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“Nice venue and location”

Ebony Champagne Bar
Ranked #23 of 319 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Contemporary, British
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 30 June 2014

If you want lovely 'pub grub' with a bit more class about it, great choice of beers and champagne and a good atmosphere then this place is for you of an afternoon. We sat and enjoyed 'people watching' and I could have sat there all day. Would visit again!

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Thank KJMarshall
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Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

The food in ebony is superb if it is made in a microwave it's one hell of a microwave. The staff were wonderful I will be back.

Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Started off with an Old Fashioned which was a disaster as the bartender just mixed the ingredients together rather than initially crushing the sugar with bitters at the start. It felt like ordering a drink in a sloppy watering hole in Malia as part of a dodgy drinks offer rather than the anticipated classy take on a pretty simple cocktail. This sorta put me off the alcohol for a bit.

The food we ordered felt frozen and the chicken in the platter was annoyingly chewy. I felt I was being robbed consciously with the two items costing nearly 30 quid in a rather pleasant but exceedingly over-stated bar. The others had some paninis which did the job but were nothing to write home about.

Against my better judgement, I bought a Caipirinha after which was relative to the last one overalcohol-ed with cachaca if it was cachaca. It tasted more like they substituted vodka in its place but anyway, the staff were friendly and the day was pleasant so made amends with the management having an off-day and soldiered on.

It was all in all a thoroughly over-priced affair and under-satisfying affair.

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2  Thank Kasi S
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Was out for a friends birthday drinks, bartender took away a full cocktail without proper reasoning. Secondly, his attitude was horrendous, unreasonable and he argued back to customers in an unacceptable tone, disgraceful for such an establishment. He refused to give the money back for the cocktail that had a sip taken out of it. Shall never be returning, staff need to learn some customer service skills.

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6  Thank Harvey1232014
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Visited Durham for the first time for a weekend away and found Ebony Champagne Bar - wow!! What an amazing place and staff. Managed to have a chat with Jhan, one of the co-owners who made us feel so welcome and really looked after us, she is a gem of a lady. All the young friendly waiting staff deserve a lot of credit who work under pressure when it is busy. Sampled champagne, cocktails and food which was beautifully presented and everything was excellent. Can't stop telling all my friends about Ebony. Hope it's not too long before I return to both Durham and Ebony, loved it.

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Thank Jane B
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