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Indian, Balti, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 30 September 2020

On a chilly windy evening my wife, daughter and I walked round to The Capital from our hotel on the other side of The Wear. It was well worth it. The Capital is beautfully decorated and benefits from an extensive but tastefully and logically compiled...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 25 September 2020

Absolutely the best flavoured curry we ever had, really friendly staff that let you eat your meal in peace . Very good adherence to covid rules and pretty good price considering the amount we ate haha. Thanks.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 18 September 2020

We were in Durham just overnight but were recommended this restaurant,we were quite early 5.30ish,the staff were not really welcoming at all & we did wonder whether they were going to let us in as we hadn’t a reservation but they showed us to a...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 3 September 2020

We booked for a meal here as we were in the area for a few days and it seemed like a good idea given that the eat out to help out was making everywhere very busy. We arrived on time but seating was delayed as...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 20 August 2020 via mobile

Had an overnight stay in Durham and booked the capital for dinner. Our seat was ready as soon as we went in, service was quick and we had both our starters and mains within the hour. Food was of high standard and the staff were...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 12 August 2020 via mobile

First child free evening for a long time so decided to head to the Capital as the meals previously have been fantastic. As it was the “eat out to help out”, we booked a table for 7:30 knowing it was likely to be busy. We...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 13 January 2020 via mobile

Myself and my wife called for a meal one January evening it was around half full so we had no problem getting a table we were attended to promptly by Very friendly staff we ordered drinks and our food we also ordered popadoms, which unfortunately...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 30 November 2019 via mobile

We booked with quite short notice and were happy to accommodate. The food was really good and they were very attentive

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 30 November 2019

Service was excellent. Drinks order was taken straight away, we pondered over starters and the waiter doesn't mind leaving us to think for a while. The food turned up in a reasonable time and was very tasty. We had finished and paid and just about...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 20 November 2019

We arrived earlier than our booked time, but there was no problem. The food and service were excellent as was the atmosphere. I would recommend this for anyone who loves Indian food.

Date of visit: November 2019
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17 May 2017|
Response from F6346WDjonathanc | Reviewed this property |
To be honest I'm not entirely sure. I know some place substitute ghee for olive oil, but I had a meat dish so I'm not sure sorry.
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21 January 2016|
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Capital

  • Yes, The Capital offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, The Capital offers delivery services.

  • The Capital is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4