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Oven Restaurant

$$ - $$$European, British,
30 Duke Street, Darlington DL3 7AQ, England
+44 1325 466668
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 Duke Street, Darlington DL3 7AQ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous food and drinks! Will definitely be going back!! First time and can honestly say new fave!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Suehillsbury
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always consistently excellent service here and the food is home made and really fresh and tasty I recommend you to book to avoid disappointment as the restaurant is always busy P.S. They offer take out Sunday lunch too

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kath M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Popped in as a last minute choice on a Tuesday night. And a great choice in venue it was! Good value midweek menu of 2 courses, with great choices available. Very busy but staff were attentive without standing over you. I didn’t have to wait...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Preynol1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saturday evening on December. What a great find. Cozy, friendly and lets talk about the food. Great starters and mains that were all absolutely spot on. Braised shin beef was divine. Such good value for money too. Highly recommend

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Foodfanatic65
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am difficult to please, but this restaurant is run by someone who really cares about everything: the quality and presentation of meals and the service given. Three of us had different meals, but all of us agreed how good (I don't like to use...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Norman W
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Me and my mother go often for the sunday dinners! Food is top quality and so is the service! Wouldn’t go anywhere else for my dinner! The weekly menu is also amazing! Love this plase so much, staff are so kind and really make you...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Hannah W
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

My colleagues and I went to Oven Restaurant whilst away with work! What an absolute find! Really beautiful homemade food at incredible prices! The staff/owner were incredibly warm and welcoming and extremely accommodating! We really enjoyed our time at this restaurant! Thank you!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank squiresr22
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Eight of us ate here for a birthday lunch. Three ordered starters and for the main course we had a variety of 2 fish and chips, 4 roast beef Sunday lunches, 1 chicken and 1 pork Sunday lunches. I looked at my meat then everyone...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nan2272252117
Reviewed 20 September 2018

We have been going to this restaurant for a number of years Since the management has gone to there new restaurant Darlington has gone down hill As an example we visited a few days ago where the new manager was in He obviously had family...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Barry V
Reviewed 18 September 2018

On visiting the oven on Friday again another fantastic meal,friendly service and again fantastic food. The staff friendly and always make you feel welcome. You are never rushed and staff always ask if everything is fine and can't do enough for you. Again well done...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jackie A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Duke Street, Darlington DL3 7AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Darlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1325 466668
  • E-mail
Oven Restaurant is a busy, local, neighbourhood restaurant on the outskirts of Darlington town centre, close to the west end. Oven Restaurant is a bustling and vibrant restaurant that serves fabulous food. It's express and pre theatre menu is unrivalled, the food is just so good- 1 course for £7.95, 2 Courses £9.95, 3 Courses £11.95 From12-2 .30 Pm/ 5-7 pm Tuesday - Friday.. Oven Restaurant has a great a la carte menu which is available every day for lunch and dinner- prices range from just £12.50- £21.50 And is really worth a try. Sunday lunch is quite a special affair- the restaurant is open 12-4 pm on a Sunday and Sunday lunch is amazing- £9.95 For roast topside of beef with all the trimmings. Sunday lunch is also available to takeaway There is a large room upstairs that can hold roughly 40 people for private hire or for a private party. Oven restaurant caters for businesses and families alike and always has an eclectic mix of people eating. Whether you want to visit for an intimate meal or a professional meeting you can trust Oven Restaurant to look after all your needs.
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