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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in Durham/County Durham

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in Durham/County Durham? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Bay Horse restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2189)
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Darlington
About the restaurant
A charming 15th century coaching inn, The Bay Horse in Hurworth has been beautifully refurbished bringing with it some wonderful modern décor whilst managing to retain it’s characteristic charm. Greeted upon entry with a roaring open fire and a friendly team behind the bar, you’ll feel welcomed immediately. An eclectic drinks choice offers everything from local ales in traditional dimpled pint pots through to classic cocktails, with a varied wine list to match any palate. Menus change seasonally and are comprised mostly of classic dishes given a modern twist. With the kitchen continuously experimenting with new flavours & cooking methods, it is easy to see why it has been one of the regions most celebrated venues in the last decade. Dining is split over two floors with the same delicious menus and attentive service throughout. The Bay Horse has achieved many awards and has been included in the Michelin guide since 2008.
Top review
Harry12
Dined on Feb 19, 2024
Great food, lovely atmosphere and good service. We will be back.
A photo of Wallis & Co restaurant
4.8
4.8 (316)
£25 and under
Modern European
Hartlepool
About the restaurant
Wallis & Co is a modern Bar & Kitchen nestled on the picturesque setting that is Hartlepool Marina. Our aim is to provide a warm and cosy atmosphere for our customers to enjoy, and with a huge focus on quality in every aspect, we're sure your visit to Wallis & Co will be a happy one.

We serve lunch from 12pm till 5pm Tuesday to Saturday and evening service from 5pm till 9pm. Our Sunday lunch is served from 12pm till 4pm and from 5pm on a Sunday evening we offer Sunday evening menu.

Disclaimer- We are no longer taking reservations for OUTDOOR tables, they are first come first serve.

If booking Bottomless brunch please specify in your booking notes (Service times Tuesday to Sunday between 12 and 4pm)
Any tables above 6ppl must be booked directly through the restaurant via telephone or FB messenger.

Top review
Albertross
Dined on May 12, 2024
Always top drawer food and ambience was spot on…wish we’d had time to stay for the music too 😩
A photo of ELIF TURKISH CUISINE restaurant
4.8
4.8 (131)
£26 to £40
Turkish
Stockton-on-Tees
About the restaurant
Calling all foodies in Norton. Brace yourselves for a culinary adventure as Turkish Cuisine has arrived in our village. Set in an underground atmospheric restaurant on the picturesque historic green. Prepare your taste buds for a delightful journey of flavours and aromas and combine with our specially selected Turkish wines. It’s an experience guaranteed to delight all your senses.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
My husband and I booked after recommendations from friends and it didn’t disappoint. Beautiful interior makes this truly a special place to eat. I had surf and turf and husband had a mixed grill. Both beautifully cooked and presented and delicious. Will come back for sure, thank you!
A photo of Restaurant 17 restaurant
4.6
4.6 (538)
£25 and under
International
Durham
About the restaurant
At Restaurant 17 we offer an efficient friendly service.

Delivering a taste experience from around the world using fresh ingredients.

Top review
MikeL
Dined on May 11, 2024
Quite superb food and excellent service. Thoroughly recommend the restaurant.
A photo of Estabulo - Darlington restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1795)
£26 to £40
Brazilian Steakhouse
Darlington
About the restaurant
Estabulo Rodizio Bar & Grill honour the Brazilian Gaúcho’s traditional method of cooking. This involves taking the most delicious and flavoursome cuts of meat, which are then skewered and cooked slowly on open flames.
This method of cooking also means that all the meat served to you fresh at your table, straight from the grill. You can eat as much or as little as you like, and we have a large selection of meats on offer, so you can stick to what you know or try something a little bit different!
We also have a selection of Vegetarian, Halal and Fish dishes on offer and the salad bar which is the perfect start to your meal, and accompanies our entire menu perfectly as little palate cleansers between each skewer that reaches your table.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great service, delicious food. Lovely staff, highly recommend
A photo of The Rose & Crown at Romaldkirk restaurant
4.6
4.6 (244)
£25 and under
British
Barnard Castle
About the restaurant
Our kitchen team create great tasting food that utilises the best of local produce and ingredients with excellent provenance. It's about dishes that reflect our stunning rural location using both classical and contemporary cooking techniques with an eye for detail.
Top review
Pitpot
Dined 5 days ago
As usual, The Rose & Crown was superb. They are so attentive and ensure I eat gluten-free (I am coeliac). Our visit was a real treat and we both had the roast beef. We will be back...
A photo of 19TWENTY restaurant
4.5
4.5 (284)
£25 and under
Grill
Durham
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Durham city centre, we offer the finest steaks, best gourmet burgers and premium cocktails. While you’re here try our succulent and tender hanging kebabs. Come and experience fine dining at affordable prices, with incredible river views and immaculate service.
Top review
AndrewH
Dined 4 days ago
Nice steak served on a hot stone/chopping board combo - not a fan, what's wrong with a plate. Steak slightly overcooked but nothing to complain about. I was surprised not to be offered a dessert menu after my meal - I probably would have been tempted. Nice place to sit and people watch. I would eat here again, next time I'm over in Durham.
A photo of Runa Farm restaurant
4.5
4.5 (370)
£26 to £40
English
Barnard Castle
About the restaurant
WELCOME TO RUNA FARM
Runa Farm, is an intensely rustic inspired hotel, country pub and wedding venue quite unlike any other, combining natural rural beauty with cool Balearic vibes to deliver something wholly unique, as its guests will discover…

In brief, it was our plan to create an individual and special destination for “boho, honest and earthy” experiences with the farm and its produce at the very heart.

The result is a loveable, laid-back and luxurious County Durham country retreat complete with standout spaces and suites, cool glamping and field-to-fork dining, inviting people to gather, feast, stay, and enjoy every element of its feelgood spirit and endless appeal.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
It was all-round brilliant. Service from the friendly staff, the delicious food (seafood shared starter, burger and Barnsley chop!) Reasonably priced and great place. Would definitely recommend and will go back too!
A photo of Estabulo - Durham restaurant
4.3
4.3 (450)
£26 to £40
Brazilian Steakhouse
Durham
About the restaurant
Estabulo Rodizio Bar & Grill honour the Brazilian Gaúcho’s traditional method of cooking. This involves taking the most delicious and flavoursome cuts of meat, which are then skewered and cooked slowly on open flames. This method of cooking also means that all the meat served to you fresh at your table, straight from the grill. You can eat as much or as little as you like, and we have a large selection of meats on offer, so you can stick to what you know or try something a little bit different! We also have a selection of Vegetarian, Halal and Fish dishes on offer and the salad bar which is the perfect start to your meal, and accompanies our entire menu perfectly as little palate cleansers between each skewer that reaches your table.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Great service, very attentive and polite. Food was lovely as always
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