The City Inn Durham



We accidentally stumbled across this little gem a short while ago, and have gone back again and again.
The staff are great, really chatty and very knowledgable of the foods on offer. Always a selection of ‘specials’ as well as the regular food. No pre-cooked microwave rubbish, the chef cooks all the meals to order with fresh ingredients.

Traditional British Food

Our wood fired pizza oven

We will soon install our new wood fired pizza oven to cook a traditional wood pizza with a flavour seldom found outside of Italy. We’ll be using the finest and freshest ingredients available. Each pizza prepared is hand tossed to order. 

In addition to our flavorful brick oven pizzas, City Inn offers a wide variety of Italian specialties, including pasta, pork chops, veal, ricotta gnocchi, and more. 

Afternoon tea

afternoon tea
2 for only £14

A pillar of British culture and enshrined into our daily lives. Why not enjoy our fresh homemade Afternoon Tea includes cakes, sandwiches and scones served with lashings of tea or coffee.

It’s time to relax, whether you are visiting Durham for an event, or as a tourist to enjoy the world famous cathedral. Afternoon tea is a must following a mega shopping spree or just a chance to sit down and catch up with the news from friends.

The City Rooms Breakfast Menu

Breakfasts served between 8am-11:30 am Monday-Sunday


Full English breakfast1 Pork and Leek sausage, 1 home cured bacon, 1 fried egg, hash brown, black pudding, baked beans, mushrooms grilled tomatoes and toast. £6.25

Go Large for an extra £2.00

Vegetarian Full English BreakfastWith 1 Linda McCartney sausage, 1 fried egg, 1 rash of Quorn bacon white pudding, baked beans, hash brown, mushrooms and grilled tomatoes. (V) £6.25

Go Large for an extra £2.00

Traditional Kippers– served with lemon butter and brown shrimp. (GF) £6.25

Eggs Benedict/ Florentine (V)English muffin with ham/spinach topped with poached eggs and a hollandaise sauce £4.50

Toasted Bagel Topped with Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese and chives. £4.50

English Sweet Pancakesserved with fresh fruit and a chocolate and hazel nut spread. (V) £3.50

Three Egg Omelettewith a ramekin of baked beans(V) (GF) £4.50

Sausage / Bacon Stotties £3.50

Hot Drinks

English Breakfast Tea £2.00

Selection of Herbal Fruit Teas £2.00

Cafetiere of Coffee £ 1.80

Latte £2.50

Cappuccino £2.50

Americano £2.50

Espresso £1.80

Double Espresso £2.30

Hot Chocolate £2.50

The City Hotel Menu


Dirty Chips– Cajun spiced chips, topped with pancetta, cheese, and choice of either:
• BBQ,
• Ranch,
• Buffalo
• Sour Cream £5.25

Curried Fish Balls– with chilli and spring onion garnish and crispy wontons. £5.75

Nachos– Tortilla chips, cheeses and a choice of either Jerk Chicken, BBQ pulled Jack fruit (VE) or pulled beef brisket as a topping. £5.95

Chicken Wings– Choose from:
• Tandoori
• Buffalo
• Hot and Spicy
£6.25 Go Large for and extra £3.00

Mini Beef Sliders– with skin on fries and Monterey Jack cheese £6.25

Meat free Dirty Chips– Cajun spiced chips topped with torn vegan burger, sliced vegan hot dogs, vegan cheese and a choice of either (VE) (GF)
• BBQ,
• Ranch,
• Buffalo
• Sour Cream £4.95


Burritos– with salsa sour cream guacamole and a chilli lime and coriander salad. £10.95

Oriental ‘Chinese Burn’ Noodles– A selection of Chinese vegetables in a hot oriental infusion broth £9.95: Add Chicken, Quorn chicken, prawns or beef. Egg/ rice noodles (VE) for an extra £1.50

Cajun Chowder– Steamed chicken breast with vegetables in a ‘Southern style’ broth, with corn bread. £10.50

Katsu Curry– With panko crumbed chicken fillet, curry sauce and Japanese style pickled vegetables. £10.95

Sweet Potato and Spinach Satay Curry– with Basmati rice topped with dry roasted peanuts. £9.95

Rainbow wholefood Salad– Kale and cauliflower cous cous, asparagus, tender stem broccoli, avocado, butternut squash, pomegranate, roasted pumpkin seeds, and a lemon and ginger dressing. (GF) (VE) £9.95 Add haloumi for £1.00 or Chicken for £1.50

Beef Sliders– with skin on fries, Monterey Jack cheese, American style relish and a choice of toppings:
• Pulled Beef brisket
• Jerk Chicken
• BBQ Pulled Pork £9.95

Chip Shop Platter– Battered cod fillet and chips, Pacific west calamari, battered sausage, breaded scampi, mushy peas, chipotle mayonnaise, curry sauce, and a chili and lime tartare. £10.95


Sticky Toffee Pudding– Butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream. £4.50

Assiette of Chocolates– White chocolate cheesecake, dark chocolate mousse, and milk chocolate parfait with thyme syrup. £5.25

Eton Mess Sundae– Eton mess ice cream, freshly whipped cream, crumbled meringue and fresh strawberries. (GF) £4.50

Belgium Chocolate Truffle Torte– With raspberry sorbet (GF) (VE). £4.50

Side Orders

• Corn on the Cob
• Onion Rings
• Chips
• Haloumi Fries
• Sweet Potato Fries
• Dumplings

All for: £3.00

The City Hotel Classics Menu

Two for £14 or £8.99 Each

Lesley’s Homemade Plate Pies

Served with chips, mushy peas and gravy
• Beef and Ale
• Corned Beef and Potato
• Cheese and Onion (V)
• Chicken Bacon and Mushroom

All Day Brunch– Sausage, egg, bacon, black pudding, beans, tomato, mushrooms and sautéed potatoes.

Penne Arrabbiata– in a chilli, shallot, garlic, black olive and tomato sauce. Served with garlic bread (V)

Chicken Parmo– with chips, salad and a choice of toppings:
• Jerk Chicken
• Mozzarella and white sauce
• BBQ pulled pork

Ham and Eggs– with chips

Sizzling Fajitas– Tortilla wraps, salsa guacamole, sour cream and cheese. Choose either:
• Chicken
• Beef
• Cajun Salmon

Key – (GF) – gluten free (V) Suitable for Vegetarians (VE) Suitable for Vegans

All our food is prepared in a kitchen where cross-contamination may occur, and our menu descriptions do not include all ingredients. Full allergen information is available on request. If you have a question, food allergy or intolerance, please let us know before placing your order. Dishes containing fish and hand-pulled chicken may contain small bones. Some of our dishes contain alcohol; please ask a member of staff for more information. The nutritional information for our menu is provided as a guide. It is calculated using average values and is based on a typical serving size. If you require more information, please ask your server.