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The Raby Hunt Restaurant

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Summerhouse, Darlington, England
01325 374237
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
More than amazing

Had diner with friends here on Saturday evening 27th June. From start to finish an ultimate amazing experience. Not only was the food better than anything I've ever eaten before, from the cooked oyster with cucumber to the raw beef....yes, RAW beef, with anchovy and pea I think, something green... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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County Durham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Had diner with friends here on Saturday evening 27th June. From start to finish an ultimate amazing experience. Not only was the food better than anything I've ever eaten before, from the cooked oyster with cucumber to the raw beef....yes, RAW beef, with anchovy and pea I think, something green anyhow. Whatever it was I want to eat it for... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

If my last meal on earth is the 5 course lunchtime tasting menu from the Raby Hunt I will die happy. Oh my goodness this so surpassed description. My son said the Oyster tasted like a sea-breeze (and he is an Engineer). From the cod-skin appetiser (I know, but you just have to believe me it was stunning) through to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I'd been highly recommended this restaurant by foodie friends so was expecting something good but it proved even better. Service was excellent and unobtrusive throughout. There are just two tasting menus, one shorter and cheaper than the other. A nice touch is that if something on the shorter menu doesn't appeal, you can swap it with something from the longer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My friend and I had booked Raby Hunt in September, but our reservation was cancelled due to maintenance. We were promised a bottle of bubbly on our next visit, by way of compensation, and sure enough when we arrived, on a lovely sunny summer's evening, the bubbly was waiting. We sat outside on the pretty little patio while we decided... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We dined as a couple on a Thursday evening. We had heard good things about the restaurant and this had raised our expectations. Luckily our expectations were not only met but significantly beaten! Normally in a tasting menu there will be at least one "dud"...or one dish you can take or leave....not on this occasion - every dish, and every... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The title says it all! Fantastic cooking, fabulous presentation, attentive and knowledgable (without being overbearing) floor staff! All in all a fab experience. In fact I want to mention the floor staff again, they gave exceptional service! Friendly, and approachable. Many places ponce around thinking they are all that because they have certain accolades and you should feel privileged to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We had lunch here. Really inventive food and excellent,friendly service. The menu looks restrictive on the website, but once seated we were told by the waiter that we could have the tasting menu and choose any of the appetisers from the long menu which was most welcome. The food was uniformly stunning with good fresh ingredients, beautifully cooked. My criticism... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

A treat for my birthday, so lucky that this is on our doorstep. Absolutely first class, from start to finish everything was perfect. Thank you for a wonderful birthday

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The Raby Hunt (in COUNTY DURHAM! see Didsbex review) is tucked away in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere. We visited for Saturday lunch (and were able to get a last minute table) and the food was exquisite! We had the 5 course tasting lunch which is good value at £35. First came a dehydrated cod skin with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

What you don't expect to find in a small (ridiculously small) village in North Yorkshire??? A small, but perfectly formed one Michelin star restaurant with a self tough chef at the elm. And this is exactly what the ruby hunt is. Were brought there by . Every thtwo friends who are regulars there, and we are glad they dI'd. It... 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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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
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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