food and service but hope it is warmer.

10. Keelings Fish Bar

165 Racecommon Road, Barnsley S70 6JY, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking Seafood, Fast Food, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch +44 1226 298043
Excellent
92%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 153 reviews

Keelings Fish Bar

Open Monday to Saturday lunch 11.30Am to 1.30Pm open Monday to Friday dinner 4.30Pm to 7.30Pm Take away fish and chips only

Reviewed By tobytyke1912 - Barnsley, United Kingdom

went last Tuesday afternoon all cooked on order which was nice. really tasty fish and plenty of chips well worth the wait and the price. will definitely eat them outside on one of the tables next timeThank you for your review see you again soon cheers ian (keelings)

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