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Finbarr’s Restaurant

| Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS, England
+44 191 307 7033
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“halibut” (35 reviews)
“parfait” (11 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
| Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Went there for the first time a few months ago as had a very pleasant surprise ! Staff is great, food was tasty and great choices in the menu ! Definitely worth the visit !

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank cindykathyc
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were invited here today by a friend. Although our friend had been before, it was our first visit, but certainly won't be our last. We fully intend to eat here again. Ambience was lovely, food was absolutely outstanding, service just right. Time between courses...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Molly111209
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is just a fantastic place , we had a birthday party for a group of 10 people ,we were given a small room on our own this gave a great atmosphere and unrestricted movement for the children , the food was excellent and plentiful

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank artphil2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience was tremendous, the setting was fantastic and the food and wine / soft drinks and beer was wonderful , the service was faultless, maybe a little expensive however a special occasion so we don’t mind and will certainly be returning.

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Dek63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a meal New Year’s Eve and as always the food was delicious. Barry and his staff were lovely and attentive and although they were busy they stopped to have conversations and answer any questions. Enjoyed it so much we’ve booked again for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank Annaosha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Finbarrs for a family meal.This was our second visit.We chose an early table and the restaurant was quiet on arrival. Staff were friendly and efficient an drinks for five of us arrived in the small bar are quickly. We ordered quickly but then spent...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank wylliecat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for an anniversary lunch today, and that's prompted me to write a review of a place that is our only regular place for eating-out in Durham, because as far as we are concerned it has no real competition. It's so professional and welcoming...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Dda_Iawn
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Was looking forward to trying Finbarr’s for some time so decided to go for the Christmas menu. We were rushed through a 3 course meal for a couple of hundred quid in an hour. Starters were brought as we were still taking coats off and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Jamsimsafc
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

First time trip to a very popular restaurant. Food was excellent - very well cooked halibut with pea purée and some substantial chips. Good wine list and good value food in very pleasant surroundings. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank andlittle67
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

If you're looking for a restaurant to enjoy a nice meal, something a bit special, this is the place to go. We had starters, mains and pudding and all were delicious - well cooked with good portions. It was all very enjoyable. The restaurant itself...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Nausheen12
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
I am not in the first flush of youth, ( over60), but car/taxi drop off is at the door, there are steps down (6) but if grandad can walk then no problem, the prices are reasonable for this quality of fare , its not nando's or... More
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
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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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