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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food is exceptional. The service was good and Mr Close Sr looked after us very well. The food spoke for the restaurant and will definitely be visiting again

Thank vindoc2000
Leyburn, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked for lunch before this restaurant received it's second Michelin star so we were looking forward to it with great anticipation and it didn't disappoint. Normally I'm not a fan of tasting menus but this was well balanced and well paced and we had the bonus of having 2 additional courses- stand out dishes for me were the raw... More 

3 Thank Michele342
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this as a special treat for my wife's birthday and weren't disappointed. Everything about the visit was perfect, the food is probably the best we've experienced. There is only the option of having the taster menu (although they did ask about any dietary requirements or allergies). I thought it might have been nice to have some options, however... More 

Thank Davew78
Darlington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was incredible! What a treat - with friends for a birthday - they had travelled specially to see us and eat at our local Michelin star. Don't want to give too much away but the new signature dessert was eye-catching and delicious - although I still love the Choc ice laced with gold! The savoury dishes were exquisite -... More 

Thank EmilyH1968
Leeds, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner took me as a suprise to this place for my birthday. We had the ten course taster menu with wine pairing. Each course just got stronger and richer....our sommelier was excellent and really made us feel very welcome and catered for all our needs. Our room was good perhaps not what you'd expect from a two Michelin star... More 

Thank Expectation_Nil
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as a group and split into two by arrangement. We expected just the one star as at late September. The menu is a fixed tasting selection with wines. A non meat-eater was accomodated, I think easily. Pehaps there were phone calls. We had been warned that the full accompanying wine selection might require more than just a car... More 

Thank Tom B
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely celebratory dinner at a place we have eaten at many times. The tasting menu was very well balanced although some of the early 'courses' would at one time have been served in the tiny bar before we sat at our table. This restaurant is DEFINITELY worth its Michelin star but the prices have climbed and £230/ couple... More 

1 Thank TShYorks
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really great food, good service, unpretentious service. Loads of different flavours, textures and techniques. I would never have imagined rating a salad as the best course of a meal, but it was fantastic. All other courses were well cooked, great tastes.

Thank ManLikesFood
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time at Raby Hunt but it won't be the last. Food was creative, great tastes and presented in a very special way. Staff attentive without being pushy. All in all a wonderful evening. Stayed overnight and the room that we had was lovely.

Thank Keith R
Durham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eaten in many starred restaurants in UK/Europe and US and what I concluded was that the food here deserves to be well more than one star. Hub said the fish was the best piece of fish he's ever eaten. It quite simply was the best meal I've ever eaten - presentation, taste, everything to die for. Well worth the money.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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?