S̄wạs̄dī læa yindī t̂xnrạb ZEN

Welcome to Zen

Allow your mind to be at rest and slip into a zen-like state, tasting some of the best thai food the world has to offer.

S̄wạs̄dī læa yindī t̂xnrạb ZEN

Welcome to Zen

Allow your mind to be at rest and slip into a zen-like state, tasting some of the best thai food the world has to offer.

Our Cuisine

Our head chef Mr P’Art has worked with us for many years developing the tastes and flavours of the orient for our not-so-trained western tongues.

Pan, Ting, Boon & Tom run the show, each with their own culinary tricks so please, if you love a certain dish, ask who made it so you know for next time!

Our team has been with us for 14 years and are dedicated to keeping things fresh with our homespun secret recipes.

The team are our family; respect them like you would your own! Remember they are speaking a second language – don’t like it? Learn Thai and voice your opinion.

Thank you
S̄wạs̄dī læa yindī t̂xnrạb ZEN

Zak & Sam

Book a Table

Be it for a special occasion, corporate meet or a secret date, use our online booking system to avoid the busy phone lines. Booking is recommended but not always necessary as we hold numerous tables for walk-ins (for those spontaneous Zen cravings!).

House Rules

It’s simple: we allow 90 minutes for 2/3 people and up to 2 hours for tables between 4 and 6. We know this from years of watching and learning how you all eat. We’d love to keep you for longer but with food this good, it’ll be gone in no time!


Use Zen2Go and enjoy the great taste of Zen from the comfort of your own home! Sit down and relax with dim sum nibbles or box buster noodles – perfect for a movie night with the other half, or to impress your guests at a dinner party (we won’t tell!).


The best table in town

Situated near the feet of the cathedral in a hidden street where the bad guys reside, a peaceful dining experience with flavours to tickle your tastebuds. Family-owned Zen has stood the test of time, a perfect sanctuary in the leafy city.

On a lunchtime, find tranquillity from your busy day; be it work or study. Indulge in some light Asian tapas to keep you going, or maybe unwind with an exotic mocktail for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. On the evenings we liven up a little; the lights go down, and the volume goes up as we transport you to a little piece of Bangkok here in Durham.

Online Booking

Book a Table

Use our online booking form below to book your table at Zen Durham.

Alternatively, you can book a table by calling: 07723 187103

  • Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday: 11:00am – 9.30pm

Gift card

Give the Gift of Good Taste

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

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Zen2Go online orders:

Zen2Go online orders:

Use our Zen2Go app and order away. Sit down and relax, with dim sum nibble or box buster noodle, perfect for a movie night in or home dinner party alike.

We choose our takeaway dishes with great care to ensure your food is restaurant quality straight out of the box; this means some of your favourite in-house dishes may not be included.

Takeaway Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 11:00am-10:00pm.

Collections: You can find us at ZEN Durham, Court Lane, Durham, DH13JS. If you have an issue with your order please email us at info@zentogo.co.uk or alternatively you can call us on 0191 384 9588

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Contact Us

To reserve a table, please use our online booking app or call us using the numbers below. If you have any questions regarding our restaurant or menus, please complete our contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.



  • General Enquiries: 0191 384 9588

  • Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday: 11:00am – 9.30pm

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