Incredible drone footage shows how The Riverwalk is transforming the heart of Durham

Striking new drone footage shows how The Riverwalk development is changing the heart of Durham. The project will see 23 retail units open, student accommodation, a cinema and bowling alley open in the city centre. Developer Clearbell Capital has revealed an Irish bar and Italian street food restaurant will be opening this summer.

Log Fire Pizza Co, which was named ‘Best Pizza in the North East’ in 2018 at the Slice Wars, currently serves up pizza to customers from a food truck across the region.

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But this summer the firm will be opening its first permanent restaurant in the city centre. Delaney’s Donkey has regular live music and Irish dancing at the weekend, as well as offering an all-day menu of fresh locally sourced food. It comes after plans for a new street hall were unveiled by developer Clearbell Property Partners, which will allow visitors to sample a wide range of food and flavours in one sitting.

They are the latest firms to sign up for the GBP30m development on the bank of the River Wear.

Drone footage of The Riverwalk

Craig Shelmerdine, of Log Fire Pizza, said: “We are thrilled to be opening our first restaurant in the heart of Durham.  “The Riverwalk is set to be an exciting new venture for us and we’re proud to be a part of this. “Pizza is perhaps the only dish in the world that can stir up such resounding gastronomic emotions, and we aim to be a place where our customers can find feast and friendship, and enjoy true Neapolitan style pizza, pastas, wines and beers.”

Andy Maher, of Delaney Donkey’s, said they are delighted to be debuting at The Riverwalk.

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He added: “We believe we are bringing something truly unique to the city, and in a spectacular location right on the riverfront. We are looking forward to welcoming our first guests soon.” Nick Berry, partner at Clearbell Capital, said work is also progressing on the six-screen Odeon cinema.

He said: “As the construction programme is nearing completion, and Odeon is making progress on the fit out of its six-screen cinema, we are pleased to welcome these exciting new restaurants to The Riverwalk.

“This development is about bringing a new energy to this part of the city, with a vibrant mix of restaurants, cafes and bars, to complement the cinema and bowling lanes.

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“These two new brands are unique offerings as up and coming local operators, who we are proud to welcome alongside the national brands, giving visitors and residents more choice and more reasons to stay in the city.”

A variety of new bars and cafes on The Riverwalk, including Old Tom’s Gin Bar and It’s All About Cake, which opened last month, and Ice Stone Gelato, which is due to open in February.

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