It’s that time of year again: exams are (almost) a thing of the past, and you’re (hopefully) about to graduate from Durham University.
So, where should you go for a graduation meal with your parents in Durham? You’re very likely celebrating 3 years of hard work (and the odd night at Klute, no doubt!), so your graduation meal should be a true feast. Especially if you’re parents are paying…
Just outside the hustle of Durham City and the science site campus of Durham University, Oro at the Pumphouse is a hidden gem serving “pizza free” Italian food. Situated in some beautiful grounds, Oro delivers on food, drink and atmosphere – a good choice to impress your parents.
A cheaper choice than Oro, but in equally fantastic surroundings on Saddler Street in Durham City, Zizzi’s is among the busy-ness of the city itself. Part of the Italian chain restaurant, Zizzi delivers good Italian-style dishes from pizza and pasta to meats and fish in a modern environment.
Burger and chips: what could be wrong with that for your graduation dinner? Fat Hippo is an upmarket burger joint (there’s a few branches in Newcastle, too) – expect great, filling food and a surprisingly large range of burgers and toppings.
Who wouldn’t want a blue cheese burger and sweet potato fries for their graduation dinner? Heathens, that’s who.
We see a recurring theme with our pick of restaurant names! Fat Buddha is in Durham’s Walkergate complex (near the Gala Cinema), and serves Asian-fusion style food and a great range of cocktails. And, of course, it’s really handy to witness some embarassing dad-dancing in Loveshack after your meal.