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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.

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Add to Excursion

Taste Durham Awards

Durham's bars and restaurants

If you’re in search of a cosy pub for a great lunch, looking for a fine-dining experience or simply want to refuel after a busy day sightseeing, let the Taste Durham Awards guide you. 

Taste Durham The food quality mark is proudly displayed by more than 60 food and drink businesses across the county. From grabbing a bite to eat at one of Durham’s award-winning attractions, to stopping off to refuel at a pub or café, or dining out at one of the county’s delicious restaurants, many of which are in stunning hotels, be sure to look out for the Taste Durham award. And for a tasty place to stay, check out our list of B&B’s that have a Taste Durham award.

Graded to a national standard, the Taste Durham accreditaiton is awarded in recognition of consistently good service, comfort, cleanliness, quality of meal and in addition, championing of local produce.

Wherever you see the Taste Durham mark you can rest assured you are choosing a quality establishment.

Taste Durham highlights...

Botanic Garden Café

Botanic Garden Café

The garden is enjoyed by young and old alike. Explore this unique garden and discover something new around each corner over the changing seasons. We have plant collections from around the world, including China, Japan, North America, South Africa, New Zealand and Chile, as well as a woodland...

Botanic Garden Café

Botanic Garden Café

The garden is enjoyed by young and old alike....

Dowfold House

Dowfold House

Jill and Rupert Richardson (not to mention our...

Bells Fish Restaurant

Bells Fish Restaurant

Bells Fish Restaurant serves gorgeously succulent...

The Cafe on the Green

The Cafe on the Green

Café-restaurant since 1983. Located in 15thC...

Cafe Cenno

Cafe Cenno

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

Beamish Tearooms

Beamish Tearooms

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