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Bells Fish Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Market Square, Durham, England
0191 3848974
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Durham City
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The fish though fresh and well cooked was covered by soggy batter. the chips were undercooked and unattractive. Not up to expected standard on the day I was there

Thank Lampwort
Durham, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful fresh fish and perfect chips. A cut above the rest! Excellent fish a little pricey but the best chippy in Durham County! Good parking outside for pick up too.

Thank Divya144
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was at the Gilesgate takeaway. The staff were so moody, it was as though I was personally causing them a problem by choosing their takeaway to go to. Zero customer service skills. Gets a two just because the food was actually good.

Thank garethv73
Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The fish & chips meal was amazing - probably one of the best! The portions were large (too large for me), and everything perfectly cooked. Servers were excellent and there's a great view if you sit by a window.

1 Thank julebean67
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped in at lunch time as was very busy so decided to give it a go in the resturant. Food was freshly cooked at the batter on the fish was beautiful . The portion size was good for the price . I would highly recommend

1 Thank Chris B
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful fresh fish and chips, pleasantly served and at a decent price. What else could you ask of a chippy?

1 Thank EdinAust
Marietta, Georgia
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114 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for delicious fish and chips and mushy peas, this is the place. This used to be the neighborhood Fish and chip shop in a different location in town before it became this sit down restaurant. So glad to sit down in this casual restaurant in a great location to watch the shoppers in Durham go by... More 

1 Thank kandn30068
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i thought id already tasted the best fish and chips,how wrong was i! the batter was golden brown and sooo crunchy and the chunkiest fish ive ever tasted! the chips were just like you would make at home,none of these frozen or oven chips!

1 Thank heather j
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fab food,service,value. Friendly comfortable and all round great day out. Went twice in a week . Will go again.

2 Thank David H
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday lunch - treated ourselves to fish and chips and were not disappointed. Good size portion of delicious fried haddock, the batter was crisp and light and the quality of the fish itself was excellent. Would not hesitate to go back. Very friendly staff

1 Thank Michele22London

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, British
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Square, Durham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 0191 3848974

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