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Court Lane, Durham DH1 3JS, England
+44 191 384 9588
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a nice restaurant for an occasion meal, amazing food and atmosphere! Would recommend going in the afternoon as they have a lunch menu which is a bit cheaper! Must book or you won't get a table but it is worth it!

Thank SarahE199
Durham, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We usually go on a mid-Sunday afternoon but best to book as it's such a popular place. We were lucky enough to get seat at front window so could see all that was going on inside & out. Food and service brilliant as usual. After demolishing large tray of prawn crackers we had the garlic prawns with spicy Satay dip... More 

Thank Margaret G
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

out of the way of the city centre but still so popular! we didnt book a table but were given one on arrival for 1hour which was enough for us. kids choice of chicken fried rice and prawn crackers was great to feed the kids. the chicken and prawn pad thai was delicious and a huge portion. saucy chicken curry... More 

1 Thank tehdeh
Durham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is lovely. The food is lovely. The staff are actually so rude. Thailand is known for being the land of smiles. Not once did the woman crack a smile to us in the whole two hours we were there. She's rude. Has a bad attitude. The worst service I've had in Durham. I'm a waitress and I know... More 

Thank Seedo7
Hexham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super tasty food with a vibrant atmosphere. Food prices as you would expect for a busy restaurant in Durham although the wines are on the pricey side

1 Thank 10Phil10
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having spent a few months in Thailand I can be quite critical of Thai Food in England, but I have to say this place delivers. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere too, great for evenings. In my opinion, Zen is the nicest place to eat in Durham City.

1 Thank Dominic H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a first date. Definitely got some brownie points! Went on a Sunday afternoon and didn't have a reservation but managed to get seated. They have a huge cherry tree in the middle which reaches all over the roof. The mocktails were really good too (driving so no alcohol). Food is really good too. Great value for money.... More 

1 Thank Jamie S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Zen and was amazed by the top quality of the service & the food. Extremely well presented restaurant with a huge range to choose from on the menu. The service was quick & prompt and the food was totally gorgeous. If your in Durham it's certainly worth booking and enjoying what is on offer.

1 Thank Stuart B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious! Loved everything about it...my sis had the "best Thai green curry I've ever tasted"....she knows her curry! Lovely staff, decor, atmosphere, and the food....wow! Will absolutely return next time we're in Durham.

1 Thank Darlene S
Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited here on a Tuesday evening and it was very busy, we had a lovely family night and had various starters,din sum dumplings, duck and pancakes and quacking duck rollies! All were beautiful washed down with Tiger Beer. For mains we had chilli prawn stir fry (excellent!), thai red curry and polynesian chicken, again all good. The Service was neither... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?