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Bistro 21

Aykley Heads House, Aykley Heads, DURHAM, DH1 5TS

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From the outside, the bistro has a cottagey look, a feeling of rusticity extending inside via stone floors, bare brick walls and low ceilings, although a central atrium adds a more modern touch. There's something reassuringly familiar about the menu, featuring as it does calves' liver with bacon, and a chunk of perfectly timed grilled cod with tartare sauce, chips and crushed peas, although the appeal is broadened by the likes of starters of Asian-style duck breast dressed with honey and mustard served with bean sprouts, and jasmine-cured salmon with watermelon and cucumber, and a main course like chicken breast with Moroccan-style couscous and lemon crème fraîche. Puddings are an enticing slate, from knickerbocker glory to steamed ginger sponge with rhubarb compôte and custard.

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Tel: 0191 384 4354
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Dates closed: 25 Dec, 1 Jan
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for dinner: Sun

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Rauri McKay
Number of seats: 65
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

2 Course lunch from: £15.50
3 Course lunch from: £18.00
2 Course dinner from: £15.50
3 Course dinner from: £18.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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Off B6532 from Durham centre, pass County Hall on right & Dryburn Hospital on left. Turn right at double rdbt into Aykley Heads
Nearest station: Durham

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