Restaurant Review: Cosy Club, Durham

20 October 2019

By Lauren E. White


In one of my many reviews of Durham’s bars and restaurants, I’m heading to the newly opened Cosy Club, situated above the bank of the River Wear, opposite Durham Cathedral.

Cosy Club is not the cheapest place in Durham for food – that’s agiven. This is definitely because of its more sophisticated and classier atmosphere than other places such as Riverview Kitchen. As much as I love Riverview, it’s definitely more of a ‘cute’ vibe, whereas Cosy Club is an all-singing, all-dancing 1920s extravaganza.


From the moment you step inside, you’re transported back in time. The decor is simply stunning: from the retro wallpaper to the colony of chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and plush sofas littered around the restaurant, Cosy Club is gorgeous. I was a huge fan from the moment I walked in – and the food lived up to it all.

Tapas is reasonably priced, and it’s what I sampled while dining at the restaurant. Basically all of the chicken options are gorgeous, though a favourite plate of mine was the chicken, chorizo and crunchy potatoes. Halloumi sticks and the grilled halloumi were also incredible options, and the Tempura king prawns (which I usually never like to eat at restaurants) were cooked to perfection.

The only reason Cosy Club won’t receive a five-star review from me this time is because I haven’t had the chance to sample any of the brunch options, or alcoholic options, just yet. I’ll be back though – and I recommend that you head down there too.

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