Durham may be a small city, but it packs a lot of restaurant punch and whatever you fancy you can usual find it. So here are a few of (what we feel) are the best restaurants in Durham city!
The Library Durham, Saddler Street, Durham
While not technically a restaurant, The Library takes great pride in the food and so they should as it’s fantastic. Serving a wide arrange of american style pub grub, from sweet potatoe fries, stacked up burgers and cornbread… yes cornbread! One of the few places in the North East that I have every found on the menu! The food is at a very reasonable price and a loyalty card is available to earn and spend points on purchases, which is handy when you want to earn a free pint or two.
Oldfields Restaurant, Claypath, Durham
Oldfields is a unique restaurant offering an array of gourmet British style food and craft ales, the restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and the building is beautiful with a stain glass window as the centrepiece on the bottom floor. The food is a little on the pricey side but is of a very high quality, there is also usually a good supply of craft beer for you ale drinkers. Oldfield pantry offers a home delivery of their classic meals, frozen so you can enjoy them at home at any time.
Lebaneat, North Bailey, Durham
Lebaneat offers a great range of Lebanese food which is great both for meat eaters and vegetarians alike, offering all the best middle eastern favourites like shawarma, falafel, hummus and halloumi. You can even bring your own alcohol between Monday and Tuesday from 5pm – 11pm, fantastic is you want to enjoy a meal with a bottle of wine but keep it cheap. They also offer a takeaway service on just eat if you don’t feel like eating out.
9 Altars Café, Silver Street, Durham
Again not officially a restaurant but none the less, 9 alters is a brilliant place to grab a quick bite to eat! Tucked away in a side street, this cafe is the perfect place for a light lunch or a cake. We could argue the best cakes and scones in Durham! They offer breakfasts, salads, wraps, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and soups. They also do a mean cream tea if you’re feeling indulgent.