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Bells Fish Restaurant

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Market Square, Durham, England
0191 3848974
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Take-away.

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth the wait.

We were in Durham for a break away. Fancied a Fish/Chip lunch so wen t too Bells. Had to wait a little while as it was a busy Restaurant, but eventually got a table for 2 upstairs. Ordered our F/chips with tea. Tea arrived in advance of the meal, piping hot. Fish/Chips arrived and it filled the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
William C
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Bedlington, United Kingdom
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Bedlington, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We were in Durham for a break away. Fancied a Fish/Chip lunch so wen t too Bells. Had to wait a little while as it was a busy Restaurant, but eventually got a table for 2 upstairs. Ordered our F/chips with tea. Tea arrived in advance of the meal, piping hot. Fish/Chips arrived and it filled the plate. Good size... More 

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We called early evening on a Saturday, being slightly disconcerted by the number of roving drunks round the Market Place area. We could see that although it was quite busy there was a table available at the front and my husband asked the greeter if we could sit there - he uses a walking stick which was in plain view.... More 

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

We love it in here, we always get lunch here when we're in the market square! The food it beautiful and the service is fantastic

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Durham City
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We recently had our wedding at Crook Hall and Gardens and we chose Bells to provide the evening supper. With 120 portions this was not a small task, but Diane and her team did a superb job. We have heard nothing other than positive feedback from our guests about the delicious food that was provided. The Bells' staff turned up,... More 

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Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Busy Little resteraunt. Fresh food good service. Would definately recommended. Prices are really good

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The fresh fish ever and good quality potato, everything cook to order, highly recommended, excellent atmosphere and service well done.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Quite simply if you like fish and chips then this is the place to go. Excellent fresh fish, beautifully cool,ed and plentiful portions. The night we were in there were French and Americans dining. There could not have been a finer meal if the Fish was eaten at the dish quay. Delightfully cheery and obliging staff make the experience all... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A busy little restaurant that we stumbled across after visiting the cathedral. Good food, very pleasant staff and good value. Portions are ample for even large appetites. Well worth a visit, the smell when you enter the restaurant evokes great memories of fish n chips as a kid!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

lovely white fish, good clean chips, staff were helpful and smiley. Service was quick and everything clean, good fish and chip shop

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We grabbed a quick bite of fish and chips while exploring Durham and at the meals in the town square. The fish was fresh and flaky, with the batter not overwhelming or greasy. The chips were well cooked but not the most flavorful. Overall, we should have put more vinegar on the meal (we had put some but it all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Square, Durham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 0191 3848974

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Take-away.

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