Places to eat

Getting bored of beans on toast? Don't worry, in Durham there's no shortage of great places to eat. Check out these cafe's and restaurants to get some top quality grub on a budget!

Pizza & Falafel Alhana


86 Claypath

Opening Times = 16:00 – 03:00

Urban Oven


94 Claypath


DH1 1RG 

Opening Times = 17:00 – 03:00

The Yellow Dragon


Sacriston Road

Witton Gilbert



Opening Times = 17:30 – 23:00

Tel: 0191 371 0636

Gilesgate Tandoori

39 Marshall Terrace



Opening Times = 17:30 – 23:30

Tel: 0191 383 9699

Stantons Fish & Chips

29 Neville Street


DH1 4EY 

Opening Times = 17:00 – 21:45

Quality Pizza

5 Windsor Terrace



Opening Times = 15:00 – 23:00

San Marco Mediterranean


47 North Bailey



Opening Times - 12:00 – 23:00

Palm Sugar at the Auction House


First floor 69 Clay Path



Opening Times = 12:00 – 22:30

Tel: 0191 386 3858

Crispy Bite

South Street

West Rainton


Opening Times = 11:00 – 23:00

Wok Next?


97 Claypath



Opening Times = 11:00 – 23:00

Tel: 0191 386 7576

Papa Johns

33 Marshall Terrace

County Durham


Opening Times = 11:00 – 23:00

Tel: 0191 3077307

Cameron's Deli

40 Marshall Terrace



Opening Times = 08:00 – 16:00

Tel: 0191 3727147

Mamma Mia

23 High Street

Lang Ley Moor


DH7 8JW 

Opening Times = 07:00 – 16:30


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Renowned for its cake selection and cosy, set-back location, Vennels Café is spread across 2 floors of an historic building and the 16thC courtyard outside.

71 Saddlers Yard, Saddler St, Durham, DH1 3NP

Tel: 0191 375 0623


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Situated above the Body Shop on the first floor, but well worth climbing the stairs to get to! A delicious range of food, generous portions and huge slices of cake.

27-28 Silver Street, Durham, DH1 3RD

Tel: 0191 384 5620


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A spacious coffee house well known for its warm and relaxing atmosphere. Get free WiFi and earn stars for free coffee when you register for a ‘Starbucks Rewards card’.

Bridge House, 4 North Rd, Durham, DH1 3RB

Tel: 0191 375 0387

The Picnic Basket

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With a passion for using fresh local market produce, the Picnic Basket is extremely popular with students and has just won ‘North East Cafe of the Year’.

7 New Elvet, Durham, DH1 3AQ

Tel: 0191 383 1967

Leonard's Coffee House

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Traditional coffee house famous for its bacon sandwiches!

1-2 Back Silver St, Durham DH1 3RA, England

Tel: 01913 840647

Esquires Coffee

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The only high-street coffee chain proud to serve 100% Fairtrade and now Organicallyproduced coffee!

22 Back Silver St, Durham, DH1 3RD
Tel: 0191 375 7578

Costa Coffee

in Cafés

Register for a Costa Club card or download the iPhone app to start saving points towards free food and drink.

Prince Bishops Shopping Centre, 1-2 High St, Durham, DH1 3UJ
Tel: 0191 383 0082

Durham Railway Station – Northbound, Station Approach, Durham, DH1 4RB
Tel: 0191 370 9914

Tursdale Rd, Durham, DH6 5NP

Tel: 0191 377 9222

Ciao Ciao

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Ciao Ciao offers delicious sandwiches, artisan breads, Moussaka, homemade soups, Greek sweet and savoury pastries and a selection of cakes and Greek biscuits – all freshly prepared in store.

3, Framwellgate Bridge, Durham, DH1 4SJ

Tel: 0191 3830149


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


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28 New Elvet

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0191 383 2123

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