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The Copt Hill

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French, British, English, Gastropub
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Seaham Road | City of Sunderland, Houghton-le-Spring DH5 8LU, England
+44 191 584 4485
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are a classic British Restaurant with incredible views from the dining...
We are a classic British Restaurant with incredible views from the dining area, serving only genuine locally sourced and homemade food. We have created a new menu which will be updated seasonally to take advantage of the amazing local produce we have available in the north east, and there will always be special dishes available to tempt your taste bud. We also have special menus available during the week: Monday to Saturday we offer daily three course specials from £6.95 Tuesday from 5 pm we host a French evening £30 for two people Thursday is our grill night £7.50 Per person For more information about our specials check out our website or Facebook page "The Copt Hill" Don't worry if you aren't visiting us for food you can always take advantage and relax in our comfortable Bar / Lounge with a drink alongside our traditional coal fire. Our large function room is ideal for special occasions, weddings, birthdays, corporate events and any other gathering you have in mind. We can create a great menu for your event from a small bespoke buffet to a sumptuous 5 course meal. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
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Good for:
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A quality place for every occassion

We have been ere several times lately and the place never disappoints,it is as clean and welcoming as ever, staff very friendly and the food is wonderful and very good value we tried the specials one Thurs and it was amazing but dont believe me try it !!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
linda d
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sunderland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
sunderland
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

We have been ere several times lately and the place never disappoints,it is as clean and welcoming as ever, staff very friendly and the food is wonderful and very good value we tried the specials one Thurs and it was amazing but dont believe me try it !!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stephen W, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again. Keep an eye on Facebook for our latest specials and you'll definitely have to try our French Night on Tuesdays Thanks again More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My daughter and I didn't book a table. Arriving about noon the car park looked empty, the restaurant seemed deserted, but as soon as we got inside we felt warm and comforted by quiet music and attentive staff. There was plenty of choice as well as daily specials. My smallportion of cottage pie was tasty and the side vegetables beautifully... More 

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Stephen W, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for your visit for your ''Mothering Monday Lunch'' !! I am pleased to hear you enjoyed both your meals and in particular glad to of satisfied your sweet tooth. Our 3 course specials change from week to week so make sure you pop back to try some of our other dishes. P.S - We... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Well done Copt Hill Staff...i visited with my family on Mothers Day and got a fantastic welcome from Ami at the Bar, The excellent sevice continued Throughout the meal and the food was very good and exceptional value for the Quality. My Mam and Dad enjoyed their visit and i pass on their thanks for a nice afternoon which many... More 

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Stephen W, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Very pleased to hear you enjoyed Mother's Day here at The Copt Hill. Please pass our kindest regards to both your Mam & Dad and thank them for choosing to spend a special day here with us! We would love to see you again, maybe pop in during the week to try our three course daily specials :) More 

Co Durham
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Booked a table for four people for Mothers day. So I wasn't really expecting great service, or anything special at this very busy time. we arrived approx 45 mins early, and found a quiet seat in the bar area. A good selection of real ales on tap kept the male members of the party happy, while the ladies enjoyed their... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stephen W, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for choosing to spend Mothers Day here with us! It was indeed a busy day and we pride ourselves in our staff who aim to offer the highest of service at all times, in order to make our customers feel very welcome! Thank you very much for your lovely comments about the food and we look... More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Not one to normally comment but cannot understand the poor reviews as of late. Since the new owners took over the food is absolutely out of this world. The atmosphere Is nice & the view from the restaurant is wonderful. The staff are very pleasant & efficient. I had the Chicken Supereme & my partner had the mixed grill. Cooked... More 

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Stephen W, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Hi Leanne Very pleased that you and your partner had a positive experience! We strive to offer the best quality service and food in order to make our customers feel like they are well looked after and do have a very enjoyable time. See you in the Summer! but do feel free to pop back and see us during the... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I don't normally write reviews but I felt after reading previous reviews that I had to. Me and my partner frequently visit both the Grill night and French night as they are such good value for money. I can't understand anybody faulting them! We have never had a bad meal at the Copt Hill and since the change in ownership... More 

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Stephen W, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a positive review! Since we took over last March we constantly strive to improve the quality here at The Copt Hill, from our changing weekly special menu to our popular French evening every Tuesday. We are very pleased to hear that this is now your ''go to'' place to eat. We look forward to... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This was our first visit to The Copthill and we were very impressed. The waitress/bar person was very friendly and helpful, the food very good and reasonable in price and the views brilliant. Well worth a visit and we'll definitely be returning.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stephen W, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Hi Markandliz101 Thank you for visiting us and we are happy to hear your first experience here was a good one! We have specials every week until 5pm from Mon - Sat, if you ever fancy a mid-week lunch :) More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Visited on 22nd February for Sunday lunch with my husband on recommendations from friends. Staff are very pleasant and efficient and despite a very full capacity service was prompt and queue at carvery Was minimal. A choice of five carved meats was on offer and you could opt to have two, personally I chose lamb, my favourite, and didn't opt... More 

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Stephen W, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Hi Shazzam1956 Thanks for your visit for Sunday Carvery! We pride ourselves in our wide selection of meats available. Sundays are generally busy here at The Copt Hill so our staff aims to be attentive and friendly, in order to make all our customers feel thoroughly welcome. We are looking to do a Spring touch up and give a fresh... More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have been regular customer at restaurant however last 2 visits not happy - expensive and quality worsening. Not recommended

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
Stephen W, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Hi Joseph We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to The Copt Hill. As a regular customer it is unsatisfying for us to hear that you feel the quality is not up to par. May I ask what in particular were the issues when you came as I would like to rectify them. Kind regards. More 

Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The restaurant has recently been taken over so ignore reviews prior to Spring 2014. The food was excellent, customer service was friendly. All food is cooked to order so go prepared for a night out rather than a quick meal. However, this does mean that you can discuss specific requirements.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Stephen W, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Hello Ian Thanks for the positive review! All our food is cooked fresh and we believe this emphasises the quality of it, as well as the quality of the day/night out. We did take over fairly recently, March 2015, and therefore are still finding our feet but thank to helpful and positive reviews like this, we can only improve. Kind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Seaham Road | City of Sunderland, Houghton-le-Spring DH5 8LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Houghton-le-Spring
  • Phone Number: +44 191 584 4485

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 45
  • Cuisine: French, British, English, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

We are a classic British Restaurant with incredible views from the dining area, serving only genuine locally sourced and homemade food. We have created a new menu which will be updated seasonally to take advantage of the amazing local produce we have available in the north east, and there will always be special dishes available to tempt your taste bud. We also have special menus available during the week: Monday to Saturday we offer daily three course specials from £6.95 Tuesday from 5 pm we host a French evening £30 for two people Thursday is our grill night £7.50 Per person For more information about our specials check out our website or Facebook page "The Copt Hill" Don't worry if you aren't visiting us for food you can always take advantage and relax in our comfortable Bar / Lounge with a drink alongside our traditional coal fire. Our large function room is ideal for special occasions, weddings, birthdays, corporate events and any other gathering you have in mind. We can create a great menu for your event from a small bespoke buffet to a sumptuous 5 course meal. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?