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Finbarr’s Restaurant

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| Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS, England
+44 191 307 7033
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Today
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 18:00 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live in chester le street and always treat myself to a meal 3-4 times a week. I've tried most good restaurants in Durham, however I've Always had a beautiful meal every time I've eating at Finbars, great menu and food is amazing. Easy parking and good service also

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Thank David G
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is fast becoming our 'go to' restaurant.Virtually guaranteed a fantastic dining experience.Top quality food,well cooked with no retention ,its not cheap here but long after the price is forgotten you will have fond memories of your visit here.

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1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us enjoyed the early evening menu last night. All courses were very good. My roast hake was excellent and a good portion size. The staff were attentive and warm. The new premises were a pleasant surprise being an improvement on the previous Bistro. In our humble opinion the early evening menu is an improvement on previous ones in... More 

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Thank Ann S
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where do I start, poor wine (sparkling served in plastic glasses), standard fare food with pretty high prices for what you got, overall experience poor. Only reason this is two out of five is that the waiter was polite and attentive and the quality of the produce was good. I remember this place under bistro 21 being fantastic at one... More 

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Thank Ripzee
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for a birthday celebration. We received a very warm welcome and were offered drinks in the bar. Delighted at the menu choices and it took some time to make our choices. There is an extensive wine list to choose from as well. My wife had the soufflé and was impressed by the lightness and flavour of the dish. My... More 

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Thank JohnDJ79
Durham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly a haute cuisine experience with delicious range of meats all prepared to a very high standard. Great wine menu and good service A delightful experience

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant on a Saturday night whilst visiting Durham.It is a bit difficult to find but worth the search. Ambiance and service is excellent for a night out. I had Thai mussels as a starter that were very tasty and then veal Osso Bucco that was good though a bit "heavy" on the stomach with the risotto and Gremolata.

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Thank John F
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food, excellent menu, excellent service, excellent value, excellent ambience, for want of a better word - EXCELLENT.

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Thank Peter M
Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The waiters were friendly. The food was delicious and tasty. Great atmosphere l! Would definitely go again 100%

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived early and without booking but were accommodated in the bar by a pleasant waitress. After being taken to our table we enjoyed the set menu which included 3 courses and a drink - great value. We had difficulty choosing because the food all sounded delicious. We had the feta and beetroot salad, coconut and sweet potato soup and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 307 7033

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?