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The Cellar Door, Durham, Durham

The Cellar Door

4.6
4.6
1964 Reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European
Set within a 13th century riverside building hidden on the main thoroughfare up the cathedral, The Cellar door offers a range of dining options, from outdoor dining to river views and ancient cellar conversions, we have a space that caters for a wide range of diners.

Global food incorporating local and seasonal ingredients with no boundaries or genres. Menus change monthly so keep an eye on what’s available and if you have any questions or would like a copy of the allergen menu please get in touch.

A friendly, relaxed dining experience, with no pretention, no dress code and the emphasis on the diner. We’ve been on this journey of discovery for over a decade and invite you to come join us.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, British, Global, International
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–9:15 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:45 pm
  • Phone number
    0191 383 1856
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    When it’s not possible for you to come to us, we are more than happy to try and bring a part of The Cellar Door to you. From canapés to hiring our chefs for the day, we’ll do our best to cater for your every need. We’re always looking for new challenges so get in touch and let’s create something unique!
  • Private party facilities
    We love a good party. From the more refined wedding celebrations to the important business dinners and staff nights. Every person and occasion is different, so we don’t do generic packages for you to pick. Each event is tailored for individually by one of us, who helps to organise the event to the most intricate details to ensure your special day is special for everyone you invite. So whether you want to book the whole restaurant or have a smaller private dining experience, get in touch and we’ll create a bespoke package just for you.
  • Neighborhood
    Durham
  • Parking details
    2 minutes walk from Prince Bishops multi storey car park. 4 minutes from Walkergate multi storey car park.
  • Public transit
    Durham station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wine

What 1,964 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,964 Reviews
  1. button

    London

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Table booked for 2pm which was not ready on arrival. 3 groups came in to the restaurant after us and were taken to their tables. I asked the server at around 2.20pm what was happening with our table to eventually sit down at 2.25pm. Ordered 4 Sunday dinners which took over an hour!! The beef was like being out of a packet and lots of fat so most of it was left. After waiting that amount time it was a huge disappointment. Dessert wasn't much better. £8 for 3 profiteroles with not much taste. The other desserts were all dark chocolate based which we didn't want.

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  2. CherylW

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely greeting on arrival, staff very friendly and welcoming. Our reservation was at 4pm due to a concert so we were the only people in the restaurant for a little while. I felt a little cold but other than that the restaurant was lovely with nice background music. The food was amazing - we had.3 courses - all delicious. Staff were very attentive and suggested a great bottle of red to go with our food. we couldn’t fault anything. We will definitely return but book a later evening slot next time so there is more atmosphere. So glad we found this place. 👍🏻

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  3. RobertK

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff attentive but service was slow. Good was good but not great.

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  4. Jane

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been here several times for the Sunday roast. Always fantastic never disappointed!

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  5. PeteC

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We found the restaurant quite buzzy which was nice. The Beef Shin and Wellington were very very good. A good wine list and good service. We would definitely go back and have no problem recommending the venue.

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  6. Will1

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brilliant service and food. Imaginative cooking and generous portions. A super Valentine night.

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  7. WarrenP

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing Service very good Thanks We will be back Warren

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  8. DANEF

    Devon

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly service, non intrusive background music, well made cocktails and lovely tasting food. Very good value.

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  9. SheilaH

    County Durham

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No complaints at all, service and food were excellent

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. Great decor. Friendly service. Amazing Sunday roast. Highly recommend if you’re in Durham

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FAQs

The Cellar Door does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat.

The Cellar Door is rated 4.6 stars by 1964 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Cellar Door

41/42 Saddler Street, Durham, Durham DH1 3NU

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Durham
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–9:15 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:45 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, British, Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    2 minutes walk from Prince Bishops multi storey car park. 4 minutes from Walkergate multi storey car park.
  • Public transit
    Durham station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    0191 383 1856
  • Catering
    When it’s not possible for you to come to us, we are more than happy to try and bring a part of The Cellar Door to you. From canapés to hiring our chefs for the day, we’ll do our best to cater for your every need. We’re always looking for new challenges so get in touch and let’s create something unique!
  • Private party facilities
    We love a good party. From the more refined wedding celebrations to the important business dinners and staff nights. Every person and occasion is different, so we don’t do generic packages for you to pick. Each event is tailored for individually by one of us, who helps to organise the event to the most intricate details to ensure your special day is special for everyone you invite. So whether you want to book the whole restaurant or have a smaller private dining experience, get in touch and we’ll create a bespoke package just for you.
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