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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” (32 reviews)
“thai food” (42 reviews)
“prawn crackers” (33 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Court Lane, Durham DH1 3JS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always worth the visit. One of the best eateries in Durham. Well priced for the quality of the food.

Thank LeBonBon360
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took friends to zen for the first time food was excellent as all ways, service was great and we all cannot wait to go back.

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

book well in advance as even on a Thursday at 5.45pm we were told we would have to be off the table by 7pm - a little dissappointing A lovely restaurant tucked away in Durham city with parking close by- parking free after 6pm. A...More

1  Thank bluecarr2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here during the Lumiere Festival. We weren’t expecting to get a table but, after a short wait while we looked at the menu, we were soon shown to a table. We were not disappointed! A wonderful lunch served by enthusiastic staff. Try...More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some new friends in a nearby pub recommended Zen for dinner and we loved the restaurant. It was packed, but we did find a table. The food was great. The restaurant was walking distance from the Marriott Hotel.

Thank GADawgGa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as a group of 8 family members on a Sunday afternoon. The food was good on on the whole but the service very poor. Whilst finishing our drinks at the end we were asked without notice to go and stand in the bar to...More

Thank Alfiemagic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 7 of us visited Zen last night, first time for me, it was a lovely feel when you walked in, we had a table booked and the staff made you feel welcome. Food was amazing and very tasty, portion sizes are very...More

Thank Gemma R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great but felt we were constantly been hurried which put us off ordering a main course. A pity.Starters were brilliant.massive amount of prawn crackers but great pity no non alcoholic beet

Thank ROBOBNorfolk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zen is billed as a Thai restaurant but it provides a wide range of dishes from throughout the Far East. It is a very popular restaurant and we were lucky a seat mid afternoon on a Saturday without a reservation. The restaurant is very atmospheric...More

Thank dstripper
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

I love this restaurant and everytime i visit durham, me and my husband have to dine at Zen. The service is very good, the decor and atmosphere are very nice and the food is delicious. If u go there, try the scallops and starters and...More

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