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  • 24th Feb 2024
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Durham Restaurant Week 2024: The 7 places we’ve got on our must-visit list

From 26th January to 2nd February foodies will be descending on Durham to try these discounted deals. Time to book those tables…


29 Silver Street, Durham, DH1 3RD

The first restaurant from Jake and Laura Siddle – former chef and front-of-house manager and Michelin-starred House of Tides. Faru made it to the Michelin Guide within just months of opening.

Already an HLN favourite (read about Molly and Rachael’s visit here), the team use seasonal produce to create the most delicious dishes. Top of our list.

The Durham Restaurant Week deal: Experience a seven-course tasting menu for £60.

Quote ‘Restaurant Week’ on booking.



Reform Place, North Road, Durham, NH1 4RZ

Led by head chef and co-owner Ruari MacKay, Coarse is one of only two restaurants in the city featured in the Michelin Guide (the other is Faru).

Ruari started his career working with Terry Laybourne at Jesmond Dene House, working his way up to head chef at 21.

The Durham Restaurant Week deal: £25 for the three-course lunch menu, a snack and a drink.

Quote ‘Restaurant Week’ on booking.



23 Silver Street, Durham, DH1 3RD 

A tasty Asian option. Fusha chefs use fresh ingredients in all of their dishes.

From Asian tapas to curries, bao buns, ramen and noodles – a great mid-week treat.

The Durham Restaurant Week deal: £15 for two courses.

Quote ‘Restaurant Week’ on booking.


Spice Lounge

St Nicholas Cottage, Market Place, Durham, DH1 3NJ

The chefs at Spice Lounge have created a curry that’s been acclaimed globally – from Durham to an international festival in India.

They also won Best Asian Restaurant North East 2022. Definitely one on our must-try list, the menu is packed with classics, specials and exclusive dishes.

The Durham Restaurant Week deal: £15 for a main meal (from the traditional menu) plus poppadoms, pickles, rice and nan to share.

Quote ‘Restaurant Week’ on booking.


Old Toms Gin Bar

33 Riverwalk, Durham, DH1 4SL

A teeny tiny hidden gem on Durham’s Riverwalk which is small in size but big on personality.

The bar has more than 250 gins from all over the world which you can enjoy surrounded by a curious collection of weird, wonderful and wacky décor.

The Durham Restaurant Week deal: £20 for two drinks and an artisan cheese and charcuterie board.

Quote ‘Restaurant Week’ on booking.


Northern Stores and Deli

Prince Bishops Place, High Street, Durham, DH1 3UL

Previously known as Discovering Durham, Northern Stores and Deli is a treasure trove of locally made products. You’ll find speciality cheese, coffee from Durham Coffee, and a huge range of condiments to spice up any plate.

Plus, it’s dog-friendly so furry friends don’t need to miss out on the Durham Restaurant Week action.

The Durham Restaurant Week deal: £20 for afternoon tea for two people, or just pop in to enjoy coffee and cake for £5.

Quote ‘Restaurant Week’ on booking.


Turkish Kitchen

66 Saddler Street, Durham, DH1 3NP 

Located in the heart of Durham, Turkish Kitchen is the newest Turkish restaurant in Durham.

The menu has a huge range of traditional Turkish dishes including their legendary kebabs. There are also great veggie options.

The Durham Restaurant Week deal: £25 for a three-course meal and drink.

Quote ‘Restaurant Week’ on booking.

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