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Bells Fish Restaurant

Market Square, Durham, England
+44 191 384 8974
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish and chips” (266 reviews)
“tartare” (15 reviews)
“salad” (32 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British
$$ - $$$
Market Square, Durham, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have had a number of excellent meals at Bells and bring friends. Tried the Senior Citizens Special today, £1.50 less than the normal cod and chips.... described as a "smaller cod" with a few less chips. When the server put the plate on the...More

Thank Steve212121
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Some of the best fish and chips I have ever eaten. The haddock was cooked to perfection and it was a good sized portion. Makes you wonder how so many places get it so badly wrong! Cheerful efficient service and big curved windows to watch...More

Thank Andy99Uk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Could not recommend highly enough food is always spot on and just cannot walk past with out popping in for a bite

1  Thank Ben J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here with my son on a Saturday tea time. Can honestly say it’s up there with the best fish and chips i have had. My son chose steak pie and chips and was equally impressed with his choice. I will definitely be returning.

1  Thank panda110575
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful fish and chip restaurant in the heart of Durham. The haddock and plaice and salmon were all fantastic quality and fresh. The chips were tasty and crispy. It’s also a fantastic place to people watch too, we will return.

1  Thank simon e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fish and chips are first rate. Crispy batter with old fashioned REAL chips. We had the "small" portion and it filled us up!! Together with cup of tea, this was a meal to keep anyone satisfied.

1  Thank Frances Ann J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bells is our local fish and chip restaurant so we visit it fairly regularly. Sometimes we use their takeaway in Gilesgate but for a treat we pop down to the restaurant. The fish is always crispy and succulent and the chips are tasty and not...More

1  Thank MoiraJB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eat here quite a lot when I am in Durham now, it’s become habitual. Decided to try their steak pie. Well it was nice. But I felt quite frankly I made a misteak. When in Mexico eat Mexican...when in Durham go eat in Bells Fish...More

Thank Edwardo C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were there on the 17 th of Feb after looking to eat in some overcrowded places and having no luck ,popped in here and was giving a table straight away ,we didn't notice any staff disturbance.Wether it was before we got there or after...More

Thank Stevie19021972
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thought I would give this place another chance. Well....they blew it!!! Chips OK, Soggy Batter on Fish, Luke warm mushy peas and a manageress who has a problem with her awful attitude to her staff in front of customers. This place will not get another...More

Thank Stephen C
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September 27, 2017|
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Response from PicklesFarnborough | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't help, give them a call really nice people.
September 28, 2016|
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Response from Durhamfogies | Reviewed this property |
The Take Away you describe is part of the Restaurant on the corner of Market Square & is indeed Bells. Their website confirms that they use beef dripping for frying. Their chips are lovely but sadly don't sound suitable for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Square, Durham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 8974
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