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Houndgate Townhouse

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11 Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RF, England
+44 1325 486011
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07:00 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 12:00
Mon 08:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked afternoon tea for four. Nice round table in a booth. Bar and eating area go back further than you might think from front of building. table was nicely laid although only half with the advertised Alice in wonderland service. I heard another table with children ask for more and be told there was none. food and drink was as... More 

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Thank ktrtontour
Houndgate T, Owner at Houndgate Townhouse, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea with us. It is lovely to read that you and your party enjoyed your experience overall and found it to be good value. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely evening meal in the restaurant,while staying at the hotel,excellent menu with food cooked to perfection,service from the staff was brilliant.The restaurant it's self is so beautifully decorated,there is a small bar with wines,bottled beers and spirits.The restaurant is open to anyone for evening meals and lunches,it's not just for the hotel guests.

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Thank jeanmichelle
Houndgate T, Owner at Houndgate Townhouse, responded to this review

Hi Jean, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a separate review of your evening meal in our 'eleven' restaurant. It is great to read you found our menu to be excellent, food cooked to perfection, room beautifully decorated and service brilliant. I am sure other potential guests will find your comment about our bar and restaurant being... More 

Co. Durham
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I just can't understand how this restaurant is rated no.77 in Darlington. When ever I have visited the Town House, I have been impressed with the decor, food, presentation and excellent service provided. Yesterday, we had a quick snack in the pleasant bar which was first class with delightful service and at a very reasonable price.

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Thank Johnathon S
Houndgate T, Owner at Houndgate Townhouse, responded to this review

Hi Johnathon, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent dining experience with us. Your lovely words on our decor, food, presentation, price and service are much appreciated, and we thank you for your continued custom. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

Darlington
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Met a friend here for lunch and a catch up and had a delightful lunch and the staff were friendly and helpful. The wine was reasonably priced and there was a nice selection

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Thank Chrissie317
Houndgate T, Owner at Houndgate Townhouse, responded to this review

Hi Chrissie, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your recent lunch with us. It is great to read you had a delightful lunch, that the staff were friendly and helpful and that you were pleased with our wine selection. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Just popped in after watching a movie with the wife around the corner. Had a nice range of cocktails and food, we both enjoyed our food and drinks, the staff member was very attentive. Well worth a pop in!

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Thank Robert P
Houndgate T, Owner at Houndgate Townhouse, responded to this review

Hello Robert, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your recent lunch with us. It is great to read that you enjoyed your food and drinks, that you found our service to be attentive and that you appreciated the range of food and drink on offer. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

yorkshire
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Visited just before Christmas, and all I can say is what a disaster! The service was slow and sloppy. I ordered the steak sandwich, which came with chips....six to be exact! The sandwich was shockingly bad, very tough fatty steak, which my knife wouldn't cut let alone my teeth! After attempting the first half I decided enough was enough, and... More 

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Thank susa27
Houndgate T, Owner at Houndgate Townhouse, responded to this review

Hi Susan, Thanks for taking the time to leave a recent review. I have received some feedback from our manager about your recent lunch with us. On arrival, drinks were served promptly to your table. While we do serve six chips with our steak sandwich, these are more substantial chunky chips rather than skinny fries. We did agree that the... More 

Darlington
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95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Choose this restaurant on the strength of the great reviews but unfortunately it fell short of our expectations. Apart from the restaurant being cold, the courses on offer were very basic and scant - not even accompanying vegetables. Wine we felt was overpriced so all in all not a restaurant we plan to revisit.

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Thank 45Chrissie
Houndgate T, Owner at Houndgate Townhouse, responded to this review

Hi Chrissie, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your recent meal with us. It is obviously disappointing that your experience was far from 5/5 in your opinion. We do note all feedback given to us on a daily report so we can assess our strengths and weaknesses with the aim to improve. It is obviously disappointing... More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I visited the restaurant close to Christmas on an advertised Jazz night. Having only popped in for a drink one night previously we have never eaten here before but will most certainly be back. We each had 3 courses and finished with coffee. We each had a different dish at each course and all 6 dishes were delicious.... More 

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Thank Adele J
Houndgate T, Owner at Houndgate Townhouse, responded to this review

Hi Adele, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent meal with us. I am glad you found our food delicious, staff friendly and that you would highly recommend us. I am sure future customers will find your food detail helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

co durham
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I booked this restaurant for my Birthday a few weeks before and checked out the menu which I liked. On arriving at the Restaurant were greeted by friendly staff and had a pre meal drink. On sitting at our table and given the menus I discovered that the menu was totally different to the one I had seen on line.... More 

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Thank darlomag
Houndgate T, Owner at Houndgate Townhouse, responded to this review

Hi Darlomag, Thanks for taking the time to leave such an extensive review of your recent dinner with us. It is obviously disappointing to read your did not have a great birthday meal with us. It would have been nice to have a review from your original experience with us to compare it to, to see how our standards have... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Pretty venue, nice staff and good presentation but food is average. Seems to be worse on a Friday night. Ordered steak and ale pie and got a beef casserole with a pie lid on the side! On the plus, drinks are nice!

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Thank Lyndsey J
Houndgate T, Owner at Houndgate Townhouse, responded to this review

Hi Lyndsey, Thanks for taking the time to leave some feedback of your recent experience with us. If you could give us some further details as to why you felt the food was worse on a Friday that would be very helpful. Please send an email to: angela@houndgatetownhouse.co.uk We do hope you visit us again and that our food and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 12:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Darlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1325 486011
  • This restaurant is at Houndgate Townhouse
Description
Eight-bedroom Design Hotel, 'eleven' restaurant and the 'hound bar & lounge' set in a Grade II listed Georgian Townhouse in the heart of Darlington.

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