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US$14 - US$49
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European, Contemporary, British
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Had my first business lunch in 18months since lockdown. It was worth the wait as the venue and the food were wonderful. Alex was the perfect Host. Loved it.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an absolutely fantastic afternoon at The Cellar Door! We were there to celebrate my mums 60th birthday and Katie and Jasmine could not have done anymore for us, firstly they sat us as a beautiful table, helped me order a secret bottle of...bubbly for my mum and presented my mum with a surprise birthday dessert at the end of our meal! The food was beautiful and the cocktails were the best I've tasted. Thank you for making our visit so, so special Katie and Jasmine! :)More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As my daughters graduation ceremony have been cancelled for this year, I decided to honour at least one of the Durham traditions…that is going to the Cellar Door for a celebratory lunch! We went to for lunch and we ordered from the set menu which...was amazing value… The only flaw was the slow service, but given that it was a glorious day and we were able to sit outside on the terrace, overlooking the river, we didn’t mind too much. Fantastic value for money and highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our daughter chose this restaurant for her birthday dinner. What can I say, it was incredible. Down some steps and into a beautiful restaurant. We were sat near an open door, this was wonderful as it gave us a lovely breeze. The waitress came over...and took our drinks order. She then came back a few minutes later to take our food order. I’m afraid I can’t remember the waitress’s name, but she was very professional and helpful. Our starters arrived, I won’t bore you with what we had, but they were all amazing (fish cakes especially). We were given a rest period before our main courses arrived. Again, these were incredible. We could not fault any of the food or service. We would definitely go back when we are in Durham. All in all, a wonderful food experience. Thank you.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's easy to not notice the entrance to this restaurant but once inside an excellent find,suberb lunch on the terrace beef Wellington was terrific and looked after by Katie who is a credit to the establishment.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and wine, delivered perfectly by our server. Friendly, welcoming, with a well thought out menu. A place to revisit

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here yesterday evening to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We were not disappointed, from arriving to leaving it was perfect. The food and staff were excellent, it was everything we hoped it would be and more. Well done

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely restaurant situated in a quaint location in central Durham. Everything about this place was fab. We sat outside overlooking the river and the staff were attentive, welcoming and just generally friendly. Food was also delicious. Would 100% go again.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place! We called in for an impromptu visit and enjoyed gorgeous lunch with a couple of glasses of wine. We were served by Katie who was very charming. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A big disappointment. The main complaint (and one that I see has been made by others) is that it took over an hour for our first course to arrive and at least another 30 minutes for the main courses to arrive. The waiter’s excuse was...“this is a fresh food restaurant” (well I should hope so!) - all this despite the restaurant not being full. The food was reasonably well cooked and presented and the portions generous but by no means perfect - by way of an example the beef Wellington was cooked exactly as requested and a generous size but the taste was not what I expected - rather than being wrapped in mushroom duxelles / pate as I would normally expect the beef appeared to be wrapped in a rather overbearing layer of green leaves (spinach?) Otherwise we found the decor pleasant and the waiting staff friendly. I hope that our experience was due to having only recently reopened after the COVID lockdown and that the obvious issues can be resolved with a little more practice.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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RachelRBC
18 October 2020|
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Response from buggerthis | Reviewed this property |
They have tables outside overlooking the river but it would all depend on the weather, I’m sure they will have “heaters”
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Korey80Coll
10 September 2019|
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Response from 112luxurytraveller | Reviewed this property |
I think dogs are allowed outside on the terrace
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Robert T
18 August 2018|
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Response from Cheryl G | Reviewed this property |
Have just seen this question - I'd say more for an adult taste than a child's unless very cosmopolitan. No judgment intended, but if you have to ask for your child, the answer's probably 'no'. Not that I'm sure they wouldn't... More
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The Cellar Door is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4