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10 Station Lane, Durham DH1 1LJ, England
+44 191 384 1010
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Went here for a works Christmas party, great night, food cheap and average but no complaints, been since with other friends and family, great value for money, It can be noisy at night with a party atmosphere, staff are mostly friendly, There is a car park but it gets full quickly so parking can be a problem.

Thank Susan W
Stafford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Having a guest staying with us for a week we decided to "try" Durham Sambuca and were not disappointed. At 7.30 on Saturday night (14.3.15) we arrived at a very busy scene with music and happy chatter giving the whole night a party atmosphere.Service was quick. food excellent with portions being very generous and exceptional value for money. The only... More 

Thank 14maggie
Co Durham
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192 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Have heard so much about this place, I really thought I must give it a try for myself to see what all the fuss is about. Love the interior, and found it to be much bigger than I expected, with plenty of quirkiness to catch my eye, so all good decor wise. Must have gone on the busiest, and noisiest... More 

Thank stottyCoDurham
washington, england
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127 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

Had the lunch special fine for money normal Italian fare, friendly staff, bit chilly on a lunchtime though no heating on & parking not the best as with lots of places in Durham.

Thank nickyWashington
Durham, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2015

On that occasion we chose Sambuca exactly because I'd heard there is a live music entertainment on Saturdays (and apparently some Fridays too) so we wanted to check it out - and it was even better than expected! The singer was brilliant, starting with soul and jazz ballads that he was slowly developing into more and more dancing type of... More 

1 Thank Gosia S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

We booked a table for a large group of us for a baby shower on a Saturday afternoon and when our party arrived we made it clear we needed space for one high chair and on push chair at the table. When we were shown to our table there wasn't even enough seats for the number of people we had... More 

4 Thank Julysarah86
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143 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

Visited here on a Thursday night, as a party of 10. Service was good and efficient. Got a few garlic breads to share as a starter and everyone's meals were ok. Food was hot and tasty, considering cost per head it wasn't bad at all.

Thank Andrea-Washington
Peterlee, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2015

Food was good , they have some excellent cheap deals on if this is what you want. The service is a bit chaotic and the whole place is very noisy. We went on a Saturday tea time and there was a local dance school in singing , it was a bit like a huge kids party, had we been advised... More 

Thank Laceybaby1104
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

After vising this restaurant sereral times in the past the staff get no better,very rude & very BaD attitudes towards customers the man with glasses & baldy head tutted when I asked for black pepper ( this is normally offers when the food arrrives,he stood and stared at my pizza for 1-2 minutes before tutting then going over and what... More 

Thank joanne m
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015

After recommendations from friends decided to go for lunch on Saturday. We didn't have a booking so were expecting to wait how ever were not very impressed with the attitude of the greeter who obviously thought turning up without booking was a crime. We should have walked out then really. After a 15 minute wait which we did not mind... More 

2 Thank jenniwren2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Station Lane, Durham DH1 1LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 1010
Sambuca Durham is a vibrant and welcoming Italian Restaurant where friends and family can gathered together in a relax atmosphere. Unbeatable both value and food quality delivered by a very committed, competent and friendly staff.

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