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The Cellar Door

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41 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NU, England
+44 191 383 1856
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11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Hexham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a friends recommendation and I really wanted to like this place but sadly we weren't that impressed. We went for lunch. Both chose off the set menu two courses for £14 (which I think is quite good value actually). We both ordered a beetroot, walnut and goats cheese starter. I thought this would be a salad with... More 

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1 Thank IvyFlood
Oldham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We booked this restaurant for our Easter Sunday evening meal on our last night in Durham, and it met all expectations. All the waiting staff made us so welcome. We were given an interesting appetizer of Hot Cross Bun with pulled rabbit (that reminded me of the old joke about Hot Cross Bunnies!). I had belly pork, decorated with a... More 

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Thank Christraveller10
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service is a bit slow, food more beautiful than taste, nice view. Quite experience for the quality.

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2 Thank PalomaLS
Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was sightseeing in Durham on my own and had sampled the usual franchises, which are generally good. I felt like something different and having almost walked past the entrance, descended the narrow stairs, without a reservation. Lovely, friendly welcome and soon had a G & T, looking out to the river. The menu was interesting and the meal was... More 

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1 Thank Lindsay J
Durham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So refreshing to see menus without the ubiquitous roast. One of us chose from the lunch set menu which was great value for £16 and the rest chose from the main menu. All the food was delicious, the service was excellent and the view over the river to Durham was amazing. We have often eaten at the Cellar Door and,... More 

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Thank Granville7777
London
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121 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We pre-booked our meal as a group of 11. The service was excellent, as was the food. The baked Alaska, was very special, as poured with brandy and set alight in front of you, and it tasted yummy as well. This is a great restaurant in the main part of town, very good value.

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1 Thank Mrs-Moondog
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friend and I chose this restaurant by chance and opted for special lunch menu 2 courses for £14. Food was freshly cooked, plentiful and delicious. Restaurant was very quiet but views across the river were lovely. Service was friendly and efficient.Would defiinately return.

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1 Thank dos200
northumberland
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here today, first to arrive so you would have expected prompt service. Good menu and nice atmosphere. Starters arrive, mussels were tasty but well over cooked and had no bowl to put shells in so had to root around looking for mussels to eat. Partner had one piece of broccoli, a slightly over cooked poached egg and melted... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely recommend this restaurant, it's well located in the city centre with a lovely view of the bridge & river. We didn't have a table booked but were accommodated without hesitation. The service was excellent & the staff very polite & knowledgeable about their menu for both food & drinks. The food was delicious & there is a great selection... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to this meal as the reviews were good and it didn't disappoint. The service was very good, friendly and helpful. The food was excellent, a little different to other restaurants nearby and a very high standard. The cost was good for what you get. If you want a good meal then this is the place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$45
Cuisine
European, Contemporary, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 383 1856
Description
Passion. It is quite often impossible to summarise the experience created within a restaurant with just one word. Passion. Passion to produce the best food possible with the freshest and finest ingredients we can scour the world to find. Passion to strive to be the best. Passion to ensure that our customers remember. Passion to cater for people from all walks of life and give them a lasting memory of our restaurant. We're not going to tell you about how we have stunning river views with outdoor dining set in a 13th Century cellar conversion. We're not going to bore you with how difficult we are to find. We want you to come here, seek us out, walk down those narrow steps, be surprised by what lies beneath and leave wishing you had found us sooner. We're not perfect, we're not the best in the world, but we strive to be the best we can and evolve every day, so come join us on our journey.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?