Durham Miners’ Gala: 8 of the best lunch spots in Durham according to TripAdvisor

There are a wide variety of lunch spots in Durham
There are a wide variety of lunch spots in Durham

The Durham Miners’ Gala will return for its 134th annual event on Saturday July 14, being a highly attended event and one of the world's the biggest and most colourful celebrations of trade union and community spirit.

The city of Durham will be alive with atmosphere, so if you do happen to be in Durham for the highly-anticipated gala, here are some of the best lunch spots in and around the city.

Tealicious Tearoom

This cosy tearoom has a wide selection of tasty teas to choose from and a huge array of delicious cakes.

They also serve soup, sandwiches and sweet and savoury scones, so if you’re in the mood for afternoon tea, this is the perfect place to go.

88 Elvet Bridge, Durham city DH1 3AG- tealicioustearoom.co.uk/

Cafedral Durham

Cafedral Durham offers a great place for a tasty lunch in light and airy atmosphere. This cafe offers a wide range of choices, including paninis, quiche, soup, salad, scones and cake.

Food arrives fresh and quickly and the staff are extremely friendly and more than happy to offer suggestions on what to see and do nearby.

Owengate, Durham DH1 3HB

La Spada Ristorante

This cosy Italian restaurant is perfect if you’re looking for a taste of Italy on a lunchtime in Durham.

They have an extensive menu, serving dishes such as spicy prawns, calamari and a wide range of tasty pizzas.

The food is fresh and beautifully presented with friendly staff in an atmospheric setting.

62-63 Front St, Durham DH1 5DE- laspadaristorante.co.uk/


Lebaneat offers traditional chargrilled Lebanese dishes, including meat and vegetarian wraps.

They also offer a lunch menu which has a wide range of options which are good value for money, freshly cooked and delicious tasting and friendly and attentive staff.

47 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET- lebaneat.co.uk

Bells Fish Restaurant

If you’re in the mood for tasty fish and chips then Bells Fish Restaurant is the place to go.

With light and crispy and perfectly fried fish and perfectly cooked chips, this fish and chip restaurant and takeaway keeps customers returning again and again.

If you fancy fish and chips whilst in Durham you can either sit in the modern restaurant or take them away, meaning you can enjoy tasty fish and chips in the setting of your choice.

11 Market Place, Durham, DH1 3NE- bellsfishshop.co.uk/

Flat White Kitchen

Flat White Kitchen serves delicious coffee and highly acclaimed food in a beautifully renovated 17th century townhouse in the heart of Durham city centre.

They serve brunch, lunch, small plates and sharing dishes and a wide range of delicious cake and coffee.

40 Saddler St, Durham DH1 3NU- flatwhitekitchen.com

Finbarr’s Restaurant

This cosy, inn-like venue serves cuisine based on British ingredients. Their locally sourced ingredients ensures they produce the finest quality dishes whilst also supporting the local economy.

They serve a wide range of dishes and their lunch special menu offers two Courses for £17.50 and three Courses for £20.00

Aykley Heads House, Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS- finbarrsrestaurant.co.uk

Jumping Bean Cafe

This cafe is popular amongst both locals and those from further afield, providing an idyllic location for a spot of lunch whilst in Durham.

With a wide range of dishes and tasty cakes, this cafe offers something for everyone to enjoy and if you’re vegan this is a fantastic place to go whilst in the city.

5 Neville St, Durham DH1 4EY