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Bells Fish Restaurant

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

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  • 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!

Bells' location is right on the City Centre Market Square. Our daughter, a grad student at Durham, told us that we HAD to go there for Fish and Chips. She was right! The fish that we had (cod, haddock) was beautifully prepared, bountiful and delicious! It is definitely the place to go! The view of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Barb M
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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Bells' location is right on the City Centre Market Square. Our daughter, a grad student at Durham, told us that we HAD to go there for Fish and Chips. She was right! The fish that we had (cod, haddock) was beautifully prepared, bountiful and delicious! It is definitely the place to go! The view of the activity on the square... More 

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Consett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

As a child I remember travelling by car to Bells in Gilesgate rather thN going to our local chippy. It was the best, by far, in the area. Needless to say they still hold this accolade, best in County Durham. Absolutely delicious!!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

What a lovely lunch on a bank holiday Monday. I enjoyed take out from Bells and it was perfectly cooked, enjoyable and tasty as I enjoyed Durham's sights too. Would totally recommend for a little snack or full on meal !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The best piece of fish I have had in a very long time. Attentive waiter and a good friendly atmosphere with people talking across tables. Definitely worth a visit!

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

On the market square in Durham ( top left corner). Restaurant or take out? It doesn't matter.These Fish and Chips are famous in and around Durham and well worth having. JUST BEAUTIFUL !

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Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Myself, my mum & Gran called in on Sunday for fish & chips. Food was amazing, service was very good. Our waiter was very helpful with portion sizes as my Gran doesn't eat very much. Very reasonably priced as well.

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Braintree
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A bit of a step back to how fish and chips used to be, we ate in with plaice and chips, mushy peas (one portion of peas just enough for two.) Good sized plate of food but at £27 odd for the two of us (incl two slices of bread a tea and a Pepsi ) not as cheap a... More 

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Bedale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Popped in by chance on a cold day to thoroughly enjoy fish and chips. The menu was varied, more than your usual fish and chip restaurant, but was impressed with the portion sizes and everything is cooked to order. Service was first class from the minute we walked through the door till we left - particular words for Robyn who... More 

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durham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

we visitred Bells Fish Restaurant in the market place in Durham City. we got seated with out delay and the service was excellent. after waiting 5or 6 mins are order came and what a great plate of cod and chips we had, served with fresh tea. would recommend this restaurant to any one visiting Durham. for fish and chips etc... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I spent the day looking at Durham cathedral and was recommended a very good restaurant which turned out to be closed for a private function. I had noticed this fish and chip shop with next door restaurant earlier on in the day and decided to give it a try and was not disappointed.. The restaurant is spotless, the staff are... 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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