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“Lovely food, fashionable food!”

The Raby Hunt Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 271 Restaurants in Darlington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely food, fashionable food!”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Food was delicious, if a little small on the portions! Good service, friendly staff. More choice for vegetarians would have suited our party better.

Visited August 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
““Informal, intimate, delightful””
Reviewed April 11, 2013

4 of us went for a significant birthday. We opted for the tasting menu, which was scrumptious,and met with a warm welcome and excellent advice regarding the wine cellar. The restaurant is relatively small and has a cosy' intimate feel.

Each course was accompanied by a short description and was beautifully presented. The food itself was delightful, the favourite amongst the group being the pressed belly of lamb. However each od the tasting courses was excellent and was either something new or had a twist to an established dish; Dover sole, Raby venison, scallops ...all delicious.

The Raby Hunt has a Michelin star but you could pay far more and get a lot worse. Highly recommended

  • Visited March 2013
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3 Thank Simonrt37
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best dining experience in County Durham!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Been here a few times now and think it definatley deserves a review! from entrance to exit you couldnt feel more relaxed and be looked after better anywhere else in this area. with stylish decor and service second to none i make this my place to go. food is amazing and is always presented perfectly! the waiters have great food knowledge.

  • Visited March 2013
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3 Thank Ad-Lou32
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“mmm! delicious food”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

I've been wanting to try the Raby Hunt for a while but could never get booked when phoning up a few days in advance so we booked a while ago and boy was it worth it! Great welcome, good selection of unusual non alcoholic drinks & a good wine list. Food was FANTASTIC - well presented and really really tasty - lots of mmmms and ooohhhs. Front of house team were knowledgable & friendly. Good atmosphere as the place was packed (not suprisingly) - lights could be dimmed a little though? In summary great food and not too expensive - probably one of the best restaurants in the area - will be back!

  • Visited March 2013
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3 Thank Andy W
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England
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“tip top chef James”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

everything is so very enjoyable, loved the beetroot meringues. Portions of 1.5 scallops could be a little bit bigger as so delicious. (who gets the other half??) Just hard to get a table now James is a star.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank cthecliffs
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