County Durham

Dine out in County Durham

Enjoy fabulous food in these superb County Durham restaurants

From the Durham Heritage Coast to the North Pennines, restaurants in County Durham occupy a beautiful area of the North East. This is also a county of contrasts, from the historic county town of Durham itself, to busy and bustling centres like Hartlepool and countless picture postcard villages and hamlets. County Durham restaurants are similarly varied, with slick urban diners, cosy country inns and cuisines from around the globe. We've brought together the best restaurants in County Durham to make it simple and quick to book your next meal. Check out our listings and compare our customer reviews to find the perfect spot for your next meal out.

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    Try the great British restaurants of County Durham

    The county is rich in produce, with fresh fish from the North Sea and excellent local game. Many of these fine local ingredients find their way onto the menus of top British restaurants in County Durham. Look out for innovative dishes such as pan-fried local pigeon breast with wild mushrooms and a pearl barley risotto, or slow-cooked pork belly with cauliflower and black pudding. If you're more of a traditionalist, a steak and ale pie or some classic fish and chips should do the trick.
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    Or seek out some exotic flavours in County Durham's international restaurants

    The chefs of County Durham restaurants take inspiration from all around the world. You can sample the delights of Indian cooking in a stunning thali, for example, with lots of little dishes to delight. Mezes from the Middle East, meanwhile, provide a similar introduction to cuisines from the likes of Turkey and Lebanon. There's also an excellent selection of Italian restaurants across County Durham, where you can enjoy a huge variety of pastas and pizzas along with some fabulous meat and seafood dishes.
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    Choose County Durham restaurants for casual catch-ups or serious celebrations

    Restaurants in County Durham are the perfect choice whether you're looking for a stunning venue for your next big celebration or simply a cool cafe to catch up with friends. There are lots of intimate little diners for a romantic meal for two but just as many family-friendly places where kids are well catered for. Remember to check out some of the excellent inns and village pubs if you're planning a day out in the country, or book a table at a stylish urban eatery when dining in town.