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This lovely converted farmhouse is one of Terry Laybourne’s mini group of restaurants in the North East, which also includes Jesmond Dene in Newcastle. It boasts a vaulted cellar bar & a rustic, beamed dining room set round an enclosed courtyard. The kitchen delivers a wide range of flavours, from crispy duck spring rolls with plum sauce to fillet of sea bream with cherry tomato salad & tempura soft shell crab, with the specials board carrying a raft of extras (French onion soup, or roast suckling pig with braised cabbage & apple sauce, say). Desserts reflect seasonal changes, with warming winter sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce proving a particular winner. Good value set lunch, too. ‘In an area without a huge choice of restaurants it is an oasis of quality cooking,’ says one fan.


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Essential Details for Bistro 21 Durham

  • Address: Aykley Heads House, Aykley Heads, Durham, Durham DH1 5TS
  • Telephone: 0191 384 4354
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  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12N-2pm 7-10.15pm

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