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

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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, bars and restaurants.

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...

Hardwick Hall Hotel - Rib Room Steakhouse & Grill

Hardwick Hall Hotel - Rib Room Steakhouse & Grill

Make your way downstairs, past the specially commissioned mural, to an exceptional place, The Rib Room Steakhouse & Grill at Hardwick Hall Hotel. Nooks and crannies, alcoves and snug corners make this a very relaxing intimate experience. Polished tables, wooden floors, quirky artwork on painted...

Hardwick Hall Hotel - Rib Room Steakhouse & Grill

Hardwick Hall Hotel - Rib Room Steakhouse & Grill

Make your way downstairs, past the specially...

The Spa Brasserie at Rockliffe Hall Hotel

The Spa Brasserie at Rockliffe Hall Hotel

At the Spa Brasserie you and your guests can...

Claypath Delicatessen

Claypath Delicatessen

Claypath Delicatessen is a Cafe and Delicatessen...

Oldfields Noted Eating House - Durham

Oldfields Noted Eating House - Durham

Here at Oldfields we believe in real British...

Beamish Tearooms

Beamish Tearooms

Pies, stews and jacket potatoes, made with...

The Italian Farmhouse

The Italian Farmhouse

Our restaurant is named after the original...