Sometimes staying at home and cooking gets boring and a trip out can be just what you need.
Whether it’s the messy pots that clutter the kitchen or you just need a change of scenery, finding a good place to eat can make the heart and tummy happy.
Choosing a restaurant can be difficult so if you’re struggling, look no further.
To help you choose, here’s a roundup of some of County Durham best places to eat that you can visit, according to Tripadvisor reviews.
All of the venues listed have at least a 4-star Tripadvisor rating.
11 best places to eat in County Durham according to Tripadvisor reviews
Location: Unit R07 The Riverwalk, Durham DH1 4SL England
“Food was amazing as always!! The best bottomless brunch there is in my opinion. Food always has a bit a kick which some may love, always options for people that don’t. Couldn’t recommend “Lizzie” more, great Waitress always on top of the game.”
Location: 48 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET England
“Looked on TripAdvisor for good restaurants in Durham and this did not disappoint. The food was delicious, the service was really friendly and helpful when I asked questions about spices. Would definitely recommend.”
Location: 88 Elvet Bridge, Durham DH1 3AG England
“Lovely little tearoom with very friendly staff. Home baking wonderful. Definitely recommend a visit here. Visit early so that you won’t be disappointed if the home baking is all sold out!”
Akarsu Turkish Restaurant & Grill
Location: 32A Silver Street, Durham DH1 3RD England
“First time and very impressed. Top quality food, highly recommended and will definitely return. Good menu options and reasonable prices for what you get.”
Bistro Citron Vert
Location: 1 Wellington Street High Pittington, Durham DH6 1AZ England
“Lovely French Bistro with attractive decor, a warm welcome and great service. Menu not huge but changes regularly and always has veggie options. Quality fresh ingredients.”
Cross Keys Inn
Location: Front Street Esh, Durham DH7 9QR England
“We really enjoyed our meal here this evening. Friendly welcome and service, wide range of excellent pub food and very reasonable prices. The portions are generous too!”
La Spada Restaurant
Location: 62-64 Front Street, Durham DH1 5DE England
“We had lunch today, it was outstanding, the food was excellent, the waitress was brilliant… I wish I knew her name to thank her on this review. We will be back.”
Bells Fish Restaurant
Location: Market Square, Durham DH1 3NE England
“In Durham for the evening, fancied fish and chips. Table available straight away, quick service by friendly waiter. Fish cake, sausage and chips, both delicious and plenty of them. Will most probably be back one day soon.”
Turkish Kitchen Meze And Grill
Location: Ground Floor 66 Saddler Street Durham, Durham DH1 3NP England
“Tasty lunch. I had the stuffed grape leaves appetizer and the grilled swordfish for my entree. Both were delicious. The kitchen modified the ingredients for me so my meal was gluten and dairy free. Service was friendly. Highly recommended.”
Location: 1 – 4 North Rd, Durham DH1 4PW England
“Lovely large terrace overlooking the River. Great place for lunch in the Spring sunshine. Efficient and friendly service. Lots of nachos, burgers and pizzas on menu with many veggie options. They also have a chicken katsu curry which was very good.”
Location: 84 Claypath, Durham DH1 1RG England
“First time and definitely will return. Food is amazing as are the staff. We’ve told all our friends and highly recommended. Plenty to choose from on the menu and have a full vegan menu too – as well as a brilliant cocktail menu – what’s not to like. You need this restaurant in your life.”