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The Raby Hunt Restaurant

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Summerhouse, Darlington, England
+44 1325 374237
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015

Fabulous as usual. House sodas were delicious - especially the lemon with star anise. Eel and lamb both stars of the five-course tasting menu. Clove ice-cream; who knew this could be SO good? Thank you!!

Thank PybusFamily
County Durham, yes thats in England up north somewhere
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

This isn't my first visit but the level of perfection from the service and food never fails to blow me away. My mam and I went for the taster menu and matching wine pairing as we decided to make an evening of it and I can't really put my finger on which was my favourite as they were all so... More 

2 Thank Angel_Rayray
Troon, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2015

Definitely not cheap but you pay for the quality of food and expertise of those who prepare and serve it. This is THE best tasting food I have eaten. Highlights. Barbecued kale, sea bream cooked to perfection and the cod skin. Also for this class of restaurant the wine is excellent value. I do however wish there was on opportunity... More 

1 Thank Alan D
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2015

This is not my first time that I've eaten at this great Michelin starred restaurant and the standard remains as high as every if not higher.Brilliant innovation and great tasting menu. Excellent staff and hard to criticize anything about this restaurant even if it is a little remote. A must visit for any foodie worth his/her salt!

Thank Go4fun2
Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I booked a table to this Michelin star restaurant the day after Good Friday. We arrived half an hour early however the staff were really attentive. Strangely we had the place to ourselves in a restaurant which is usually super busy and we were told the place was fully booked the day previously. This added to our... More 

Thank Twit_and_Twot
Hexham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

A little piece of food heaven. Never before have any of our party tasted such culinary delights. James Close is a magician his food magic. We will be back and look forward to the future

Thank moralee1
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2015

After a disappointing visit to L'enclume ( The food side). We headed to the Raby Hunt with open minds and great anticipation... On arrival we were shown the food and drink menus.. We went as a treat but I feel £7 for a gin and tonic is quite steep, one of my guests said I'd just like a pint to... More 

2 Thank Pipster1973
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Booked the above at short notice and were knocked out by the ambience of the place and the discreet yet friendly professionalism of the staff. The tasting experience has to be tried to be believed, the blend of flavours and the quality of the cooking is imho amongst the very best restaurants in the world You will not be disappointed

1 Thank ZincD
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2015

Went here for my 40th Birthday in August and had the tasting menu, all i can say is WOW. Every single course was explained, the food was delicious and the staff superb, as we left we even had a quick chat with the head chef / owner. Definitely a place to go for that special occasion.

Thank Mr_MrsDonlon
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

This is a fantastic restaurant, a little off the beaten track but well worth the trip. It's quite an intimate space with attentive, professional and friendly service to match. We had the summer tasting menu for lunch and it was fantastic: inventive, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. At £75 a head it wasn't cheap, but definitely worth it. A sake... More 

1 Thank Tania H

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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: +44 1325 374237

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