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The Capital

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££ - £££Indian, , Asian
69, Claypath, Durham, England
+44 191 386 8803
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Indian, Balti, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
69, Claypath, Durham, England
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

This is the most horrendous Indian meal I have ever eaten I think they thought because it was 10:00pm they could get away with serving greasy food which was full of fat and gristle and my fellow diners would not notice The best thing we...More

5  Thank robin161257
Reviewed 21 March 2018

The Capital restaurant was recommended by the hotel we were staying in and it was definitely well worth the walk. Excellent food and attentive service. One of the best Indian restaurants I have had the pleasure of visiting.

2  Thank GLN176
Reviewed 11 March 2018

My wife and I walk in after a few drinks round town ,waited twenty minutes for table and once we sat down and ordered a main to share with various sides we were told we had to order a minimum of two mains and two...More

5  Thank judemilli0n
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Very nicely decorated and clean. Staff very courteous and helpful. Food was presented very well. Starter of boti kebab was very tasty with big chunks of lamb cooked to perfection. Main was tandoori mixed kebab which to me lacked taste a bit and the tandoori...More

Thank Derek1958
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Called in here after the theatre and although it was busy and we hadn’t booked they found a table for us- there was a good atmosphere in the restaurant. The service was efficient and the food fresh and plentiful - however our mains were a...More

Thank janstoke1
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Been here three times now so only fair to write a review as The Capital never fails to deliver. Lovely ambience about the place, excellent service with lots of great staff (more about that at the end) and some of the best Indian food you...More

3  Thank Bassman8
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Went here for New Year 20017. Amazing. Fab meal - fab service - fab atmosphere. Food beautiful n staff attentive but not over the top.

1  Thank JohnnycHartlepool
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Very tasty food,good selection & very reasonably priced. Will come back here again. Only quibble we had was the fact we waiting quite a while for our drinks,we had to ask twice where I drinks were,they did however apologise & it was a case of...More

Thank leannesbodyshop121
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food in this restaurant - portions are very generous!! Nicely cooked and an excellent choice. Service is good. However, it took 3 attempts to get a jug of water and some of the waiters were not as vigilant as others. The staff...More

Thank 911Fife
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Tried The Capital on a recent visit to Durham. We were told it was the best Indian in town and I wouldn't doubt it. Not a huge restaurant, but nicely decorated, the service was good, friendly and attentive. A large and pretty typical menu. Our...More

Thank Neil P
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17 May 2017|
Response from Jonathan C | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69, Claypath, Durham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 386 8803
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