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7 Station Lane, Durham DH1 1LJ, England
0191 384 1010
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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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  • 88
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  • 60
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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
Cheap and cheerful

Lively atmosphere with cheap and cheerful food. Great for large get togethers with a fun atmosphere, not so good if you're wanting to talk over dinner. Great atmosphere for kids as this is a very 'child friendly' restaurant to visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
juliechis
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Durham City
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great Food, Great entertainment, and a brilliant night out with friends, a big thank you to all the staff and management at Sambuca

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Thank BfFC-John
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there for a family birthday at the end of January. A live singer was there till 10 o'clock singing a range of different songs. Food and service was outstanding. Definitely booking up for a night out again soon !!!!!

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Thank Liv_2305
Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only been lunch time as we live round the corner pizza is to die for the hot one ithink called devilo is best ilove it it is vindaloo hot service always very good price is unbelievable two starters two pizza (which we cannot finish so take home for later) two very nice beer and two ice cream all for about... More 

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Thank rdudden
durham
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had starter which was delicious listened to a lovely live male singer good atmosphere but waited an hour for main...Unfortunately husband's steak was off tasted disgusting could smell it across the table ..he was offered another meal he had chicken then felt like we put them out..they were busy I understand .certainly not one to complain at all ..paid and... More 

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Thank Traceywintrip
Durham City
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lively atmosphere with cheap and cheerful food. Great for large get togethers with a fun atmosphere, not so good if you're wanting to talk over dinner. Great atmosphere for kids as this is a very 'child friendly' restaurant to visit.

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Thank juliechis
Durham
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Sambucas several times and never been disappointed. Despite being amazing value for money, the food and service are always fantastic. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Melissajane8
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Sambuca in Durham many times over a few years now and generally have always had positive things to say about it, unfortunately after tonight's experience I can't say the same. My 9 yr old daughter asked if we could go to Sambucas for her birthday as she has always enjoyed the atmosphere and the fuss that's made... More 

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Thank Nicole8213
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I attended this restaurant on the evening of the 23/01/2015 (Saturday night) for a pre booked meal. We were sat at our table quite soon and got our drinks and starter within 15 mins. Unfortunately, that was the end of our nice evening....the singer started and within seconds, neither of us were able to communicate with each... More 

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2 Thank Martijward
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited sambuca Durham a few times before, on this occasion there was a large party of 10 of us for my little cousins birthday. Everything went as planned we got seated etc made our orders and asked for the child's meal to come out with the starters as my little cousin is only 6 so we wanted to get... More 

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1 Thank ELC1996
Durham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a late reservation for a family of four with ease. Arrived and was shown to a booth seating area. These varied slightly and ours was very tight so we we were moved to a dreary corner of the restaurant. The ambience was nice enough and the live music was spot on. Food started ok with fairly quick service, starters... 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 7 - 29
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, 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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