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Court Lane, Durham DH1 3JS, England
+44 191 384 9588
12:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

WHAT more can I say really. The best in the world. The ambience, atmosphere, music and positive atmosphere give it all. Oh, and the food..... Simply exquisite. I am dining with a Thai friend who claims that this is the most authentic Thai restaurant outside of Thailand. Cannot praise this place highly enough

Thank Ian C
Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited the restaurant in a party of five. It was a Wednesday evening at about 18.30. The restaurant appeared quite busy. No-one in our party ordered a starter and each one of us ordered a different main course. In retrospect I should have realised that things may be not be quite up to snuff when all... More 

Thank alanmnesbitt
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate at Zen on a Monday and the restaurant was about half full. If your looking for an authentic Thai restaurant, this is not the place for you, to say the menu is eclectic would be an understatement with hybrid dishes conjured up from all over the orient. Whilst the venue is impressive the food certainly wasn't. The mixed... More 

Thank Steve M
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food in an amazing restaurant. Big menu, in fact, too much choice, but we'll definitely be returning to try something different! Reasonably priced, and friendly staff.

Thank premiergirl444
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent Asian fusion food, great atmosphere and awesome cocktails, what's not to like! Usually visit Zen at least twice every month and never disappoints.

Thank Ben d
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It had been a few years since our last visit & the food was just as good as remembered!! I had the Thai green curry with chicken & requested that it come with veg rather than rice & that it be extra spicy & both requests were met without question. The curry was beautifully done. I had the lemon tart... More 

Thank maggiemayb
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51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our second visit to Zen Durham was a late lunch during a short break. As ever the choice was wide, meaning more visits are needed. Our meals were served quickly and both to the usual high standard. At the risk of not being able to get a table in one of our favourite places you have to try this.

Thank Neal D
Durham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Zen twice before and ate in the restaurant. First time was really good a couple of years ago, last visit was OK. Decided to get a take out this time and ordered, short ribs for two people, Jungle Chicken Curry and Chicken Saucy Thai. The ribs that were for two had a total 6 ribs in... More 

Thank Andy1589
Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and excellent service. There was a bit of a delay with our food coming out but staff bent over backwards to apologise and gave us a free drink. Can't complain would thoroughly recommend going. Apologise for not leaving a tip, had not cash and forgot to add it to my card. Will tip double next time 😉

Thank Ragnorak
Durham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Zen, the atmosphere is great and staff are friendly and helpful. It is always clean and tidy. Plenty of choice on the menu - I like the mixed starter.

Thank kaylz22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Court Lane, Durham DH1 3JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 9588

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?