Durham's first tasting menu restaurant


BE THE FIRST TO HEAR about our Opening:

Ruari, Gemma & Craig

Ruari MacKay is the head chef and co-owner of Coarse. Starting off life training with Michelin star chef Terry Laybourne in Jesmond Dene House, he soon found himself promoted to head chef at Bistro 21. Since then he has made a name for himself transforming venues in the North East into fine culinary establishments. The Garden House Inn and The Traveller's Rest have both excelled with Ruari at the helm.
Now - after 20 years in the industry - it's time for Ruari to open his own place.


I knew that once we’d actually found him, we were likely to be brilliantly fed by Ruari Mackay. Some chefs are worth following around.

THE SECRET DINER, the Chronicle

An idea of what we do

Some tasty things

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Coarse Restaurant Ltd

Company number: 13744088

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