3 Best British Restaurants in Durham, UK

Expert recommended Top 3 British Restaurants in Durham, UK. All of our british restaurants actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes local reviews, history, business standards, ratings, satisfaction, trust, price and their trading excellence. Only the bee's knees!


39 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NU DIRECTIONS

Since 2016

Here’s The Deal:
'Bill's' in Durham serves eclectic British dishes made with fresh and seasonal ingredients. At the heart of a characterful conservation area, Bill's restaurant is in a lovely Grade II listed building. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner. They have a private dining space seating up to 40 guests, perfect for family get-togethers, anniversaries, and Christmas parties. Kids can enjoy their delicious Little Bill's Breakfast, Beans on Toast, and Buttermilk Pancake Stack. Their gift vouchers are the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion.

Mashed Potatoes, Beetroot and Glazed Goat's Cheese Risotto, Bill's Beer Battered Cod, Pan Fried Sea Bass, Crispy Calamari, Creamy Mushrooms on Garlic Focaccia, Steak and Eggs, Veggie Sharing Plate, Macaroni Cheese, Eggs Benedict with Fries, Halloumi Burger, Truffle Mayonnaise, Chicken Green Curry, Devilled Chicken Skewer & Long Stem Broccoli

£Price: Sharing Plates starts from £9.95
Mains starts from £9.95
Grill starts from £13.95
Sides starts from £3.50

Registration 6291425


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Mon-Fri: 8am - 11pm
Sat: 8:30am - 11pm
Sun: Closed

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41 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NU DIRECTIONS

Here’s The Deal:
'The Cellar Door' is a riverside restaurant, set within a cellar conversion, with outdoor patio dining. The restaurant is located two minutes down from the cathedral. 'The Cellar Door' provides contemporary cuisine in a relaxed dining environment. Their food is designed to match the relaxed dining environment, with the main focus on the use of seasonal and local produce, with menus changing monthly to reflect the freshest produce available. There are multiple rooms and floors to provide options for outdoor dining, private dining and larger group bookings. 'The Cellar Door' is perfect for special occasions as well as regular, relaxed dining.

Twice-Baked Cave-aged Cheddar Souffle, Smoked Haddock Scotch Egg, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Citrus Cured Salmon, White Balsamic Pickled Beetroot, Salmon En Croute, Lamb Rump, 8 oz Salt Aged Local Rump, Slow-Cooked Beef Chin, Truffle Fries, Duck Breast, Hand-Cut Triple Cooked Chips, Tender Stem Broccoli, Cauliflower Cheese & Walnut Gnocchi

£Price: Starters starts from £8
Main starts from £17
Dessert starts from £7.5


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Mon-Sun: 12pm - 9:30pm

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Aykley Heads House, Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS DIRECTIONS

Since 2010

Here’s The Deal:
Finbarr's Restaurant is a cosy, inn-like restaurant serving dishes based on British ingredients such as Stornoway black pudding. Their interior has been redecorated and now reflects the traditional Finbarr's style. Their menu, both classical and inspiring, offers something to please the tastes and expectations of all their guests. Their locally sourced ingredients ensure they can produce the finest quality dishes whilst supporting their local economy. They have rustic surroundings with stylish furnishings, crisp linen table cloths and fresh, seasonal food to suit all palates. Their two private Cloister Rooms on the ground floor can seat up to 12 guests each and gives a more intimate environment for small family gatherings, business meetings or a group of friends.

Soup of the Day, Seared Foie Gras, Roasted North Sea Cod, Buffalo Mozzarella, French Onion Soup, House Cured Smoked Duck and Salmon, Cheddar Cheese and Spinach Soufflé, Fresh Halibut, Seared Scallops, Wild Mushroom and Black Truffle Risotto, Crispy Fishcakes, 6 oz Rump Steak with Chips, Fennel Cured Cod & Cured Mackerel with Romesco Sauce

£Price: Two-course menu £21.50
Three-course menu for £24.50

Registration 1038809

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Lunch: Tue-Sat: 12pm - 2pm
Sun: 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tue-Sat: 6pm - 9:30pm
Mon: Closed

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