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All 256 Durham Restaurants

Finbarr's Restaurant

Waddington Street | Flass Vale, Durham DH1 4BG, England
0191 370 9999
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Ranked #12 of 256 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Stirling, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Had a delightful and reasonably priced set menu on a not particularly busy Sunday night The service was speedy and attentive , the restaurant was well lit and the décor pleasant Old fashioned silver service always pleases as did the food

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England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

My recent visit to this restaurant with friends was not a pleasant dining experience. This is not a cheap venue and I obviously expected too much! It was Friday evening so no specials menu after 7.00pm . I opted for the rib eye steak at £22.50. It arrived with 1 tomato, a few chips and a small tasteless side salad.... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We had been looking forward to our meal following the reviews we had read. We ordered chateaubriand for our mains which, together with the potatoes and veg, was bland. The restaurant lacked atmosphere and the service was lacking. We were celebrating my birthday and our wedding anniversary and my husband had ordered a cake, unfortunately the chef could not spell... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

In a party of four last night. Thoroughly enjoyed the our meal.staff were very attentive.would however suggest could do with more personality. Only downfall felt we were rushed plates were cleared soon as we had finished. Would have been helpful if we had been told table was required for another booking. However would certainly recommend finnbarrs and we shall certainly... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We visited here on the first Saturday of the month. The food was very good indeed and we were really satisfied with what we ate which is the most important part. Unfortunately that alone doesn't make up one's restaurant experience ... I booked it the day before and was told that they only had a table for two at 6pm... More 

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Greater London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I was in a party of 10 who enjoyed a fabulous post-graduation meal here. The food was delicious and very good value. I think we all ordered from the table d'hote menu (£18 for 3 courses). There was a good choice of dishes to choose from. The staff were attentive and the venue was pleasant. Would definitely eat there again.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Our family enjoyed an outstanding meal here following my daughter's graduation. We chose from both the a la carte and table d'hote menus and were delighted with all our choices. The set lunch menu was amazing value - 3 courses for #18 - with every dish being beautifully presented and extremely tasty. The sticky toffee pudding was one of the... More 

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Singapore River, Singapore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

the waitresses were amazingly sharp and attentive and service impeccable. If I was a restauranteur, I would definitely want them on my payroll ! the food was beautifully presented, so was the ambience. A gem of a find. Definitely worth the visit and the walk ! You will not be disappointed but instead come away inspired by the service and... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is an absolutely brilliant restaurant. The staff are really welcoming and always obliging. Nothing is too much trouble for them. The food is excellent and well-presented and is served on hot plates too, not cold ones as in some other restaurants. There is a raised area within the restaurant which makes the room look most attractive. You may have... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Four of us went to Finbarr's for lunch on New Year's Day and it was absolutely lovely. There was the a la carte or a set menu to choose from. We all ate from the fixed price menu and at £17 for three courses it was fantastic value - you would pay this for an average bar meal. The restaurant... 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: British

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