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“Saturday in the sunshine”

Ebony Champagne Bar
Ranked #20 of 305 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Contemporary, British
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Darlington, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Saturday in the sunshine”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Me and the lovely wife popped in for a glass of champagne , I had a pint of Moretti . Great place . Very very busy .

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Joe D
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Nice venue and location”
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!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank KJMarshall
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“Microwave in a million ”
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.

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Thank Sarah H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Middle-of-the-road bar with below-par food”
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.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Kasi S
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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Horrendous staff attitude”
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.

  • Visited June 2014
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5 Thank Harvey1232014
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