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The Raby Hunt Restaurant

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

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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
Simply superb

My son booked a table for four and insisted we had the full tasting menu (my wife and I would have been happy with the 5 course Saturday lunch menu). I'm glad my son insisted because the whole menu (I'm not sure if it was 9,10 or 11 courses) was a superb experience. When you arrive you are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
rodNorthYorkshire
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North Yorkshire
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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North Yorkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My son booked a table for four and insisted we had the full tasting menu (my wife and I would have been happy with the 5 course Saturday lunch menu). I'm glad my son insisted because the whole menu (I'm not sure if it was 9,10 or 11 courses) was a superb experience. When you arrive you are presented with... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here one Friday afternoon, and I have to say its one of the nicest meals I have ever eaten. We had the 5 course taster and a glass of the Austrian Velvet. AMAZING! Every course put together perfectly. Nice ambience in the restaurant and helpful friendly staff who explained each course. We have been meaning to try... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was our second visit. We stayed for two nights a couple of years ago and were very impressed with the imaginative food on offer. This time it was a lunch stop off. The already great chef has stepped up a gear and the five course tasting menu was phenomenal. There is no other word for it. Flawless.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

When you first arrive at the Raby Hunt you walk through a very pleasant garden area into the bar where you can choose a cocktail or a gin and tonic etc whilst you browse the menu. The choice when we went was the 5 or 10 course taster menu. We chose the 10. Trying to describe what happened over the... More 

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Richmond North Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Having eaten in some of the world's best restaurants here we have a world class Chef on our doorstep. We returned after a very short period to re try the Summer Tasting menu! Many many menus and restaurants would falter under this kind of intense scrutiny..Not James Close and his team... Mind you they did impress even Jay Rayner and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Extreme high end dining. The great food you would expect. VERY small portions, but lots of courses. Knowledgeable staff. We had the accompanying wines with the faster menu, and they were very good. Relaxed atmosphere.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had been promising ourselves we should make the visit to the Raby Hunt since we moved to Darlington. But babysitting and our proximity to town pushed it down the to do List. We finally ate here this week and it was quite simply amazing. From the minute we were met and the menu was adapted to our needs to... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We dined here Valentines day and it was amazing. The food and wine pairing were wonderful. So we returned for food and an overnight stay. Again the food and wine were exceptional. Our stay was completely unexpected. The intricacy and attention given to the food and wine meant we were not quite sure what to expect staying over ... we... More 

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Blyth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Had the tasting menu which was amazing from start to finish. have eaten at Ramsays, Koffmans, Warrings, Hestons, Galvins and this is up there with the best of them. Wine was fantastic, as were all the drinks. Bedroom was beautiful with good attention to detail. Breakfast was delicious. Go, stay. eat and be merry. you won't be disapointed

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our last overnight stay and dinner was before James achieved his Michelin star. Our stay at that time was amazing. On this occasion James exceeded our expectations. The food quality was excellent, and with his progression we feel that it should not be too long before he achieves his second star. The restaurant itself is fairly small but it has... 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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
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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