MAKE this the year that the cook gets a day off, and enjoy a delicious Christmas meal with a difference, where East meets West in Durham.

Offering authentic and traditional Indian cuisine, Holi & Bhang restaurant is taking Christmas Party bookings all through the month of December, and will also be open to welcome customers on both Christmas Day and Boxing Day, with a very special twist on the traditional Christmas dishes.

Enjoy the exotic flavours of the Festive Menu, prepared by head chef, Pankaj, who trained at the highly prestigious Oberoi Hotel in Agra, home of the famous Taj Mahal.

The influence of his experience in a variety of international restaurants allowed him to develop his innovations on Indian cuisine, providing a modern and European blend of style and presentation to traditional Indian and English dishes.

He brings his innovation to this unique restaurant, situated within the inspiring building and grounds of Farnley Tower Boutique Hotel.

Every booking for six or more guests will receive a free bottle of prosecco on the table, to help to celebrate the season.

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The restaurant will also be open on December 31, to ring in the New Year, but as it is a small and intimate space, booking is highly recommended. The kitchen will be preparing a unique and exquisite “taster menu” for this special evening event.

Many satisfied customers have enjoyed their visit so much that they have shared their experiences on Tripadviser, with overall ratings of at least 4.5/5 for Food, Service, and Value.

These are some of the things they have said recently:

“Beautiful food, well presented and so flavoursome. Well worth the price. Very attentive staff and well-informed chef. Can't wait for our next visit!”

“Another visit to H&B. Superb food again. Lamb chops starter...melted in your mouth. Duck main tasty. Great attention by the staff and the boss! Best curry in Durham. We will be back.”

“I've been to many Indian restaurants, here in the UK and overseas, the food here is so authentic and best quality ingredients, ambiance perfect, staff couldn't do enough and manageress Roohi attentive to every need. Highly recommended.”

But don’t take their word for it – come and try it for yourself, and enjoy a fusion of where East and West meet in harmony.

Holi and Bhang Restaurant and Bar, The Avenue, Durham City, DH1 4DX  

Telephone: 0191 384 4455

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