A visit to Durham is certain to appeal to food lovers of all tastes, whether it's dining out, calling into a cosy pub, lounging in a café or stocking up at a farm shop, it’s all on the menu.
During the day you’ll be delighted with the range of places ready to tempt your taste buds, providing everything from home-made cream teas to hearty roast dinners, whilst the evening offers gourmet dining in luxurious surroundings to wholesome ‘field to plate’ fare with a laid back atmosphere.
Wonderful food is produced right on Durham’s doorstep too, which keeps our best restaurants and cafe’s well-stocked. Everything from delicious cheeses to seasonal vegetables and organic meat to freshly caught fish, it’s all readily available at one of Durham’s many farm shops and abundant farmers markets.
Look out for the TasteDurham food quality mark, which is now proudly displayed at over 40 of Durham’s best eateries. From cafés and tea rooms to pubs and restaurants, the accreditation is given for recognition of consistently good service, comfort and cleanliness, quality of menu and in addition, championing of local produce. So you can be certain of a warm welcome and the finest fare.
And don’t miss the Bishop Auckland Food Festival each April, the largest food festival in the North East of England. Celebrating local food, producers and chefs and set in a historical and scenic market town, it’s a favourite in the foodie’s calendar.