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The Italian Farmhouse

South Street | West Rainton, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 6PA, England
+44 191 584 1022
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (71 reviews)
“bread” (57 reviews)
“seafood” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
South Street | West Rainton, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 6PA, England
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1 - 10 of 732 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

This place serves great Italian food at a really good price, and the service is excellent. The regular bus also stops right outside if you don't want to drive there, and it runs until late at night, including at the weekends.

Thank An0n67
TavistockHospitality, Manager at The Italian Farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi An0n67, thank you for leaving us feedback from your recent visit to The Italian Farmhouse. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your food and we hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here quite a lot over the past few years and always enjoyed the experience. However more recently we are finding it very disappointing. The staff that are there are very nice and look after you, but sometimes seems that there are not...More

Thank 4389LIZ
TavistockHospitality, Manager at The Italian Farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi 4389LIZ, thank you for getting in touch with your feedback from your recent visit to The Italian Farmhouse. We're sorry to hear that. Please be assured we do value our customer comments, both positive and negative and do our best to make improvements based...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for 5.30pm and ordered early bird. Very good food friendly staff but service was abysmal. Drinks were received promptly after that it got slower and slower. We waited 25 mins for dessert and had to ask for it. We only had main and...More

Thank jonesey4508
TavistockHospitality, Manager at The Italian Farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi jonesey4508, thank you for getting in touch with your feedback from your recent visit to The Italian Farmhouse. We're sorry to hear about this. Please be assured we do value our customer comments and do our best to make improvements based on feedback. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything good. Food was well cooked and presentation was really good. Friendly atmosphere, also. Would visit again.

Thank angelasbancroft
TavistockHospitality, Manager at The Italian Farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hiangelasbancroft, thank you for leaving us feedback from your recent visit to The Italian Farmhouse. We’re glad to hear such positive comments and we hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here because it was (1) recommended by out AirBnB host and (2) it was close. Seated right away in a very dark part of the restaurant (we were told)...had to use flashlight to read the menu. Ordered the 2 course meal; food arrived within...More

Thank focygramma
TavistockHospitality, Manager at The Italian Farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi focygramma, thank you for leaving us feedback from your recent visit to The Italian Farmhouse. We're so sorry to hear about this. Please be assured we value all of our customer comments. If you could please email feedback@tavistockhospitality.co.uk so we can respond privately to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got table at short notice on halloween night. Running a special offer at the moment of buy 2 starters and 2 mains and get cheapest main for £1...bargain!! Ordered Soup of the day which was Cream of Sweetcorn, was a bit apprehensive as had never...More

Thank happytravelerDurham
TavistockHospitality, Manager at The Italian Farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi happytravelerDurham, thank you for leaving us feedback from your recent visit to The Italian Farmhouse. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your food and we hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Well another meal after a 5 year miss All I can say is they use cheap ingredients and charge top notch prices they should be ashamed big Style. Staff were very attentive and very pleasant shame surroundings were tatty and very old u need a...More

Thank lesley d
Reviewed 14 October 2017

My partner and I dinned here during a weekend stay in Durham. We had looked at a few reviews and we always enjoy a good Italian. We took a risk and didn't book and even though the place was busy we were seated within minutes....More

Thank meggie_moo89
TavistockHospitality, Manager at The Italian Farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi meggie_moo89, thank you for leaving us feedback from your recent visit to The Italian Farmhouse. We’re glad to hear such lovely feedback and we hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Had heard good things about this place and as we have just moved close by thought we would give it a whirl. Really wish we hadn't. The staff are young and really polite but very inattentive. The food was really poor. Starters bland and made...More

1  Thank Benapollo
TavistockHospitality, Manager at The Italian Farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Benapollo, thank you for getting in touch with your feedback from your recent visit to The Italian Farmhouse. We're sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your food. Please be assured we do value our customer comments, both positive and negative and do our best...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We have always had excellent service and food here. Consequently I was very shocked at my treatment on Monday evening. We arrived about 7.30. I have difficulty in walking and have to use a stick. We asked the waiter if we could have a table...More

1  Thank Angie R
TavistockHospitality, Manager at The Italian Farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Angie R, thank you for getting in touch with your feedback from your recent visit to The Italian Farmhouse. We're very sorry to hear about this. Please do feel assured that we have raised this with the Manager and also discussed with waiting teams...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South Street | West Rainton, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 6PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Houghton-le-Spring
  • Phone Number: +44 191 584 1022
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DH4 6PA
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