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Cafe on the Green

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Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RL, England
+44 191 334 3688
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Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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“quinoa” (2 reviews)
“crisps” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RL, England
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1 - 10 of 146 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A modern café in an old building near to the cathedral, and much appreciated as we needed mid morning refreshment. They did quite a good cheese scone, heated so the butter melted into it, and nice coffee. And, a happy girlfriend as they had gluten...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The café at the cathedral was quite busy and noisy, so I went to the Café on the Green, just outside the cathedral on the right. Small, run by university students. Had absolutely delicious lentil & bacon soup with a cheddar sandwich. Low key and...More

Thank vickiebypass
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd been to a 'lunchtime lecture' at the university and the café is next door to the Institute of Advanced Studies. Friend suggested a 'catch up' over coffee and we entered. we were seated quickly, waitress service, she was cleaning next table and overheard me...More

Thank ChrisBurr
DurhamUniCatering, Catering Administrator at Cafe on the Green, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you found the service to be attentive and are sorry that unfortunately tea cakes weren't available at the time of your visit and that you felt the coffee was weak. We hope that you will visit...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waitresses were lovely, helpful, friendly and very efficient. We only wanted hot drinks after our journey which was fine by them. A nice café. The menu looked good as well

Thank braithwaite12
DurhamUniCatering, Catering Administrator at Cafe on the Green, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the café and the service you received. We hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived about half an hour before afternoon closing wanting a quick 'cuppa' before going to the Cathedral for Evensong. Our greeting by the lady in charge was that they would be closed in half an hour and she then explained the menu limitations at...More

Thank TheNard
DurhamUniCatering, Catering Administrator at Cafe on the Green, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoy visiting the Café and your cake. We will pass your comments on to the team regarding the service you received so that this can be improved upon. We hope that you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible service, walked out after waiting 15mins, told them we only wanted tea and cake.. another table walked out before us.. one member of staff standing at counter doing nothing, whilst young lad rushed around doing everything.. sign outside said closed at 6pm, this was...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
DurhamUniCatering, Catering Administrator at Cafe on the Green, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit to the café and the service that you received. Please be assured that your comments have been passed on and we will make sure that the issues you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cafe on the Green is on Palace Green, where it has the Cathedral on one side and Durham Castle on the other - so it is in a really superb location and therefore attracts a large number of clients. I am rating it very...More

Thank profjoypc
DurhamUniCatering, Catering Administrator at Cafe on the Green, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Café and its historic surroundings. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 26 May 2017

Five of us called after a visit to castle. It was busy when we entered but we still got friendly welcome. Chairs are not to comfortable but sturdy and good tables. Drinks seemed to take a little while to arrive but where very nice and...More

Thank boydy73
DurhamUniCatering, Catering Administrator at Cafe on the Green, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Café and your drinks. We hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 6 May 2017

Fascinating café on our way to the cathedral. The history is intriguing and well displayed on the blackboard near the entrance. Principally, it served as an almshouse. Food and service all fine. We had two toddlers who were welcomed. Views onto the Cathedral and its...More

Thank tyketyke
DurhamUniCatering, Catering Administrator at Cafe on the Green, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Café and the food. We hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Visited the cafe for a quick coffee and cake. For the position and building, the cafe has very little atmosphere and is most uncomfortable. Ordered a hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream, a lemon cake, a tea, a slice of traybake and a glass of...More

Thank zooooo
DurhamUniCatering, Catering Administrator at Cafe on the Green, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit to the café. Please be assured that we will pass all of your comments on to the team and make sure that the issues you have raised are...More

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Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 334 3688
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