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Finbarr’s Restaurant

| Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS, England
+44 191 307 7033
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
| Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were staying locally on holiday, and decided to come to Finbarr’s. Their set menu at £25 per head was extremely good value for 3 courses. We had delicious broccoli and salmon soup, spiced aubergines with homemade flatbread, belly of pork and fishcakes. Pudding was...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner from special menu. It was excellent 3 courses of excellently cooked food in a lovely atmosphere. The staff are friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Lauren is thoughtful and very accommodating.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met up with a long time friend who recommended this restaurant and it was all she said it would be. Lightbairy dining room with attentive staff. Good variety of starters and main course. Pork shoulder was tender and juicy.

Thank Patricia O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been recommended this place to eat by a friend but sadly it did not meet our high expectations. Service was good and staff were friendly and helpful but the food took A while to arrive and not exactly amazing.Veg was undercooked and meat...More

Thank ghollandsend72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to Finbarr’s restaurant. We got seated straight away and service was excellent. The olives and bread already on the table was a nice touch. I had the scallops to start, they were cooked beautifully, then the stonebass for main course and creme brûlée...More

Thank D-Tron86
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

First class food & wine, excellent service - able to enjoy the ambiance without feeling rushed or delayed - just right

Thank PeterleePara01
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Went for lunch with 6 other ladies. Nice room to have drinks. Bread and olives we're waiting on the dining table. Pleasant staff. Had Beetroot and Feta starter, Fishcakes, then Creme Brûlée. All we're really lovely, and nicely presented, but the Main meal was too...More

Thank Watt500
Reviewed 29 December 2017

the service was very good, unlike the food. All five of our party agreed that the food was very bland, very underseasoned. Those of us that had vegetables on our plates also agreed that though we enjoy Al-dente, these were closer to raw - even...More

2  Thank sabrown3
Reviewed 23 December 2017

The menu was not long but seemed full of choice. In the end we opted for the Christmas semi-set menu and the choice proved a good one. The service was attentive but not a constant 'in your face'. The place was busy but we were...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

It's OK. Been a few times before reviewing it. It's just fine. Inoffensive and adequate but for me no more than that. Staff seem not so attentive. We had to ask for everything rather than being offered. Drinks. Condiments. Dessert. Coffee. All of these we...More

2  Thank SuHDurham
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Response from KarenOT | Reviewed this property |
Grandad will love it, one in our party has mobility issues and she was fine. It isn't cheap, but then i didn't find it extortionately expensive either.
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Response from MadzTyler | Reviewed this property |
Definitely a vegan dish but don't remember anything else.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, 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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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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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