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“Excellent Valentine's meal”
Review of Restaurant 17

Restaurant 17
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Ranked #25 of 309 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$30
Cuisines: European, Thai
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Restaurant 17 Has a Reputation for fresh cuisine. With world wide infulences all Home Made by a Talented Team of Chefs. Set within a Historic Grade II Listed Building on Elvet Bridge. The boutique inspired interior is stylish and contemporary, with lanterns and beautiful chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, candle lit tables welcome you and a historic brick fireplace is a main focus point within the restaurant. If in Durham Visit Durhams First World Fusion Restaurant
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Excellent Valentine's meal”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

We booked this restaurant for Valentine's night and were very impressed with the food and the restaurant itself. Nice atmosphere, the staff were very attentive and efficient and the meal was excellent. We ate from the very reasonably priced valentine set menu. I had king prawn spring roll, a delicious seafood mixed grill and large plate of cheese and biscuits. Great value at £24.95. My only criticism would be that perhaps we should have been asked whether we wanted any side dishes as the portions were quite small. We will definitely return and can highly recommend it!

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Jane B
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Owner1617, Owner at Restaurant 17, responded to this review, 28 January 2015
Hello Jane B
Thank you for taking the time out to leave Restaurant 17 an excellent review
pleased to see you enjoyed your valentines meal with us the seafood & king prawn rolls were a huge hit amongst diners, we hope to see you back again soon


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English first
Morpeth, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

My friend found this restaurant online and booked it for our weekend in Durham. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is downstairs (tricky with bifocals!) and the decor is old movie star photos. The music was soft jazz, quite a bit of Billie Holliday which was just lovely. The food was excellent. I tried things that I have never had and it was all just delicious. One of my friends had the local Northumbrian lamb and wouldn't share as it was so good! The waitresses were so friendly and let us wait between courses and did not make us feel rushed at all. Very reasonable and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Marianne G
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Owner1617, Owner at Restaurant 17, responded to this review, 28 January 2015
Hello Marianne G

Thank you for leaving such a glowing review of Restaurant 17
as a small local business owner i do appreciate it.
the lamb is proving to be a clear winner between our customers and received well
i do hope you will visit Restaurant 17 again soon

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Sunderland, England
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Great potential once established”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Restaurant 17 has everything ~ location, ambience, helpful waiters, a good menu and a great place for a special dinner. However, the execution of some of the food just lacked a little care in the tasting.

The potential is there, once the settling in hiccups are ironed out.

Are the owners completely happy with the chefs? Check things out for yourself. Why was the restaurant nearly empty on a holiday evening?

  • Visited December 2013
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Owner1617, Owner at Restaurant 17, responded to this review, 28 January 2015
Hi mitochondrial
Thank you for your review, I do hope to see you back at restaurant 17 again soon
and i am sure you will see our first opening hiccups are gone

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