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The Raby Hunt Restaurant

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Summerhouse, Darlington, England
+44 1325 374237
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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northeast england
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The wife and I enjoyed a Saturday lunch at the Raby Hunt in early Jan - a lovely experience in a really nice atmosphere. Echoing many of the reviews on here, the setting was much less stuffy than one might think for such a renowned restaurant, all the staff very welcoming and knowledgeable. 10-course tasting lunch came in at £70... More 

Thank markismith50
Redcar, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had the 10 (14 actually) course tasting menu. Wow! It started off sublime and got better with each course. If you look at the menu, I guarantee what arrives on your plate isn't what you'd expect.The razor clams were truly special and my wife - who prefers her steaks well done - raved about the raw waygu steak. The... More 

Thank ClevelandWomble
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I feel very lucky to have eaten at this restaurant, all the staff were brilliant, every course explained and matched with wine, invited into the kitchen after service finished and then driven home by James's father Russell, I can't imagine this happening at any other Michelin restaurant in the world - Proud to be British...

Thank Rodinleeds
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today as a party of 4. Excellence in every aspect displayed by the food, chef, menu, wines and service. A faultless display from all concerned. Delightful meal in a modern room with great interest shown by the owner and staff. Definitely a place for a special meal. We would return without hesitation!

Thank Cliodna Rhys W
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy quality food and are prepared to travel a distance to find it. James and the Raby Hunt team made our 3 hour drive feel like a short hop. The ten course tasting menu with paired wines was clearly a labour of love and was beautifully balanced. The ten courses actually extended to 14 as a couple of dishes... More 

Thank Mancman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit a lot of restaurant, not only because l enjoy eating out but also to get ideas for my own cooking. The problem with the Ruby Hunt is their food is too complicated to understand. It's amazing. I can't believe it is made by people. It is magic.

Thank mimi3615
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was taken here for my birthday and was a little sceptical and when the first course arrived was wondering wether I could find a fish and chip shop afterwards I was astounded at the fabulous food that followed a taste sensation throughout the evening The staff were amazing and I will be returning to try the next tasting menu... More 

Thank merfybrown
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived to when we left the service was excellent. Friendly , knowledgable and competent . The food was out of this world. I can't even begin to describe how good some of the courses were . The raw wagyu beef was to die for. Brilliant , exceptional and il be back

Thank Dubwar
Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten there twice, in February (8 Stars: the £75 tasting menu) and August (6 Stars: the £55 Grouse menu). Everyone else has said about the food so I won't as they are right. I will say that the wine list is interesting and not too pricey. Please keep it that way. Will miss the Sommellier, who was charming and... More 

Thank Gary R
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd driven past this place for years but never thought much of it from the outside. I saw it got 2 Michelin stars so booked to go - really easy on the website. The chef's dad was front of house and so charming as were all the young and seriously enthusiastic staff. Some places like this can be really pretentious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Summerhouse, Darlington, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Darlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1325 374237

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?