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Vennel's Cafe

71 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NP, England
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Ranked #28 of 250 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Chorley
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

A quaint little cafe hidden down an old fashioned alley way in Durham. Nice, if limited, selection of food but what there is tastes great. Friendly service and a very nice ambiance. Great value for money.

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a lovely friendly cafe any time of the year spread out over 3 floors up a very narrow alley which used to be an old bakery and is full of character inside and out.The food is all local and very good ,the portions are very good as well good value for money. It is nice to sit outside... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Came across this cafe by chance and what a lovely little find. It was very busy and we had to take our food upstairs which was a little difficult as we were balancing 2 hot meals, 2 glasses of wine and 2 desserts on our trays as well as carrying our shopping bags - quite precarioius on narrow stairs. Despite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lovely cafe with very friendly staff, food is beautiful and anyone who says its 'over priced' clearly know nothing about good honest food! All of the food is freshly baked daily on the premisis, i think the price of the food is fair considering. Inside is lovely and clean and welcoming. If you like homely food vennels is a must... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Just as the title says, the menu is not very varied or that exciting and the food they do offer is overpriced for what it is and how much they do give you. The place itself is quite pretty and quaint, and is located in a rather central area, but is hidden away, keep an eye out for the sign.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Great little cafe with good atmosphere and food. Nice range of lovely cakes, good coffee and nice salads. Friendly service.

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I go there for lunch most Mondays. It starts my week off so well. You can sit outside, they have a great big canopy and heated overhead lights.The food is all made on the premises and their cakes are to die for. Their scones are admired nationwide. Staff very friendly, its self service but they will help you if you... More

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

when im up in Durham I often as usual pop into vennels for a lunch while waiting on emails etc. The food dishes are always great the staff are excellent and very polite and the hygiene is brilliant and that matters a lot to a women whom works as a qualified chef in a northern restaurant! I wont tolerate unclean... More

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Olney, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Visited this restaurant which is tucked away in an alley and spreads over 2 levels with an outdoor patio area. The food was superb and excellent value for money however you have to order this from a central ordering point where it is put together for you and although the staff will carry it upstairs for you, when we were... More

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Sunderland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Home cooking at its best. Fast efficient service with friendly staff. The corn beef pie is delicious one of my favourites. This is a great cafe located up an alley way next to Waterstones.

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Address: 71 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NP, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, English

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