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“nice little itailians” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pepes Ristroante

Pepes Ristroante
Station Road, Beamish DH9 6RN, England
0191 370 1009
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Ranked #3 of 4 restaurants in Beamish
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“nice little itailians”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We like pepes, it could do with doing up inside, but the food is tasty and the offers good, although there are some others a few miles away that beat the price here

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“The greatest Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Well i,ve been eating out again at Pepes at Beamish Village Co Durham what great food the pasta is great the pizzas also. My favourite dish in the whole world is Tournedos Rossini fillet steak with pate on the top, it was so mouth watering you just had to touch the steak with a knife and it cut,everyone is very attentive and it is all well run by Michelle so you wont be dissapointed in anything the offers/prices are good to early bird specials/ also lunch specials so give it a go
Kenny

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Durham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“poor pepes”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

visited here with my fiancee on a recomendation from one of her friends, we were very dissapointed with the food it was tasteless and seemed to be over cooked and for the price it was shocking

Visited November 2012
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birtley
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“dissapointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

we arrived at this restaurant, to find we were squashed on a table the place was so busy, it was too noisy, The chairs were about to give way with wobbly legs, and the food was average, nothing special, The noise of Happy BIRTHDAY BEING SANG EVERY FEW MINUTES WAS , a joke,, bar area was very small.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Really busy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Pepes is our second-favourite Italian restaurant, only just behind the excellent DaVinci's in Chester-le-Street. Food is modern and excellent. Service can be a bit patchy, with quite long waits between courses. Of course, if dining with family or friends, a lengthy wait for food is not always a problem.

The biggest issue with Pepes, and the reason I haven't given it 5 stars, is that it is always ridiculously busy - to the point of being uncomfortable. They pack the punters in like cattle and you simply can't move at some tables. It really ruins the experience. If they can sort this out, then this would be a five-star restaurant.

Because of the overcrowding, we often use Pepes take-out service - order over the phone, and pick up your meals to take home. Unfortunately they don't offer any discount for this, so you still pay restaurant price for your meal, but at least you don't have to sit in the claustrophobic surroundings of the restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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