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7 Station Lane, Durham DH1 1LJ, England
0191 384 1010
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Sambuca Durham is a vibrant and welcoming Italian Restaurant where friends...
Sambuca Durham is a vibrant and welcoming Italian Restaurant where friends and family can gathered together in a relax atmosphere. Unbeatable both value and food quality delivered by a very committed, competent and friendly staff.
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  • 204
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  • 157
    Very good
  • 82
    Average
  • 56
    Poor
  • 50
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gill papi

We went here not expecting it to be much...but as it was bank holiday and we couldn't get booked in anywhere we tried this as a last resort....the staff were friendly and the food not bad...the sort of place families go to and parties

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
gill p
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We went here not expecting it to be much...but as it was bank holiday and we couldn't get booked in anywhere we tried this as a last resort....the staff were friendly and the food not bad...the sort of place families go to and parties

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We decided to have a quick lunch here after checking out of the Durham Travelodge and prior to travelling to the Sedgefield Travelodge later that day. I am so pleased that we did and will eat here next time we stay in Durham. The service was very efficient and friendly and the pizzas, one vegetarian and one seafood, were excellent.... More 

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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We ate here for the first time and the food is very reasonable. We had to remind staff to take our order after a while but after that the service was ok.

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

You cant beat the set menu for value, i have also been here on a night and had the regular menu which was also very good value. we went as a party of 6 all had 3 courses drinks, alcohol and soft drinks and it was around £70 so you cant complain. can get a little noisy on a night... More 

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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Visited Sambucca for a birthday meal for our friends Daughter. We have been before and food was good so thought we would try again. Service was a bit slow but restaurant was busy. Food was lovely! Did have to ask for drinks rather than being asked. They were a bit funny about doing separate bills but did do it eventually.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We booked a table for 15 people on one of the busiest days (uni graduation). When we arrived we were seated immediately and the service was irreproachable. The food was good and the prices reasonable. The waiter was knowledgeable and made brilliant suggestions on the wines and meals. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience, where the service was impeccable.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We enjoyed a couple of evenings in here while staying in the travelodge next door, extremely friendly, helpful welcoming staff, food is great value, will definitely be visiting again when we visit Durham.😀

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Durham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The food was okay, lukewarm as it took forever to come out the kitchen. Moody dessert chef right next to our table with headphones in. Ignored by staff a lot. Completely ignored by one member when we asked for the bill. TWICE. Cheap enough but not good enough.

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durham england
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Have been several times here, because the food is tasty and good value. You cant beat the 3 course lunch for £4.00. Drinks are reasonably priced for a restaurant. The place is let down by one or two staff members who dont give a stuff about you. Some one else mentioned them being patronising, sarcastic and rude which just about... More 

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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Had lunch at this restaurant with some friends, my first visit. Although quite an extensive menu, if you want to try and eat reasonably healthily not a great choice. They do an excellent three course lunch time special but you are limited to pasta or pizza as the main course. I opted for the roast chicken. I found this very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Station Lane, Durham DH1 1LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 0191 384 1010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups

Description

Sambuca Durham is a vibrant and welcoming Italian Restaurant where friends and family can gathered together in a relax atmosphere. Unbeatable both value and food quality delivered by a very committed, competent and friendly staff.

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