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Travellers' Choice2023
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C$10 - C$48
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Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews ox beef bourguignon sunday roast pudding cheesecake potatoes tapas burger hidden gem cooked to perfection warm welcome lovely evening fabulous food staff were attentive lovely atmosphere the pub friends and family
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Meal and service outstanding, chateaubriand was the best we’ve had (better than well known steak houses!!!) sauce was also devine

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been probably one of the best meals of my life. The service and food was second to none. Absolutely excellent cannot wait to come back and try their tapas night x

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yesterday was my 4th visit to The Durham Ox and they do not disappoint! We went for their Greek tapas and was a fabulous evening we had. I’ve been on separate occasions with a friend, a large party, family and as a couple - the...standard never wavers. It’s always incredible! The staff are incredibly attentive and friendly, they can’t do enough for you. The food for a small place in Ilkeston is absolutely gorgeous. We cannot wait to keep returning. Thank you!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the tapas night and wow, we're not disappointed. The food was amazing, the dessert definitely was star of the show...already booked in for next month! Lois is the absolute epitome of how front of house should be.. attentive , knowledgeable, superb 👏👏

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for the launch of the new menu and can honestly say it was one of the best meals Iv had. The staff were fantastic and the food was amazing. The scollop starter is on par with high end seafood restaurants Iv eaten in and...the lamb shank main was also cooked to perfection. Will be returning again for sureMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply put…. one of the best meals I have ever had!! Everything from start to finish was fabulous. What a hidden gem. Thank you so much to all the staff for a wonderful evening :)

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing dishes sampled from the new Spring menu tonight. Excellent flavours and quality, service and friendliness of the team completed the evening. We ate at The Ivy in Harrogate pre-Christmas 2023 and I can honestly say the quality and flavours of the dishes at...The Durham Ox, Ilkeston are definitely on par! Compliments to the chef and everyone on the Team.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another fabulous birthday meal at our local fave eating place. Lamb kofta a sublime eating experience and my friends loving the tuna. Great vibes and win

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Christmas voucher from friends took us here for dinner. Have to say we had a wonderful meal, absolutely delicious. The pea and mint soup was one of the nicest I’ve ever tasted. The chef is very talented. Good portion sizes, so we didn’t leave...hungry! The staff were warm, welcoming, friendly and attentive. We’ve heard lots of positive comments about The Durham Ox and so glad we visited. We will definitely go back and recommend to family and friends. This is a real little treasure, in Ilkeston. Can’t wait to visit again.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Early evening meal with family, what a treat! Lovely food, nice environment and attentive staff! I had pie, maybe the best pie I have ever had, delicious pastry, loads of butter soft beef and onions and tasty tasty gravy! Chips crispy on the outside and...sweet and fluffy in! Can’t wait to come back to try the new menu! Thank you!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 11, 2024 via mobile

This was my first visit and we picked a Thursday for Italian tapas night and although it was a 5pm booking the place was packed and I can see why, the service was excellent nothing was too much trouble and tbe staff all seemed happy...and conent and the food was heavenly, great quality and served fresh and hot... .loved every bite We liked it so much we hv booked againMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 11, 2024 via mobile

This really is a lovely place to visit. The food is always good and the staff are very friendly and cheerful. I would highly recommend the Durham Ox .

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 10, 2024 via mobile

We visited the Durham Ox last Sunday for lunch. We’ve visited many times before and always had a lovely time. The food is always tasty and well presented. The staff are very friendly and do what they can to accommodate your needs. And, once again...this last visit was to the same very high standard. A little gem in Ilkeston. Well done to all the team. 👍More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 3, 2024

I thoroughly enjoyed the nut roast accompanied by honey-roasted vegetables, apple and cinnamon red cabbage, seasonal greens, roast potatoes, creamy mash, a Yorkshire pudding, and a generous gravy drizzle. The nut roast surpassed expectations with its exceptional flavours and absence of dryness. What made the...experience even more memorable was that it was my first encounter with a gluten-free roast served alongside a Yorkshire pudding. This place truly stands out for its commitment to offering suitable replacements for those with dietary requirements, not just eliminations. To top off the lovely meal, the sticky toffee pudding was simply unreal! It left a perfect lasting impression. Overall, a highly recommended dining experience and I’m currently writing this review from a food coma!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 27, 2024

Absolutely first class…. the food was outstanding. My husband and I both had the Beef Bourguignon which was delicious…. didn’t want it to end! Deserts were gorgeous too. A lovely pub with a warm and welcoming ambiance. Staff all helpful and attentive. Will most definitely...be returning.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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The Durham Ox (Ilkeston) is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5