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All 205 Darlington Restaurants

The Raby Hunt Restaurant

Summerhouse, Darlington, England
01325 374237
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Ranked #1 of 205 Restaurants in Darlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I've dined here on three occasions and I've enjoyed it more on each one. The restaurant has transformed itself from posh bistro food to elegant and simple fine dining over three short years. The chef has extraordinary skills in dish creation and execution. I'm quite sure he will become one of the stars of British cooking quite soon. This restaurant... More 

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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

First time to Raby Hunt and although expensive, we were not disappointed. Need to book well in advance for a Saturday evening, we were fortunate to secure a table as a result of a cancellation. We went for the 5 course taster menu and was superb, all the courses were so tasty and well presented. Service also excellent and well... More 

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Leeds
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Visited with my wife and family to celebrate my birthday. Was expecting big things and cerainly wasn't disappointed. The food lively up to the billing and the wine was excellent, the staff were friendly and attentive, all were clearly passionate about the food and wine that they were serving and this further added to the enjoyment of the meal.. The... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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453 reviews 453 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I can't tell you how much we enjoyed our evening at Raby Hunt. Nice welcome upon arrival (we were staying in one of their 2 rooms). Had a couple of drinks in the bar area prior to dinner. Opted for the 5 course tasting menu as we knew we wanted the cheese course as an addition. Enjoyed every course, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I have only eaten Michelin starred food once before and that was unforgettable. Would this live up to that? Yes! And much much more. The restaurant is beautifully situated and tastefully decorated. The welcome is warm and courteous. Their homemade blackberry and juniper soda is delicious. Then we sat down for our 9 course Winter tasting menu with matched wines.... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Loved the best food we have ever eaten. Felt thoroughly spoiled by staff and can't wait to go back. The venue was comfortably accommodating for wheelchair , the extra seat in the rest room area although nice did nake things a 'bit squashed'. but in no way detracted from the perfect evening!

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

An excellent evening at the Raby Hunt for a tasting menu to end the year on a high. Great food. Excellent service. An evening to remember. The food was imaginative, delightfully presented and most of all, delicious. The matching wine was a treat and well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

We booked online about a month ago for a birthday evening celebration and travelled 35 miles to get the experience. Everything about this place is fine dining coupled with very good friendly service and not the pretentious service that I have experienced that sometimes comes with food at this level. The dining room atmosphere is intimate and friendly with diners... More 

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

With us both having dreadlocks I always feel people are a bit judgmental when going somewhere a bit nicer than the norm, but on top of the fantastic food at Raby Hunt the service couldn't have been better. The staff made us feel right at home. Can't sing their praises enough. It's pretty clear why they're ranked number one out... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

For most people, this will be a "Special occasion" venue. For my wife and me, it was a landmark anniversary lunch. We chose the 9-course "Winter tasting menu" (£70) which, we decided, could be described as "exquisite". We opted out of the "Wine matching at £55 per person" in favour of choosing our own wine by the glass as we... More 

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Additional Information about The Raby Hunt Restaurant

Address: Summerhouse, Darlington, England
Phone Number: 01325 374237
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Darlington
Open Hours:
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: British

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