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Restaurant 17

17 Elvet Bridge, Durham DH1 3AA, England
+44 191 384 9050
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (43 reviews)
“duck sausage” (3 reviews)
“mussels” (13 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
17 Elvet Bridge, Durham DH1 3AA, England
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1 - 10 of 291 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good menu and overall high standard of food and friendly service. Being in a cellar it has a pleasant quirky atmosphere. I would return

2  Thank Pomegranate789
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely meal, served by charming staff, who looked after us Highly recommend a visit to this underground restaurant (not claustophobic at all)

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little restaurant with friendly staff. Starters and main course were enjoyable but spoilt by the desserts. Burnt chocolate brownie and tiramisu that needed a formal introduction to coffee. Shame as it was really enjoyable otherwise

Thank Ruth W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was nice, and the staff very attentive. A lovely place to go for a special occasion or date night.

1  Thank angieV2334GH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here last Saturday. The service and food was pretty good, however it simply wasn't worth it the price. That is a fact. We wouldn't go back.

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited before so know format, chose as a safe option as meeting people over business on a visit to area....starters of mackerel and belly pork excellent, we all chose steaks which were also excellent, the porterhouse was succulent and tastefully cooked while the red Malbec...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a previous review said it is a hidden gem below a cafe. Would strongly recommend as the food was delicious and the service was 5*. Would definitely go back if we visit durham again.

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Following all the good reviews here we decided to have dinner. Conveniently located near one of the river bridges in the old town, located down a flight of stairs. Nice welcome and quick attentive service. Menu is a bit of an East-West fusion and works...More

Thank Mountain_Bike_Rider
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a hidden gem. Tucked away just before the bridge. Super good, the sirloin was fantastic and the staff lovely.

1  Thank LancashireFamily590
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful restaurant. Friendly attentive staff. The meal was delicious from the first to last bites. Highly recommend

Thank Vicki Y
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Questions & Answers
16 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Paul T | Reviewed this property |
I think that’s probably where they make most money so I’d doubt it.
2 October 2017|
Response from Owner1617 | Property representative |
Thank you for getting in touch,we do yes,please contact us directly to discuss your reservation further Regards
Linda S
3 November 2016|
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Response from Plodds | Reviewed this property |
Hi,I am also not the proprietor. Just a customer who reviewed it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Elvet Bridge, Durham DH1 3AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 9050
Restaurant 17 Has a Reputation for fresh cuisine. With world wide infulences all Home Made by a Talented Team of Chefs. Set within a Historic Grade II Listed Building on Elvet Bridge. The boutique inspired interior is stylish and contemporary, with lanterns and beautiful chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, candle lit tables welcome you and a historic brick fireplace is a main focus point within the restaurant. If in Durham Visit Durhams First World Fusion Restaurant
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