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Restaurant 17

4.4
4.4
316 Reviews
£25 and under
International

At Restaurant 17 we offer an efficient friendly service.

Delivering a taste experience from around the world using fresh ingredients.

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Booked 4 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu–Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    0191 384 9050

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

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What 316 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Ambience

  • Durham/County Durham

    Best Value

  • Durham/County Durham

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. ID

    IslandDancer

    Argyll

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Extremely professional and friendly welcome. Staff extremely effective, even the most recent recruit. Vegan was well catered for. Can’t recommend highly enough and wouldn’t hesitate to go back.

  2. JW

    JoanW

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were lovely and the food was delicious . Would recommend it

  3. PB

    PaulB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant - very friendly and helpful staff. And of course, great food.

  4. MC

    MickC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All round a lovely experience. Staff and food brilliant, and a great jazz soundtrack

  5. EB

    EdBro

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant hidden away, with a great varied menu and attentive friendly service

  6. SF

    SarahF

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our second visit and we weren’t disappointed. Excellent food and exceptional service. This is a hidden gem in Durham that deserves to be found.

  7. RM

    RossM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely little quaint place great food and service. Totally recommend

  8. J

    Janice

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent menu choice and food was fabulous. Lovely service and ambience definite recommend for a quiet romantic evening

  9. LP

    LisaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Overall this was a lovely restaurant with good service. The only disappointment was they ran out of the lamb option so one of our party had to choose another dish. I know this sounds like “first world problems” but there were only 5 mains to choose from and our table was at 8:15 so not the end of the night when you expect them to be running low. That said the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was cosy and relaxed. We would definitely go back.

  10. PH

    PeterH

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place. Will be definitely going back. Ace food and great service.

  11. T

    Tigger

    Bedfordshire

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quirky restaurant, excellent service and fab food.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I ve got to say hands down this fillet steak was the most delicious one I've had!! Cooked to perfection. Staff were lovely and welcoming and

  13. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Warm welcome on arrival. Service was excellent despite there being only one waiter (he would need help if it was a busier night). Very good quality food and reasonable prices. Definitely worth a visit

  14. HB

    HeidiB

    Berkshire

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great steak and chocolate brownie - limited menu but something to suit most tastes

  15. SC

    SteveC

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Loved this little tucked away restaurant in Durham. Friendly welcome when we arrived and tentative waiting staff. Food was amazing and the restaurant was a great place for a quiet meal.

  16. SB

    SandraB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, lovely atmosphere and great staff. Highly recommend.

  17. JT

    JonathanT

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second visit to this excellent restaurant. Food is top quality and reasonably priced. Service was excellent. Favourite place in Durham.

  18. YJ

    YvonneJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent restaurant with a small menu but perfectly cooked dishes. I had the vegan options and it was a delight.

  19. AW

    AdamW

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing as always, vegan friendly which is always a plus

  20. A

    Amanda

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a lovely meal here. The waiter was very personable and helpful and the food was excellent. The decor was interesting and intimate. My only small complaint was that the room was quite chilly.

  21. d

    davidc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food was lovely and service from the waitress was professional. Would recommend.

  22. M

    Maryf

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    I visited with my 2 sisters and we all had a great experience. We all had the lamb and we’re still talking about how good it was ! The wine was great and all at a reasonable price. The staff were attentive without being ‘in your face’ The only criticism would be the decor - only because it wasn’t to my taste. And the limited choice of dishes which would have been a problem if 3rd sister had joined us! Overall, I’ll definitely be back,

  23. BA

    BenA

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A glorious evening to celebrate our anniversary, service was outstanding and the food was to die for, it’s a place we love and highly recommend to anyone, Best restaurant in Durham!

  24. B

    Burnsie

    Norfolk

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Lovely food in pleasant surroundings with friendly staff. Would recommend and would go again. The lamb rump dish was especially good and the chef amended the normal pink cooking level to suit one of our party. Good portion size - no room for dessert.

  25. DH

    DavidH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant, food was stunning and Gary who looked after us, made us feel welcome and look after our needs, and a really nice person and engaging. 100% be back again

  26. V

    Visitor

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very considerate - asked if we minded people sitting fairly close by .

  27. D

    Deez

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good decor, great style and everything was nicely done. Staff were great. I think food wise, felt that whilst it was good, a few things could have been a tiny bit better to get to excellent.

  28. C

    Cath

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience2

    Rather dingy atmosphere, staff young and unprofessional and the worst pavlova l’ve had. Main course of lamb was very good though. Wouldn’t return.

  29. GS

    GreenerSoph

    Oxford

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Lovely welcome and friendly helpful staff. Great atmosphere and decor. Food was not patchy - soggy risotto and also chips were soggy /not crunchy. Steaks were well cooked

  30. T

    Trigger

    Surrey

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant. Would definitely recommend if in Durham. Really good steaks. Excellent service with a smile.

  31. SK

    SarahK

    County Durham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had a really lovely meal at this hidden gem. Quirky little place with outstanding service and fabulous food.

  32. C

    Chris

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    The service was absolutely spot on, very friendly and helpful staff. Food on the night was great. My wife and I both had medium rare fillet steaks which were cooked to perfection. The only issue we had is that the part of the restaurant we were in was warm and stuffy. A person on another table to us asked if anything could be done to cool the place down but they couldn't do anything. I would recommend it and we will definitely go again.

  33. P

    Psychatlarge

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food, reasonably priced, wine list short but we’ll priced. Would go again.

  34. JW

    JenniferW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were very attentive and friendly. Food was totally amazing! Loved it and will definitely be back!

  35. MK

    MrsK

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Small, friendly restaurant. Guy who served us was delightful

  36. CD

    ChrisD

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place, helpful friendly staff and superb nosh. Highly recommended 👍

  37. AH

    ArleneH

    Glasgow

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Quirky below ground restaurant, steaks were delicious, service was good. Lacked a bit of ambiance but it was quiet.

  38. MD

    MarkD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Get hidden spot in town. Brilliant, attentive service. My lamb main course was one of the best I’ve ever had.

  39. AM

    AlbertM

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Limited menu but great quality, value and service

  40. PH

    PaulH

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sat down a set of stairs just off the main street, we were greeted warmly, the staff very friendly making us very welcome. The food from a limited but varied menu was excellent, and cooked perfectly. Served promptly and piping hot. We had a fantastic evening and definitely will be going back.

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Restaurant 17 is rated 4.4 stars by 316 OpenTable diners

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2 people

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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Restaurant 17

17 Elvet Bridge Durham, Durham DH1 3AA

  • Area

    Durham

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu–Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    International, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Public Transit

    5 minutes walk from Durham Station

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

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