Set in the heart of the rural hamlet of Summerhouse, near Darlington, in beautiful County Durham, The Raby Hunt is North East England’s first and only two Michelin star restaurant. Owned and run by one of Britain’s most exciting and innovative young chefs, James Close, he is known for his highly original, simple, yet visually stunning food. Theatre, presentation and seasonality are to the fore, with The Raby Hunt offering just the one 12/15-course tasting menu. Housed in a 200-year-old Grade 2 listed former drovers’ inn, The Raby Hunt has recently been extensively refurbished, with the kitchen now on view to allow diners a glimpse of the drama and excitement of a busy two Michelin star restaurant in full-swing.
|Woensdag||12:00 - 12:00||18:00 - 21:30|
|Donderdag||-||18:00 - 21:30|
|Vrijdag||12:00 - 14:00||18:00 - 21:30|
|Zaterdag||12:00 - 14:00||18:00 - 21:30|
A food visionary, James’ success has come on the back of hard work, raw talent and a stubbornness to succeed and be the very best he can. Highly competitive, he is driven by a desire to outdo himself every time he goes into the kitchen, and is continually striving to be different and more creative. A self-taught chef, he only opened The Raby Hunt – his first ever restaurant – in 2009. Just three years later his modern, unfussy and unique food (artichoke with offal and perigord truffle, and black olive, chocolate and sheep’s yoghurt, are just two examples from the tasting menu) had attracted the attention of Michelin, which awarded The Raby Hunt its first star.
Sommelier: Josh Mullock
James's culinary philosophy in just five words: “Taste everything – keep it simple.”
A former drovers’ inn, The Raby Hunt has been providing first class hospitality for nigh on 200 years. Nowadays, it may not be weary travellers stopping off en route to Northumberland and eventually Scotland who come knocking on the door of the two Michelin star The Raby Hunt. But if you’re a diner looking to extend your gourmet experience, The Raby Hunt is still the perfect place to eat, drink and fall into bed.
At the Raby Hunt Kitchen Table you can experience our 15 course tasting menu with a stunning view of a 2 Michelin Star kitchen at work. Overlook Good Food Guide Chef of the Year James Close and his team plating up the best food in the North East of England while you dine. Unfortunately we can not accommodate dietary requirements at the kitchen table. The maximum table size is 6 people. Seats at the Kitchen table can be booked online as parties of between 1 and 5, subject to availability. Parties of six must be booked via phone 01325 374237. Please note parties of between 1 and 3 may be dining alongside other guests at the Kitchen Table. Available Wednesday – Saturday evening for seating at 7pm, Friday lunch at 12pm and Saturday lunch at 12pm. The Kitchen Table is £150 per person. and includes champagne on arrivalbook