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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
French, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My partner and I had a lovely meal on Friday night at Citron Vert. The food was all 10/10 and the service was great too. The white chocolate cheesecake was the best I’ve ever had and the food is all clearly homemade and local too,...This is a hidden gem in a quiet village - a must visit if coming to Durham!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best restaurants outside of the capital. Lamb for main course - ten out of ten, tart tartin - twelve out of ten. Youll never enjoy better food! We were given a couple of squares of Citron Vert chocolate fudge as the Tarte...Tartin was still in the oven (no complaint there!), and it was unbelievably good! So much so, Id buy it by the kilo.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Citron Vert, Owner at Bistro Citron Vert, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Oh, I’m so happy you enjoyed your time with us! And I enjoyed chatting to you both last week. It’s very kind of you to take the time to put something on Trip Advisor. Thank you

Reviewed 3 November 2023 via mobile

Cary and her wonderful team are always so welcoming. They greet you like old friends and are always happy to accommodate any requests we may have for them, including allowing me access through the kitchen with my wheelchair. We have been visiting here for many...years now and we have just been discussing how it's a place we can guarantee that we will have a lovely meal in a lovely environment. Thank you for making my mother in law's birthday extra special with yet another wonderful meal. One day I will persuade my husband to bring Woody our dog in too! 😉 Thank you once again and we will definitely see you soon!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Citron Vert, Owner at Bistro Citron Vert, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2023

We love when you book a table, because you are all absolute dog lovers, and we all are, too! Thank you for your great review, and we look forward to meeting Woody very soon🥰

Reviewed 22 October 2023

The restaurant offers a selected menu, with meals cooked to perfection. The atmosphere is cosy and relaxed. Unlike many higher end restaurants, the house wine is delicious and very reasonably priced.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 September 2023

One of the best meals I have ever enjoyed. I was taken as a birthday treat and had read great reviews, but nothing will prepare you for the quality of the food qnd the wonderful menu. We both had a Sunday roast, which was perfectly...cooked and was a superb joint of lamb, with a beautiful selection of freshly prepared and cooked veg. I finished with crumble and cream, which was unbelievably good. The waiting staff were young, but very well presented and extremely helpful. It was great to see Cary the owner and chef, who came out to clear our plates and see if everything was OK. Needles to say, the answer was a resounding "YES"!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Citron Vert, Owner at Bistro Citron Vert, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2023

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are very proud of our Sunday lunch, and it is lovely to know that you enjoyed it. I hope you will come back and see us soon.

Reviewed 1 August 2023 via mobile

We had been looking forward to this birthday treat for a while and we were happy to be seated in a lovely restaurant with a nice atmosphere, friendly attentive young staff and good music. We enjoyed amazing mussels to start. I chose steak in peppercorn...sauce to follow because I’d read an amazing review. It was served with gorgeous triple cooked chips and fresh seasonal veg. The steak was cooked as requested and the sauce was lovely, but in spite of this, I struggled to cut through the steak due to gristle around the outer edge and tough connective tissue in the centre. In spite of this, I had no intention of making a complaint, especially as it was my friend’s birthday treat. I enjoyed the rest of the meal but left most of the steak. When the young waitress came to collect my plate, she asked if I’d enjoyed my meal. I said,” Well, it wasn’t great”. I explained why, she apologised and said she would tell the chef. The chef came to my table within minutes, flanked by another member of staff and said they had cut through my steak in the kitchen and it ‘cut like butter’. I was shocked because this implied that my complaint was unjustified. She went on to say that the restaurant had never had any complaints before about the steak, which further fuelled my embarrassment. She offered to adjust the bill, but this was all done in front of other guests. I have never been made to feel so uncomfortable in a restaurant simply because I answered a question about my meal.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Citron Vert, Owner at Bistro Citron Vert, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2023

I am very sorry that you felt uncomfortable, but as the cook and owner, I felt I had to speak to you once my waitress told me you were unhappy with your steak. I take great pride in the food we offer, so of course...More

Reviewed 30 July 2023 via mobile

We have been a number of times now as a couple and with friends and have never had a complaint. They do have a reasonably small menu, but I have always found something I liked and nothing has ever disappointed. The waitressing staff were helpful...and attentive, and the few times we have spoken to the owner she has been lovely and welcoming, almost as if we were enjoying a meal at her home. Thanks again and I look forward to our next meal there!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

My husband and I had a fabulous evening at Bistro Citron Vert. The restaurant is tastefully decorated and has a lovely, warm and relaxing atmosphere. We were greeted by the friendly young staff who were polite and attentive all evening. The food is fantastic -...the best steak I've had in a long time. Thank you so much.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Citron Vert, Owner at Bistro Citron Vert, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2023

What a lovely review! Thank you very much for your kind words. I am very proud of my young staff; they do a grand job.

Reviewed 10 July 2023 via mobile

Fabulous food, splendid setting and superb service! My father and I discovered this little gem of a restaurant when we were visiting the area last weekend - what a find! The food was really delicious and perfectly cooked, the waiter was really friendly and attentive,...and the restaurant is beautiful inside. I particularly appreciated the focus on local produce. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Citron Vert, Owner at Bistro Citron Vert, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2023

It was so lovely to meet you, and I hope we’ll see you again, next time you’re up north. Thank you very much for your generous review; it means a lot to me, and of course to the staff, too.

Reviewed 8 July 2023

My partner and I had a lovely meal tonight at Citron Vert. The food is clearly all homemade and freshly cooked. The white chocolate cheesecake was particularly good and perhaps the best I’ve ever had. The service matched the high standard of cooking - a...really pleasant young man who was really attentive.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Citron Vert, Owner at Bistro Citron Vert, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2023

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at our restaurant; we really do appreciate it! I hope we will see you back with us before too long.

Reviewed 2 July 2023

The food was amazing We all had a different dish and we all enjoyed our meals. The meats were tender and the flavours were excellent. Very friendly staff and a great conversation with the owner/chef. We returned the following night as it was so good!!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Citron Vert, Owner at Bistro Citron Vert, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2023

How kind! It was such a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family. New card reader has arrived!🤣

Reviewed 28 May 2023 via mobile

Cary and the team always warmly welcome us to the bistro. The food is, without fail, always delicious. A great wine list and a good selection of other drinks. This place is dog friendly which is great, because why should our furry family members miss...out on the experience! I'm in a wheelchair and although the bistro has steps, I am always welcomed in via the rear door through the kitchen which makes me feel like a VIP!! We will most definitely be back soon!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Citron Vert, Owner at Bistro Citron Vert, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2023

You ARE a VIP! Thank you very much for your kind words. We love seeing you here. 😊

Reviewed 20 May 2023

A wonderful Parisian delight situated in a former mining village in County Durham. Service was excellent, young and cheerful staff, food was first class. We had Sea Bass and Steak both cooked to our liking. Who would have thought a carrot could be so enjoyable!...(To eat anyway) Will definitely be going again.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Citron Vert, Owner at Bistro Citron Vert, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2023

What kind words! I’m just delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. And you can’t beat a good carrot 🤷🏼‍♀️

Reviewed 6 May 2023 via mobile

It was a wonderful surprise to find this delightful french bistro in the heart of the Durham countryside. A small but select menu with something for everyone. The service was attentive but not in your face, just as it should be. Food was delicious and...the wine choice was a perfect accompaniment. A delightful evening that lived up to our expectations. We will be back!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Citron Vert, Owner at Bistro Citron Vert, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2023

Thank you so much for taking time to write such a positive review of our restaurant. I hope we will see you back with us very soon. Cary, Cook & Owner

Reviewed 15 April 2023

Visited this bistro with a friend for a traditional Sunday lunch. Firstly there are probably 35 covers there, not 14 as previously mentioned. Secondly, the staff were very friendly and efficient. My roast beef was excellent and served medium rare and the vegetables were al...dente. My companion enjoyed her roast loin of pork. The downside? A man came into the restaurant with a dog and was seated 1 metre away from us. He asked if we objected to dogs and my companion said that she was nervous of them. He then informed us, without apology, that two more dogs were coming. These duly arrived and the man said to his two companions that "she", indicating my companion, was nervous of dogs. The three of them then carried out an hour-long, very loud conversation. I let the whole matter go in deference to other dinners and my companion. Should dogs be allowed in eating establishments? I don't think so. Would I go back? Probably not.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Citron Vert, Owner at Bistro Citron Vert, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2023

Oh dear! I’m very sorry you didn’t have a great experience. You were the first table in, and although we were fully booked that day, we could easily have moved you to another - as yet unoccupied - table. I wish you had asked your...More

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I believe it is possible to buy a voucher online but the restaurant is only running a takeaway service at the moment, as the North East is in tier 3. Check out the restaurant website for up to date details.
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The price for two courses is £23 (with a £2 supplement if you choose the 8oz sirloin steak)
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