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The Darwin Room

The Staincliffe Hotel | Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, England
+44 1429 852890
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good49%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
24 Feb 2015
“Excellent dinner”
20 Feb 2015
“Leisurely afternoon”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
The Staincliffe Hotel | Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, England
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Reviewed 25 February 2015

Visited in February with my dad. I had goats cheese and risotto balls with salsa which where very tasty. Then I had salmon with a crab pancake with vegetables and proper chips. My dad had soup followed by belly pork. 2 courses for £13 was...More

Thank wilfy1975
Reviewed 20 February 2015

My son suggested we tried here as it had been an age since my last visit. Quickly seated by one of the busiest waitresses I have ever seen. She was running between kitchen and dining area. Nice pint of Caffreys to start and though some...More

1  Thank Mitchsan
Reviewed 12 October 2014

I wonder why this restaurant is not busy every night.It is unbeatable ,not just for value but for the really good quality of the cooking. Four of us visited a few days ago .Three had starters of slightly spiced chickens livers which were really tasty...More

1  Thank ERICBali
Reviewed 1 August 2013

visited here midweek.we wer a table of 5 and only a few other tables in.very cosy atmos.nice views of seafront.food was fantastic.really well presented and cooked perfectly.service was great too

Thank readysalted1978
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Four of went for dinner on Saturday night.The restaurant was very quiet ,I guess because it was just after the Xmas and New Year festivities .The service was friendly with young waitresses who were cheerfull and out to please.We were asked about pre dinner drinks...More

1  Thank ERICBali
Reviewed 29 December 2012

Although all our food choices were great, service left a little to be desired. No wine list. House wine awful. Next wine chosen from 2 bottles held by waitress. Much nicer but then ran out of that wine. Wine was warm when it came to...More

1  Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 14 October 2012

Had an excellent Sunday lunch at the Darwin Room. Meat and vegetables were cooked to perfection, staff were efficient and pleasant. Beautiful dining room, nicely presented tables and enough room left between the tables for privacy. Wonderful sea views enhanced the experience. Will definately return

1  Thank Peckisher
Reviewed 21 August 2012

Went for a celebration meal to the darwin room, had the risotto for starters and the belly pork for main, I thought it was very tasty indeed and would defiantly revisit. Should be ranked higher on trip advisor! Only problem was bigger portions would be...More

3  Thank Mari426
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Birthday evening with friends on Sunday, 24th June, 2012. I chose chicken with mushroom sauce. Smallest portion of chicken I have ever been served. On ordering I was told new potatoes were available but when meal was served there was only roasties which I declined....More

7  Thank Sheila A
Reviewed 24 June 2012

Great value breakfast and Sunday lunch. Food quality very good.

4  Thank JohnBoss1
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Staincliffe Hotel | Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Hartlepool
  • Phone Number: +44 1429 852890
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The Darwin Room is situated within The Staincliffe Hotel. A beautiful setting with views out to sea. A great place to celebrate a special occasion. We pride ourselves on serving the very best food. Locally sourced and prepared on site by our skilled chefs.
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