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The Raby Hunt Restaurant

Summerhouse, Darlington, England
01325 374237
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Ranked #1 of 192 restaurants in Darlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A friend suggested that we stay and eat at the Raby Hunt on our way back from a break in Northumberland. Her recommendation was based on a conversation with one of her suppliers, who also supplies the Raby Hunt. The welcome we received was first class. Craig the Manager came out to the car park to greet us and offered... More

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Redcar
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We decided to try the Raby Hunt so we went there for lunch. When we go to an establishment like this we expect top quality ingredients, presentation and the price of the meal to be what it says it is ie lunch £30. Lunch was priced at £30 and overall the food was very good with clean intense flavours, the... More

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Walkern, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

What a fantastic evening , the 9 course tasting menu with matching wines was wonderful. High quality food, beautifully prepared, amazing taste and not over complicated! The service was attentive, the explanation of the wines and how they complemented the food knowledgable and interesting and we really appreciated the lift back to our hotel

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Teesside
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Our pre-booked lunch experience for two was very mixed. We had pre-lunch drinks outside and were presented with a very limited food choice comprising a tasting menu or a three course menu. The three course menu offered a choice of two starters, fish or duck as the main course (and rack of lamb at a £7/person supplement, but only if... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Perfect serivce and amazing food!! Had the tasting menu and it was very enjoyable. They paid such interest in the food for our vegetarian friends also - which is sometimes overlooked. Can't wait to revisit!

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

While in the UK, we ate in 8 Michelin starred restaurants. This was one of several restaurants where we found the food to be on the whole just confusing. There seems to be a tendency in the UK to try to do too much with a dish such that the essence of the key ingrediant is lost amongst the other... More

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My husband and I visited The Ruby Hunt for the first time to celebrate our wedding anniversary. As we arrived, we were greeted by the lovely restaurant manager Craig who took us to our room. The room was clean, comfortable and modern. We went down to the champagne bar to enjoy some of the drinks on offer, after we'd settled... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Visited this place a couple of years ago and it was the most delicious food we have ever eaten .we chose the taster menu with wine.Every course and wine were explained but without any pretentiousness we couldn't believe they didn't have a Michelin star but sure enough soon after our visit they were awarded one .We are paying our second... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

With our modest Food Safari in full swing we headed slightly south of our location to the lovely Tees Valley are to a lovely picturesque spot called Summerhouse on the B6279. It is set in the centre of the triangle with Newton Aycliffe to its North, Barnard Castle to the West and Darlington to the East. I did not ask... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

A group of 6 went for my birthday, it's a small and cosy, homely place with great decor. The food is the star of the show, it's art on a place and I found it to be stunning. It's not the lace to go for a big feed, it's great food. It's a must place to go if you can... More

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