A fabulous dining experience at Ramside Hall

Ramside Hall Hotel in Durham is the perfect venue for award winning dining in luxurious surroundings. Ideally located on the outskirts of Durham City centre, only 400 metres from junction 62 off the A1 (M) with ample complimentary parking on site.

A range of dining facilities are open to guests and day visitors alike from 7am until 10pm. Among the best restaurants in Durham, The Rib Room Steakhouse & Grill, recently awarded a Rosette, offers a formal fine dining option, serving a French Brasserie style menu. Guests can also sample our extensive fresh culinary delights of the welcoming Pembertons Carvery, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea in relaxed surroundings.

To reserve a table for lunch, dinner or afternoon tea, please contact the Hotel Reception on 0191 3865282 or for the Rib Room make an online booking below.

The Rib Room Steakhouse and Grill

A truly exclusive dining experience. Offering a wide range of delicious locally sourced Meat, Fish and Pasta dishes. Steaks are the house speciality, serving cuts of fine Durham Beef, which has been matured for 28 – 32 days, to produce a succulent and tender steak – cooked to your liking!

To complement your meal, our extensive wine list is a joy to peruse with over 50 specially selected wines that will accompany any dish perfectly.

The Rib Room creates an extra special ambiance, with booth seating available and its unique Meat Locker which gives diners a glimpse of the exceptionally high quality meat to be savoured in the Restaurant.

The Rib Room Steakhouse and Grill is renowned for its remarkable Sunday Lunch menu offering a choice of starters, main courses to include the traditional Sunday Roasts and homemade desserts.

Opening Times
Lunch – 12noon until 2pm
Sunday Lunch – 12noon until 3pm
Dinner – 6pm until 10pm

Pemberton's Carvery

The Pemberton's Carvery is a Ramside tradition. Offering breakfasts, coffee shop with snacks, lunch and dinner serving every day from 7am until 10pm. A vast array of fresh food, a Sunday Roast every day, daily specials, all accompanied by an extensive seasonal vegetable and salad bar. To finish your dining experience an excellent selection of home-made desserts with a large tea and coffee menu is on offer.

Be entertained by an array of live music from resident pianist Tuesday to Thursday and live singers Friday and Saturday evenings.

Reservations can be made for parties larger than 10 people, unfortunately we do not permit table bookings on a Sunday lunch time.

Afternoon Tea

A hotel isn't complete without a traditional Afternoon Tea! Come and relax in one of our comfortable lounges and bar areas and enjoy an English Afternoon Tea.

Our menu features home-made scones, cream cakes and sandwiches complemented by teas and coffee. Make it that extra special and add a glass of champagne.

Our Afternoon Tea menu changes seasonally to ensure we are using the best of our seasonal, local produce. We also serve a range of teas, coffees, sandwiches, light bites and refreshments from our bar/lounge menu each day from 12noon

Available Monday – Saturday 12 noon – 6pm.

Private Dining

For those looking to host a special party or event in the privacy of their own exclusive dining room, Ramside Hall can cater for up to 60 guests, on varying menus ranging from informal buffets to Dinner menus.

The standards of service, attention to detail and quality of food are of the highest standard and the location near to Durham is just perfect.

For Larger numbers events can be catered for within our banqueting suites (see conference section for further information)

The Award Winning Rib Room Steakhouse & Grill
Open for lunch and evening bookings, serving a Festive Menu, with prices from £15.95 alongside the popular full Rib Room menu.
Lunch bookings between 12noon and 2pm, Dinner bookings from 6pm - 9.30pm.


Pembertons Rotisserie & Carvery
Open all day, every day until 10pm serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Live music takes place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening.
Open Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day for lunch from 12 noon.

Ramside Christmas Tree
Tradition demands that our spectacular 28 foot high Christmas tree will grace our ‘Old Hall’ from early December until New Year - creating a dazzling welcome to all. And yes it really does come in through the door!


Table bookings:12noon, 12.30pm, 1.00pm, 1.30pm & 2.00pm

The Bishops Suite
Join us for our Family Christmas lunch in the Bishops Suite, let the children be entertained by our Punch & Judy Show and Balloon Modelling in the Foyer from 12 - 2pm, along with a special visit from Santa Claus (from 2.00pm).

The Ballroom
Enjoy a traditional, more sedate Christmas Day Lunch in the elegant surroundings of our Ballroom, and for children a visit from Santa Claus.

Lunch includes:
Reception Drink.
4 course lunch.
Half a bottle of house red or white wine per person.
Soft drinks for the children.
A gift from Santa for all children 12 years and under.
Live Music.

Adults £69.95 per person
Children £35.00 12 years & under

To make a reservation or for more information call 0191 386 5282 or email your reservation request or enquiry to events@ramsidehallhotel.co.uk

Christmas Day Lunch - Rib Room Steakhouse & Grill

Thursday 25th December

Christmas Day Gourmet Lunch
Table bookings:  12noon, 12.30pm, 1.00pm, 1.30pm & 2.00pm
Enjoy Kir Royale & canapés on arrival, followed by a delicious
5 course lunch served in the elegant surroundings of our Rib Room Steak House & Grill.

Adults £84.95 per person

Sorry no children allowed.
A cash bar will be available on the day to purchase additional drinks.
Menu pre-order required 1 month prior.

To make a reservation or for more information call 0191 386 5282 or email your reservation request or enquiry to events@ramsidehallhotel.co.uk

New Year’s Eve Dinner - Rib Room Steakhouse & Grill

Wednesday 31st December

Dinner served from 7.00pm until 9.30pm

Say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015 at Ramside Hall Hotel in our award winning Rosette Rib Room Steak House & Grill.

Enjoy Champagne Cocktails and canapés on arrival followed by a delightful 4 course choice dinner.

Sorry no children allowed.

Only £64.95 per person

To make a reservation or for more information call 0191 386 5282 or email your reservation request or enquiry to events@ramsidehallhotel.co.uk

Our Latest Dining Offers

Live Music in Pemberton's Rotisserie and Carvery

Every Friday & Saturday Night
from 6.00 pm - 7.30 pm
Enjoy live music in the relaxing surroundings of Pemberton's Carvery plus if you buy 2 full price main meals & receive a complimentary glass of house wine each!

Pemberton's Carvery Offer

This offer is available Monday to Saturday 3.00 pm - 6.00pm.
Main Course & Strawberries and Cream -  Only £6.95
Subject to availability. Not available in conjunction with any other promotion.

Every Friday is Ladies Night in the Rib Room

Every Friday ladies receive a complimentary glass of champagne
(when ordering a starter and main course).
Subject to availability. Not available in conjunction with any other promotion.

The Ramside Rib room & Grill Monday and Sunday Steak Special Offer

Offer includes 2 x 8oz Rump / Rib Eye Steak with a 75cl bottle of our House Wine.
£32 per couple.
Subject to availability. Not available in conjunction with any other

  • "“1st class hotel”"

    We stayed at the hotel this weekend as part of a wedding party. The room was very clean and tidy and the ensui...

    January 13th, 2014

    DAVID F,

  • "“Night stopover with friends”"

    Took the opportunity of another great deal including stay and dinner in the rib room. Food as always, fantasti...

    January 13th, 2014


  • "“Fantastic hotel a must stay”"

    I recently stayed here for a function and found it a very friendly and plush hotel.The bar staff really know t...

    January 13th, 2014


  • "“Very recommended”"

    I wanted a very special place to take my wife in her 30 birthday in Durham. After a lot of search I found the ...

    January 13th, 2014

    Saad K,

  • "“Great place to stay near Christmas”"

    This is the 2nd time we have stayed here and it was even better because of the Christmas decorations. As befor...

    January 13th, 2014