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The Cellar Door

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41 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NU, England
+44 191 383 1856
11:30 - 22:30
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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been recommended this place by friends and it certainly lived up to expectations. We had the lunch menu, scotch egg to start and I had the lamb burger, both were very nice. Service was great, staff were very helpful.

Thank lydsbllk
Manchester, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked a table after reading the reviews and were not disappointed.The food was excellent.I had the duck dish for the main course,this was probably one of the best duck dishes I have had.The menu is varied if a little pricey but the quality of the food makes it worthwhile.The staff are friendly and the service , if a lilltle... More 

Thank Nigel V
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lunch and dinner are excellent here with some interesting menu options...modern British cuisine at reasonable prices with good staff. The view of the river from the restaurant is an added bonus . You'll need to book.

Thank bird33Uk
Hexham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

2 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 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 

Thank Christraveller10
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

2 Thank PalomaLS
Canberra, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

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 2 weeks 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 

Thank Granville7777
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121 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

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 3 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.

1 Thank dos200

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$45
European, Contemporary, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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
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?