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Finbarr's Restaurant

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Waddington Street | Flass Vale, Durham DH1 4BG, England
0191 370 9999
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brilliant, a happy coeliac too!

Went for a meal last night, staff were very helpful. Given a gf roll without asking! A nice selection of food for coeliac's too, also really GOOD food! Well done Finbarr's, you have a lovely restaurant, and prices were good for a brilliant meal, in a great atmosphere !

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Went for a meal last night, staff were very helpful. Given a gf roll without asking! A nice selection of food for coeliac's too, also really GOOD food! Well done Finbarr's, you have a lovely restaurant, and prices were good for a brilliant meal, in a great atmosphere !

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Durham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The table setting was lovely, glasses reflecting onto the ceiling, bread and olives and crisp white linen. Staff were quietly attentive and helpful. Enjoyed our three course meal, each course served after a short pause. Had checked the menu on the web site before booking - it was different but similar so there was no nasty surprise. There was three... More 

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North East England
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you're out to impress or feel like treating yourself then this is the best fine dining establishment in the centre of Durham, and possibly the county of Durham. The food is sublime. It helps if you know your tapenades from your penaches but there are also a number of less complicated sounding dishes including a mouth watering fillet steak.... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had not been here for about 4 years what a transformation the whole place just seems to glide along. From the very pleasant bar area to the roomy restaurant this is a great place to dine.The food was delicious the staff are very accommodating being very well trained and efficient. We have already booked again for next month.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A great experience , but for weekend visitors it is important to book ahead, welcoming staff that know the importance of making their guests feel important and at ease is second nature to Finbarr's staff, all credit to both staff and owners, an excellent varied menu of locally sourced produce a good wine list at affordable prices thus is an... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Visited Finbarrs on Saturday evening and it was one of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had. The small bar was very comfortable and had a good ambiance. When we were shown to our table, the décor was excellent and the place setting was too. The menus were very comprehensive and the attention to detail was superb. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Visited Finbarrs recently but have been many times before, as usual service, food and ambience excellent all set in a beautiful and charming area. Will be back

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Durham, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Finbarr's never fails to us. The staff are so friendly, attentive and always have a time to make you feel welcome. The setting at the bottom of Flass Vale Woods just a few minutes from the city centre is ideal and the internal ambience is perfect for couples, friends and family, and even business partners. Finally, you'd have to go... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were quite a large party approx 20. We were all seated close together on 2 tables. The food was excellent and each course served quite quickly so people weren't waiting. Would definitely come back. 3 courses for £19.50 not bad at all!

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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We visited here early on a Friday evening and chose from the Table d'Hote menu which is available until 7pm on a Friday - later on weekdays. The three courses were excellent - just the right size and full of flavour. Service was also just right even though it was already quite busy. It is slightly away from the centre... More 

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Address: Waddington Street | Flass Vale, Durham DH1 4BG, England
Phone Number: 0191 370 9999
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
Cuisine: Seafood, British

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Waddington Street | Flass Vale, Durham DH1 4BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 0191 370 9999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine

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