Durham eateries celebrate record year at Taste Awards

PUBLISHED: 00:16 04 February 2011 | UPDATED: 20:36 20 February 2013

Sarah McClaren and Grace Fountain (centre) from the Black Horse in Beamish

Sarah McClaren and Grace Fountain (centre) from the Black Horse in Beamish

A record-breaking 60 Durham eateries have been championed for serving up tasty local produce and providing consistently good service.

A record-breaking 60 Durham eateries have been championed for serving up tasty local produce and providing consistently good service.


The restaurants, hotels, farm shops, caf's and bars have all received a TasteDurham quality mark in the third annual awards ceremony, held at Ramside Hall Hotel.


Assessors from national tourist board Visit Britain inspected all 60 businesses for cleanliness, quality of menu, use of local produce and quality of service.


Melanie Sensicle, chief executive of Visit County Durham, said: 'This is a record-breaking year for TasteDurham. We have never had so many eateries successfully earn this prestigious award and it just shows the quality of food and drink being served across the county.'


TasteDurham businesses can earn both quality assurance award grading and the title of Local Produce Champion in recognition of commitment to buying fresh and local.


To find out more about TasteDurham and the Durham businesses in the scheme, visit: www.tastedurham.com


TASTEDURHAM AWARD WINNERS 2010

Quality Assured

1. Austin's Bistro, Durham County Cricket Ground, Chester le Street

2. Caf Cenno, Durham City

3. County Restaurant, Mariott Hotel Durham City

4. El Coto, Durham City

5. Honest Lawyer Hotel, Croxdale

6. La Tasca, Durham City

7. The Lambton Hounds Inn, Pity Me

8. Michaelangelo's Restaurant, Durham City

9. Pan Din Thai Restaurant, Seaham

10. Pemberton Suite Carvery, Ramside Hall Hotel

11. Red Lion, Bitchburn

12. The Rose Tree Inn, Shincliffe

13. Stonebridge Inn, Durham

14. Chesters Grove Coffee Shop, Chester le Street

15. Church Mouse, Chester le Street

16. Filini Restaurant, Radisson BLU Hotel Durham City

17. Garden House, Durham City

18. The Green Tree 1727, Tudhoe Village

19. Hide Bar, Durham City

20. Melanzana Bistro Caf Bar, Durham City

21. The Old Mill, Metal Bridge

22. Richardsons Garden Centre, Cold Hesledon

23. Sale Pepe, Shotley Bridge

24. Seaton Lane Inn, Seaham

25. The Victoria Inn, Cassop

26. Leonards Coffee House, Durham City

Quality Assured and Local Produce Champion

1. The 1618, Middleton in Teesdale

2. The Black Bull Inn, Frosterley

3. Black Horse, Beamish

4. Brambles Coffee Shop, Shincliffe

5. Broom House Farm Coffee Shop, Witton Gilbert

6. Fifty3, Spennymoor

7. The Morritt, Greta Bridge

8. Rib Room Bar & Grill, Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield

9. Undercroft Restaurant, Durham Cathedral

10. Bradley Burn Farm Shop & Caf, Wolsingham

11. Caf Bowes, Bowes Museum

12. Dainty Diner Tearoom, Beamish Museum

13. The Teesdale Hotel, Middleton in Teesdale

14. Durham Dales Centre, Stanhope

Highest Quality Assured

Zen, Durham City

Highest Quality Assured and Local Produce Champion

1. The Castle Eden Inn, Castle Eden

2. Finbarr's Restaurant, Durham City

3. Gourmet Spot Restaurant, Durham City

4. Low Urpeth Farm, Ouston

5. Newlands Hall, Frosterley

6. The Pumphouse Restaurant, Durham City

7. Rib Room Bar & Grill, Ramside Hall Hotel

8. The Rose & Crown Hotel, Romaldkirk

9. Seven Stars Inn, Shincliffe

10. Victorian Townhouse, Durham City

11. Gadz Grill, Durham City

12. Headlam Hall Restaurant, Gainford

13. Knitsley Farm Shop, Consett

14. Oldfield's Restaurant, Durham City

15. South Causey Inn, Stanley

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