The Picnic Basket

7 New Elvet, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3AQ

  • Tel:  0191 3831967

Services and products

  • Sandwiches
  • Takeaway
  • Sandwiches
  • Takeaway

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  1. Delicious!

    28/02/2012 by

    I love this cafe; it's always a joy to walk in as the staff are always friendly and the atmosphere resembles that of a friendly meet-and-greet. I have to admit to having been a bit surprised when I first walked in; an entire wall dedicated to sandwich combinations with a panel dedicated to jacket potatoes and another smaller one for miscellaneous cafe goods. What was this!? However, after noting they served peanut butter and banana sandwiches, I was quickly converted; not many establishments feel the peanut butter is worth serving and it's nice to see a change. Their sandwiches are amazing. The proportions are perfect in both sweet and savory, you'll never get that irritating last bite of bread (speaking of which, they have a large selection to choose from) and everything is customizable. If they don't have an ingredient in, they'll offer a substitute instead of flat-out refusing to make the sandwich like other certain places. Of course, with the wide range of sandwich combinations it's easy enough to choose another at a moments notice. Clean, friendly, delicious and inexpensive; what's there not to like?

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  2. Best sandwiches in Durham

    10/11/2008 by

    What a great discovery on our visit to durham to find the picnic basket,next to our hotel. Everything is fresh, which is hard to find these days, with all the fast food chains. Very friendly and fun staff.

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  3. picnic basket

    09/09/2008 by

    The food here is basically sandwiches or baked potatoes! It is good food, with a very good selection of fillings, including lots for veggies! i have been concerned once or twice when i have ordered a chicken dish such as coranation chicken, that the chicken was actually Turkey!!!!!!! If it is it really doesn't bother me, but i can't see why it would be, which is why it concerned me! The staff in there are really friendly and helpful, they don't even mind when you are taking a long time to choos your filling!!!!

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