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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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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 be very accommodating, but it's a sophisticated adult menu so unless your child is used to eating this way, then it wouldn't appeal. The outside space is a dining terrace, not a free space - I'd go somewhere else with young kids for everyone's sake.
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