eat & drink


A very well established spacious Chinese Oriental Grand Buffet Restaurant. The best tables are by the window, to take in the view of Durham Castle. Able to cater for all party sizes, whether it is couples or small and large groups of diners.

The layout is set out into different areas including a large bar area where diners can have pre-drinks before being seated in the buffet area. Inshanghai offers an ‘all you can eat’ policy, with prices varying and specific to different times of the day: Lunch Buffet, Grand Buffet and Sunday Lunch to help yourself to an extensive buffet.

Catering for all dietary needs. Traditional Chinese food ranges from Crispy Seaweed to Stir Fry Pork, Noodles, Rice, a variety of Curries and Salad options to select from. And for those wanting a more traditional food fayre.

Inshanghai offers an English Carvery serving Roast Beef and Chicken with Mashed and Roast potatoes on Sunday afternoons. Every dish is clearly labelled, so you simply take a plate and help yourself to all the hot and cold food on offer, able to go up a few times to get exactly what food you want. There’s also an offering of desserts with Jelly and Ice cream being a firm favourite, if you have any room left! It’s ideal for the many Durham Students who also get 10% discount all day on production of their student card. And also great for couples and families for a really relaxed dining experience, where everyone chooses what they like to eat and can eat as little or as much as they want.




Monday – Thursday
11:30am – 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday
11:30am – 9:30pm

12 noon – 9:00pm



Ground floor along The Riverwalk.