British Restaurants in Durham

Boasting the North East's only two Michelin star award winning restaurant, you can rest assured that you will experience some exquisite dining in the city of Durham. Sample some of the best British cuisine with a selection of fine dining experiences to impress and delight. You can expect contemporary twists on traditional classics as well as innovative creations for a unique and memorable experience.  



Ropery Lane, Chester-Le-Street, DH3 4NX

It really doesn’t get more luxurious than Lumley Castle. This magnificent hotel surrounded by greenery and parklands is the idyllic setting of Knights Restaurant. This award winning restaurant offers delicious, classic British dishes with an original twist. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the Library Bar, or perhaps an after dinner liquor to complete the ultimate dining experience.



Summerhouse, County Durham, DL2 3UD

The Raby Hunt is the North East’s only two Michelin star award winning restaurant, and one of only 17 Michelin star restaurants in the UK. Located in the quiet village of Summerhouse, you will find the restaurant 18 miles from Durham City Centre and just a short distance from Barnard Castle. You can expect unique and visually stunning dishes created by owner and Chef James Close, incorporating only the finest and freshest locally sourced ingredients.



Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9EB

The Rose & Crown stands in the picturesque village of Romaldkirk, near Barnard Castle. Originally a coaching inn, the restaurant building dates back to the 18th century and still retains original features such as oak ceiling beams. This award winning restaurant offers a relaxing dining experience with rustic charm. Expect delicious traditional British dishes incorporating the best of the region's ingredients and produce.



Seaham Hall, County Durham, SR7 7AG

Sample fabulous, modern British dishes in outstanding surroundings at The Dining Room. Here you will dine beneath sparkling 14 carat gold plated chandeliers alongside glorious countryside views, framed within gorgeous Georgian windows. Located within Seaham Hall, the surrounding lush greenery and North Sea presents the finest local ingredients and produce to create a menu which naturally flows with the changing of seasons.



R9 The Riverwalk, Durham, DH1 4SL

If you're looking for a lively, social setting, the Cosy Club is for you. Eccentric and unique in design, you will find paintings crowding the walls, spectacular light fittings and high ceilings. Huge windows line one side of the restaurant to offer magnificent views of the city including the river and Durham Cathedral. Although not exclusively British you will find British classics on the menu such as traditional fish and chips as well as bubble and squeak.