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Dear Valued Customer,


We are now open for outdoor drinking and dining.
We have an outdoor seating area to accommodate anyone hoping to stop by for a drink or to dine fully al fresco, however due to the unpredictable British weather we will not be taking bookings and these will be available on a first come, first served basis. 

We are open for 7 days a week for outdoor dining in our and Takeaway Service from 5pm till 10.30pm. (Last orders are at 9.30pm)

Please refer to our COVID-19 section and click the link below on how we are operating safely with our customers and staff.

All indoor Table reservations MUST be booked in advanced by calling us on 0191 3844455 and a £10 deposit required per head for a table of 6 or more..

We also offer a Collection or a Delivery service through FOODHUB.CO.UK,  Deliveroo, JustEat and UberEats

We are here to offer freshly cooked authentic Indian cuisine in our in house restaurant or takeaways to been eaten in the comfort of your home. 



For Takeaway Collections

Step 1

Book directly with us over the phone on 0191 3844455 from 5pm, last orders at 9.30pm to get a 15 percent discount for collections only.

Alternatively book online to

Order and pay for your takeaway over the phone or online and we will arrange a suitable time slot for you to collect. 

Step 2

Collect in person from the main restaurant entrance, where one of our waiting staff will give your order. Please keep a social distancing of at least two meters from each person.


Call us when you arrive in the carpark and we are happy deliver to your car on 0191 3844455


For Home Deliveries: if you live within a 2 mile radius of Durham City from our location, Just Download the App and you are ready to order.



Best Wishes from All theTeam at Holi and Bhang xxxx


Welcome to Holi and Bhang Restaurant and Bar at Farnley Tower Guesthouse

“Authentic and exotic Indian flavours with a Western connection – where East meets West”

At Holi & Bhang, our philosophy is to bring you a sensation and experience of India through authentic and traditional Indian flavours.

Situated within the inspiring building and grounds of Farnley Tower Guesthouse, we wish you a very special culinary experience.

Relax, unwind and enjoy an evening meal with a selection of wines, cocktails and draught beers at Holi and Bhang, specialising in Indian cuisine.

We are small and intimate, catering for up to 35 people in our main restaurant, with an additional 15 covers for Alfresco dining on our patio area.

Join us where exotic flavours are combined with vibrant spices and the atmosphere is intoxicated with life that goes beyond any drink.

For private parties, we offer an additional separate party room for up to 25.

If there are any special requests, such as dietary requirements, celebrating a special occasion or anything else contact us by phone or email and will get this arranged for you.

Please call us on 0191 384 4455 or email us at

Open 7 days a week Monday to Saturday from 5 pm till 11 pm


Takeaway Menus and home deliveries available now, download the FOODHUB App, Deliveroo App or Just Eat App, or simply call on 019 384 4455 , look out for special promotions and subscribe to our mailing list at 

Click on the PDF links below to print off our Food or Drinks Menu ( please note we may not be able to offer all of the dishes during this present time)


Holi and Bhang Restaurant and Bar, The Avenue, Durham City, DH1 4DX  Tel 0191 384 4455 

A little about Holi

The festival of love and joy

Holi is the Hindu “festival of colours” or “festival of love” which generally falls on a full moon in March. Celebrated in Spring, to mark the end of winter and commemorate nature’s spring beauty with a good harvest that symbolises prosperity and happiness, and to play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships.

Holi is a two-day festival and begins the night before the main festival with choti (small) Holi, where a large bonfire is lit on the streets as a symbol of Holika Dahan (burning of the demoness Holika) symbolic to celebrating the victory of good over evil.

There are many legends given as to the reasons for celebrating Holi, the most well-known one is that of King Hiranyakashyapu and his son Prahlad.

Prahlad's devotion to God (Vishnu) enraged his father. He asked his sister Holika, who was immune to fire, to sit in a fire taking Prahlad in her lap.

Prahlad, who was blessed by God, was saved and Holika was burnt to ashes. This gave birth to the festival of Holi.

Holi celebrations begin the morning after the Holika bonfire. There is no tradition of holding prayer, and the day is for partying and pure enjoyment. Children and young people form groups armed with dry colours, coloured solution and water gun, water balloons filled with coloured water, and other creative means to colour their targets.

Everyone in open areas such as streets and parks are game, but inside homes or at doorways only dry powder is used to smear each other's face. People throw colours and get their targets completely coloured up. It is like a water fight, but with coloured water. People take delight in spraying coloured water on each other. By late morning, everyone looks like a canvas of colours. This is why Holi is given the name "Festival of Colours".

Groups sing and dance, some playing drums with plenty of traditional delicacies of food, including the famous bhang drink (made from cannabis) consumed by adults.

Holi is now celebrated all over the world to bring joy, life, happiness and togetherness.

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