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Finbarr’s Restaurant

| Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS, England
+44 191 307 7033
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
| Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely restaurant, located just out of the city centre close to the hospital. There is a bar area, main restaurant, and two private rooms on the ground floor, with a larger private room upstairs. There is always at least two vegetarian main...More

1  Thank RiverWear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an early dinner, restaurant was not busy, we were given the worse table next to the kitchen, when asked if we could move, they were reluctant. Service was rather rude apart from one nice waitress whom we did praise her. Inflexible for special requirements...More

Thank albero b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointing. Waited 45 minutes for starter. A standard Sunday lunch.... nothing special and very costly for what was served. Beef was very very rare and pork very thick and fatty. Staff were not over friendly.Will definitely not recommend this restaurant and would not go...More

1  Thank holidays796
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am utterly fed up and dismayed at the offerings of the “chain” restaurants which charge a lot of money for standardised mediocre food. Thank goodness for the Finbarrs of this world ...it’s an oasis in the gastronomic desert of Durham. It’s not in the...More

2  Thank Dot B
Reviewed 30 September 2018

A very ordinary sunday lunch at Finbarr's restaurant in Durham. Not many other customers at the time we were there.

1  Thank J_Jarndyce
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic day at Finnbarrs, booked large room upstairs which was set out lovely, staff were pleasant and helpful throughout and food really delicious and hot which can be unusual for large parties. Overall value for money with lovely feel and ideal being next...More

3  Thank mal315r
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely meal to celebrate with a large party. Food was really good and they managed particularly well given that there were a couple of large parties in at the same time. Def did not affect quality of food. We had the lunch time...More

2  Thank EJbay
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Wow what a meal,4 meals with friends, and from when we arrived it was taste buds all the way, we hadnt been for over a year, mainly cos i cant remember the name, so i forget to go, we started with treacle trout and fresh...More

Thank RitaW2
Reviewed 28 August 2018

went recently after visiting a number of times in the past. Had special offer on for lunch three courses and glass of wine for 17.50. Service good and found excellent as always certainly one of the better restaurants in Durham.

Thank gg90
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I have been here on a few occasions with family and always had a great time. It is now our go to place when we have an occasion in Durham. The food is always amazing, plenty of options. Perfectly seasoned. I would really recommend their...More

Thank Jess M
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29 September 2017|
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Response from KarenOT | Reviewed this property |
Grandad will love it, one in our party has mobility issues and she was fine. It isn't cheap, but then i didn't find it extortionately expensive either.
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Response from MadzTyler | Reviewed this property |
Definitely a vegan dish but don't remember anything else.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
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18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 307 7033
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