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Restaurant 17

17 Elvet Bridge, Durham DH1 3AA, England
+44 191 384 9050
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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17 Elvet Bridge, Durham DH1 3AA, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

My wife, my self & niece came across this lovely little restaurant whilst on a visit to Durham Cathedral. The food was first class, service unobtrusive & attentive, ambiance superb. if ever in Durham again will certainly give another visit. Incidentally almost next door is...More

1  Thank Stupod
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked late afternoon for that evening (a Friday) and were delighted to find there was space for us. Walking to the restaurant was not particularly delightful on a Friday so it was with relief that we escaped into the serenity of number 17. The...More

1  Thank Christine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a friend last Saturday evening whilst visiting the city for the weekend.We arrived early but were immediately shown to our table.The staff of 2 young girls and a young man were brilliant,attentive but not intrusive and our food was delicious,beautifully cooked and presented.The...More

1  Thank WILLIAM C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After getting fired from my job, my family decided to take me to my favourite restaurant. I was greeted by a lovely young man, James. All in all it was a very nice night!

1  Thank Tom O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I and another couple visited the restaurant on Saturday evening. The staff seemed very inexperienced and it showed throughout the meal. Apologies for shortages were offered with out any real clarity on what that meant. When the ordered wine arrived it was...More

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an attractive restaurant in a great location, close to the river in Durham. The kitchen is clearly capable of producing good food but the service is a disaster. The lady who seemed to be front of house manager said that they had 'waitress...More

Thank GourmetGuerilla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my parents for lunch and wanted to try a new place in Durham. The menu looked very good and the food was excellent, as was the service and environment. Might help to have a wider choice of wine, but the sancerre was delicious.

1  Thank DaisyMayAlex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit to this restaurant. Excellent menu with varied choice. Staff very friendly and helpful. Scallops best I have had. Tuna steak was very generous and cooked to perfection with delicious accompaniments. Lovely surroundings. Even the toilets were perfect. Highly recommended.

1  Thank missa554
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant in the centre of Durham. We had an excellent meal. The restaurant is in the cellar, and the seating is quite 'tight', but staff very good. Highly recommended.

1  Thank docrobinl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second time we’ve dined here and this time we brought friends who were visiting. We couldn’t find a fault. The food was fantastic and so was the service. I don’t think we would go anywhere else in Durham now.

1  Thank Lisa S
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Questions & Answers
15 May 2018|
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Response from Paul T | Reviewed this property |
I think that’s probably where they make most money so I’d doubt it.
1 October 2017|
Response from Owner1617 | Property representative |
Thank you for getting in touch,we do yes,please contact us directly to discuss your reservation further Regards
Linda S
2 November 2016|
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Response from Plodds | Reviewed this property |
Hi,I am also not the proprietor. Just a customer who reviewed it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Elvet Bridge, Durham DH1 3AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 9050
Restaurant 17 Has a Reputation for fresh cuisine. With world wide infulences all Home Made by a Talented Team of Chefs. Set within a Historic Grade II Listed Building on Elvet Bridge. The boutique inspired interior is stylish and contemporary, with lanterns and beautiful chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, candle lit tables welcome you and a historic brick fireplace is a main focus point within the restaurant. If in Durham Visit Durhams First World Fusion Restaurant
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