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Eat Out to Help Out has launched today (3 August 2020). The scheme offers diners 50% off meals and non-alcoholic drinks (up to £10 per person) every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout August (ending 31 August 2020). 

From award-winning restaurants and traditional countryside pubs, to ice cream parlours and cosy cafes, hundreds of business across the county have signed up to the scheme. 

By taking advantage of the Eat out to Help Out scheme you’ll be supporting Durham’s local independent businesses whilst enjoying incredible local produced food and drink.

Eat out to help out scheme logo

You can find your nearest participating eatery by searching the Eat Out to Help Out restaurant finder on the GOV.uk website.

With so many places to choose from, we’ve chosen some of our favourite eateries from across Durham to tempt your taste buds, including many #tastedurham award winners – a sign of great food and service. 

Friends eating a meal at Tango restaurant and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill

Durham City 

Enjoy al fresco dinning with great views of historic Elvet Bridge and the River Wear from The Boat Club. Head to Tango for delicious comfort food with a modern twist, including a great range of vegetarian and vegan options. 

Treat yourself and a loved one to a date night with a difference at Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse Bar & Grill, inside the beautiful Hotel Indigo. Enjoy a signature steak, or a timeless French classic, from the menu exclusively curated by Marco himself. 

And you’ll be spoilt for choice at The Riverwalk - relish a tasty breakfast or brunch in the fabulous surroundings of The Cosy Club, or amazing international cuisine at The Food Pit – Durham’s first street food destination.

The Seaton Lane Inn, Family eating at Lookout Cafe and Lickety split ice cream

Durham Coast 

No trip to the seaside is complete without enjoying ice cream! Step back in time at Lickety Split Creamery, and enjoy scrumptious locally produced ice cream in the 1950s style ice cream parlour. Nearby you’ll find The Lamp Room, a family run bistro which offers fantastic freshly prepared food –their mouth-watering seafood & lobster dishes is a must try. 

Seek out The Seaton Lane Inn further in land for yummy homemade fare and tempting drinks in a welcoming coastal pub setting. Several eateries at Dalton Park Outlet Shopping Centre have signed up to the scheme - a great way to refuel whilst enjoying some retail therapy at the region's largest outley centre. 

The Rose and Crown Romaldkirk and High Force Hotel restaurant

Durham Dales

Across the Durham Dales you can enjoy delectable meals at award-winning hotel restaurants after a day exploring. 

At Headlam Hall you can enjoy a luscious lunch or dinner made from local produce and ingredients from the Hall's own kitchen garden. The Rose and Crown offers an incredible menu utilising the best local produce and ingredients designed by Head Chef Dave Hunter. 

High Force Hotel serve delicious, home-cooked locally produced food all day.  Even their coffee is roasted locally! And down the road at Raby Castle, the Stables Café is a great place to grab a snack and refreshing drink after exploring the castle’s magnificent deer park and medieval walled gardens. 

Afternoon Tea at South Causey Inn and impeccable pig restaurant

Vale of Durham 

Durham Cricket’s Sports Bar The Sticky Wicket serves great ales and wholesome food. With a great kids menu and dog-friendly dining it’s a great place for a tasty family lunch. The South Causey Inn is well known locally for its truly tempting Afternoon Teas, which can be devoured in the hotel’s new ‘Bubble Pods’ – perfect for socially-distanced dining.   

Enjoy exquisite gourmet cuisine at Le Raaj authentic Indian Restaurant situated in Sedgefield and Chester le Street. In Sedgefield you’ll also find luxurious The Impeccable Pig which serves bistro style food. 

So what are you waiting for? Search the Eat Out to Help Out restaurant finder, pick a business, book a table and start enjoying a real taste of Durham this summer. 

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