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“65 people can't be wrong!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bailey's Restaurant

Bailey's Restaurant
Ranked #108 of 305 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $27
Cuisines: British, Contemporary, Gastropub
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Awarded a Rosette for the second consecutive year in June 2012, celebrating our commitment to excellent food and great service, Bailey's Restaurant offers contemporary dining in stylish, comfortable surroundings. Our menus change seasonally, created by Executive Head Chef Harry Bailie, using locally sourced produce wherever possible.The same menu runs throughout the building, giving you the choice of dining in our restaurant, comfortable bar, or relaxed Atirum area.
Doncaster
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10 reviews
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“65 people can't be wrong!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

Recently stayed at the hotel with 65 others for our friends vow renewal ceremony. Everyone has since given rave reviews about the quality of food, the massive portion sizes, the presentation, the service and finally the excellent taste of the food. It seems unbelievable that Harry and his staff were able to serve up the fantastic food so quickly to such a high standard. The fact that this involved so many menu choices at once seems even more unbelievable. If you are thinking of booking this hotel or are thinking og using this hotel for a party or just as a special treat, you won't go far wrong! Well done everyone.

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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Great choice of menu, excellent food quality. Steak night was excellent value for money (Wednesdays). Breakfast choices were more than adequate too.

Visited January 2013
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Doncaster
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26 reviews
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“EXCEPTIONAL STANDARD OF FOOD”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

Harry Bailey, Tony and the team have just catered for our Blessing which included general meals during our 5 day visit, a buffet on the Friday, Blessing breakfast and evening buffet on the day of the service. The standard of food and quality of service was amazing. All guests spoke highly about the quality of the meals and the hard working staff. Without doubt the best place to dine in Durham and one of the reasons we took 65 people from Doncaster to The Honet Lawyer and Bailey's Bar in Durham.

  • Visited January 2013
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HonestLawyerHotel, General Manager at Bailey's Restaurant, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
EVOsDoncaster, Thank you for your 5* review about the quality of the food that Harry and his team produce, which has won us an AA Rosette two years running, as well as a recent Highest Quality Assured award from TasteDurham, which we are especially happy with. We all look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future

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“Excellent Sunday Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Excellent Sunday lunch with a warm welcolme.

I had sirloin of beef with roast and mashed potatoes, homemade Yorkshire pudding (so many establishments are using frozen Yorkies) with swede mash and braised cabbage to share. My husband had chicken breast and leg with the roast, mashed potatoes and Yorkshire pud.

Fantastic value at £8.95.

A member of staff came over to us to enquire if "every thing was OK" and after we had finished ,the manager asked if we had enjoyed our meal ,and was this our first visit.
We had been before, many years ago ,though it will not be long before we go back !!!

  • Visited January 2013
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HonestLawyerHotel, General Manager at Bailey's Restaurant, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Dear r00m_with_a_view,
Thank you for your glowing review of our Sunday Lunch, I'm very pleased that everything was to your liking and you found us to be fantastic value for money - I agree! I look forward to welcoming you and your family back to the hotel in the near future.

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Unsal Aydin, General Manager
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Durham, United Kingdom
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279 reviews
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“The best Sunday lunch ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

We visited the restaurant yesterday lunch time, we were most impressed with an all round performance. We had the turkey and our infant son just had soup with our main course. All were fantastic, soup was certainly freshly made, turkey was tender and moist, the vegetables were cooked to perfection, couldn't fault it. The best swede mash we had tasted and that's unusual to compliment a swede! Certainly will go back, strongly recommend. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the seating was comfortable and light.

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