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The Raby Hunt Restaurant

Summerhouse, Darlington, England
+44 1325 374237
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (120 reviews)
“razor clams” (56 reviews)
“oysters” (39 reviews)
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Summerhouse, Darlington, England
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 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

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Reviewed July 25, 2016 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...More

1  Thank Amy M
Reviewed July 25, 2016

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.

1  Thank Rozalyn I
Reviewed July 24, 2016

I was treat to a fantastic tasting menu with wine pairing and an evening stay by my daughter and her fiancé for my birthday. What can I say but ............... Amazing. If you get the chance to go, don't hesitate.

Thank Gromit04
Reviewed July 24, 2016 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...More

8  Thank tors2704
Reviewed July 23, 2016

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...More

1  Thank Debbie L
Reviewed July 21, 2016 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
Reviewed July 10, 2016 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...More

Thank Frondeg15
Reviewed July 9, 2016

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...More

4  Thank caro_bee99
Reviewed July 3, 2016 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...More

Thank Stephen G
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February 9, 2018|
Response from whatnamecaniuse | Reviewed this property |
It was mixed really. Men in smart jeans and nice shirts, some in smart trousers. Ladies in nice dresses and heels, some ladies ladies dressed more casually. No suits in sight.
February 6, 2018|
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Response from Tommy_Peroni | Reviewed this property |
I was driving and my wife isn't a big drinker so we were a bit frugal drinkwise. We had a glass of champagne each, then she had a white by the glass for the early courses and we shared a 500ml carafe of red.
December 15, 2017|
Response from Ray W |
I would say smart casualish but definitely not stuffy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
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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