The Rabbit Hole

The Rabbit Hole is more than just a restaurant- you’ll soon see why as you enter our luxury time warp.

Our niche restaurant has a dual personality: part Oriental grill & part speakeasy. Our cuisine is designed for sharing and has been delighting diners for decades.

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The Experience

The Rabbit Hole is an opulent 1920’s Shanghai-inspired supper club: An ode to a bygone era of decadence and indulgence, re-lived in all its glory.

Upon arrival, a hostess will greet you and lead you into the lavish inner sanctum; a perfect balance of comfort and sophistication where the aroma of incense mingles with the rhythm of mellow, seductive jazz.

Settle in for an evening of fine dining and wine, romantically lit tables, cosy nooks for two and intimate soirees, with a stage providing a focal point to regularly host live performances.

Opening Hours:

  • Monday-Saturday:
    Dim Sum: 12:00pm – 4:30pm
    A La Carte: 5:00pm – Late

Dim Sum Parlour

For a relaxing lunch, light bite or beverage, our dim sum parlour is open Monday to Saturday from midday. We serve dim sum, traditional soups and, of course, our Asian tapas. Enjoy traditional loose & bubble teas, relax with friends or catch up on some work using our complimentary WiFi.

The Rabbit Hole restaurant interior
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Give the Gift of Good Taste

Purchase a gift card to be used at any of our Durham restaurants: Zen Durham, The Rabbit Hole and Tango Durham. Terms & conditions apply.

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Book A Table

Use our online booking form below to book your table at The Rabbit Hole.

Alternatively, you can book a table by calling: 0191 386 5556

Find us by Day

Durham’s first Dim Sum Parlour, is accessed from the main door on Hallgarth Street, a respite from the hustle & bustle of the city.

A wise man once said – “When lost, use GPS”:
17 Hallgarth Street,
County Durham,

Tel: 0191 386 5556

Find us by Night

Enter through the secret door, found when the red light is on!

Hidden behind Durham’s first dim sum parlour, this gem resides in the shadow of the Cathedral, only a few minutes walk from the cobbles.

Our opulent interior is well hidden, accessible only through a secret side door off Mavin Street, one of the tiny alleys of the city centre. Please follow the instructions once booked.

Walk-ins are always welcome but it’s best to book.

Visit Us

Please get in touch to make a reservation using the contact details below:

  • 0191 386 5556

  • 17 Hallgarth Street,
    County Durham,
    DH1 3AT

  • Monday-Saturday:
    Dim Sum: 12:00pm – 4:30pm
    A La Carte: 5:00pm – Late

    Sunday: Sorry, not allowed for now

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