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Vennel's Cafe

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71 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NP, England
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Ghasri, Malta
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of my all time favourite spots in Durham! So full of charm and character with an amazing menu, particularly if you're a sweet tooth!

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Thank jimmy_vella
Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit here frequently as I work in Durham & can honestly say I've never had a bad experience. The food & the staff are fab

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Thank unhappy165
Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My day starts in Vennel's! Every morning I spend there with my friend because of the tasty coffee and hidden terrace. Waiters kindly turn on the heaters every time they see us as they remember us and the fact that we always sit outside. It's always nice to go back. As I said - if I choose to start every... More 

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1 Thank JasmineHawk
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i visited this cafe with my partner in the Autumn, when we returned a few weeks later we made another stop to Vennel's. This is a GREAT Cafe, Welcoming, good, fresh food. i can recommend a great Lunch there, or even a coffee, pot of tea and a slice of great homemade cake. The Wensleydale with date and apple chutney... More 

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1 Thank Alex M
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in Durham city for most of my life and didn't even know about this place! It's located behind one of Durham's main streets, and can only be found by going through a very narrow passageway. The interior has a very cosy feel to it, and even if it's busy, there is also seating in a very sheltered... More 

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1 Thank Chris H
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came in on a cold wet day and it was just what we needed - great food and drinks, big portions, warm interior, friendly staff. Prices very reasonable too. Recommended!

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2 Thank jimphillip
York, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The charming city of Durham is not short of cafes however whilst waiting for my other half I noticed a good amount of folks disappearing down a small alley way on the main street. Tucked away down there is Vennel's, well frequented by locals, always a good sign. Upon entering the charming building we fortunately secured a table, lucky as... More 

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1 Thank Ian S
Singapore, Singapore
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

My daughter was very proud of Vennel's as it used to be her meeting place with her friends from the University.She brought me here after we landed 4 hours in Durham .We had our sandwiches , soup , tea and hot chocolate.The place is lovely and the staffs are friendly and patient.Prices here are reasonable and the good is pretty... More 

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London
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We came here early Sunday afternoon for some food. Unfortunately they had sold out of what we wanted. But we had a decent 'doorstep' sandwich and some banoffee pie. Definitely filled us up!

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Thank Caroline1759
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Everywhere n Durham had queues coming out of the door at lunchtime, so we joined the Vennels' queue. It looks tiny from the outside, and we weer worried that we'd end up sitting outside, but there are three floors of seating. The food is well presented and very generous portions. There are sandwiches and pies as well as soup and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?