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Court Lane, Durham DH1 3JS, England
+44 191 384 9588
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“dim sum” (29 reviews)
“thai food” (42 reviews)
“noodles” (46 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Court Lane, Durham DH1 3JS, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been here on a quiet night and probably had to high expectations. Had the prawns but there was nothing special about them, especially considering the price. Staff was lovely though and the place looks amazing and well maintained.

Thank christ1988son
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For some time now Zen has suffered from appalling customer service even though venue, food and drink have always been excellent. I am please to say for the first time in a lot of years the cocktails AND service was excellent yesterday. Not before time.

Thank Durham B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was very tasty. We shared a dim sum tower and each had a noodle soup which were excellent value at £8.50. There was a mix up with my friend's meal but this was sorted. Very popular and they seem to do sittings so...More

Thank HPip10
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Whilst the food in this restaurant is amazing and most of the staff pleasant there is certainly some customer service training required for one of them who has a terrible attitude . If I has not been with family I would have said a lot...More

Thank olipops2011
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great restaurant with pleasant helpful staff. The food was delicious and large portions. I would like to see gluten free choices indicated on the menu. I was given an allergen sheet which was quite difficult to match to the menu and some items hadn't been...More

Thank judehaze
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out in a small group we had Zen recommended by a local, and what a superb recommendation that was! Staff were happy, friendly and accommodating. It was fully booked inside but sitting outside was lovely and they put the patio heater on. All three of...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited last night had the soft shell crab and also the salt and pepper calimari starter absolutely gorgeous , for main we chose the weeping tiger hanging kebab fillet steak done to perfection and also the chilli prawns , both were amazing the service...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best meals ive ever had. Great food, lovely staff, great surroundings. will be returning soon

Thank johnridd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant dining experience. Starters were not such great value but mains very good. Everything was fresh tasting and very flavoursome. A shared 2 person starter three mains and three beers came to £86. Everyone else's food looked good too!

Thank jimphillip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Zen last week due to a business trip in Durham and experience was appalling Been to Zen a few times both for leisure and when in Durham for work. The place has completely gone downhill where do I start £9 for a starter when...More

2  Thank Stuart S
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Response from rachellamelia | Reviewed this property |
I think they do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Court Lane, Durham DH1 3JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 9588
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