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Rockliffe Hall, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington DL2 2DU, England
01325 729999
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 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
Something for everyone ,light meals

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Croydon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW 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
Senior Reviewer
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My wife and I went for a spa package. The spa is great, looks new and well kept. The staff at the spa were very helpful and welcoming. The package also included a two course meal at their restaurant called the Brasserie. This is where it became disappointing. The food was good. My starter (treacle cured salmon) was beautiful, and... More 

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Darlington
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

For such a wonderful hotel, I found the food served here quite ordinary, where as it should be really blowing you away. Service was good and efficient, and atmosphere was good, just a shame the food isn't wow.

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I liked everything about my meal, couldn't fault the food, staff or surroundings.The staff are friendly and smile. I was " treated " to my meal and drinks . It sure was a treat !

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Rockliffe_Hall_Hotel, Chief Executive at The Brasserie, responded to this review

Dear lileen, Thank you for sharing your dining experience in the Brasserie Restaurant with the tripadvisor community. Your kind feedback has been shared with the team, who were pleased your visit was the 'treat' you hoped for. Kind Regards, Eamonn Elliott Chief Executive More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Last night I took my sister-in-law and 7 friends for a twilight spa and two course dinner in the brassiere restaurant for her 30th birthday. The spa was lovely although it took some time filling in consultation forms that were more relevant if you were having a treatment which none of us were. When we arrived at the brasserie the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Lovely meal and reasonably priced. Defo would eat here again. We loved everything about it and we did not dislike anything.

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Rockliffe_Hall_Hotel, General Manager at The Brasserie, responded to this review

Dear DebraB, Thank you for your lovely review, I have shared your kind words with the team here at Rockliffe Hall and we all hope you will return to visit again soon. Kind Regards, Simon Roberts General Manager More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

What I enjoyed most about this was the ability to chose 3 small dishes (either main or dessert) They were larger than I expected even though described as small plates. The meal was throughly delightful and the surroundings delightful

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Rockliffe_Hall_Hotel, Cheif Executive at The Brasserie, responded to this review

Dear Alison D, Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with the Trip Advisor Community. Your comments have been relayed to all of the team who were extremly pleased you had such a wonderful experience including enjoying the menu choices and the surroundings. We look forward to you visiting again soon. With kindest regards Eamonn Elliott... More 

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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: 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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