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Court Lane, Durham DH1 3JS, England
+44 191 384 9588
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (32 reviews)
“thai food” (43 reviews)
“prawn crackers” (33 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Court Lane, Durham DH1 3JS, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The moment we entered the restaurant, we were asked to leave because the waitress said I couldn't park where I had. I find this obscene and fail to see how it is in any way her business where I chose to park. The parking was...More

Thank Arny607
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of three of us met up for lunch here just before Christmas and had a very lovely meal. Despite us only going for lunch it was very busy (probably lots of Christmas meet ups), so we were glad we had booked our table...More

Thank wehttamuk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard great things about this restaurant. Been trying to get there for a long time. Business opportunity gave me the excuse. Four of us shared six starters and four main courses. Possibly a mistake as the helpings are generous. However all ten dishes were superb....More

Thank Crighton M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate at Zen on a Thursday evening in the snow. Nice atmosphere and friendly service. The food, however, was a real mixed bag. The other half really enjoyed her starter and Mail course. Prawn star and a curry dish. If she was writing a review...More

1  Thank mcjlm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here a few times in the past few weeks. The food is consistently good, but the service can let it down. On occasion, I have been left standing for minutes waiting for someone to acknowledge me. At other times, I've struggled to get...More

Thank maddydan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Zen Restaurant Recently visited Zen with friends. Firstly, it looks very appealing with its great lighting & stylish interior, the staff were friendly & efficient. Interesting menu. Many dishes. Some seem very sweet. Peculiar names. The food was served professional & piping hot. We were...More

Thank Local C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love it here.. The food is amazing, with plenty of choices.. The setting is really nice too & it’s not cramped.. I have visited here many times with friends, family & couples & never been disappointed.. It is worth booking a table in advance...More

Thank Judewalk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here last night with my partner and some friends, good choice of meals from menu and incredibly tasty food. Staff could of been a lot more attentive to say how many staff were working, we didn't ask if our meals were okay, half way...More

Thank Katie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All round positive experience with good service , good food with a varied and interesting menu and pleasant environment . I can see why some might say it is on the expensive side ( we paid 150 for a family of 5 with just one...More

Thank alastair m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just been to Zen again, it never disappoints! It’s by far the best restaurant in Durham for food & service. The staff are chatty & the food is home-made with fresh vegetables. My go-to restaurant in Durham - Somewhere when people are visiting that everyone...More

Thank kelizabeth78
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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