Who doesn't love a roast dinner on a Sunday? It's pretty much a staple of British culture, so that's why it is important that you choose your eatery wisely 

We have looked at the best places to head for Sunday dinner - as voted by you on Tripadvisor. 

Whether it is the warm and cosy atmosphere or the quality of food, we looked at reviews of Durham restaurants and eateries to find those where customers raved about the Sunday dinner. 

Here are five locations well worth a visit for your next meal out:

Finbarr’s Restaurant, Aykley Heads House - 61 mentions of Sunday dinner, 4.5/5 rating

Finbarrs is a converted farm building on the edge of the city, complete with a full menu and plenty of buzz. Customers praised a safe environment and delicious food. With a MICHELIN Plate for Good cooking, it ranks #15 of 198 Restaurants in Durham.

One reviewer said: "Since the relaxation of rules re lockdown I have eaten at many restaurants and Finbarrs exceeds all places with regard to being Covid Secure as well as producing wonderful food and service.

"I am normally exceedingly critical but I cannot commend this restaurant too highly."

Bistro Citron Vert, Wellington St High Pittington - 26 mentions of Sunday dinner, 4.5/5 rating

As the name suggests, this venue boasts a French and European inspired menu but also offers local cuisine - including Sunday lunch. It ranks #4 of 198 Restaurants in Durham.

The pub, like make, has been operating take-out service during the pandemic. 

One reviewer, who grabbed a Sunday dinner to go in March, said: "Delicious Sunday lunch takeaway.

"The lamb was so tender and the crackling that came with the pork was still nice and crunchy. Great selection of 5 vegetables and lovely rich gravy. Sticky toffee pudding is yummy too. Will be back!"

The Three Horse Shoes, Lanchester Road Lanchester - 81 mentions of Sunday dinner, 4.5/5 rating

The Three Horse Shoes is a classic British pub, with customers praising its friendly staff and good menu including 'wonderful puddings'. It is ranked #28 of 198 Restaurants in Durham.

Reviewers have praised the pub for its take-out Sunday dinner. One person said: " delicious and worth every penny will definitely be back. Melt in your mouth beef, lovely Yorkshire puds n veg cooked to perfection couldn't be better."

The Farmers Arms, The Farmers Arms - 30 mentions of Sunday dinner, 4.5/5 rating 

The Farmers Arms is a traditional country pub with a 'twist'. It serves good hearty food, a warm welcome and great ales. The pub is also dog friendly. It ranks 45 of 198 Restaurants in Durham.

One reviewer said Sunday lunch in September last year was "fantastic".

He wrote: "Recently tried the Sunday lunch at the Farmer's Arms and I can honestly say this was the best Sunday lunch I have had in a long time. Generous portion but not too much and fantastic quality.

"All three meats were cooked perfectly and it was possibly the nicest gravy I've ever tasted. Great beer garden and a very nice pint also. 100% recommend this place!"

The Cellar Door, Saddler Street - 44 mentions of Sunday dinner, 4/5 rating 

The Cellar Door praises itself on passion, passion to produce great food, great experiences and to cater to people from all walks of life. The pub boasts its 'stunning' river views with outdoor dining set in a 13th Century cellar conversion. It ranks #21 of 198 Restaurants in Durham. 

Leaving a top review in October 2020, one person said their Sunday dinner was 'nothing but exceptional'.

They said: "Surprisingly fine food and super friendly service, with stunning river views.
Someone in that kitchen is both very creative and an excellent chef. Highly recommended Sunday lunch 3-course menu.

"The Arancini starter was an experience in itself!"