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The Raby Hunt Restaurant

Summerhouse, Darlington, England
01325 374237
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Ranked #1 of 190 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
Durham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We enjoyed a great anniversary meal from the 9 course menu and the inventiveness and quality of the food was outstanding as was the matching wine selection. What was equally impressive was the way the Raby Hunt handled a problem we had been due to stay overnight with them but the boiler serving their attached rooms had broken down so... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I celebrated my 60th birthday with lunch (no alcohol because I was driving). Although the restaurant is small it is very warm and inviting. We went for the taste menu and was not disappointed. As is usual for this type of meal the portions were small but had fantastic texture and flavour. Service was efficient and friendly.... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a very small, intimate restaurant in a former pub, holding the only Michelin star in the North East. It is family run and opens only when the head chef is cooking. It is informal, with no particular dress code. When we arrived, we were greeted warmly and enjoyed an excellent amuse-bouche in the beer garden before being taken... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have just returned from a wonderful meal at this excellent restaurant. It is run by a family, the chef is self taught but has the talent of a classically trained chef. The father is front of house although the restaurant seemed very busy he gave his time to answer questions I had about its history, this... More

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Middlesbrough
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Having just returned from three years in Dubai with an amazing array of restaurants vying for business on our doorstep we were looking to be impressed. We were not disappointed with amazing taste combinations, friendly host, good wine options and a lovely ambience. We will definitely be returning. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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durham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

First visit to Raby Hunt since James awarded his well earned Michelin star. The food, its presentation, service and price have all gone up several notches. I cannot recommend eating here highly enough. Go! Enjoy!

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Richmond. North Yorkshire
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Had yet another fantastic evening at the restaurant. Totally fault less from service to food. Cant recommend enough to everyone......

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is my first experience of fine dining and a Michelin Starred restaurant. I was worried that I wouldn't "get it" and that everything would be covered with caviar (which I don't like). I need not have worried. We had the 9 course tasting menu and it was amazing. My friend had the wine matching too ( I was driving!)... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Just a few words ... A taste bud extravaganza and a feast for the eyes and service you cannot fault ... worth every penny.Treat yourself...... fab

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