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The Raby Hunt Restaurant

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Summerhouse, Darlington, England
+44 1325 374237
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I visited Raby Hunt this week. We were very excited before we set off, and I'm pleased to say it totally lived up to the hype! Raby Hunt is just outside of Darlington, but really easy to get to from Newcastle down the A1. There is parking outside the restaurant, but you can park on the streets... More 

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Thank nickinheaton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food outstanding. Slightly nervous when we seen the menu, but the chef clearly knows what works. Lovely quaint restaurant. Have had better service in similar standard restaurants, but overall worth the visit and would definitely return.

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Thank Ebonnie B
Durham
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about the evening was superb. Service was amazing and staff knowlegable about the food and wines. The food was unbelievably good. We've eaten in other Michelin-starred restaurants in the past but perhaps not with such an unstuffy and friendly atmosphere. From the first bite of the raw scallop (divine), to the razor clams (exquisite), raw beef (my favourite), pigeon... More 

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1 Thank DurhamHB
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our third visit and the best. A wonderful tasting menu of fantastic varied and some unbelievable tastes. We are not great fans of puddings but the ones served have converted us. We will be returning.

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Thank Dickydog
Darlington, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some places provide a really memorable occasion and this is one of them. Magnificent tastes, wonderful wine accompaniments, excellent service all combined to make it an unforgettable evening. Just perfection.

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Thank Silversurfer020
London, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really liked it Great flavours and presentation. Had the £85 tasting menu per person. Playful, excellent combinations of flavours & aromas; artichoke delightful, balance between meat and caviar was brilliant, Pigeon's jus super, fried kale a surprise Lovely wine selection. Chose the £85 pairing per person. Great job combining wines and dishes Enjoyed staying there 1 night. Room nice and... More 

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Thank Varinia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Faultless food with wonderful flavour combinations, beautifully served with excellent wine pairings. Presentation was imaginative and varied. The knowledgeable wine waiter's enthusiasm completed a memorable evening. Good to know a restaurant of this quality is in County Durham.

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Thank Jan M
Darlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The surroundings are lovely, the service excellent and the food is just amazing. A real dining experience.

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Thank dontwantone_11
Darlington, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited numerous times over the last few years and seen James go from strength to strength. His food is ever more imaginative as his experience grows to the extent he now has reached the heady heights of 2 Michelin stars. Staff are always really attentive but not overly so and have a real knowledge of the food and... More 

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1 Thank JGraham12
Darlington, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here with my wife, Camilla, a week ago for our anniversary of 7 years together and I couldn't have picked a better place, I'm in love. The staff running it always focus on the customers and gave me the most pleasant evening I've ever experienced. Having heard it was a Michelin star restaurant I had high expectations and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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?