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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” (122 reviews)
“razor clams” (60 reviews)
“oysters” (42 reviews)
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Summerhouse, Darlington, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were fortunate to be able to sit at the chefs table this last weekend. The food is magnificent and the staff are a credit to their profession. The whole evening was superb. The experience was not inexpensive but like everything in life you get...More

2  Thank Gabwoc
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A truly amazing experience from the minute we arrived until we left we felt so pampered. We booked the chefs kitchen which gives you an insight into how talented James and his team are. The menu looked very simplistic but wow what arrived looked beautiful...More

1  Thank kelburks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely mind-blowing food. It is worth every penny, especially if you fancy the Kitchen Table experience where you can watch the chefs at work. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is considering a visit. You wont be disappointed.

1  Thank Rowena E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderfully crafted food and excellent service for Dinner. B and B overpriced, as room was fine but nothing special. Same comment applies for breakfast.

1  Thank eleanor c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is something about its backwater location that makes the brilliance at work at the Raby Hunt seem almost supernatural. In the middle of nowhere - and a distinctly non-foodie brand of nowhere - this place serves up the gastronomic adventure of a lifetime. From...More

1  Thank Neil F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our 21st Wedding anniversary so went for a treat and we booked the chefs table. This was a fantastic experience and would highly recommend. Have to mention Josh the chef de partie who was amazing and described everything and very friendly. Julian one of our...More

1  Thank Ellimay4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant with a warm friendly reception. In no way pretentious as some michelin star places think they need to be. Food was amazing from start to finish. Challenge the wine waiter. We did and he got it spot on.

Thank Arzuki
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We came with high expectations to celebrate my wife’s 50th and we were not disappointed. The staff were all warm and friendly and thankfully not at all stuffy for this high end restaurant. The 15 course tasting menu was sensational with each dish literally exploding...More

1  Thank thomoLincolnshire
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

A lovely way to spend our pearl wedding. We have been before and is always a wonderful dining and artistic experience. It was a Saturday so it did get a little loud for us but that’s not to do with the restaurant . Maybe go...More

2  Thank Jpgpvg
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Had an incredible evening last night. From the first mouthful (potato soufflé) to the last (chocolate skull), every mouthful was amazing. Presentation was of course perfect and very attentive, yet chatty staff. Only slight gripe - the dining room is lovely but the loo’s are...More

Thank Catherine D
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17 August 2018|
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Response from Steven Y | Reviewed this property |
From recollection it started at £90 per person
Phil M
2 May 2018|
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Response from William C | Reviewed this property |
I really don’t know but most restaurants do that now so email and ask them directly. Sorry!
Becky W
27 February 2018|
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Response from BigGerodieJ | Reviewed this property |
I was there a few weeks ago and it was 90 each but we had the bespoke wine tasting and it was 125 each Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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
  • E-mail
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