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The Raby Hunt Restaurant

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

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  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 1
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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
Foodie heaven

Without exaggeration the best eating experience we've had. Couldn't recommend the 9 dish testing menu highly enough. Every time we go it just seems to get better and that was our 5th visit. Also the new Winston Churchill cocktail was amazing, we will be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
mills47
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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307 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Without exaggeration the best eating experience we've had. Couldn't recommend the 9 dish testing menu highly enough. Every time we go it just seems to get better and that was our 5th visit. Also the new Winston Churchill cocktail was amazing, we will be back.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Our experience at the Raby Hunt was nice. Not amazing, unbelievable or unforgettable. Just nice. We had the 5 course tasting menu which was excellent value for money, and the menu itself was well planned with each course leading well into the next. The choice of wine we wanted was sold out, however the staff recommended a comparative wine which... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Had lunch here recently. Ambience great; service prompt and cheerful. Food was outstanding and incredibly good value for money.

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County Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Quite simply the best dining experience my friends ,wife and myself have ever had. My friends had never been before although this was my seventh visit. We all had the full seasonal menu and could not say what the best dish was as all of it was quite amazing. We were all of the same opinion that the food ,... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I treated my wife to an evening at this highly renowned restaurant, where we also stayed the night in one of their two bedrooms. Though, as one might expect, it was pricey, it was worth every penny. We had the £80 a head tasting menu (there's also a £50-ish one), which was a superb succession several of beautifully presented and... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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 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 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?