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10 Station Lane, Durham DH1 1LJ, England
+44 191 384 1010
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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County Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sambuca's incarnations: Train station, Archibald's Hardware & eateries of which Che Vita was best. Sambuca excelled 2014-17 with staff like Stefan, Tino, Diego, Alana, Becka et al. Good value are fresh mussels, pasta carbonera, and stroganoff chicken. Pizza could have more flexibility on toppings & 100% mozzarella. Besides a fantastic view of Durham Cathedral, Sambuca's top draw is Wedding Singer... More 

Thank BruceScholten
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food very family friendly fantastic building, old converted Station and original19th century trainshed. Very reasonable prices and the Pizza was great.

Thank RogerJessiman
Level Contributor
43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not bad, but nothing that every Italian restaurant everywhere hasn't already done. Got the happy hour deal which unfortunately wasn't great but OK for 7 quid.

Thank Dayno
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table for 4 on Friday night and just found out its permanently closed. What's happened ? No one seems to know anything .

3 Thank PonteSuperwoman
Durham, England
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't believe that I had a booked 2 weeks ago for a table of 12 for my teenagers birthday to turn up tonight and it's shut for refurbishment. Thanks for notifying us NOT. You won't believe how upset she is. Disgraceful customer services.

1 Thank NicDurham_England
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit just out of the city centre, friendly staff and nicely decorated out. Mainly Italian dishes but also some English dishes to. Great value and good portions would recommend a visit. Only bad point is the small car park out front.

Thank Stodd1975
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been quite a few times,food always good for the price you pay and often a singer on with good atmosphere.great for big groups as very open and don't feel it matters if your a bit noisier as there are a few of you.Staff mostly very pleasant and attentive

Thank Allison D
tyne and wear
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Originally a railway station 🚉, beautiful decor, £103 for 5 adults 3 children. Good value for money.

Thank melissaTyneAndWear
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

gorgeous surroundings, a little perturbed that if youre not a young pretty female you don't get flirted with by the waiters, lol but great food.

Thank happymammyconsett
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and food, bargin price. Deffinately will visit again. Us 3 adults had the 3 courses for £13.95, garlic mushrooms, serloin steak with delicious chips and a lovely garlic & lemon sauce and decent size portion of tiramasu. Advice given by the waitress on kids value meal for £1 was appreciated greatly. Good time had by all 😀

Thank Theresa G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $25
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Station Lane, Durham DH1 1LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 1010
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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