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The Raby Hunt Restaurant

Summerhouse, Darlington, England
+44 1325 374237
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (118 reviews)
“razor clams” (48 reviews)
“oysters” (37 reviews)
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Summerhouse, Darlington, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ignore the sourpusses who shout “over expensive” and “Darlington”. We are privileged to have this 2 Michelin Star restaurant in the region. (Yes that’s 2 Stars). And. Oh my does it deserve those stars. Wow The food has to excel. It does. 14 courses. All...More

1  Thank Nev W
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's all very well having Michelin stars (deservedly) but having eaten at The Raby Hunt we emerged feeling satisfied, no, impressed, by the quality of the food. Clearly the proprietor has a business plan but no matter how good the food was it didn't represent...More

Thank BagashHeight
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow Wow Wow We visited Raby Hunt to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. I booked The kitchen Table not knowing what I was booking. Result! We were sat overlooking the kitchen. A small room with only four seats literally right next to where the food was...More

Thank FamilyFrame
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and a friend had the tasting menu accompanied with wine tasting . Each course of the tasting menu was amazing , the wine paired well and even met Chef James who was so hospitable along with his masterclass in the kitchen :-) would fully...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a 15 courses tasting menus with matching wines. The courses were enough to get the food experience. The wines very suitable. Service was attentive and the wines explained. We stayed the night in a very comfortable room.

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service relaxed,staff attentive,the tasting menu was a real delight and not pretentious unlike our meal at eclume at cartmel. We had a wonderful evening and would definitely recommend this as a destination restaurant.

Thank dberry831
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Went with high expectations, having sampled 2 other one star restaurant previously. We were underwhelmed by both the food and dining experience. The so-called multi-course tasting menu consisted of courses which were barely 2 or 3 mouthfuls and they even classed 2 single chocolates at...More

6  Thank Jacquie H
Reviewed 20 August 2017

rooms are really nice, with everything you need and want, we had drinks outside in the afternoon. dinner was a fantastic experience, every course had amazing textures and real depth of flavour, staff were very passionate about what they did and what they served. really...More

Thank dmnbrm
Reviewed 15 August 2017

My husband had organised this visit as part of my birthday celebrations... and I certainly was not disappointed. From being met at the door by a very pleasant young man, through all the tasting menu dishes to finally meeting chef James at the end of...More

2  Thank JennynKirri36
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Absolute quality from the first course to the last - well worth the expense! The presentation was as good as I've seen.

Thank Knighty1234
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4 September 2017|
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Response from Nicola R | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they would be welcome however it depends whether the children are used to fine dining and sitting at the table. For me it's a special place to go so I'd rather save the occasion to be with my husband
Susan C
1 November 2016|
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Response from Iain F | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do gift vouchers....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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