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Bar 1815 at the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County

Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3JN +44 1913729720

((()* Modern British
Main course: £17
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 06:30 - 11:00 & 12:30 - 18:30 & 18:30 - 22:00
Saturday: 07:00 - 11:00 12:30 - 18:30 18:30 - 22:00
Sunday: 07:00 - 12:00 12:30 - 18:30 18:30 - 22:00

Lovely layout, quirky afternoon tea, relaxing atmosphere, overall great experience! Would definitely return.

Naomi Box 27 March 2017
from County Durham

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At the forefront of British grilling, Bar 1815 at the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County boasts traditional cuisine with expertly grilled meats and fish. On the ground floor of the hotel, the restaurant exudes warmth and comfort as you savour the food.

Primarily orientated around the accomplished grill, local meats are used to craft the freshest, most flavoursome, dishes. Succulent examples include spiced chicken skewers with pine nut, pineapple and sultana rice, or the sustainable catch of the day. There are also crowd-pleasing signature dishes to diversify the menu, such as roasted lamb with caramelised shallots, Wensleydale cauliflower cheese and claret jus. Afternoon tea is served either in Bar 1815 or on the Pommery Champagne Terrace.

This iconic property dates back to 1630, showcasing a combination of classic and modern design. Whilst high-backed leather chairs and oak flooring emphasise the restaurant's classical roots, the modern artwork, and the side stations clad in a bold blue milk glass, give the restaurant a contemporary edge.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Bar 1815 is just a 10-minute walk from Durham Train Station and the university.

Bar 1815 at the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County

Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3JN

Contact +44 1913866821
Reservations +44 1913729720

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Customer reviews for Bar 1815 at the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County

3.7 ((()* (based on 18 reviews)
72% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (10)
  • dinner (4)
  • lunch (4)
  • value (3)
  • business (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • (**** 29 March 2017 by Louise Simpson from Durham

    I'm not usually one to complain but feel that I must on this occasion as it was a special treat for Mother's Day. My mother and I had Afternoon Tea. The tray of food we received was a plate of 9 miniatures. The bread for the sandwiches was not fresh, the piece of fruit cake was dry as were the three scones and there were no actual cream cakes, miniature or not which is fundamentally what an Afternoon Tea is based upon. The coffee was cold within 10 minutes and we needed to ask for hot water, for the money paid it was all very disappointing and I can't say i will be visiting again any time soon......sorry

  • ((*** 27 March 2017 by Laura Graham from Durham

    Slow service (had to ask staff on two separate occasions for drinks and cream for scones.) Poor quality food, definitely not worth the price. We had afternoon tea, bread was stale, everything else bland and not nice! I've contact the Marriott direct but as yet have just had a generic reply. Certainly won't return or recommend!

  • ((((( 27 March 2017 by Naomi Box from County Durham

    Lovely layout, quirky afternoon tea, relaxing atmosphere, overall great experience! Would definitely return.

  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Abigail Williams from Durham

    Service was fantastic. Jane was amazing so friendly she made our time here aswell the food was delicious and well priced.

  • ((((* 18 December 2016 by Dorothy Smith from Durham

    Really enjoyed our afternoon tea, food and service were very good

  • ((((( 19 July 2016 by John Pottinger from Middlesbrough

    We had a lovely meal. We were early and, I think, the only folk present! Sorry we had to rush but we had an appointment elsewhere.

  • (**** 22 June 2016 by Megan Hutchinson from Durham

    Very poor, inattentive staff, unappetising food, overpriced and a very dry atmosphere. I wish I hadn't booked this afternoon tea, I took my family here for Father's Day and it ruined the day. The hotel
    needs to make a large number of improvements if it wants to retain customers.

  • (((** 1 June 2016 by Jill Clarey from Durham

    Overall nothing to complain about, food was ok , wine rather overpriced , Decor in the restaurant very dated , felt like an old ladies sitting room and had the same vibe but the staff were exceptional , friendly , accommodating and happy , it makes a difference to feel welcomed

  • ((((( 7 April 2016 by Rachel from Durham

    Had a lovely time, food and champagne delicious would definitely return

  • ((((( 24 March 2016 by Yvonne Kipling from Durham

    An extremely enjoyable experience All was delicious especially the warm freshly baked scones. The staff were excellent throughout our visit.

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