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“Convenient for visitors to the Cathedral”

Ranked #51 of 317 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

I lunch here almost every time that I visit the Cathedral as it is coveniently located - opposite the shop and en route to the toilets - and there is always a hot dish available for vegetarians, maybe soup, maybe a main course. The menu displayed at the door lists the available dishes and I would advise making one's choice at this point rather than holding up the queue at the counter while weighing up the possibilities. I selected a Sausage casserole one day, Beef in Wine another - both tasty and home-cooked-style and served with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables (on the tepid side). Separate from the food/drinks counter is a side table where cutlery, condiments and water are freely available. Unless one is dining alone, I would recommend collecting these items first and thus reserving a table, taking turns with one's companions to queue for food, as I found that the main course dishes cooled rapidly as the queue edged slowly along then individuals collected cutlery etc.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

After taking in the breathtaking sight and history of the Cathedral, there's nothing better than a light lunch at the undercroft.

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Reviewed 2 April 2014

Excellent food; clean; plenty of seating; good price; comfortable surroundings. The LEGO scale model is well worth seeing for yourself (and perhaps helping to build!). The Venerable Bede, Saint Cuthbert and Benjamin Britten all rest within Durham Cathedral and the Stewards know far more about theis fabulous place than I could ever begin to tell you! Enjoy!

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

My friend and I had lunch here after morning service. The Sheperdess pie was nicely cooked with a good range of fresh vegetables. The turkey dinner was also good with a good helping of Turkey breast. This was followed by home made Banoffee Pie. There was a very good selection of healthy salads and homemade cakes although no hot desserts on offer. It was a very pleasant meal and good value for money.

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Reviewed 29 March 2014

Good food, reasonable prices, venue definitely somewhere different.
My wife and myself both had the chicken curry, with chocolate cake for pudding.
The curry was very tasty but the chocolate cake was a bit dry.
Edible but a bit dry.
It's more of a cafeteria than a restaurant but, for a quick bite, in an historical building, it's well worth a visit.
It was busy but not too busy, which made for a nice atmosphere and a bit of a "buzz" around the venue.

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