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9 Station Lane, Durham DH1 1LJ, England
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Ranked #86 of 250 restaurants in Durham
Price range: $9 - $34
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Visited a few months ago with friends, not normally one to write bad reviews but felt the need to do so. Service of drinks was prompt but that was all that was good. Opted to have a three course menu. My seafood salad starter was awful, seafood very frozen. Chose sirloin Santana for mains as it's not hard to cool... More

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Heacham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

First impression from the outside is very pleasant and once inside you are still impressed. The staff were very attentive without being in your face and the menu should suit most peoples taste, service was quick even though they were quite busy. The food was good, our pizzas were excellent and the price was brilliant only £10.00 including drinks for... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Food was lovely, very busy place had to wait over an hour for a seating, was it worth the wait??? Yes and no, no complains about the food it was good enjoyed it!! But the service wAs very poor, which let this place down!! Staff are unprofessional.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Food was nice we ate from£12.95 for 3 course. Pate to start was gorgeous steak for main was nice but could have done with some trimmings literally got steak and chips no garnish. Good value for money. The majority of staff were miserable verging on rude really not impressed with service at all.

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Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Attended with group of 14 friends for evening meal. service was poor meals arrived in batches and some didnt get theirs till everyone was finished. main course arrived and steaks were not cooked as ordered. not very good customer service

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Durham, UK
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

First off, we visited at 6pm on a sunny day. As we pulled up we noticed all the tables outside were busy. The reason? Indoors was like a sauna. The building has a glass roof which turns the restaurant into a greenhouse on hot days. Several fans have been placed around but they simply recirculate the stiflingly hot air. Sambuca... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

11 of us came here while on my sisters hen night. It was a Saturday night so was very busy but the atmosphere was great and staff were all very friendly. Food was lovely and we all enjoyed our meals.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We waited over 1.5 hours for a table even though we booked one. Also the drinks wernt what we order and they took about half a hour to come and we were practicly the only customers there. Finaly the staff spoke to us rudely and we were nearly fainting due to the heat and the lack of fans.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It looks good when you walk in, designed well and plenty of noise. Stood waiting to be seated for 5 minutes while the manager and waiter chatted / on iPad at bar (should have gone then). Service was slow, staff blunt and the food mediocre - although the pasta was cheap at £5.50 ish a bowl with well well cooked... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Busy lively restaurant. Good value for money and the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Nice seating area outside when the sun shines.

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