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The Cellar Door

$$ - $$$European, , British
41 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NU, England
+44 191 383 1856
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (49 reviews)
“steak” (92 reviews)
“sea bass” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
European, Contemporary, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NU, England
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1 - 10 of 759 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The ambience in this restaurant is very inviting with a lovely view of the river and well spaced tables. The staff were frindly but service was very slow. Starters were very small - more like a tasting menu with a tiny amount sat on a...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's easy to walk past the entrance to the restaurant but walking down the stairs and sitting at the window with the river view it so worth it. The food is delicious for both lunch and dinner. It's not over priced either. Will defiantly be...More

Thank Hayley A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a large party here, the food was uniformly excellent and the staff were friendly and pleasant. The price compared to the quality of food was brilliant. Good for couples or a group meal.

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Revisited The Cellar Door for dinner after a year and found it as good as I remembered it. Choosing from the menu was difficult because so many of the dishes were attractive. The food was beautifully cooked and presented and featured unusual combinations of tastes...More

Thank TBMFalkirk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well priced too - My fiancée and I had three courses each and shared a bottle of wine for £75. Will definitely be returning.

Thank KirstieMarshall2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our Sunday lunch looked promising waitress seemed knowledgeable and professional. Only a few of us had starters which seemed to take ages to arrive again the tables took ages to clear. Mains arrived and out of 7 covers 4 were sent back due to food...More

1  Thank 475woody
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whitby crab, duck breast, classics but brought in innovative way, this place was a real good surprise. Very nice wine list also. Service was attentionate. Recommended.

Thank VINCE24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant, food was excellent but the service was lacking. We had to attract the waiter to order additional drinks and then remind him on two separate occasions. We were half way through our meal before we got the second round of drinks and still...More

Thank 720jackson5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lunch menu offers a good choice and was very reasonably priced. The drinks were rather expensive but the opportunity to sit out and eat overlooking the river evened things out.

Thank Keith P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant had a wedding party due in so were concerned about that. We arrived a little early and were left standing at the door and then told to sit at the bar after 10 minutes no one had asked if we would like a...More

Thank gemstonegirl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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