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10 Station Lane, Durham DH1 1LJ, England
+44 191 384 1010
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“pizza” (108 reviews)
“steak” (70 reviews)
“potato skins” (33 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
10 Station Lane, Durham DH1 1LJ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food at a very reasonable price. Early evening and the place was busy but service was quick and friendly. Sticky Toffee pudding was tasty.

Thank 533MikeB
Reviewed 30 August 2018

My friend and I meet for regular lunches here as they are the best in Durham. The staff are always friendly, the food is always delicious with good portion sizes and the prices are incredibly reasonable. 11/10 would recommend for a great lunch.

Thank Oliver W
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent happy hour menu - usual Italian style food - very good lasagne and beautiful minestrone soup On the whole staff are nice Worth a visit for a reasonably priced early tea - haven’t been at any other time so can’t comment on more complex...More

Thank LCN23
Reviewed 8 August 2018

First of all, in the summer, it’s best to book.. we always go for the daily menu, 3 courses for a very cheap price.. it’s in a brilliant location on the beach. The staff are friendly and efficient. The food is made with fresh ingredients...More

Thank Anne Lorraine S
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Went with family,good value meal lots of choice and very attentive staff. I had garlic mushrooms followed by seafood risotto, both delicious. Very good white wine. Everyone enjoyed there selections, woul recommend. I believe it is now called something different.

Thank 1608lozza
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Great place with great food and drinks. Celebrating 16th birthday for 18 people all served hot and efficiently had a great night!!!

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Visited here for my Bro-in-laws 80th and wasn't impress - 2 us have fillet steak which were massive, but they had been treated somehow to bulk them up? The pasta didn't seem freshly made (Microwaved?) The staff needed guidance and were busy getting ready for...More

Thank wotty59
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Absolutely Fantastic !! the food was delicious, the staff were efficient and friendly, the maître d'hotel, was a star. our food was delivered hot and it was plentiful, the food was cooked to perfection and I it will be the first place I go to...More

Thank RhondsN
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Sambuccas in dalton is one of the best places I’ve been to .very friendly and welcoming staff make u feel comfortable from walking through door to leaving. We go to sambuccas a lot .the Sunday carvery is well worth the money (not expensive at all)...More

Thank june m
Reviewed 12 April 2018

I love this place! I does excellent good value food, the service is great, and its got so many things to look at in the building that its perfect to keep little one's entertained with 'I Spy'

Thank louise B
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Questions & Answers
7 March 2018|
Response from S599EFjuliag | Reviewed this property |
I really don’t know although one of my party has been here and she is a gluten free so three must have been something she could eat as she definately dined.
Kenneth R
19 October 2017|
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Response from Shaun J | Reviewed this property |
Happy hour for drinks? No happy hour
Louisa M
28 December 2016|
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Response from K9olly | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response, our GF daughter wasn't with us so I can't advise. I'm sure they can oblige if asked.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Station Lane, Durham DH1 1LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 1010
  • E-mail
Sambuca Durham is a vibrant and welcoming Italian Restaurant where friends and family can gathered together in a relax atmosphere. Unbeatable both value and food quality delivered by a very committed, competent and friendly staff.
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