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The Raby Hunt Restaurant

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Summerhouse, Darlington, England
01325 374237
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What an impressive property almost as impressive as the excellent food ambiance and staff Really did themselves proud the food was tasty good value and the service was efficient You nevervfeltbthat you were a trouble I would highly recommend you visit

Thank richardbK7254KX
County Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is good, very impressive, but didn't blow me away. It was as good as I had expected it would be, considering the price. The atmosphere was the real let down. The restaurant felt formal and old fashioned in ambiance. The furnishings and decor etc were a bit cheap looking and it just lacked ambiance. Perhaps their market audience... More 

Thank Amy M
Richmond, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our 2nd visit this year. What a wonderful menu,from start to finish! Pork taco to the Amalfi lemon split into 3 courses "Amazing" The presentation,friendly staff , glasses, cutlery EXCELLENT! Thank you for such a wonderful evening once again. We will be back soon.

Thank Rozalyn I
San Francisco
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked to eat here with my partner at 12pm. At 9:30am that morning I contacted the restaurant and left a message asking to push the time back. I didn't hear back but luckily managed to get there for 12pm. When we arrived, the staff were welcoming and helpful. I asked about their "summer salad" item on the menu and... More 

1 Thank tors2704
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked for tasting menu with accommodation, and as soon as I arrived, I was greeted by one of the staff members as I was walking from the car park. They showed us the room, we settled down and went downstairs for the meal, we got aperitif 1st, in which I got a lychee Royal ( champagne drink), it was... More 

Thank Debbie L
North East England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant experience , exactly what we expected . Food was amazing and presentation was impeccable . Recently visited Martin Wishart in Loch Lomand and found The Raby Hunt marginally better !!

Thank missajackson
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic weekend. My husband took me to The Raby Hunt as a surprise birthday gift. We had the £80 taster. Every meal was explained to us, staff were outstanding and the accommodation was beautiful. We will return and look forward to seeing James and his team again soon.

Thank Frondeg15
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was everything a relaxed weekend lunch with friends should be - a leisurely drive through unspoilt countryside to this hidden gem, unhurried and helpful service from the young waiting staff and fabulous food. The superb 5-course tasting menu is more than enough, especialy when augmented with the extra cheese course (one between two is plenty). However, the complete lack... More 

2 Thank caro_bee99
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For my wedding anniversary I was lucky enough to get tickets for raby hunts special "7 chefs, 7 snacks". From the champagne reception, to the support and help of James mum and dad, to the most wonderful food, it was an amazing evening! Everything conspired to make it a truly a fantastic evening (the weather was particularly kind). If the... More 

Thank Stephen G
Durham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sons booked this meal for my 60th birthday and my wife and enjoyed everything about the Raby Hunt. The ambience of the place was very relaxed and the food was very enjoyable. Some of the food dishes we had never tried before so that was an added bonus.

Thank chas_gibson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Summerhouse, Darlington, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Darlington
  • Phone Number: 01325 374237

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?