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The Raby Hunt Restaurant

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Summerhouse, Darlington, England
01325 374237
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 262
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic experience from start to finish

I had the pleasure of a birthday lunch at The Raby Hunt. For lunch you can choose from either a 5 course menu of the full seasonal menu. As this was my birthday it was the full seasonal menu and what an amazing experience. The service was fantastic, the wine was very complimentary to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Mark J
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Darlington, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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302 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Darlington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I had the pleasure of a birthday lunch at The Raby Hunt. For lunch you can choose from either a 5 course menu of the full seasonal menu. As this was my birthday it was the full seasonal menu and what an amazing experience. The service was fantastic, the wine was very complimentary to the meal and the bill was... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Spent a very relaxing afternoon at this lovely restaurant. Food was as you would expect for a Michellin starred establishment, a good price too at £35 per head. Service was friendly and professional. Well done

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well presented food, flavours are unique this place deserves all success we were recommended by friends boy we wernt disappointed highly recommended.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Visited on the 4th April as a party of 8. Second time we have been to the Raby Hunt. Cannot praise the restaurant enough. Food was very impressive (portion sizes were more than adequate, despite another reviewers comments). Wine pairing was great - the sommelier very generous with his time and measures. Service was formal but unpretentious. The 9 course... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I was really impressed with the lunch menu here, For £35 per head, I thought the quality was great, and the atmosphere very pleasant. We really enjoyed the home-made cordials and lovely coffees and teas. The food was excellent- every element was cooked to perfection and was so tasty, I am not a fan of chocolate so they also kindly... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Delicious food, lovely service, relaxed and unpretentious... except the sommelier wasn't as friendly as could have been and could have recommended a more varied selection of wine with my courses. Also portions were just too small, smaller than other Michelin star restaurants I've eaten at such a shame as otherwise would have been back in a flash.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The food quality was of the highest order - you certainly deserve the star and more, the surroundings are superb and the service is wonderful. You are all doing a fantastic job as you exceeded our expectations and we left absolutely delighted. The wines were magnificent too and the prestige matching is well worth the extra because you don't normally... More 

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Darlington, England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Raby Hunt exudes quality from the moment your are welcomed (all diners are given a specified 'time slot' to ensure you get the level of attention which comes in with the price) Yes the Raby Hunt is an expensive treat but nowhere near as expensive as some, more pretentious, M* restaurants which don't quite manage the intimacy that the... More 

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england
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

my American friends asked to eat at Raby Hunt, the only Michelin star restaurant in this area. initially I thought it rather small but the excellent service and warmth of the staff overrode this. that however was nothing compared to the food. we had the five course tasting menu and one of us had the recommended wines with the food.... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It took some convinving to get a table without booking but eventually the chef let us enjoy his wonderful creations. Very balanced, light 5 course menu with excellent ingredients fully honouring orginal tastes. Wine service was excellent with a selection of less known wine of excellent quality. Although in the middle of nowhere certainly merits a vsit. Next time we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Summerhouse, Darlington, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Darlington
  • Phone Number: 01325 374237

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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