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Recognised as a 2023 Traveller’s Choice winner by Trip Advisor for consistently delivering fantastic experiences to our guests for the past three years running.

EXCELLENT
802 reviews on
Ellen G
Ellen G
2024-04-05
Outstanding meal Meal and service outstanding, chateaubriand was the best we’ve had (better than well known steak houses!!!) sauce was also devine
julie p
julie p
2024-04-05
Fantastic food and service This has been probably one of the best meals of my life. The service and food was second to none. Absolutely excellent cannot wait to come back and try their tapas night x
Carolannlouise
Carolannlouise
2024-03-30
The best place to eat in Ilkeston! Yesterday was my 4th visit to The Durham Ox and they do not disappoint! We went for their Greek tapas and was a fabulous evening we had. I’ve been on separate occasions with a friend, a large party, family and as a couple - the standard never wavers. It’s always incredible! The staff are incredibly attentive and friendly, they can’t do enough for you. The food for a small place in Ilkeston is absolutely gorgeous. We cannot wait to keep returning. Thank you!
Lee P
Lee P
2024-03-29
Incredible! We booked the tapas night and wow, we're not disappointed. The food was amazing, the dessert definitely was star of the show...already booked in for next month! Lois is the absolute epitome of how front of house should be.. attentive , knowledgeable, superb 👏👏
Tom H
Tom H
2024-03-23
Best food in Ilkeston Went for the launch of the new menu and can honestly say it was one of the best meals Iv had. The staff were fantastic and the food was amazing. The scollop starter is on par with high end seafood restaurants Iv eaten in and the lamb shank main was also cooked to perfection. Will be returning again for sure
Helen F
Helen F
2024-03-23
Best meal ever!! Simply put…. one of the best meals I have ever had!! Everything from start to finish was fabulous. What a hidden gem. Thank you so much to all the staff for a wonderful evening :)
Helen B
Helen B
2024-03-22
Fabulous!! Absolutely amazing dishes sampled from the new Spring menu tonight. Excellent flavours and quality, service and friendliness of the team completed the evening. We ate at The Ivy in Harrogate pre-Christmas 2023 and I can honestly say the quality and flavours of the dishes at The Durham Ox, Ilkeston are definitely on par! Compliments to the chef and everyone on the Team.
Ann f
Ann f
2024-03-22
Faultless experience and food Another fabulous birthday meal at our local fave eating place. Lamb kofta a sublime eating experience and my friends loving the tuna. Great vibes and win
Rob B
Rob B
2024-03-15
Fabulous Gem A Christmas voucher from friends took us here for dinner. Have to say we had a wonderful meal, absolutely delicious. The pea and mint soup was one of the nicest I’ve ever tasted. The chef is very talented. Good portion sizes, so we didn’t leave hungry! The staff were warm, welcoming, friendly and attentive. We’ve heard lots of positive comments about The Durham Ox and so glad we visited. We will definitely go back and recommend to family and friends. This is a real little treasure, in Ilkeston. Can’t wait to visit again.