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£3 - £30
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Indian, Asian, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely so tasty from poppadoms to desert every dish was so nice. Service excellent, food best we have had from an Indian restaurant in a long time. We were greedy and ordered too much, however it was our first time but wont be our last.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024 via mobile

Great food, excellent service, nice ambiance. Menu is great, really different to your standard Indian restaurant, quality of ingredients is apparent and tastes spot on. They catered specifically for our 4 year old, a non spicy salmon dish, specifically for my wife, a dish not...on the menu (king prawn Methi) and my Jinga Kaali Mirch was exceptional. Also, the menu includes traditional Indian dessert, not the standard ice cream menu of most places, which just tops off the whole experience. We will be back very soon.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

Fantastic meal,one of the best indian restaurant we have been to, we travelled from Liverpool and it was well worth the visit, staff where very helpful, and chef Tony was really goodMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Roopal Naik, Owner at Holi & Bhang Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2024

Hi garryeverton. Thanks a massive big bunch for the 5 stars and wonderful review. We're delighted you had a great experience and enjoyed the food and service. Tony and the rest of the Holi and Bhang team will be really proud. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 12 December 2023 via mobile

The menu looked promising, containing many traditional Indian dishes you don’t often find these days. Unfortunately the taste was more akin to the ubiquitous Bangladeshi run takeaways, catering to the sweet tooth of the locals and not delivering authenticity. The portions were not generous, and...then when the price is factored in, leaves you disappointed. Pity, because it has the potential to be so much better.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Roopal Naik, Owner at Holi & Bhang Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2024

Dear miloh488. Apologies you didn't appreciate the taste and flavours. One of our chefs is Bangladeshi (from Bengal, North East Coast India), I as the owner am Gujurati, North West Coast India and our other chef is North Central Indian (Delhi and Punjab). We occasionally...More

Reviewed 24 November 2023 via mobile

Went there from the guest house we are staying in and it was great. They made room for us, the food was great best meal I have had in an Indian restaurant in a long time.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Roopal Naik, Owner at Holi & Bhang Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2024

Hi clanviapg. Massive big thanks for the great review. We're full of joy you had a fantastic time and enjoyed the food. ATB

Reviewed 2 November 2023

Excellent food and service and amazing food. All vegetarian food was very tasty and the staff was very helpfulMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Roopal Naik, Owner at Holi & Bhang Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2024

Hi F7802DOkirank. Thank you so much for the 5 star review and wonderful feedback. So glad you enjoyed the vegetarian food. Our staff are very knowledgeable and always try and help. They'll all be delighted you had a great experience. Hope to see you back...More

Reviewed 25 October 2023

Outstanding food from a varied menu. Friendly staff and in our opinion the best Indian meal we have had in the UK.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Roopal Naik, Owner at Holi & Bhang Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2024

Hi C7199BU. Absolutely beautiful review and feedback. The team will be so proud you had a wonderful experience. Please book again soon.

Reviewed 14 October 2023

We were delighted with our dinner at Holi & Bhang while we stayed at the Farnley Tower Guesthouse. The menu is vast, and the flavors are so nuanced and carefully prepared. We could not have asked for a better experience.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Roopal Naik, Owner at Holi & Bhang Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2023

Hi RKStarr. Wow!! What a great review. So glad you enjoyed the food and had a great experience. Hoping it made your stay at Farnley Tower all the more special. Hope to see you back soon. Thanks again for the 5 star review.

Reviewed 13 October 2023 via mobile

Visited for my husband’s birthdsy. Great food. Fantastic service. Beautiful Durham city surrounding Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Roopal Naik, Owner at Holi & Bhang Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2023

Hello Rosie D. We're all absolutely delighted you had a great time and enjoyed the food and service. The views are spectacular from the terrace and lawns over-looking all of Durham City. Looks even better in the autumn evenings with Durham all lit up. Hope...More

Reviewed 24 September 2023

As the menu looked expensive I thought I would order online and get 15% discount for collection. After 5 futile tries I rang the restaurant and they took my order over the phone but didn't tell me that upon collection there would be no discount!!...I therefore paid full price for what turned out to be a massively disappointing meal - £12:95 for a very stodgy biryani and the crab starters looked awful - copious chillies are not tasty - no subtle flavours. The guy on the desk couldn't have been less bothered but I did suggest I would be less than complimentary on social media . Gilesgate Tandoori I'm coming back!!!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Roopal Naik, Owner at Holi & Bhang Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2023

Dear billmD3356QN. Apologies you didn't have a great experience. Not sure why you had trouble with the online order. We get plenty of orders online regularly and it seems to work fine. Maybe there was a glitch on that occasion. Definitely, a good idea to...More

Reviewed 1 September 2023 via mobile

Situated at garden level beneath a substantial guest house/ hotel. Popular with residents and also with take away and deliveroo clients, booking is wise. We eat curry often and would say quality is towards the upper end; not up to London's better restaurants but good...nonetheless.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Roopal Naik, Owner at Holi & Bhang Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2023

Hi shaaunmc. Thanks for a great review. We've tried to keep Holi and Bhang friendly, relaxed and informal and give an authentic and traditional Indian "street-food" or "market-place" experience. A hell of a lot cheaper and better value-for-money than some of the "better" London restaurants....More

Reviewed 31 August 2023 via mobile

Great restaurant…intimate venue with friendly staff. We shared mains choosing the Kozi Kari Chettinad and Goan Fish Curry…both exceptional and different to any Indian dishes I have tasted before. Definitely be back and highly recommend… nicely set just outside the centre of Durham with beautiful...views down to the City. Nice for an outside drink before or afterMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Roopal Naik, Owner at Holi & Bhang Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2023

Hi 709lynnef, thanks for the 5 star review. Yeah, I love the Goan Fish Curry as well. Full of mustard seeds which contrasts brilliant with the fresh taste of seabass and the spicy coconut sauce. We've added a few extra dishes as well to our...More

Reviewed 24 August 2023 via mobile

The atmosphere, setting and food are brilliant. The menu, whilst having the 'classics' amongst it was amazing. Don't be afraid to try something new. Definitely a cut above the averageMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Roopal Naik, Owner at Holi & Bhang Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2023

Hi keithw202, thanks for the 5 star review and great feedback. Absolutely, agree, don't be afraid to try something new. All of our dishes have their own special flavours and if for whatever reason you don't like it, we'll replace it with a different dish....More

Reviewed 3 August 2023

Like a lot of people, I have had many, many curries - thousands, over the years. The Holi and Bhang Restaurant is one of the very, very best I have ever had. It might actually even be the very best. I am half Sri Lankan...and was brought up on proper Asian food. The food at this restaurant was simply stunning - the flavours, textures and style were all, to me, faultless. The guy running it that night – forgive me, but his name escapes me – accommodated us really quite late which was very welcome after a long drive. His attitude to customer service was exemplary – he was fantastic. I seriously give this establishment 10/10.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Roopal Naik, Owner at Holi & Bhang Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2023

Hi adrianrH1002QX. Wow!!! What a fantastic review and feedback. We're absolutely delighted you had a fantastic experience. The guys name was Tony. He's our manager and head chef. He's got restaurants and Indian cuisine in his genes. We try and cater for all Indian cuisines...More

Reviewed 7 July 2023 via mobile

Very attentive staff. The chef came to our table before we ate. His son was the waiter apparently and he was very friendly and informative.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Roopal Naik, Owner at Holi & Bhang Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2023

Hi David P, thanks for a great review and the 5 stars. That's right, the waiter is our chef/manager's son. Helping out on a busy night and getting trained up by his dad as well as earning a little bit of extra pocket money during...More

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Holi & Bhang Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5