About

The Diner is a traditional market town café; home of the famous Darlington Savoury since 1938. All of their ingredients are sourced locally from the Victorian Market and other local suppliers. There’s always a friendly atmosphere in The Diner, and that’s no surprise as they offer great food at great prices. Nothing fancy. Simple food done well.

Whether it’s because of perfectly roasted coffee, a wide selection of tea, delicious food or a friendly welcome, readers of The Northern Echo have crowned The Diner, in Darlington Market, the North-East’s best café in 2019.

The Diner is a traditional café reflecting its market town roots, home of the famous Darlington Savoury, a sandwich containing sausage meat and onions, since 1934. It is run by Sam and Alex, who are very hard working and their aim is provide a café with good food, welcoming both new and regular people.

Fans of the infamous Savoury can now also buy it from the Diner and bake it at home.