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Finbarr’s Restaurant

| Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS, England
+44 191 307 7033
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • 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 5 days ago

A nice place for Sunday lunch, great atmosphere and service. A varied menu at a good price. A few miles out of the city so easy to get to and to park.

Thank Liz J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Finbars have moved to bistro 21 and being a fan of bistro 21 it was with some reserve that I booked a party of 18 into Finbars. They excelled! Comfortable table, friendly no pressure service and most impressively no mistakes in the orders or the...More

Thank Penny S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fabulous food, service and venue! Lovely environment and atmosphere! A little off the beaten track but well worth a detour!

Thank Keithntaylor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great evening. Lovely food and we were well looked after. A bit formal and posh. The great and good of Durham seem to pop by of an evening. Could chill a bit more but food wins out in the end.

Thank elrahd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A party of 15 of us booked this many months ago and we weren't disappointed. We were given a private room and were looked after by Henry who did a marvellous job. Slightly surprised that for a party of our size we didn't have to...More

Thank jjbmboy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is outside the historic city centre, but well worth the trip (and easy to park). They were busy as it was a university graduation day, but the service was still very friendly and efficient. There is a good (value) set lunch menu with...More

Thank JeffCypress
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our daughter her after her graduation. Excellent food and very reasonable prized. We were in the room above the restaurant and although it was fully booked that evening it was not that noisy.

Thank 362tulip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for the wife's birthday lunch. Wasn't disappointed lovely place great food....salmon rillette and mozzarella starter...folowed by sirloin steak and fish cakes...great value 20 pound for 3 courses...barry the owner really comes into his own great hospitality...will definitely be back...mark and karen

Thank Danny915
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well satisfied fro service and quality of food. Wine list can be improved and avoiding caped wine bottles for such a restaurant. Prices very reasonable 50 GBP for 2 persons without wine, we went for 3 course meal.

Thank ThiPs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a disappointing review a few year ago in their old location, we thought we would give this restaurant another try in the new. location. We were glad we did. The service on a busy evening was wonderful. The food was outstanding and the new...More

Thank kandn30068
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Response from MadzTyler | Reviewed this property |
Definitely a vegan dish but don't remember anything else.
5 February 2017|
Response from Catherine B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they do, you would have to call them to make sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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18:00 - 21:00
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12:00 - 14:30
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12:00 - 14:30
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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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