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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We came for a team get together after work one night and made it in time for the "lunch menu" which ends at 7pm and is excellent value - it has mostly what the evening menu has on so don't be foxed by the title. We had a drink in the bar before being seated and the service was warm...

Thank Jackie W
townhouseowner, Manager at The Town House Durham, responded to this review

Dear Jackie W, Thank you for your positive review and kind words. We are delighted to hear that you've enjoyed your meal and service. The message has been passed on to our staff members working on the night. We look forward to your return, The Town House

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The restaurant, at the rear of the ground floor of the hotel, is decked out in luxurious fabrics to resemble an upmarket French boudoir with an animal print carpet to complete the theme. We visit the restaurant quite often due to its central location and sometimes treat Ourselves to the Chateaubriand set meal for two which we consider to be...

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townhouseowner, Manager at The Town House Durham, responded to this review

Dear CambridgeJo, Thank you so much for this lovely review. The message has been passed on to the staff, and the chefs are experimenting with some more exciting dressings for the brown shrimp salad. We are always open to suggestions, so if you do have any, please let us know. Thanks again for such a fabulous review. We look forward...

Birmingham UK
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I recently visited this charming little hotel in old Elvet whilst visiting my son who is at Durham University. Extremely pleasant and helpful staff at checkin and at breakfast. As I booked at the last minute I got the last room, Indigo, which was on the first floor off a wacky tartan carpeted stairway. Although compact, and unsurprisingly decorated in...

Thank KMDBirminghamUK
townhouseowner, Manager at The Town House Durham, responded to this review

Dear KMDBirmingham UK, Thank you for your fantastic review. This is a lovely description of the Indigo room. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our room, and enjoyed your breakfast with us. It was lovely having you here and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thanks again for your kind words....

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place to stay! My husband and I decided last minute that we fancied a night away and we came across this hotel on LateRooms.com We booked the Eden Suite as it included an outdoor jacuzzi. On arrival we were greeted by a friendly young lady who checked us in quickly and showed us to our room. She...

Thank xhanaxrx
townhouseowner, Manager at The Town House Durham, responded to this review

Dear xhanaxrx, What a lovely, positive and detailed review! Thank you so much. We enjoyed having you here. Thank you for your comments on the service. We have a brilliant team here at The Town House and it's always nice to know this is noticed. The message has been passed on to the staff who were here during your stay....

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Myself and my husband who recently married earlier in the year celebrated our first Mr&Mrs Christmas at the Town House for Christmas lunch. The hotel is gorgeous and decor amazing. The food was delicious and service attentive. We can't wait to go back soon

Thank Keeley S
townhouseowner, Manager at The Town House Durham, responded to this review

Dear Keeley S, First of all, Congratulations! Thank you for this fantastic review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your Christmas Lunch at the Town House. We take great pride in our service, so thank you for this lovely note. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards, The Town House

Reviewed 1 January 2017

We stayed for 1 night on 10.06.16 with the Friday Fizz offer. From the moment we stepped into the hotel the decor was gorgeous, chandeliers etc, just the style I love. Luggage was taken to our room immediately and there was a bottle in ice and chocolates on the dressing table (included in the offer). This was an amazing touch....

Thank Stevierobbx
townhouseowner, Manager at The Town House Durham, responded to this review

Dear Stevierobbx, Thank you for this brilliant review. The Friday Fizz offer comes and goes so keep your eyes peeled and give us a call to check when it's on. Our room rates vary depending on the room and whether you stay during the week or on a Friday or Saturday, so it's always worth checking to see what our...

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went for a lovely long riverside walk in Durham, the day after boxing day. We decided to pop in here for something to eat. Ended up having the 3 course lunchtime special. Delicious and can I STRONGLY recommend the sticky toffee pud. Best I've ever had. More importantly I want to mention the blonde lady that...

Thank Featherlegs
townhouseowner, Manager at The Town House Durham, responded to this review

Dear Featherlegs, Thank you for this review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch at the Town House, and that you enjoyed Linda's tour of the rooms. Our sticky toffee is a very popular dessert, thank you so much for recommending it! Linda, our waitress that day, will be notified of these lovely comments. We look forward to...

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Just had a fantastic overnight stay. The Town House is only 5-10 mins walkfrom the centre of Durham with the bars, castle, shops & cathedral easy to reach. The hotel is small & more of a restaurant with rooms, but the rooms are brilliant. We stayed in "Rouge" which had a huge bed, comfortable & a huge shower, only issue...

Thank JonFozzz
townhouseowner, Manager at The Town House Durham, responded to this review

Dear Jon, Thank you very much for this lovely and detailed review. We enjoyed having you stay with us, and hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards, The Town House

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

The pluses were that the starters, steaks and lamb main courses were delicious and cooked as ordered. The staff were helpful with providing for the 7 year old in our party and the sticky toffee pudding was yummy. The crime brûlée had mixed reviews from the two people who ordered it. They both agreed that the consistency of th brûlée...

Thank AngelaJ77
townhouseowner, Manager at The Town House Durham, responded to this review

Dear Angela, Thank you for your review. We will take all your comments on board. We are happy to hear you enjoyed most of the evening. But we do apologise for a couple of the things you have mentioned. The cod should not have been overcooked, and we are very sorry to hear this happened. The message has been passed...

Easington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Considering the size of the restaurant it took so long so to even get a drink, the food was nice although at points there was a long wait . Our coats were taking upon arrival however on departure we had to go find them our selves . We were over charged then when questioned it they kept that amount anyway...

Thank linzipug
townhouseowner, Manager at The Town House Durham, responded to this review

Dear Linzipug, We have looked into when you might have had dinner with us. However, we cannot recall having you stay with us, or anyone questioning us about charging too much. Could you please send us an email at info@thetownhousedurham.co.uk or phone us to confirm when you were in the restaurant and what the issues were during your stay. As...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A classic Georgian building from the outside...... step inside and prepare to be wowed . Choose Gadds Town House, Durham city’s most beautiful hotel and restaurant. Nestled in historical and peaceful Old Elvet, a striking transformation of an elegant townhouse ideally located minutes away from the Cathedral & Castle and Durham’s vibrant night life. Once inside the decor exudes glamour, luxuriously decedent combined with an eclectic collection of antiques & paintings creating atmosphere and special ambience to completely relax and enjoy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Town House Durham

Address: 34 Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HN, England (Formerly Gadds Town House)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
Price Range: $138 - $320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Town House Durham 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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