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“What a disappointment” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Alms Houses

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The Alms Houses
Ranked #211 of 304 Restaurants in Durham
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
England
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“What a disappointment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2010

I ordered a salad bowl with Wiltshire Ham.
I got :lots of lettuce, a bit of cucumber, 4 tomatoes and some red onions with boiled ham that was shiny. This did not excite and was a poor excuse of a salad. I was going to have a pudding and coffee but saw that there was ice sitting on top of the crumble so left.

On the plus side the ingredients were fresh. Next time I'd walk across the road and go to the cafe in Durham Cathedral.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Di007England
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English first
Yorkshire
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Ideal for a salad or a sandwich at lunchtime”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2009

This cafe has a great position near the castle and cathedral and is very popular at lunchtime. It is not very big and can only accommodate between 30 or 40 people at once. The menu is mainly soups/salads/sandwiches and fairly simple meals, but the portions are generous and fairly good value at about the £6-7 mark. They also seem to have a good range of cakes and other sweet treats so is probably good for morning coffee or afternoon tea. They are open daily at 9am but unfortunately don't seem to serve breakfast.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TigerPrawn
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