Best British Restaurants in Durham

Expert recommended Top 3 British Restaurants in Durham, UK. All of our british restaurants 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 2001

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

'Bill's Durham' restaurant is situated in a beautiful Grade II listed building. The restaurant serves diverse British dishes made with fresh and seasonal ingredients. They have a private dining room that can accommodate up to 40 guests, perfect for family get-togethers, anniversaries, Christmas parties, etc. Kids can try their three courses and a choice of either apple or orange juice for £6.95. They offer a baby changing facility, outside dining, disabled access and free wifi.

Registration 6291425

Price: Starts from £3.25


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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm

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41 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NU Directions

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

The Cellar Door Restaurant in Durham, focusing on fine food and friendly service, provides stunning views of the river as well as dining on Riverside al Fresco. The restaurant is located two minutes down from the cathedral. They are a riverside restaurant, set in a cellar, with dining in the outdoor patio and their menus are regularly adapted because of the use of seasonal products. They offer contemporary cuisine in a relaxed environment and also provide catering service to all special occasions.

Price: Starts from £7.5


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Mon - Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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

Since 2010

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

Finbarr's Restaurant is a cosy, inn-like restaurant serving dishes based on British ingredients such as Stornoway black pudding. The restaurant interior has been refurbished and now reflects the traditional Finbarr's style. Their rustic surroundings are filled with elegant furniture, clean linen table cloths and fresh seasonal food to match every palate. The two private cloister rooms can accommodate up to 12 guests each and provide a more intimate environment for small family gatherings, business meetings or a group of friends.

Registration 1038809

Price: Starts from £6.50

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Lunch: Mon - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dinner: Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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