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Build your own intineraries

Use this tool to save details of accommodation, events, places to eat and things to see & do in Durham.

To add an item to ‘My Shortlist’, click the relevant

Add to Excursion

Food & Drink

Durham's bars and restaurants

If you are looking for places to eat in Durham, you will not be disappointed. Dining options include stylish cafés and bars, traditional restaurants or why not visit one of the many delightful Italian restaurants in Durham.

Take some time out and discover the sophisticated wine bars in the heart of Durham City, or relax in the traditional, cosy, countryside pubs in the stunning Durham Dales. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely lunch, a special evening out, or a quick snack while you shop, the bars and restaurants in Durham city centre caters for everyone's tastes.

Durham may be the home of mustard, invented by Mrs Clements and first ground at a mill in Saddler Street in the city in the 18th Century, but it's also the home of great food and great service.

Taste DurhamLook out for the Taste Durham food quality marque, assuring you of a warm welcome and the finest fare - Taste Durham is a national standard, awarded by Visit England to businesses based on their menu and quality of food, as well as the comfort and cleanliness of the establishment. The scheme also recognises businesses that source their produce locally, and why not scroll through our Food & Drink Durham Deals for many great offers on a range of eateries across the county.

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Use the tabs above to explore the wide range of food and drink venues in Durham, or take a look through the highlights below.

Food & Drink highlights...

The Teesdale Hotel

The Teesdale Hotel

The Teesdale Hotel is a family run old 18thC coaching inn, a beautiful old building, elegantly modernised to retain its ‘olde worlde’ charm. Located in the quaint stone-built village of Middleton-in-Teesdale, set in the stunning countryside of Upper Teesdale in the North Pennines area of...

The Teesdale Hotel

The Teesdale Hotel

The Teesdale Hotel is a family run old 18thC...

Cafe Cenno

Cafe Cenno

A family-run business specializing in using local...

Zen

Zen

Fusion cuisine…a melting pot of Far Eastern...

Oldfields Noted Eating House - Durham

Oldfields Noted Eating House - Durham

Here at Oldfields we believe in real British...

Restaurant DH1

Restaurant DH1

Restaurant DH1 is lucky enough to be housed in a...

Cafe Bowes at The Bowes Museum

Cafe Bowes at The Bowes Museum

Cafe Bowes prides itself on using high quality...

Taste Durham