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“Amazing dining experience”

The Raby Hunt Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 303 Restaurants in Darlington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 and tasted exceptional. My favourite was the suckling pig, crab, razor clam, mango dessert as you can see very hard to pick one. I highly recommend visiting this taste sensation called Raby Hunt.

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

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.

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1  Thank Rowena E
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

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
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 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 the potato first course (I'll adopt the restaurant's own no-clues stance on ingredients) to the chocolate skull denouement, this was a voyage of joyous discovery, complimented by friendly, unpretentious but knowledgeable staff.
I won't say much more, other than to say there are at least three courses of the menu which will live on my tastebuds until I die, with the tempura langoustine marginally emerging as the brightest star of a stellar show.
What is being served up here, in nowhereland, is truly miraculous.

2  Thank Neil F
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 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 waiters who was also very knowledgeable and great service.
Josh the sommelier who was like an encyclopedia on wines. We did the premium wine flight which would highly recommend.
The food was nothing less than perfection. The kitchen ran like clockwork. Everything immaculate and fabulous atmosphere.
My only disappointment was although James Close was there and we could see him busy at work and he signed a menu for us :) he didn’t come and say hello or quickly introduce himself. Just a minute of his time after service had ended would have made it perfect.
Definitely go again

2  Thank Ellimay4
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