Award-winning restaurant in Durham

The Dining Room

Facing the rugged North Sea, we've got the finest ingredients right on our doorstep. Our seasonal menus draw inspiration from the region we love, with dishes that are varied, tasty and just a little bit quirky.

  1. Opening times

    The Dining Room is currently open Wednesday to Sunday from 6:30pm until 9:00pm.

  2. Sample A La Carte Menu
  3. Sample wine list
  4. Booking is essential. A £30 per person deposit is required to secure your table at the time of booking, this can be paid over the phone with a credit or debit card. Unfortunately without a deposit, we are unable to take your reservation. If you make a reservation online, one of our team will be in touch regarding the deposit. Should you have a gift voucher as your payment, we will require the code and this will be used to guarantee your booking.

    All evening reservations are subject to a 48-hour cancellation policy. Should you need to amend or cancel your booking 48 hours prior to your reservation, no charges apply and your deposit will be kept as credit for a future booking.

    However, should you need to amend or cancel within 48 hours of your arrival, your deposit will be forfeited.

    If you are paying with a gift voucher, your voucher will then be redeemed and cannot be used at a later date. All cancellation requests must be sent to, quoting the date of your reservation and your name. Once your request has been received, it will be confirmed by our team via email.

Take a seat and tuck in

Our region's finest flavours

Showcasing the very best of Durham dining, our menus use only the finest and freshest regional produce, carefully curated by Executive Chef Damian Broom. Each and every ingredient is grown and ethically sourced from hand-picked suppliers, from honey farms to local fishing boats supplying sustainable seafood.

Historic walls, contemporary plates

A dining room like no other

Sample the best of modern British fare in a fabulous setting. Glittering 14-carat gold plated chandeliers, deep chairs, cosy booths, and gorgeous Georgian windows - all watched over by our former resident Lord Byron, whose portrait hangs proudly on the wall.

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