Eating & Drinking

Durham has a huge choice of restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars, many of which have agreed to stay open late to keep you nicely fed and watered during the festival.  Our friends at Visit County Durham have negotiated some special offers to help you to eat, drink and keep your sugar levels up at LUMIERE.

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A. Oldfields Noted Eating House
Oldfields Noted Eating House, 18 Claypath, Durham, DH1 1RH

0191 370 9595 | website
OFFER: 25% off for LUMIERE attenders. Quote LUMIERE.

B. The Ozone Restaurant, Seaham Hall
Seaham Hall, Lord Byron's Walk, Seaham, County Durham, SR7 7AG

0191 5161 400 |  website
OFFER: Enjoy dinner for two with a free bottle of house wine. Please note: Seaham Hall is not in Durham City.

C. Hide Bar & Grill
39 Saddler Street, Durham, DH1 3NU

0191 384 1999  | website
OFFERs: Steak, fries, salad and a bottle of wine for two for £25; pizza and a glass of wine each for two for £15; or 10% off all food.Quote LUMIERE.

D. Undercroft Restaurant
Durham Cathedral

0191 386 3721
OFFER: Early bird 5.30pm-7.30pm - home-made soup and a freshly filled baguette £4.95.

E. Almshouses Café
Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RL

0191 386 1054
OFFER tea or coffee and a mince pie £2.50 - eat in or take away.

F. Café Continental
87a Elvet Bridge, Durham, DH1 3AG

0191 386 0000
Extended opening until 8pm.
OFFER: 10% off food and drink. Quote LUMIERE.

G. Flat White
21a Elvet Bridge, Durham, DH1 3AA

07789 951 149
Extending its family-friendly opening hours to 11pm.
OFFER: Tea or coffee with a take-away hot dog for £3.50.

H. Ruby's Roasts
7 North Road, Durham, DH1 4SB

OFFER: The legendary Durham Ox Burger aka 'The Big One' £2.50.

J. Three Tuns Hotel
New Elvet,Durham City, DH1 3AQ

OFFER: Warm your cockles with soup or a roll to take away for £2.99.  

K. Filini's Restaurant
Radisson Blu Hotel, Framwellgate Waterside, Durham DH1 5TA

0191 372 7200
OFFER: Special three course Lumiere menu £25 pp.

L. Chiquito
Walkergate, Durham DH1 1SQ

0191 370 6470
OFFER 20% off the total food bill. 17-20 November. Quote LUMIERE.

M. Castle Eden Inn
Stockton Road, Castle Eden, Hartlepool, Cleveland TS27 4SD

01429 835 137 | website
OFFER: 2-course meal for £12.95, or 3 courses for £14.95. Valid Mon-Fri 12-9pm, Sat until 6.30pm, Sun 12-7pm. Quote LUMIERE. Please note: Castle
Eden Inn is not in Durham City.

N. Osbourne's Bar
21 Elvet Bridge, Durham, DH1 3AA

0191 383 0181 | website
OFFER: 2-4-1 cocktails and bottled beers or ciders 6pm-8pm, 10pm-midnight.

P. Slug & Lettuce
Unit 7 Walkergate, Durham, DH1 1SQ

0845 126 2900 | website
Children welcome until 8pm.
OFFER: 25% off food during the festival. Quote LUMIERE.

R. Varsity
46 Saddler Street, Town Centre, Durham DH1 3NU

0191 384 6704 | website
OFFER: Burger & Drink for £4.99. Kids eat for £1 - choose any meal from the kids' menu with any meal from the main menu. Children welcome Thur & Sun
until 9pm, Fri & Sat until 7pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Quote LUMIERE.