A new dining experience for durham city.

Brunch, Dinner, Sunday Lunch, Cafe, Drinks.


Whitechurch Durham is a purveyor of the finest food and drink in County Durham, from the esteemed creators of Flat White Durham.

Whitechurch Free House opened in October 2018 and is located at the top of Church Street in Durham City. The team have since been serving both quality interpretations of classic dishes and daring new ventures into uncharted territories of food alongside some cafe classics and the best beers, wines and cocktails in the North of England.

The Free House’s interior reflects the calm and cosy sensibilities of the surrounding area while also paying tribute to Durham’s historic past. The multi-layered eatery offers a range of experiences for those who visit.

It is located a small walk from Durham Train Station and some parking is located on-site. It is located close to all of Durham City’s hotels and is a short and beautiful walk from the World Heritage Site.

Sample menus can be found here.



0191 386 8897



29 Church Street Head,

Durham City,




Tuesday 8:30-Late
Wednesday 8:30-Late
Thursday 8:30-Late
Friday 8:30-Late
Saturday 8:30-Late
Sunday 10:00-Late

0191 386 8897



09:00 - 15:00 - Tues - Sat

Brunch is one of our favourite times of the day.  Whether you’re looking for a Mimosa with a crispy cauliflower or a bacon sandwich with an Americano, we’ve got you covered.  We take the standard brunch classics and reimagine them.  With an ever changing menu of delectable dishes, we’re sure to have something for all tastes. 

A sample brunch menu can be found here.

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Tues - Sat 18:00 - Late

When we opened Whitechurch, we wanted to open somewhere we could go for good, honest, but high quality food in Durham and we’re really excited to share our vision with you.  We’ve worked with our team of top chefs to create an ever changing menu for our evening dining experience.  The evening menu is the aspect that we’re the most proud of and to maintain our high quality we cap the number of customers we can serve so booking is highly recommended, but we’ll do our best to seat you if not.  We’re really proud to share what we’ve created and can’t wait for you to join us. 

A sample dinner menu can be found here.

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sunday lunch


Sundays 12:00 - 16:00

On Sundays, we take on the Great British Tradition of Sunday lunch and add our Whitechurch spin.  Whether it’s chicken, beef, pork or our homemade vegan nutroast, we can cater for all.  And don’t forget to keep an eye on the ever-changing additions of starters and desserts.  Sunday Lunch is better in courses, so settle in for two or three courses and get cosy by the fire.  Sunday Lunch is always popular, so make sure to book a table.  If not, we’ll move mountains to find you a table.

A sample Sunday Lunch menu can be found here.

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Whitechurch isn’t just about food; we also have an area that is reserved solely for drinks.  We’ve worked really hard to ensure that we still retain the history of the building by maintaining a high quality selection of beers, ciders and ales.  Whether you’re looking for a Negroni or Espresso Martini after work, or a Session IPA on a Saturday night, or a Rioja to celebrate we’ll have something for you. We also feature a selection of local brews and ales that are available to drink in or take home.

We also have a wonderful outdoor area for Summer months.

No need to book anything except a taxi.   



Our journey began eight years ago with coffee and cake and it continues in Whitechurch.  We’ve lifted all of our Flat White favourites and transported them to Whitechurch, so you won’t have to walk all the way to town for your fix.  There’s a reason we became Durham famous, and we can solely attribute our notoriety to the quality of coffee we first began serving all those years ago.  Since then, we’ve grown and developed our offer to include the finest suppliers in the country.


29 Church Street Head,



Six small parking spaces are available onsite

Good dogs welcomed


Contact Us

To make a reservation for brunch, lunch or dinner please contact us during opening hours -

0191 386 8897

If you or any other member of your party has any access requirements, please let us know so that we can ensure you have the best possible experience visiting us.

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Remember - all reservations must be made via telephone.