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The Raby Hunt Restaurant

Summerhouse, Darlington, England
+44 1325 374237
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (123 reviews)
“razor clams” (60 reviews)
“oysters” (42 reviews)
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Summerhouse, Darlington, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very nice gourmet restaurant. Contemporary minimalist decor , friendly attentive wait staff , a very memorable tasting menu of 14 or 15 courses ( can’t remember exactly how many ! ) and each course was pretty special . Standouts are the opening potato crisp ,...More

Thank TonyF22
Reviewed 3 days ago

Dined last Saturday night, tasting menu with wine pairing , £450 per couple so not cheap but worth it. Every course a mouthful of tastes and textures- I never expected a salad served part way through to have so many flavours and the chocolate surprise...More

Thank Luxworld
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love tasting menus and this was delicious but whilst the staff were so attentive, I personally would appreciate being left alone to enjoy the food and not be asked how each course was. The explanation of each course was greatly welcomed but the feedback...More

1  Thank Pam C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is a mazing and myself and my wife have been at least half a dozen times - including pre M stars. It is such a shame that we will not be back - my wife is a veggie.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely sensational food well worth the price and definately a place to go for a special occassion and we are already planning on returning. The different taste experiences were outstanding and easily the best food either of us have ever had. James Close is a...More

1  Thank Graham_Rowena
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not too much needed to say here as it appears my fellow reviewers have said it all. We were lucky enough to be there Saturday night and had an unforgettable experience. Each course looked stunning and tasted even better. The skill it must take to...More

1  Thank ConnieA66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband brought me here for my 30th on Saturday night and I just wanted to say a big thank you to all the staff, we had a wonderful time! All night everyone was attentive and friendly, the atmosphere was great, and the food and...More

Thank Emma S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for four people a long no time before and stayed overnight. It was a truly superb experience. We ordered a bottle of Bollinger to start and then ordered the matching wines. The food was incredible, each course exquisitely prepared, delicious and small, so...More

1  Thank Moosie57
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Second year in a row we have celebrated our Wedding Anniversary at Raby Hunts chefs table. The food is a fabulous taste sensation, highly recommend this beautiful little restaurant. It’s great sitting in such close proximity to the action of the kitchen. The kitchen is...More

Thank FamilyFrame
Reviewed 12 October 2018

As the website warns you, this is a tasting menu only restaurant, and be aware that the menu is quite fish-heavy, and one of the courses is steak tartare with caviar, which is not to everyone's taste. Consequently, this is not a cheap night out...More

Thank James B
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17 August 2018|
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Response from 607steveny | Reviewed this property |
From recollection it started at £90 per person
Phil M
2 May 2018|
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Response from J6284IFwilliamc | 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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