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Court Lane, Durham DH1 3JS, England
+44 191 384 9588
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“dim sum” (32 reviews)
“thai food” (43 reviews)
“prawn crackers” (33 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Court Lane, Durham DH1 3JS, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely busy warm atmosphere. Not cheap but portions are huge. I chose badly for main course (a meat noodle bowl) but dim sum as a starter was excellent.

Thank goldenfood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on Sunday for dinner. Brilliant food we had 3 main courses between us. The Team were very friendly we will definitely be back.

Thank jazzyjeff40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked in as a party of 7 for dinner on a cold and wet night. The warm and cosy ambience with the beautiful pink blossom tree was welcome. Food was delicious and service pleasant and unobtrusive. Very authentic food - I have this on good...More

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 14 October 2017

When we first arrived, the drinks service was extremely slow and, after very long waits for our drinks, we were worried how long it would take to get our food. Fortunately the kitchen seemed far more efficient than the bar and nearly all of our...More

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Used to go to Zen all the time, amazing for sushi and really nice atmosphere. However since going veggie there aren’t many options

Thank anna b
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

My family and I visited this restaurant on Friday 6th October for a celebration family meal. First impressions were very good. A modern and inviting restaurant with plenty of staff. We were seated at our table straight away and after a few minutes a waitress...More

1  Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Just a dinner, but a welcome visit and the food and service were excellent. Thank you. PS. They were very busy and although we got a seat without booking I would recommend that you book.

Thank JohnCLP
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were up in Durham settling our daughter into university there and visited Zen for dinner. Staff are charming and helpful and the food was really fresh, clean and tasty. Try the hanging kebabs - they're quite a spectacle and the prawn crackers are so...More

Thank Flyfisher1
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We and my friends recently visited Zen and were very satisfied with our overall experience. There is a great ambiance in this restaurant and the food is very very tasty and well presented. Staff are knowledgable about the menu and were happy to assist with...More

Thank brite44
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely food, great atmosphere. Has a nice area to sit outside. Me and my girlfriend got the meat feast noodles, they were delicious but her food didn't seem to have much meat in at all.

Thank Daniel H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Court Lane, Durham DH1 3JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 9588
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