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Akarsu Turkish Restaurant & Grill


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

Location and contact

Authentic Turkish cuisine set in a 1600's, grade 2 listed building, in the heart of Durham City. A warm welcome comes as standard. Afiyet Olsun.
US$7 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Free Wifi
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All reviews hummus turkish coffee adana kebab baklava cold meze cacik lamb rice stuffed vine leaves flat bread mixed grill meatballs starters and mains turkish red wine main course authentic food very generous portions
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This one is easy to miss from the high street but look out for the bill board outside and venture up the stairs. The restaurant is set on 2 floors decorated in traditional turkish glassware and ceramics. The menu was traditional and adaptable for gluten...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank andreaw20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice decor, good service, reasonable prices & very tasty food. Very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank bobdungood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just myself and my two children (aged 10 and 15) - booked after reading very good reviews- and this is our first visit to Durham. Effortless booking (online) and found the restaurant easily (Durham isn't very big!). Glad we had booked as it was very...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Catherine I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Akarsu was recommended by a friend and she was not wrong. Service was warm and friendly, food was excellent and prices were good. I had the Turkish Delight cocktail and it was fabulous, loved the presentation and the taste. The decor and music add to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ayde72
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been here several times now, and always consistently great! Staff were friendly and accommodating, courses were served promptly, and would definitely recommend the Lunch Menu - great value! Food itself was AMAZING, beautiful starters and delicious mains. We'll definitely back again soon!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Rosalee121
Reviewed 15 February 2019

We went for a Valentine's meal and we were not disappointed. This was our first time visiting Akarsu and it is hands down the best restaurant in Durham for authentic, tasty food. I ordered a raspberry gin, prosecco and pink lemonade cocktail which came with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank alijamie2019
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

We visited here because it was one of the most highly rated restaurants in Durham, we were not disappointed. We had the hot mezze starter to share. I had the lamb meatballs. The presentation of the food was top quality, the food taste was even...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank tomhZ8864LW
Reviewed 10 February 2019

Only the second time I have been here, why did I wait so long ? Had the seafood guvec. Huge portion and very tasty. As a group of four we all had different meals and all enjoyed them. Good friendly service and nice surroundings. Quite...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank NathanJetstream
Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

We found this little gem on trip advisor and we weren’t disappointed! The service was excellent and the food was amazing and a great price to boot! The waitress was very helpful in guiding us on food choice and offered us a mixed grill for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kateylady
Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

Visited Akarsu after reading the good reviews, but was very disappointed. The restaurant is located up a flight of steep, narrow stairs. Decor is unusual but quite fun. Welcome was friendly. Ordered two courses. Would have ordered a third and coffee, but the service was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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2 August 2018|
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Response from | Property representative |
Hi you can have chips or rice.
22 May 2018|
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Response from jaj0409 | Reviewed this property |
The two nearby car parks Millburngate and Prince Bishops both have both have disabled car park spaces. One is at the bottom of Silver St the other at the top, Silver St is quite steep. However, I think your difficulties may... More
23 September 2016|
Response from lisaramage | Reviewed this property |
It's on their facebook page
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