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All 202 Darlington Restaurants

The Raby Hunt Restaurant

Summerhouse, Darlington, England
01325 374237
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Ranked #1 of 202 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
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Visited the restaurant last night for the first time and I had the tasting menu which was the most gorgeous food I have ever eaten. I'm a vegetarian so it was very refreshing to have such brilliant unusual food rather than your typical risotto. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening, service and ambiance was excellent and I will definitely return.

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Liverpool
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

I had the nine course menu with the accompanying wine per course. If not the best meal I have ever eaten it is certainly in the top two. Absolutely superb food experience. Its a combination of the restaurant setting, the food and the staff which makes the whole dining experience so enjoyable. Massive thank you to Emma and the other... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Went there with the wife for a special occasion and it was fabulous from start to finish, absolutely wonderful! Highly recommended.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

We went here for a lunch - a party of four - and had the nine course tasting menu. This is easily in the top five meals I have ever had - and probably in the top two. All the dishes were excellent - with intense, well defined and cleverly combined flavours and textures. I will not pick out a... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We just experienced some customer service from the Raby Hunt that is beyond anything I ever thought I'd see: The main reason for going to the Raby Hunt for us is the Tasting Menu. A set of dishes exquisitely prepared using the freshest seasonal ingredients and the skills of the chefs. It's always an amazing experience. This time though we... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is how you do it. The service was excellent, the food excellent, the atmosphere excellent. I won't go on or even try and describe, visit. This is a class in excellence for all.

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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When I lived in the UK I'd regularly visit the Raby Hunt = at the time it was the village pub. It's been some years since I've been back and I was aware that this was now a fine dining restaurant, so on a recent visit, my wife and I, together with some friends decided to try it out. We... More 

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London
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113 reviews 113 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Raby Hunt is a little off the beaten track, but well worth a visit. Pleasant cocktails, a delicious poached oyster, followed by very slow cooked lamb belly, smoked eel roulade with beetroot, halibut, quail with miso and suckling pig. all delicious. I'm not normally a desert fan, but both the lemon and blackberry ensembles were divine. Self taught, James Close... More 

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United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had a wonderful meal on 14th November.The atmosphere was relaxed and made to feel very welcome. We chose the Autumn Tasting Menu which was excellent.What a gem where you least expect it

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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208 reviews 208 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed lunch here and will definitely be back. We were warmly welcomed, service was friendly and relaxed and the atmosphere was very comfortable. We picked the five course lunchtime tasting menu (£35 pp) and I asked for a glass of house wine. I was brought one of the house recommendations which was nice but £9 a glass is... More 

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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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