Food Review | Bill’s, Durham.

University. Is. Over.

I can’t quite believe it, the last 3 years of being a student has finally come to an end. Graduation is around the corner, and the pressure to find a job is now becoming more and more, as the lazy days turn into naps and Netflix on repeat. I have genuinely lost track of what day it is, and all sense of routine and normality has been thrown out of the window. I have been meaning to post this blog post for a month, so forgive me! And enjoy the long summer evenings…

I have had a whirlwind few days, on the 22nd of April Tom and I handed in our dissertations, on the 23rd it was my mums birthday so we went out to a lovely restaurant to celebrate and on the 24th – Tom and I had been together four 4 years. So we decided to celebrate the milestone by going to Durham for the day. We felt like a change of scenery since we have been in Newcastle for the last 3 years, Tom had also never been to Durham so I thought it was about time he saw it, especially since it is a 10-15 minute train ride from Newcastle.

We got off the train and went straight for the Cathedral, it is such a magnificent building and really sets the beautiful historic scene of Durham, whilst there I very much wished I had gone to Durham University, it was quaint, charming and very little shopping so maybe by bank balance and mum would have thanked me ;). We paid an extra £5 each to climb all of the steps up to the Cathedral tower, and my goodness it was worth it, the views were absolutely stunning.

IMG_8446x xxxxSo after enjoying the views we set about getting lunch, we decided on ‘Bills‘ I have heard of it before, but never visited one. Newcastle doesn’t have one, yet … there are rumours one is fast approaching the Toon along with a Byron Burger. But, that will all be after I have left, shame, but London is awaiting me! Although this isn’t advertised as a Greek restaurant a lot of their dishes had a Greek theme.

We started with Calamari Rings…

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Even though we were having a BBQ that evening, Tom, of course, went with a burger, and I had the marinated chicken skewers, which were delicious.

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I would highly recommend Bills to anyone passing through Durham, and if not they have 18 alone in London, and over 50 in the UK!!

Agnes D.


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