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7 Station Lane, Durham DH1 1LJ, England
0191 384 1010
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 65
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  • 47
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
impromptu dinner

We went here on a visit to Durham, the restaurant is not that easy to find as its actually on the Gilesgate roundabout using the same entrance as the Travelodge as you enter turn to the right in the car park and its there, car parking is limited and there is one blue badge parking space, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
cheffee9491
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newcastle upon tyne
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

How can you go wrong with cheap delicious Italian food. The kids love it and always say want to go to sambuca when we go out for tea. Staff are very friendly n great atmosphere too. Recommended it to all my friends too.

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newcastle upon tyne
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We went here on a visit to Durham, the restaurant is not that easy to find as its actually on the Gilesgate roundabout using the same entrance as the Travelodge as you enter turn to the right in the car park and its there, car parking is limited and there is one blue badge parking space, but remember you cannot... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We booked a table for 8pm, we waited 20 minutes for the table and then 40 minutes for our food to arrive. We have come on a Wednesday night for the all you can eat pizza, the staff have been very rude and have been looking over at us and talking while we eat (obvs about us), they rushed our... More 

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went here for a works Christmas party, great night, food cheap and average but no complaints, been since with other friends and family, great value for money, It can be noisy at night with a party atmosphere, staff are mostly friendly, There is a car park but it gets full quickly so parking can be a problem.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Having a guest staying with us for a week we decided to "try" Durham Sambuca and were not disappointed. At 7.30 on Saturday night (14.3.15) we arrived at a very busy scene with music and happy chatter giving the whole night a party atmosphere.Service was quick. food excellent with portions being very generous and exceptional value for money. The only... More 

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Co Durham
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115 reviews 115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Have heard so much about this place, I really thought I must give it a try for myself to see what all the fuss is about. Love the interior, and found it to be much bigger than I expected, with plenty of quirkiness to catch my eye, so all good decor wise. Must have gone on the busiest, and noisiest... More 

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washington, england
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Had the lunch special fine for money normal Italian fare, friendly staff, bit chilly on a lunchtime though no heating on & parking not the best as with lots of places in Durham.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

On that occasion we chose Sambuca exactly because I'd heard there is a live music entertainment on Saturdays (and apparently some Fridays too) so we wanted to check it out - and it was even better than expected! The singer was brilliant, starting with soul and jazz ballads that he was slowly developing into more and more dancing type of... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We booked a table for a large group of us for a baby shower on a Saturday afternoon and when our party arrived we made it clear we needed space for one high chair and on push chair at the table. When we were shown to our table there wasn't even enough seats for the number of people we had... More 

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Gateshead
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Visited here on a Thursday night, as a party of 10. Service was good and efficient. Got a few garlic breads to share as a starter and everyone's meals were ok. Food was hot and tasty, considering cost per head it wasn't bad at all.

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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 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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