Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County
Boasting views of the city centre, Durham Castle and Cathedral, and perched on the banks of the River Wear is the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County. It is home to Bar 1815 & The Terrace and No 59 Old Elvet restaurant, which offers seasonal dishes and expertly grilled food. The restaurant and bar are open to hotel guests and Durham residents alike, and offer a unique selection of meals, snacks and beverages.
Start your meal in No 59 Old Elvet with the likes of Severn and Wye smoked salmon with potato and sorrel salad, Barber’s Cheddar brûlée with dipping vegetables, or perhaps the mackerel fishcakes with celeriac remoulade. Next, enjoy delicious local meat and fish, such as the gorgeous rib-eye steak served with chunky chips, grilled plum tomato, watercress, mushrooms and thyme butter, or the sumac and lime sea bass accompanied by coriander and fennel salad. If the grilled mains don’t tickle your fancy, try the slow-cooked duck leg enhanced by harissa, ginger and cannellini beans, or pan-fried hake with spiced mussels, cream and spinach.
As well as offering light bites, sandwiches and a range of hearty burgers, steaks and salads, Bar 1815 & Terrace is the place to go for dessert. Complete your meal with the raspberry meringue with vanilla cream and white chocolate, a selection of Jude’s Great British ice creams, or the sumptuous chocolate mousse and butter biscuit. For those who prefer an after-dinner cheese plate, the regional selection here is divine and comes with chutney and biscuits. Whether you’re visiting for dinner, staying in the hotel or simply craving a nice cold drink, you must stay for a cocktail. We recommend the refreshing Moonwalk, made with Grand Marnier, grapefruit, orange bitters and Champagne, or the El Diablo, which comprises Olmeca Reposado Tequila, crème de cassis, lime and ginger beer.
The newly refurbished Terrace is perfect for al fresco nibbles and cocktails in the sunshine. This area has fantastic views across the city, and is one of Durham’s most spacious outside dining areas. Visitors can also enjoy afternoon tea and a glass of Champagne in the bar or on The Terrace – the perfect way to end a day exploring this historic city.