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Raby Hunt

Restaurant Overview

Telephone: 01325 374237
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Chef: James Close


Restaurant Location

Raby Hunt
Summerhouse, Darlington, DL2 3UD
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Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 6:00 - 9:30 PM
Thursday: 6:00 - 9:30 PM
Friday: 6:00 - 9:30 PM
Saturday: 12:00 - 2:00 PM, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Sunday: Closed

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Restaurant Reviews and Social

Average rating: 4.7

Latest review:

Superb. Simply and utterly fantastic from the greeting at the door the service was brilliant. The food was to die for. As good as anything we have ever eaten, but as one menu it was fantastic. Many thanks to all involved
Posted by Ian Hickmans 2 months ago

Restaurant Guide Change History

Date Guide Old Award New Award
February 2022 Hardens Top 100 55th in UK 70th in UK
December 2019 Hardens Top 100 51st in UK 55th in UK
September 2019 Good Food Guide 7/10  (40th in UK) 8/10  (13th in UK)
December 2018 Hardens Top 100 29th in UK 51st in UK
September 2018 Good Food Guide 7/10  (37th in UK) 7/10  (40th in UK)
August 2017 Good Food Guide 7/10  (42nd in UK) 7/10  (37th in UK)
October 2016 Michelin Guide Michelin Star Michelin StarMichelin Star
August 2016 Good Food Guide 6/10  (47th in UK) 7/10  (42nd in UK)
November 2015 Sunday Times Top 100 26th in UK 17th in UK

Our Review of Raby Hunt (February 2019)

After purchasing a local boozer with his parents in 2009, former golf pro and self-taught chef James Close has gone on to build something very special indeed at the Raby Hunt. The award of a second star from our favourite tyre munching inspectors in 2016 catapulted the restaurant, in the small village of Summerhouse near Darlington, to national recognition. The other major guides have been perhaps slightly less enthused in that time, but I was nonetheless expecting a high quality meal as I visited with my wife for dinner on a mild Friday in February to celebrate our anniversary....

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