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Finbarr’s Restaurant

| Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS, England
+44 191 307 7033
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
| Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

In Durham there are many restaurants but very few providing good, well cooked English food. Finbarr's has an exciting menu of good food with excellent ingredients served in a lovely old property.It is consistenly good. It also has an excellent wine list but the house...More

Thank pwynne
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had dinner on business. Drinks outside were very pleasant. Able to order and go to table for quick service. Crayfish starters were well presented if just a little lacking in umph. Three of us had fishcakes which were reported to be excellent. I had the...More

Thank Picpoul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here to celebrate a friend's birthday and the meal, service and ambiance all helped to make it a special occasion. From the drinks beforehand in the enclosed courtyard to the coffee at the end of the meal we were very happy with the...More

Thank Charliemcgarrity
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Finbarrs in Durham city is indeed a very fine restraunt but why oh why do management not take control of their establishments? My partner and I went here for dinner at 7.30pm on a friday evening, the welcome was friendly and we had a drink...More

4  Thank John L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called for a business lunch - I arrived early before my guest and was made most welcome. It was my first visit for lunch since the premises move, and I was delighted to see that the high quality of service and food previously experienced was...More

2  Thank Familydiners
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food average what we had. Thought was very over priced for the food received. Prices probably 30% more than they should be. Not a very extensive menu. Waiting staff were friendly although very young. Wouldn't rush back

Thank mandyhodson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed with the recent visit to Finbarr's for our anniversary with my sister and her husband. The new location, service and quality of both food and wine are just not worth the prices that Finbarr's charge. The menu was limited, several fish, couple of...More

1  Thank nickngw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Finbarr's Restaurant since its re-location to the old Bistro 21 site at Aykley Heads in Durham. At £17 for a three course meal with either a glass of wine or a generous portion of a soft drink of your...More

1  Thank Edward1951S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Set price of £20 including a glass of wine per head for three courses great value. Good food although the mains were only ordinary. Still enjoyed the venue and staff were friendly. Out of the way location and sat nav post code was a bit...More

Thank kelvin325
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We called on spec on Friday evening, having had an aborted visit to a gallery opening due to road closures. We were tired and hungry and in need of sustenance. Although the main room was fully booked, we were offered a table in an outer...More

Thank LeeMack2000
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Would anyone recommend this place for a family celebration lunch?
3 June 2017|
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Response from Skyeline | Reviewed this property |
Does this place offer a large variety of both vegan choices and dairy free choices?
20 April 2017|
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Response from MadzTyler | Reviewed this property |
Definitely a vegan dish but don't remember anything else.
Do you allow dogs inside
5 February 2017|
Response from Catherine B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they do, you would have to call them to make sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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18:00 - 21:00
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12:00 - 14:30
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 307 7033
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