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Bells Fish Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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Market Square, Durham, England
+44 191 384 8974
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Durham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been here quite a few times with various people and I can never get enough of it! The fish is absolutely beautiful, and the portions are huge! The service is quick, efficient and friendly and the view over the town square is just lovely. It's always a pleasure to eat at Bells.

1 Thank Poppy R
Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had not been to Durham before so had a look on Trip Advisor and this came high on the list. It did not disappoint, we both had cod and chips with mushy Peas. The fish was huge and came with a decent portion of chips. The cod was excellent quality and the battery was light and tasty. The service... More 

Thank Colin W
Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in to the restaurant for a bit of lunch felt like it was just too formal for fish and chips and the prices reflected that too.i think the saying trying to hard comes to mind. Service was ok at best as well the server kept saying sorry for the PDA that didn't work correct to take out order. I... More 

Thank cpw1981
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not just any fish and chips, there is something special about Bells. You don't feel like you're having any old greasy take away, the fish is delicious and the batter is perfection. Staff are great as well, food serviced quickly and good value for money.

1 Thank suzieporter
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I visited Bells Fish Restaurant on a cold November evening. The food was absolutely delicious. The fish was succulently fresh with a wonderfully crisp batter and the chips were superb. We accompanied the meal with a couple of glasses of chilled white wine. A most enjoyable meal and we were only disappointed that our short holiday had... More 

1 Thank Emmy4480
Woking, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was spot on for some great fish n chip's. Had only half hour lunch popped in the restaurant and recieved friendly great quick service and some of the best chips and a fish finger sandwich ever! Great menu great choice will definitely return.

1 Thank Neilwhiskers
Bebington, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really tasty cod with sublime batter, proper chips and lovely mushy peas. Well worth a try if you're looking for somewhere to eat whilst in Durham.

1 Thank Rich12342014
Bishop Auckland
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135 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exactly what you want a North Eastern chippy to be: decent food, reasonable prices. I would recommend this if you want a proper chippy tea!

1 Thank Banger1979
Manchester, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great, tasty, crispy fish and quality chips. Always a good choice for a takeaway and not too pricey either!

1 Thank JonAndSophieTravel
Washington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called here just as a quick meal and was not disappointed. We all had COD not what some describe as "Fish" of which you don't know what you are getting. All the cod were excellent medium in size, pure white, and crispy batter. Though we enjoyed our meal we think the chips need more care and cooked better, hence... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, British
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Square, Durham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 8974

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?