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Bells Fish Restaurant

Market Square, Durham, England
0191 3848974
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Ranked #14 of 251 restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Take-away.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Very reasonable price .Delightful staff. Plenty of choice . Watch the world go by an added bonus.The ice cream looked tempting but I hadn't left enough room .....

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We were four first-time visitors to Durham, and this attractive looking fish restaurant was our first lunch-time stop, encouraged by the many positive reviews I had read here. The setting and the food were every bit as good as I expected - portions of Cod were enormous, and the batter was very light. Chips perfect. Home made tartare sauce delicious.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

I have never had fish and chips until Bells, and man, was I impressed! The men behind the counter were friendly and the service was fast even with the line. We opted for the take away so we could eat down by the river. Gotta give this place a try while you're in town!

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Friendly staff, lovely fish&chips with curry sauce. Kids portions are a little big for a 6 yr old but good for 8+. Definitely go again. loads of tables upstairs too.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Just coming to the end of a 4 week trip around the country and have finally found some excellent fish and chips. Bells, on the market square in Durham has a very busy takeaway but as it was so windy we chose the restaurant. Simple but clean decor throughout - we were seated upstairs. Chose a traditional lunch, haddock and... More

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England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It's a nice restaurant and the fish and chips are ok. I was expecting something allot better than what we tasted. The pricing is fair. The service was rushed and it seemed they wanted is out of the restaurant in quick time. Overall is average in our opinion.

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Ironbridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Found another Michelin Chip Shop- Bells Durham and Coleman's South Shields best in the business. Good work guys.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Really tasty fish and chips. One of the best places to have them from round this area. Always fresh and cooked perfect.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I travel the country sampling the fish and chip restaurants, this is in my top ten and we'll worth a visit

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Edinburgh
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Every time I'm in durham for work purpose i always go to bells the atmosphere is always great food is nice overall good.

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