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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” (119 reviews)
“razor clams” (49 reviews)
“oysters” (38 reviews)
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Summerhouse, Darlington, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We met friends and relatives for a birthday treat for a cousin. What a treat it was! Unbelievable food presented beautifully. The staff were charming and engaged with all the tables in a gentle manner that worked well, The staff added to the occasion and...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Five of us at the kitchen table, watching with interest as our food was assembled in front of us. The chefs answered all our questions, gave us information on how some of the items were prepared. Many, many little courses followed one after another through...More

Thank KarenRichardson
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is place is like no other. Upon arrival to departure EVERYTHING was outstanding. We stayed overnight and the room was perfect for purpose, large comfortable bed, bathroom etc. We had the taster menu which, having ate at numerous venues claiming to be of the...More

1  Thank kathyecarr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice village pub style resteraunt on outskirts of darlingyon, good quality but very expdnsive fine dining style.

1  Thank Dave P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was excited to try this brilliant place. It lived up to my expectations and had, as hoped for, a load of extra surprises and extravagances. It's undeniably expensive, but they bring the 14 courses over a long time so at no stage do you...More

Thank CulturalExplorer7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed over for my wife's birthday having been a few years back for mine. The room was lovely, with a comfy bed, great bathroom with roomy shower and good smellies. I’d prefer a cafetière with real coffee rather than a nespressro machine (which always...More

Thank MissingMalaysia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting place. It's undeniably expensive - a flat £105 per head for your meal with costly wines as extra (for matching wines, I assume for each course, another £90). Add another £20 for a cheese course and you're up to £215 per person for...More

9  Thank incomfort
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife is a professional chef and was very keen to come to the Raby Hunt for inspiration. She wasn’t disappointed. We enjoyed a fascinating and very memorable evening - each of the many courses was a work of culinary art and came with a...More

1  Thank Tommy_Peroni
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were keen to introduce to friends who are great entertainers with food and wine and who like us have high expectations. We were all impressed. We are big fans of L’Enclume ... but here we have a comparable if not better experience ion our...More

1  Thank AUSTIN l
Reviewed 15 October 2017 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

2  Thank Nev W
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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
2 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 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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