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Rockliffe Hall, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington DL2 2DU, England
01325 729999
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This beautiful restaurant boasts the best views in Darlington and County...
This beautiful restaurant boasts the best views in Darlington and County Durham - and great food too!Open for brunch, lunch and into the evening, The Brasserie offers a great mix from platters, flat breads and meze to steaks, fish and seasonal cuts. The simple menu reflects regional influences peppered with continental flavours.In 2013, the Brasserie was awarded a Taste Durham Highest Quality Assured award for its high quality produce, and service.
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good food but at a price

Popped in a for a complimentary lunch with our spa day. The food was excellent and really not too heavy which was nice. The venue and service were also top class. My one reservation was the price we paid for our ice cream deserts (only got two courses complimentary), was a lot of money for three... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Martin D
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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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Durham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely views over the grounds and a friendly cozy atmosphere. Fab food and great service. Only thing for me I'm not a fish eater and a lot of the menu was fish, restricting my choice.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Had lunch here as part of a spa package. The food was excellent with lots of choice. You can eat inside or on the balcony. They provide blankets if it's a little cool.

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Popped in a for a complimentary lunch with our spa day. The food was excellent and really not too heavy which was nice. The venue and service were also top class. My one reservation was the price we paid for our ice cream deserts (only got two courses complimentary), was a lot of money for three tiny scoops. Drinks were... More 

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A little pricey, but very nice food, well cooked and presented. We ate their the first night of our stay and decided to go back for the second, it was so nice.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Having eaten at The Clubhouse on a number of occasions, and having had afternoon tea at Rockliffe previously, my expectations for The Brasserie were high. Arriving as part of a large party, initially myself and my companion were not greeted upon entry, and no one asked to take our jackets. We were instructed to select two courses from a limited... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great menu, food lived up to expectations, by and large an efficent team delivering what was expected, simperingly difficult to make a choice from a fabulous menu.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

What a disappointment. A lovely hotel it may be but this did not hit the spot at all. Champagne not chilled (unacceptable when paying London prices: £96), water not chilled, scallops and belly pork overcooked and service functional at best. The sight of Spa guests in dressing gowns and slippers with all the potential wardrobe malfunctions of a Carry On... More 

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barnsley
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

What a very special evening we had. a brilliant play excellently performed with an Irish theme by a meal that gave us a perfect end to a perfect day......

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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

we visited here on our two night stay and the staff, food and ambience of the place are all exceptional. The Music, lighting etc was lovely too. We will definitely visit again very soon. Mr and Mrs Rothery

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Food well presented and quality produce. Fish excellent .sakad side boring .Veg good. Wine slow arriving in fact we had finished our meal.on the whole v good food but pricey and small portions of veg and sakad meat and fish portions good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rockliffe Hall, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington DL2 2DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Darlington  >  Hurworth-on-Tees
  • Phone Number: 01325 729999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 62
  • Cuisine: French, British

Description

This beautiful restaurant boasts the best views in Darlington and County Durham - and great food too!Open for brunch, lunch and into the evening, The Brasserie offers a great mix from platters, flat breads and meze to steaks, fish and seasonal cuts. The simple menu reflects regional influences peppered with continental flavours.In 2013, the Brasserie was awarded a Taste Durham Highest Quality Assured award for its high quality produce, and service.

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