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Finbarr’s Restaurant

| Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS, England
+44 191 307 7033
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • 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 4 days ago via mobile

First visit since Finbarr’s moved into their new home. Reasonably priced set lunch menu at £17.50 for 2 courses or £20 for 3 courses. Food excellent and lovely environment. Highly recommended.

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a little oasis great food and great wine and a really great atmosphere - worth a detour - bottle of tignanello was amazing value - the desserts were amazing and the food generally really delicious - thank you

Thank wozzerb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Service could have been better and not really what I expected from what is billing itself as a higher end restaurant but still pretty good. Would I return, absolutely!

Thank AGEastLondon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting location - next to the Register Office in Durham. Menu looked good on paper but a little bit hit and miss in person. I had the tempura scallops to start, nicely cooked but a bit lacking in flavour. My partner found the asparagus, ham...More

1  Thank Towniecountrygirl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing three course lunchtime following our ceremony next door at the register office. The food was exceptional, the staff were attentive and polite and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for helping to make our day complete.

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Finbarr’s continue to impress me. Since they moved into the space at Aykley Heads they have definitely raised their game, and we have now had a couple of truly outstanding meals there. Today I had a tempura of scallop which was just wonderful. The tempura...More

1  Thank Simon R
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

What can we say simply outstanding staff can't be more helpful or accommodating service excellent ( even though very busy ) food delicious , decour & cleanliness all 5 star

Thank suzi4boro
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent food here when we had a get together for a team of eight. As a work group we were put into a separate room which resulted a bit less atmosphere as the only noise came from us (no background music). Mozzarella and blood orange...More

Thank Dr_Waugh
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for my birthday, we both had steak, which was really nice. The restaurant is a nice size, not too many tables which are not too close together.

Thank durhamdonkey
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Had a lovely Sunday lunch, the food was absolutely gorgeous well presented and tasted delicious. Had 2 courses for a very good price atmosphere lovely staff very attentive without being over the top. I love this restaurant would go everyday if I could never had...More

Thank Carol N
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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

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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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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