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The Raby Hunt Restaurant

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Summerhouse, Darlington, England
+44 1325 374237
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I were most impressed. We visited the Raby Hunt courtesy of our 3 Daughters Golden Wedding gift. We visited on the last Saturday before it was due to close for refurbishment for a couple of weeks on 29th April. The menu was basically a tasting menu that contained many things that if we had just seen them... More 

Thank Roger C
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

To me anyway this is the best meal I have ever had so far. I loved staying over in the rooms and was fantastic to meet the chef. The staff could not have done enough. LOVED IT.

Thank Paul N
Durham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waited for ages to come here with friends as a birthday celebration for 2 of us. Decor is ok, food is lovely but wine flight mean and vastly overpriced. Cheese board a joke and wish I had been brave enough to send it back. Disappointed that they knew it was 2 significant birthdays yet couldn't muster a glass of fizz... More 

2 Thank LC657
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit. This time it just seemed better than the last. Loved everything about the tasting menu the thought of each dish and how it flowed was amazing The ambience was very good and enjoyed the chats about each course .... foh manager was very hospitable and made our dining experience a very good one Will be... More 

Thank Nicola R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This was the first time I'd been to a Michelin Star restaurant in the UK. It was a fabulous experience. The food was excellent and the enthusiasm and knowledge of the waiters/waitresses was great to see as well as being extremely entertaining.

Thank Chris H
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112 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Let's get the negative out of the way first: the hotel at £150 a night (and soon to be £175 apparently) is overpriced. It is nowhere near this standard even with the delicious breakfast that is included. Basics were missing, such as a selection of teas and the lack of a shower cap. The bed was comfy but it was... More 

Thank Paul W
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42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Quite formal. Lots of good tastes and some ordinary ones but £85 for the wine flight was a joke considering the qulaity and quantity of what we were given. I attach a picture of the cheeseboard which was meagre, unimaginative and enormously overpriced at £20 a shot. We needed to raid the fridge and wine cellar as soon as we... More 

6 Thank Noel J
Hong Kong, China
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176 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The staff are all fabulous. Service is relaxed and friendly but very efficient. The set menu was brilliantly designed and the wine pairing excellent. The razor clams were especially delicious. Only one tiny flaw - while the coffee was excellent, they can't make espresso.

Thank Valleyone
Darlington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My husband booked the Raby Hunt for a birthday treat. It certainly was a lovely experience. The food was cooked and presented beautifully. The service was superb. We had the tasting menu. It would have been nice to have had a choice of either tasting menu or a meal. We certainly experienced some things we may not have chosen but... More 

3 Thank Elaine O
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

A lovely calm and intimate setting. We stayed in one of the rooms overnight and were greeted with a warm welcome, great facilities and a very quiet restful stay. The food was superb, not excessive on the size but just the right amount. Having chosen a beautiful English sparkling wine we enjoyed every moment of the evening before heading to... More 

2 Thank emmaandgary

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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?