The Raby Hunt Restaurant

Gold Award

The Raby Hunt Restaurant
The Raby Hunt Restaurant
The Raby Hunt Restaurant
Book a table

Call The Raby Hunt Restaurant to make a booking on:

or visit their website

SquareMeal Review of The Raby Hunt Restaurant

Gold Award

It may be no more than a dot on the map, but the hamlet of Summerhouse now boasts one of the north-east’s more ambitious and ‘evolving’ kitchens – plus a magnificent wine cellar to boot. Occupying a Grade II-listed former inn once frequented by the eponymous hunt, this reinvigorated restaurant-with-rooms is elegantly contemporary in style with proceedings now focused on just one über-sophisticated tasting menu of 10-15 courses from the cutting edge of modern British cuisine – with added delights if you plump for the ‘chef’s table’ experience. Self-taught James Close is working wonders here and his cooking (now touting two Michelin stars) is exceptionally skilful – witness voguish nibbles ranging from crab tacos or Lindisfarne oysters cooked at 62 degrees. The seasons also rule when it comes to plates of autumn salad, Cumbrian lamb, raw beef or razor clams with celeriac and almonds. After that, flavours collide in a tart of mango, yuzu and coconut, while black olive and chocolate keep company with sheep’s yoghurt; also prepare yourself for the enigmatically titled ‘Skull and Buddha’. Service is top-drawer, and the magisterial wine list offers pedigree, class and value across the rangve.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79

Location for The Raby Hunt Restaurant

Summerhouse, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 3UD

01325 374237


Opening Times

Sat 12N-2pm Wed-Sat 6-9.30pm

Reviews of The Raby Hunt Restaurant

Share your thoughts with other diners

Write a review

Other restaurants near The Raby Hunt Restaurant

Check availability
Back to restaurant
Complete your booking

You are requesting to book The Raby Hunt Restaurant for people on at .

Select a special offer

These offers are optional, and there's no commitment.

Error adding booking details, please try later.

First Name is required field
Last Name is required field
Email Address is required field
Phone Number is required field
Diner First Name is required field
Diner Last Name is required field

By clicking 'complete booking' you agree to the SquareMeal User Agreement