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“Good meal” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant 17

Restaurant 17
Ranked #21 of 305 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$29
Cuisines: British, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

I ate here recently with a couple of friends, having been given a word of mouth recommendation. I liked the menu and we enjoyed our meal. Whilst the dining area is small, the tables were nicely spread out and the atmosphere was cosy. I was slightly disappointed that the waitress wasted a glass of good prosecco on the floor when opening the bottle and that our steak sauces got muddled up... However, despite this, we did enjoy the food and I would'nt hesitate going back.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Joolliebel
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Owner1617, Owner at Restaurant 17, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
Hello Joolliebel,

Thank you for your recent visit to Restaurant 17
great to see that you liked our menu the seating area we created is over two separate dining areas our first room mainly for couples and small groups for a more intimate experience however we also have a larger room in the restaurant for larger groups,great to see our seating works as you received no noise from our larger parties,pleased you found this to your liking.

We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit and brilliant to see you received a recommendation from our customers,i apologise for the slight mix up with the steak sauce and prosecco,
lovely to see you would visit us again at Restaurant 17,
we hope to see you again in the near future and thank you for a lovely review
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English first
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not as good as hoped”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Restaurant 17 is a nice little venue, the staff seemed friendly but it was let down by the quality of the food and the price. I ordered the steak, which was a basic steak, chips, tomato affair, and the steak was too heavily salted. The price was also too high for the quality of the food. I would recommend Finbarrs as a similarly priced restaurant in Durham.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Lathrisk
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Owner1617, Owner at Restaurant 17, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
Hello Lathrisk,

Thank you for your Review of our Restaurant,
I am very sorry to see you were not 100% happy with your visit,I do wish you had brought this to our attention at the the time and we would have happily changed your meal for you,We use only the best prime cuts of steak at Restaurant 17, we wish for all of our customers to leave pleased.

please do contact us so we can discuss this further with you
restaurant17durham@outlook.com

Thank you
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Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An unexpected gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

We were staying at the Marriott Hotel just down the road and felt their dinner menu was rather unexciting and somewhat overpriced. During the afternoon we were attracted by the menu of Restaurant 17 as we walked past, so descended the steep stairs to have a closer look. We decided to make a reservation for four of us that evening. It's a very small place - only seven tables I think - but the quality of the cooking was exceptionally good, both in flavour and in appearance. The place was full (perhaps not surprisingly), and as a group who don't see each other very often it was great to be able to have a conversation in an atmosphere where it wasn't necessary to shout over the noise and where the background music was just at the right level - a pleasant (and quite eclectic) playlist, just loud enough to mask the sound of conversation at adjacent tables. The waitresses were friendly and attentive when we needed them to be, but otherwise left us alone to enjoy our own company. Our dinner here was a real pleasure and the bill for four people (we had the early bird menu - three courses plus bread and a bottle of wine) came to around £90, which we felt was a bargain given the quality of the food. Definitely our number one choice to eat if we return to Durham.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank RichardGT667FA
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Owner1617, Owner at Restaurant 17, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Hello RichardGT667FA,

Thank you Very much for such a Great Review of our Restaurant,
Thank you for choosing Restaurant 17,pleased yourself and the rest of your party enjoyed your visit to us,
brilliant to see we are your " number one choice to eat if we return to Durham."
We do hope to see you again.
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

My wife and I had dinner at Restaurant 17 and were more than happy with our experience. We were staying just down the road and it was in walking distance. The service from the minute we stepped into the restaurant was impeccable. The welcome was as friendly and the restaurant has great atmosphere. We had some food from the main menu which was great value and some dishes from the a la carte! All of the food was delicious couldn't fault at all. Overall the restaurant is well worth another visit and provides a really good night out for any occasion!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Paul B
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Owner1617, Owner at Restaurant 17, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Hello Paul B,
Thank you for taking the time out to Review us Here at Restaurant 17 and share you experience,
wonderful to hear yourself and your Wife had a great night dining with us. Great to see you enjoyed your food we aim to offer 'Real Food' at great Value which by your Review we have achieved and such lovely comments towards our Team who served you.
We hope you can come back soon
Thank you
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A touch of oriental delicacy beneath the bustling street side coffee bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a quiet and economically priced lunch at Restaurant 17. Delightful waitress service complemented a varied and interesting choice of dishes which combined subtle oriental flavours with familiar favourites, Pandan panda cotta appears alongside sticky toffee pudding, duck Spring roll next to soup of the day for example. There's something to stimulate the taste buds of the student from afar showing off this English university of dreams, one just up from London down South and Durham's own.

Visited June 2014
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3 Thank Lizzieverychoosy
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Owner1617, Owner at Restaurant 17, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Hello Lizzieverychoosy

Thank you for Reviewing us here at Restaurant 17 Pleased you found our menu interesting we do try to offer something other than the usual with influences from a far,
Thank you for choosing us and sharing your experience.
Hope to see you again soon
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