Places to eat



A popular Thai restaurant, the daytime menu(11.30am-6pm), offers soups, salads and mains for £5.95-£7.95.

Court Lane, Durham, DH1 3JS

Tel: 0191 3849588


The Spice Lounge

A highly recommended Indian restaurant which offers 10% off any order and 20% off if you dine in the restaurant between 5.30 and 7pm, Sunday to Thursday.

St. Nicholas Cottage, Market Place, Durham, DH1 3NJ

Tel: 0191 383 0927

Tia’s Mexican & Mediterranean

Famous for its speciality dish, ‘Tia’s Rose’, and frozen margaritas Tia’s restaurant is ever popular with Durham students. Tia’s caters for everyone with vegetarian options, a vegan menu, a gluten free menu and a happy hour from 5-7 with plenty of choice for all.

84 Claypath, Durham City, DH1 1RG

0191 383 9001



Pizza Express

As well as regular set menu offers, Pizza Express offers 40% off on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 20% off on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays to all valid NUS card holders.

64 Saddler Street, Durham, DH1 3PG

Tel: 0191 383 2661




Authentic British cuisine using only the finest, locally sourced produce. Register with the ‘Real Food Club’ and you get a card saving you at least 10% every visit. You’ll also get a £5 voucher when you sign up and a monthly offer exlusive for members. Sign up here:

18 Claypath, Durham, DH1 1RH

0191 370 9595


Nando’s don’t have a specific deal for students but if you sign up for a nando’s card, you can collect stickers for free chicken!

Unit 5, Walkergate, Durham, DH1 1SQ



La Tasca

A popular tapas chain, La Tasca offers a £6.95 lunch deal, a £9.95 set menu(till 5pm), free cava on your birthday, 40% off the main menu before 4pm (Mon – Fri) and a £10 all-you-can-eat paella student night on a Wednesday (includes a free glass of sangria).

58 Saddler Street, County Durham, DH1 3NU

Tel: 0845 126 2958

La Spaghettata (Fabio’s Bar)

Situated beneath the ever-popular Fabio’s Bar, La Spaghetta offers a traditional menu at affordable prices and has a lunchtime special for just £6.95.

66 Sadler Street, Durham City, DH1 3NP

Tel: 0191 383 9290

Fat Buddha

An Aisan restaurant with a wide range of Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Malaysian food. A great value lunch menu and there’s also an early bird set menu before 6.15pm.

Unit 6B and 6C, Walkergate, Durham, DH1 1SQ

Tel: 0191 383 1390

The Dun Cow

A great value gastro pub serving hearty food at affordable prices.

 37 Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HN

Tel: 0191 3869219





Students can enjoy 25% off high quality food all day, everyday at Chiquito!

Walkergate, Durham,

Tel: 0191 370 6470


Bella Italia

Bella Italia’s student menu is available all day Sunday to Thursday - enjoy any pizza or pasta for just £5.

20-21 Silver Street, Durham,

Tel: 0191 386 1060