Places to Eat, Meet, and Drink

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Chiquito

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Contemporary Mexican cuisine served in a stylish environment in an exciting new development for Durham. Extensive cocktail and wine list with bar open to non-diners. Very family friendly.

Location;

Unit 6A
Walkergate
Durham City
County Durham
DH1 1SQ

Tel: +44 0191 370 6470

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Duke of Wellington

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The Duke Of Wellington is a great gastro pub restaurant in Durham serving beautifully cooked food using the best seasonal produce. The quality of our steak, fish and seasonal vegetables speak for themselves. Menus include all your favourite dishes, from pork, sun-dried tomato and Parmesan sausages, served with mash and caramelised onion gravy to line-caught cod which we beer-batter daily and serve with thick cut chips, minted pea puree and fresh tartar sauce. Our chef Tracey is always rustling up delicious seasonal dishes that are truly worthy of the word 'Specials', using mouth-watering ingredients like milk-fed calf's liver and 21-day matured fillet steak. There's no need to leave the children at home - well-behaved young guests are always welcome in our dining area. We're proud to be a real ale pub and as part of the Ember Pub and Dining family, we are members of the Cask Marque Trust in recognition of our excellent service of cask ale. A real ale pub serving between 5 and 10 cask ales

Location;

Darlington Road
Durham City
County Durham
DH1 3QN

Tel: +44 0191 3757651

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Accepts NUS Card: NO

Dun Cow Inn

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A traditional English pub, unchanged in decades, serving real ale and home-made bar snacks.

Location;
37 Old Elvet
Durham City
County Durham
DH1 3HN

Tel: +44 0191 386 9219

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Accepts NUS Card: NO

Ebony

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Durham's premier Champagne and Cocktail Bar Ebony is located in the heart of the City, situated within yards of the Gala Theatre, on the new Walkergate complex. Expert staff mixes an extensive range of drinks to suit all tastes in a glamorous and sophisticated setting. 

Website address: www.ebonychampagnebar.co.uk

Accepts NUS Card: NO

El Coto

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El Coto opened in Durham in May 2008 serving the same delicious tapas as our Newcastle restaurant in similar rustic, intimate surroundings on Hallgarth Street. Dining is over two floors and there is a bar area to enjoy a drink before and after your meal.

Location;
17 Hallgarth Street
Durham City
County Durham
DH1 3AT

Tel: +44 0191 384 4007

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Accepts NUS Card: NO

Finbarr's

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Opened in February 2010, Finbarr’s aim is to provide Durham with a quality restaurant in a chic, contemporary setting. A superbly managed kitchen produces classic to innovative dishes, with locally sourced ingredients and a high quality wine list to ensure a dining experience to surpass all expectations.

Location;
Waddington Street
Flass Vale
Durham City
County Durham
DH1 4BG

Tel: +44 0191 370 9999

Website address: http://www.finbarrsrestaurant.co.uk/

Accepts NUS Card: NO

Gadds Town House

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Our talented, proven and experienced team continue in the tradition of all great restaurants - choosing the best quality, freshest meats, seafoods and produce - all sourced locally whenever possible. 'Highest Quality Assured' status awarded by TasteDurham.

Website address: www.gaddstownhouse.com/food.aspx

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New Inn

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Just outside the city centre and near to the University and Park and Ride we serve food all day, every day. Selection of cask ales and lagers, SKY sports and ESPN car park.

Location;
29 Church Street Head
Durham City
County Durham
DH1 3DN

Tel: +44 0191 384 7308

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Accepts NUS Card: YES

Shaheens Indian

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Shaheens Indian Restaurant serves authentic, traditional Indian food. The restaurant is located at the heart of the city and has been serving its customers for over 25 years. It has also served the dishes to some of the famous Hollywood actors and was a first choice in 2011 for Russell Crowe to enjoy the authentic food.

Location;
48 North Bailey
Durham City
County Durham
DH1 3ET

Tel: +44 0191 386 0960

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Accepts NUS Card: NO

Starbucks Framwellgate Bridge

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People like you. People with ideas, passion and curiosity. You’re the reason we try so hard to make our coffeehouses warm, welcoming places to gather. And you’re the one we want to give voice to in our online communities. So come and have fun, dream big and connect to the people and ideas that interest you. Because we believe marvellous things happen when you put great coffee and great people together.

Website address: www.starbucks.co.uk/store/66397

Accepts NUS Card: YES

Tango

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Currently closed for refurbishment. Re-opens early October 2013. NO BULL...BEST BURGER IN TOWN How they are meant to be, created daily in-house by a team who love burgers and love to eat and eat and eat. Made using aged prime cuts, from Wallington Estate cattle in Northumberland, for good old fashioned flavour.

Location;
96 Elvet Bridge
Durham City
County Durham
DH1 3AG

Tel: +44 0191 384 0096

 

Website address: http://www.tangodurham.co.uk/

Accepts NUS Card: YES

The Boathouse

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Beautiful riverside location, balconies and beer garden and excellent food-offering all year round. Children welcome until 1700. Excellent for daytime dining and drinking, transforming into late night venue open until 0100 7 days a week.

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The Cellar Door

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The building dates back as far as the late 1200's. There are two original cast iron stoves that were used when it was a bakers. It has been a box office for the old Theatre, a robe makers for the University. Last but not least, it was a prison that temporarily housed the notorious Jimmy Allen before he became the last man to be publicly hanged in Durham. The Cellar Door Durham, where the focus is on fine food and friendly service. We provide stunning river views as well as Riverside al Fresco dining daily 11:30-22:30.


Location;

41-42 Saddler Street
Durham City
County Durham
DH1 3NU

Tel: +44 0191 383 1856

Website address: http://www.thecellardoordurham.co.uk/

Accepts NUS Card: NO

The Court Inn

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The Court Inn strives to serve honest food at sensible prices, including many home made dishes based on seasonally available local produce. This includes interesting provincial dishes from the British Isles, Europe and Asia. Game is often featured and excellent home made chips are served along with what are allegedly the best burgers in the North East, topped off with bacon, mushrooms, cheese or a fried egg. Lip smacking ice creams and dessert menu are available and generous portions are served throughout.

Location;
Court Lane
New Elvet
Durham City
County Durham
DH1 3AW

Tel: +44 0191 384 7350

Website address: http://www.courtinn.co.uk/

Accepts NUS Card: NO

The Slug and Lettuce

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From breakfast, through lunch to an informal dinner, our friendly restaurant atmosphere and great team are bound to make your visit enjoyable. If you are looking for a great bar in the centre of Durham to meet some friends or have a break from shopping or sightseeing, we are perfect.

Weekend evenings are lively, with Sunday afternoons offering a soothing sanctuary as you brace yourself for another busy week ahead.

Location
Unit 7
Walkergate
Durham City
County Durham
DH1 1SQ

Tel: +44 0191 384 3564

Website address: http://www.slugandlettuce.co.uk/

Accepts NUS Card: NO

Walkergate

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There is something for everyone with the wide range of restaurants and bars on offer at Walkergate in the heart of Durham City.

The most recognised restaurant names offer great value and atmosphere: Ask is a stylish eater serving homemade Italian cuisine. Chiquito is renowned for its lively atmosphere and authentic Mexican dishes. Nando's is famed for its Peri-Peri chicken and traditional Portuguese hospitality. The award-winning Fat Buddha has a menu that crosses China, Korea, Thailand and Japan for a full Asian experience.

The Slug and Lettuce menu changes with the seasons to bring you the freshest food. The Bishops Mill offers great meals with fabulous beers and wines, DJ's and dancing until late.

From vibrant cafe bar by day to champagne bar at night, Ebony has over 100 cocktails to choose from. For fun and funk, Loveshack is famous for its party atmosphere.

With secure parking for 500 cars 24/7, the on-site car park is fully covered, so come rain or shine you never need to look any further for your parking requirements. Great rates day or night and you can even get the car cleaned whilst you are out and about.

Walkergate is open daily from 7am to late (closed Christmas Day).

Location;

Durham City
County Durham
DH1 1SQ
 

Website address: http://www.walkergate-durham.co.uk/

Accepts NUS Card: NO

Ye Old Elm Tree

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Friendly 17th century pub serving good food, real ales and beers

Location;
12 Crossgate
Durham
County Durham
DH1 4PS

Tel: +44 0191 386 4621

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Accepts NUS Card: NO

Zen

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Fusion cuisine…a melting pot of Far Eastern influence and true Western glamour. Experience is key: our dishes are inspired by traditional recipes from Thailand, China, Vietnam and India, and infused with a plethora of international and traditional flavours. Flexibility is core: Zen offers a superb menu from breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mix your dishes or share with friends, go vegetarian or turn up the spice…the choice is yours.

Location;
Court Lane
Durham City
County Durham
DH1 3JS

Tel: +44 0191 384 9588

Website address: http://www.zendurham.co.uk/

Accepts NUS Card: NO

Zizzi

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Durham is rich with history and we wanted to make sure we captured that in our restaurant. The restaurant features illustrations by the amazingly talented Lizzie Mary-Cullen who has paid homage to the beautiful cathedral by painting onto a glass frame - a modern interpretation of the cathedral's stained glass wrapped around the staircase. LED rods illuminating the roof, wooden wall panelling, and grand chandeliers (both old and modern) make sure the building achieves the trickiest of tricky tasks of being both historical and cutting edge.

Location;
43-44 Saddler Street
Durham City
County Durham
DH1 3NU

Tel: +44 0191 3863999

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Accepts NUS Card: NO