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Bells Fish Restaurant

Market Square, Durham, England
0191 3848974
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Ranked #13 of 250 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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Genoa, Italy
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431 reviews 431 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
890 helpful votes 890 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Love fish and chips so I decided to get my fix here and dine in which seemed more expensive then the take out shop that I passed in another part of Durham. But it was fun sitting overlooking Market square and the service was good in this very casual restaurant. I'm not a big eater, so I was pleased they... More

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Sitting on the corner of the market square this is an ideal location for either a meal in the restaurant or a carry out takeaway. We dined in and were immediately impressed by the staff who were very helpful. One of the party was in a wheelchair and they placed this in a secure location. They were also very attentive... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I'm very fussy about my fish and chips, especially the fish! Not a problem at Bells - never had a bad meal yet and would recommend it to any visitor to the city.

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've always known bells to be the best in Durham, but this trip included a sampling of other fish shops through-out the UK. Bell's was hands down the best! It even beat the the sea side

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Ok fish n chips but wouldn't particularly recommend it to others as I've had better elsewhere, and also paid less for it.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The chips were really delicious and the service was quick (I had takeaway). I think they were a little bit on the pricey side though.

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A recent jolly to Durham saw us pay a visit to Bells after initially scouting the city centre for a spot of lunch. I wasn't convinced that a fish and chip shop in the middle of a city can compare to the ones you get by the coast. However, the queue that snaked outside seemed to suggest that it was... More

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I took a few of my American undergraduates here this summer. One thought the fish and chips the best he had eaten throughout our month in the North. Myself though I enjoyed my sausage and chips, I didn't think the meal as superlative as it had been when I ate within the restauarant eighteen months ago. It was still, however,... More

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

having arrived after a 3 hour 30 min journey, we were tired and hungry, but as we only had this day and the next to explore, we decided to go out and about. We found this place and decided to eat inside. It was magnificent. fish batter done just right and lovely fresh chips.

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Baildon, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

my wife visited in august we had haddock and chips twice we found the batter was very watery there was a massive amount of chips will not be returning

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