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Bells Fish Restaurant

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Market Square, Durham, England
0191 3848974
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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
Best fish and chips in Durham

A really good fish and chip meal to be had here, and also in Bell's takeaway restaurant in a mile away on Sunderland Road. Worth travelling for.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Paul W
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A really good fish and chip meal to be had here, and also in Bell's takeaway restaurant in a mile away on Sunderland Road. Worth travelling for.

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Thank Paul W
Durham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Expensive for lunch if you are taking a family for fish and chips but really tasty and staff quite pleasant. It gets busy on a weekend. It also offers takeaway service.

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Thank Bev55555
County Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic meal with the Wife and Son. Great food, speedy service and good price. Would definitely be going back to sit.

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Thank Neil8465
Durham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fish and chips are really nice,but a little expensive,but they are worth it.The restaurant is always busy but this shows the quality of the food it serves.There is a good selection of other food so you won't be disappointed at what you buy,so if you are in Durham give the place a try you won't be disappointed

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Thank stephen c
Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Either eat in the restaurant or take away,traditional fish and chips at there best,well worth a visit if you are in the city of Durham.

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Thank keithok
Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice fish, sit in or eat your fish and chips in the old market square, or try and get a corner window seat and watch the market life.

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Thank 1980nitram
County Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Out drinking in Durham for birthday and decided to go into this restaurant. We were shown to a table upstairs lovely surroundings for 8 girls. Would recommend the fish finger sandwich and chips lovely taste. We also ordered prosecco which came in a small bottle for one. Clean and tidy, food was very hot and presented on a plate shaped... More 

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Thank 734normans
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fish is delicious and the staff is friendly & cooperative but must have come in early because the kitchen is close about 7pm clock

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Thank smooorh
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The fish & chips at this restaurant are definitely the best ones in Durham City whether you sit in the restaurant or have take away they are always delicious. There is quite a large menu to choose from & everything is cooked to perfection. All I can say is if you haven't already tried them then this is a must.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just what you'd expect, high quality fish, perfectly cooked with thin, crispy batter. Best fish and chips ever!

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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: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Take-away.

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