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Restaurant 17

17 Elvet Bridge, Durham DH1 3AA, England
+44 191 384 9050
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • 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 3 days ago

We had heard that this was one of the best restaurants in Durham so happily booked in. The menu was quite nice with enough variety for most people and the waiting staff were pleasant and attentive, if seemingly a little unsure, as if they were...More

Thank p0wert0thepe0ple
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In Durham for a birthday treat. This restaurant exceeded expectations The choice was good as was the presentation. The taste was gorgeous. The staff were low key but very attentive. The only negative they did not have port to go with their cheese board.

Thank Pippinpost
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here for my birthday in October and it did no disappoint. The place itself is a little hidden, but it’s lovely. The decor is...strange? Unfortunately, the tables are all crammed in together and at one point I thought I was going to have...More

Thank LMH_2610
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Durham is hardly a gastronomic destination so was happy to book this restaurant based on reviews. I am conscious that a review can impact but if this restaurant just pulled up it's socks a bit it could deliver. To start with the good. The menu...More

1  Thank Michel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked by a friend who found it after looking on Tripadvisor... It worked. The reviews do indeed reflect what we found. Have a meal here and I am sure you will not be disappointed. Go with friends.

1  Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here last night for the first time, having been to pretty much every restaurant in Durham so wanted to try something new. It was excellent. Service was excellent and food was excellent. A tiny little restaurant but well worth the visit. Would definitely...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Early evening dinner. Excellent food. Scallops to start with chorizo sauce. Halibut main, perfectly cooked.Huge cheeseboard. Attentive and friendly service. Selection of wines by the glass is limited

1  Thank ccdastro
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We had booked a table at 8.45, but when we arrived we were informed that no tables were actually available. We were told that if we came back at 9 our food would be served quickly and they’d give us some drinks on the house....More

Thank Phillips505
Owner1617, Manager at Restaurant 17, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Thank you for your review and feedback, we do apologise for the wait,unfortunately we were very busy,we're pleased you enjoyed your bottle of wine which we gifted you on the house for the table delay,we do cook everything fresh therefore there would be a small...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

I booked here in advance based on the strong reviews. We were staying at Hotel Indigo and boycotted Marco Pierre Whites to come here. It was our Wedding Anniversary and had requested a good table sadly this didn’t happen. The starters - olives and bread...More

2  Thank EstPed
Owner1617, Manager at Restaurant 17, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Thank you for your review and comments,we will certainly take on your feedback however please do not make claims which are not true,we certainly do not buy our olives from Tesco's, and our bread is baked fresh daily. if there was an issue on the...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018

In Durham for a couple of days, we were told about this place when we had lunch a the Café - (This is the same owners) It impressed us all, we were here in April and it hadn't been open that long

1  Thank wotty59
Owner1617, Manager at Restaurant 17, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Thank you for your review, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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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
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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