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Restaurant 17, Durham, Durham

Restaurant 17

4.6
4.6
538 reviews
£25 and under
International
At Restaurant 17 we offer an efficient friendly service.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    International, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0191 384 9050
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 538 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Durham/County Durham

    Best Overall

  • Durham/County Durham

    Best Food

  • Durham/County Durham

    Best Service

  • Durham/County Durham

    Best Ambience

  • Durham/County Durham

    Best Value

  • Durham/County Durham

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Durham/County Durham

    Romantic

  • Durham/County Durham

    Good for special occasions

  • Durham/County Durham

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Durham

    Most Booked

538 Reviews
  1. MikeL

    Isles of Scilly

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quite superb food and excellent service. Thoroughly recommend the restaurant.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would recommend this restaurant without hesitation. Food was outstanding, service excellent and the ambience was also excellent. Without doubt superb value for money, a gem in Durham City.

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  3. VeronicaD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely little restaurant. Great service and excellent food. Would definitely recommend.

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  4. dtw19463

    London

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening at this great little restaurant. Food was excellent, service spot on and a really great ending to a city break in Durham.

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  5. AlisonT

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed food and service. The restaurant was great

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  6. SaraM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect service and delightful atmosphere. The small dining room makes it feel intimate and relaxed. The food was very good. Not quite 5 stars as i’ve it two things felt slightly under seasoned to me but this is just my opinion and I think anyone would enjoy eating here.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A small but varied menu was available and the food was very well cooked. Our duck was pink and moist with just enough sauce to make it one of the best duck dishes I have had in quite a while. This is a small and intimate setting but one that we will be coming back to

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  8. AdamC

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic night service was great and the food was superb will deffinately return.

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  9. LeeC

    Newcastle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Not a great experience, place itself it a lovely, but poor food, duck was tough even though we ordered it pink, sent my main beef dish back, was like a pulled burger, really bad quality beef and lacking in flavour. Really spoilt our night tbh, I have literally had better food at Wetherspoons.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food Friendly staff Lovely surroundings Nice atmosphere Well worth visiting

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  11. IanC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Hidden away downstairs with low key signage but definitely worth looking out. We enjoyed a very good meal, with friendly efficient service and great value for money.

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  12. SidO

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time we’ve eaten here and it was equally as lovely as the last time. I know we will return 👍🏻

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  13. SG24

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, a really nice experience! Food was great, restaurant is lovely. A couple of little errors during service but everything was rectified with a smile! Thank you

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit to this lovely restaurant in Durham for a valentines meal. Lovely staff and they looked after us really well. The food was superb absolutely faultless. It was good to get it served on warm plates and piping hot almost too hot!! We will definitely return

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  15. Stewie

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing. Everything was cooked to perfection 👌. I would definitely be coming back. The food was priced reasonably. Atmosphere was just perfect. Me and my partner throughly enjoyed everything. The staff weren't in your face it was lovely

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  16. Krissy

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambience, friendly staff and first class food. What more could you want!

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  17. MihaiC

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the service impecabile. My fiance has a pepper allergy which they accommodated swiftly by slightly altering the recipe.

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  18. Valeria

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful little restaurant in the centre of Durham. The food was delicious, delicately prepared and very flavoursome. Good wine and excellent service.

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  19. NaomiS

    County Durham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious meal, friendly and efficient service. A treat for a Saturday night.

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  20. TrevorC

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Probably one of the best meals my girlfriend and I have had out for a long time. Booked on a Saturday afternoon for the same evening and think we were lucky to get a table as the restaurant was full by the time we finished. All our food was faultless. We are both foodies so that is saying something! Knowing that I would suggest anything you choose from the menu will not disappoint. The prices were reasonable for a quality restaurant and we would happily eat our way through the menu if we were local. Service was attentive but discreet. Thank you, and kudos to the chef and staff. Highly recommended and we are looking forward to our next visit. Trevor and Alison

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  21. JoanG

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, perfect duck and fantastic creme brulee, good price,high recommend restaurant.

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  22. CarolH

    Liverpool

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First but certainly not my last visit to this restaurant. I liked eveything about this venue, from the welcome, the decor, and of course the food and wine selection.

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  23. AdrianT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great evening in this lovely restaurant. The food was delicious, but the service was wonderful. Both of the staff were great and made our night special

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  24. IanH

    County Durham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Remains one of the best restaurants in Durham. There is more than enough on the menu to entice all tastes and the food is cooked beautifully.

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  25. RosieH20

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a birthday celebration here and it was fantastic!

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  26. Michelleh

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed our meal. Staff were attentive and friendly, food was lovely We will definitely go back

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  27. AndrewM

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was beautiful and service was excellent definitely recommend

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  28. ChrisF

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Perfect Hidden Gem. Outstanding Food and Service, You Won’t Be Disappointed

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  29. TonyP

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and excellent service from Gary. Both of the meals we had were cooked to perfection and will be recommending restaurant 17 to friends and family

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  30. MargieH

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. Great food and brilliant service. All dishes were perfect. Would highly recommend.

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  31. MarleneW

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were spectacular!!! The worst part of the entire experience was that I had no room left for more delicious food!

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  32. AnneD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were very friendly and helpful. One of our party was dairy free and the staff did everything to accommodate her. The food was delicious. When we visit Durham again we will certainly have a meal at Restaurant 17

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  33. StuartM

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third time here and I cannot fault a thing. Outstanding service and the food was delicious once again. Thoroughly recommend.

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  34. KeithS

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu might look anti sparse at first glance but dont be put off, excellent exciting food and great service in a cute, cosy space

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great little find, unassumingly tucked away downstairs leading to the small, cosy restaurant. Great service from Gary who actually phoned us a couple of hours earlier to offer us an earlier appointment whilst they were quiet with it being their last working day before Xmas. Brilliant food & top service all round - definitely recommend & will be back on our next visit to Durham!

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  36. OliverP

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is s great restaurant. It is a hidden gem. The food was fantastic and not over priced. A small but decent wine list too. Service was professional and suitably attentive. It was a Wednesday evening before Xmas and the place was empty. I've lived in Durham for over 20 years and never heard of it. Needs a big shout out and more promo. It's quite a hidden location so less likely to get passing traffic or notice. Note if you like to tip ...and this deserved it...they only take tips in cash! This was a great evening.....I will be back.

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  37. ScholarB

    County Durham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food (Lamb cutlets) was amazing until I found hair in it and asked the waiter to take away the food as felt sick by the thought of it. He took away the plate and when I went to pay, I asked the same waiter if he’d brought it to the Chef’s attention about the hair and all he said was yes. There was no apology which was very disappointing as the atmosphere in the restaurant is great!

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  38. Gillj

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous meal in a beautiful bistro style restaurant. Don't know how they do it but the ambience is perfect,busy but noise levels low. Makes such a difference that you don't have to shout to make yourselves heard. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

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  39. MariaM

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal from a very varied menu. Service excellent. Highly recommend.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely cosy place on a cold winters evening. Lovely welcome from friendly staff.

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Restaurant 17 is rated 4.6 stars by 538 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Restaurant 17

17 Elvet Bridge, Durham, Durham DH1 3AA

Additional information

  • Area
    Durham
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    International, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    5 minutes walk from Durham Station
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
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