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Court Lane, Durham DH1 3JS, England
+44 191 384 9588
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Easington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just go!! It's awesome (; food always lush been so many times , staff seems to always stay the same which is nice . Good quality always can't wait to return

Thank linzipug
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Words will not describe that... Just go there - and you will see it was worth doing so. Excellent food, traditional asian drinks, professional and polite staff. Just remember to booka a table in advance ;)

Thank Ren E
Durham, UK
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a quick lunch before our trip to the Christmas markets this weekend. Service is good and the food was excellent. Quite pricey for a lunch bite however I guess you pay for what you get. It really is a lovely restaurant inside too.

Thank Malts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner for 2 on Friday, had to eat earlier than usual (6pm) as they were fully booked save for that slot when I made a reservation by phone 2 days ahead. They put an hour and a half time limit us saying they needed the table back for 7:30 which I found a little off putting however that aside this... More 

Thank Victoriamolloy
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You walk into the restaurant in a niche part of the iconic city of Durham. You can either sit inside the restaurant or outside. We have been many-a-time and always sat inside the restaurant, this gives you more of the again vibe. There is asian atmospheric music being played in the background, most of the staff seem to be thai... More 

Thank HauxwellJR
Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a range of dishes from across the far east, offering something for just about anyone. The food tried was well cooked, well presented and tasted great. Looking forward to going again sometime. Range of flower teas are really good, something you don't see very often. Staff were friendly and helpful. Although not a budget place I'd consider it... More 

Thank Edward R
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We turned up early without a booking and they only fit us in for a maximum of an hour, which for midweek indicates how popular this place is. Food is on the pricey side but good quality and efficiently served.

Thank Mark C
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely delicious food, my pregnancy cravings wanted Thai food and they got some delicious stuff! The starters were hot, well flavoured and plentiful and ditto on the main courses. Drinks and crackers came quickly (which is great when you're starving!) Great atmosphere and very busy for a Sat afternoon (in a Thai). The only reason its a 4 and not... More 

Thank ClaireHunter96
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208 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on Sunday night and it was packed, luckily free on street parking available on Sunday's. Table not ready so had a few drinks in small but we'll provisioned adjacent bar, nice cocktail and ice cold Tigerbeer. The food and service were excellent, starters were a tasty shredded duck and the largest won ton soup I have ever seen. We... More 

Thank Andy S
Durham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant great ambience.The restaurant was busy but the service was fairly good,a little delay when we first sat down and were waiting to order drinks.good drinks menu,nice selection of cocktails.We all had a different choice from the food menu and we were all happy with what we choose.we would all be happy to return to this restaurant and would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Court Lane, Durham DH1 3JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 9588

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?