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The Raby Hunt Restaurant

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Summerhouse, Darlington, England
+44 1325 374237
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2014 via mobile

We went here for a lunch - a party of four - and had the nine course tasting menu. This is easily in the top five meals I have ever had - and probably in the top two. All the dishes were excellent - with intense, well defined and cleverly combined flavours and textures. I will not pick out a... More 

1 Thank WestCountryFoodie
Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2014

We just experienced some customer service from the Raby Hunt that is beyond anything I ever thought I'd see: The main reason for going to the Raby Hunt for us is the Tasting Menu. A set of dishes exquisitely prepared using the freshest seasonal ingredients and the skills of the chefs. It's always an amazing experience. This time though we... More 

2 Thank Mike F
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This is how you do it. The service was excellent, the food excellent, the atmosphere excellent. I won't go on or even try and describe, visit. This is a class in excellence for all.

Thank Barry H
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

When I lived in the UK I'd regularly visit the Raby Hunt = at the time it was the village pub. It's been some years since I've been back and I was aware that this was now a fine dining restaurant, so on a recent visit, my wife and I, together with some friends decided to try it out. We... More 

Thank Graeme B
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398 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2014

Raby Hunt is a little off the beaten track, but well worth a visit. Pleasant cocktails, a delicious poached oyster, followed by very slow cooked lamb belly, smoked eel roulade with beetroot, halibut, quail with miso and suckling pig. all delicious. I'm not normally a desert fan, but both the lemon and blackberry ensembles were divine. Self taught, James Close... More 

Thank martinidoc
United Kingdom
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2014

We had a wonderful meal on 14th November.The atmosphere was relaxed and made to feel very welcome. We chose the Autumn Tasting Menu which was excellent.What a gem where you least expect it

Thank Jerry R
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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490 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed lunch here and will definitely be back. We were warmly welcomed, service was friendly and relaxed and the atmosphere was very comfortable. We picked the five course lunchtime tasting menu (£35 pp) and I asked for a glass of house wine. I was brought one of the house recommendations which was nice but £9 a glass is... More 

Thank Cooking_with_Capers
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Simply the best meal we've experienced this year. My wife and I had the 9 course Autumn Tasting menu which was simply outstanding. From the 62 degree oyster, through to the deserts it was a true treat. Some of the course highlights being the lamb, the bream, in fact the dishes seemed to get better and better through the menu.... More 

1 Thank Phil_Lilly
Crook, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2014

We had the 9 course Autumn Tasting menu and it was fantastic. The staff are great, explaining the food and very attentative without being intrusive. We also had the additional cheese course which was incredible. Highly recommend Raby Hunt and will definitely return

1 Thank MrsMac2605
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2014

Charming knowledgeable staff, tasting menu brave and delicious with unusual and inspired wine matches. Stay overnight in comfortable bedrooms then visit local attractions This kitchen is producing exceptional food in an unpretentious environment Go there!


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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Summerhouse, Darlington, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  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?