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Bailey's Restaurant

€€ - €€€British, ,
Croxdale Bridge | Honest Lawyer Hotel, Durham, England
+44 191 378 3780
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (15 reviews)
“stuffing” (3 reviews)
“pork” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Croxdale Bridge | Honest Lawyer Hotel, Durham, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully presented, tasty food. Nicely decorated restaurant. Slightly more expensive than usual bar meals but very enjoyable. Afternoon tea vouchers available on Groupon. Try it, you won’t be disappointed.

Thank KatieTatie
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Surprised by the quality of food in the bar in the motel-type accommodation on the outskirts of Durham. Duck and steak were both cooked perfectly and served with tasty sides. Not cheap, but well worth it. Staying at the Honest Lawyer earned us a 15%...More

Thank Johnmars
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Area booked for grandsons birthday Sunday lunch prebooked vegitarian option when placing order told no veg option pre asked if they did Quorn told yes then waitress said no only rich available or meat free Sunday lunch. The food was disgusting lamb pure fat pork...More

Thank Will S
HonestLawyerHotel, Front Office Manager at Bailey's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Dear Guest I am sorry you feel this way. After looking into your review I strongly believe this to be a unfair Review. We do have a vegetarian option's on all our menus Including Sunday lunch, which was discussed when booking your event. On the...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Went for dinner with my wife and two children whilst staying at the hotel. Food on the whole was good; decent mackerel starter, nicely flavoured pork wellington main (although the pork was over) and enjoyed most of the dessert sharing plate. Service was OK. Overall,...More

Thank Astuteboy
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great food and phenomenal service makes this restaurant the best Durham has to offer (in my opinion). Will most certainly return again.

Thank ASeenath
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Great food is hard to find I think in Durham so we booked Baileys Restaurant at the honest lawyer again for my dad's birthday and we were not disappointed. I don't need to describe the food and the presentation it's all on the photos why...More

Thank lazenby28
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Good ambience, staff welcoming, attentive, menu was interesting, I chose the wrong starter, it was arranged on a big square glass plate 2" of pickle! Beetroot soggy crisps, one pickled scalop cut into thin slices, it looked pretty, it was like eating a small pile...More

Thank carolmills2846
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Me and my family called in for lunch for the first time as we had heard good reports,I'm sorry to say but we will not return any time soon,the staff were very friendly and helpful,I wish I could say the same about the food but...More

3  Thank chunks26
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We visited as 4 persons and ordered a variety of starters like ox cheek and prawns followed by mains of pork duo, duck, fish and chicken. Washed down with 2 bottles of Ondes Sauvignon Blanc at a fair £146, reasonable and will revisit but not...More

Thank 62AndyS62
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We've Been eating at baileys bar at least once a month for around 7 years now and the quality of food has never let us down. As frequent visitors we see the staff routinely go out of their way to make people's experience a good...More

Thank EVOsDoncaster
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$27
British, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Croxdale Bridge | Honest Lawyer Hotel, Durham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 378 3780
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Awarded a Rosette for the second consecutive year in June 2012, celebrating our commitment to excellent food and great service, Bailey's Restaurant offers contemporary dining in stylish, comfortable surroundings. Our menus change seasonally, created by Executive Head Chef Harry Bailie, using locally sourced produce wherever possible.The same menu runs throughout the building, giving you the choice of dining in our restaurant, comfortable bar, or relaxed Atirum area.
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