What is the best restaurant in the Darlington area?
Where your reviews suggest you must eat in Darlington?
Where should I eat dinner around County Durham?

The food outlets below are listed by category, good reviews and by location. You therefore can see at a glance which are the best, which are the nearest to Darlington and which are the best value. The aim is that you will be able to plan your evening eating out with confidence and at speed!

Crucially the 'More' tag at the bottom of the review list goes to an Eating Out Map with all local Restaurants, Pizza Houses, Pubs and Takeaways around you. In case we have missed anything we have the Thompson All restaurant tag at the very bottom.

Enjoy eating out around Darlington!

113 Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RZ, UK – 01325 464466

Undiscovered gem - the food was incredible and at a really reasonable price. Highly recommend.

What a great meal, second time we have eaten here now, will be regulars. The food is fantastic owners can’t do enough for you.

Eastern Bamboo Chinese Restaurant

194 Northgate, Darlington DL1 1QU, UK – 01325 461607

Great atmosphere. very kind, and helpful staff. The food was excellent we had the four course lunch . It's nice and cosy inside.

Amazing food, service was fantastic never been in such a welcoming atmosphere, so attentive to every little detail. Honestly one of the best restaurants I've ever been to.

Ruen Bo Lan Thai Restaurant

94-96 Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RS, UK – 01325 361717

Amazing food! Great service and the owners are very accommodating. Always going back

Fantastic authentic home cooked Thai food, food is unique, recipe is original and very similar to restaurants that I visited in Thailand. Very friendly proprietor who cook herself and consistently maintain the quality; you will not be disappointed if you are looking for a real Thai taste.

Best Reviewed Indian Restaurants and Takeaways in Darlington or in Darlington area

Shapla Restaurant

Shapla Tandoori, 192 Northgate, Darlington DL1 1QU, UK – 01325 283378

Wow! Great interior, looks really nice. Plenty of seating, comfortable and tables well spaced out. Very good range of offers available from the menu with a huge choice (not too big). Meals themselves were delicious. Extremely tasty, beautiful spices and very good portion sizes. Didn't wait long between courses and each curry was delicious. The staff and service received was second to none. Sarah, the manager, came and chatted and was supremely nice. Our waiter was brilliant. All in all I can't recommend Shapla enough. Really struggling to find any kind of fault with it at all. Will definitely be going back. All our party agreed it was the best curry we have each had in a long time.

Food was ok. Had tandoori Chicken however you needed to order salad and yogurt mint dip as a side. Drinks were highly priced

Spice 4 U

8-10 Cockerton Green, Darlington DL3 9EH, UK – 01325 364916

Food was good quality, but takeaway service was poor. Ordered via Internet, but they only seemed to start cooking when I got there, as waited 25 minutes, despite ordering 25 minutes before I got there. It wasn't even busy (Thursday night).

Ive lived in the area since a child but its taken till i am 44 to discover this wonderful indian restaurant...it is also a take away...the staff here are always friendly and chearful...which i feel helps make a great experience along with tasty food..

Star Of Bengal Darlington

115-117 Gladstone St, Darlington DL3 6LB, UK – 01325 464655

I have been eating here for a number of years and the welcome and food are exceptional. The choices are plentiful. The only down side as with all Indian restaurants is the crazy price of the alcohol. Looking forward to the new Star of Bengal in Duke Street. Please keep the prices competitive lads and no increases to pay for the restaurant

One of the original curry houses in Darlington and certainly one of the best. This gets 10/10 from Barry and the DSRM Curry Club.

Best Reviewed Italian Pasta and Pizza Restaurants


26 Duke St, Darlington DL3 7AQ, UK – 01325 488978

Visited last Thursday evening (16 adults & 7 children) for my daughter in laws 30th birthday. Food was fab & staff were great, all courses were brought out together & prices were very reasonable. Would certainly recommend to my family and friends..

Great food, cheap prices and fantastic hosts. Great for family meals and cater fantastically for large parties. Would definitely recommend. Thank you


196 Northgate, Darlington DL1 1QU, UK – 01325 461222

This has been the most amazing restaurant where we have celebrated many of our special days, dropped in for casual dining or shared beautiful meals with friend. In 25 years we have always had the best meals cooked by fantastic chefs, served by lovely staff all of which we have come to consider our friends. Gutted to hear of its closure today. Darlington has lost a great restaurant. We wish everyone all the best for the future. Maxine & John x

Main dish was truly delicious. The quantity of the main dish was a bit small, but they made up for that by providing a huge quantity of delicious vegetables - more than I could possibly eat. The staff behaved like they were running a high-class restaurant, yet the prices were very tolerable.

Joe's Bar and Lounge

Imperial Centre, Grange Rd, Darlington DL1 5PE, UK – 01325 464642

Food - Happy hour = good value for money £10 2xcourses Service - Excellent, except nobody asked until end what we thought of food and they were very apologetic when we said what we though.......Don't shoot the messenger I say. Food - judging by the speed it arrived, it was unlikely that it was fresh. Starter, mushrooms on bread, sounds nice, but bread was just a gooey mush. Main, encheladas, looked great, tasted of nothing. Hadn't been for a year, will not be rushing back.

Find the best reviewed Wine Bars and Nightclubs

Sloans Darlington

22 Grange Rd, Darlington DL1 5NG, UK – 01325 362363

A trendy hang out for people on a night out with music to boogie to

One of the stops on the office bar crawl. brilliant selections

Prego Cafe & Wine Bar

16 Grange Rd, Darlington DL1 5NG, UK – 07812 121483

Best coffee and Cakes in Darlington never out of the places get the brews in #Freebrew.

Love this place when out in Monte Darlo

Crooners Champagne Bar

2 Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5SG, UK – 01325 787313

Brilliant place. Won free cocktails from a Facebook comp and stayed for a few more. 200+ cocktails to choose from. Will he going again and would love to book a cocktail making class for my birthday next year

Staff are great, welcoming atmosphere and outstanding service


Darlington Chinese Restaurants

The Chinese Buffet Darlington

8, Feethams Darlington Feethams, Darlington DL1 5AD, UK – 01325 488889

The best Chinese buffet we have ever been to. Food was all fresh and large choice only 1 thing we didn't like was that we got too full to try everything. Staff were lovely and so helpful. Restaurant was lovely and clean and nicely set out so you didn't feel that everyone was crammed in. Compliments to the chefs they make lovely food. Now I have to work out how to go back again. Bit of a journey when its over 50 miles away lol. Worth every penny

Lovely fresh food and staff amazing family experience highly recommend if you have been out and about and need a family restaurant. Serves plain food for kids and the more traditional food for adults all self service and can cook meat to order. (2/6/18) another amazing visit every time we come it's friendly and welcoming this time for our boys birthday and we didn't mention anything to the staff but one of the lovely servers had seen his badge and took it upon themselves to present a birthday dish which made our boys day complete with sparkler.

China Red Buffet & Restaurant

67 Gladstone St, Darlington DL3 6JU, UK – 01325 380221

The food here is good and has a good choice of food. And its very reasonabley priced compared to the other Chinese Buffet in town. The staff are friendly and run off their feet.but today was mothers day and it was very busy. My only little moan was the cleanliness of the spoons on the sweet counter. They were filthy and the container was re filled with filthy spoons after a complained. It was eventually brought out again with clean spoons dryed and polished properly. All the other main cutlery was clean to a good standard so I'm presuming this little glitch was down them being so busy. Needless to say this was the first time I've had this problem and I've been many times. And I shall be going back many times in the future.


Busy Bee

118 Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RX, UK – 01325 380707

It. Ok but. The food nice but whonts parting. Out side as it is nex the hippodrom

Darlington Vegetarian or Vegan Restaurants

The Hummingbird Kitchen

4 W Auckland Rd, Darlington DL3 9ER, UK – 07854 880152

Food here is very pleasant indeed. Four of us at a table, ordered a bit of everything of the absolutely tiny menu. What it lacks in quantity, it more than makes up for with quality. Excellent flavourful food and in good quantities. Superb value also. Lovely staff. Very small dining space and a real shame about the location in a room in a less than salubrious pub. If this was in a little place of its own in a nice part of town it'd not be out of place, as it is now, it's very much a diamond in the rough.

Bengal Heritage Darlington Restaurant

121 Gladstone St, Darlington DL3 6LA, UK – 01325 288139

Do a good deal for £10 which gets you a starter main and rice or nan bread. Food is tasty and was cooked well.

Best Indian you can get, always get them from here ! Tried a chicken naag for the first time and must say this is the best curry I have ever had. All staff especially Sophie are very polite and professional. I would not go anywhere else. You will not regret eating in or having a takeaway from here. Compliments to the chef Chris chambers

Pizza Hut Restaurants

4, 5 & 6 Horsemarket, Darlington DL1 5PW, UK – 01325 357711

Visited with my daughters on a Tuesday tea time for a treat. We had nearly the whole place to ourselves the food was dwlicious. The serving staff were very helpful and friendly .

I love going to pizza hut. Usually there is really good service with lovely staff. Last experience was a bit of a disappointment. Although it was not the fault of the staff there were kids running around the restaurant recklessly messing around in the toilets. Blocking the toilets. And preventing myself and other customers from using the toilet. Nothing was really done about it until they eventually left. It wasn't particularly busy but the service was really slow. Me and my partner knew what we wanted but we were on a limited time scale we waited almost half an hour after we finished our pizzas and the pizza dishes still hadn't been cleared away and dessert was not offered so we payed and left due to needing to be elsewhere in a hurry. Not the usual standard we are used to but if we have a better experience next time I'll change my review.

If you are looking for a either a meal or a drink this Darlington Food and Drink page will show virtually all the Public Houses in Darlington or near Darlington. Choose either the best reviewed pubs or the ones nearest to you. We list the best reviewed Pubs first. If you would like to see all the hospitality venues us click more. This also displays their a Darlington street map with the location of all public houses. Enjoy!

Pub Food with Reviews, Maps and Links to their websites

The Springfield

Salters Ln S, Darlington DL1 2RB, UK – 01325 288669

Nothing special on the menu. Food was pretty basic. delivered in Ten minutes. Friendly staff.

Always go here my local. Food and staff along with entertainment are great. Highly reccommended.

The White Horse

Burtree Ln, Harrowgate Hill, Darlington DL1 3AD, UK – 01325 463262

The place was very busy when we arrived so we were lucky to find a table. On the menu itself there is plenty of choice & the prices are reasonable. The food is absolutely delicious. I wanted crispy shredded chilli beef but it was sold out so opted for sweet & sour chicken with rice. The chicken nuggets had just the right amount of batter on them so they weren't greasy. My partner had surf n turf, he said that there was plenty of whitby scampi & a good sized steak. Then we topped it off with a honeycomb sensation sundae - again very nice. We'll definitely be visiting again.

Really nice pub, very big, we used the function room upstairs. There's only a little bar and they had one guy serving, bless him... He was worked like a mule that night! My only complaint is that children have to be out at 10pm which we weren't told and we had to leave through a side door!! Apart from that, reasonably priced food and drink.

Number Twenty 2

22 Coniscliffe Rd, Darlington DL3 7RG, UK – 01325 354590

A great beer drinking pub, plenty of guest ales to chose from to suit all tastes in a bubbly atmosphere full of chatter and different Characters...lovely place to mingle and chat

Best selection and best kept cask ale in town! A really good, friendly crowd and equally pleasant staff and management who strive to keep it that way. Fancy dress and chanting will have you ejected in a heartbeat. They have a brewery and distillery on site, and are very knowledgable about their product. Guaranteed, a great evening out!

This Microportal is built on the 2day Microportals platform which provides you with 3 click access to local and global information crucial both to your personal and working life. The platform provides live local data on transport, what's on, accommodation, eating out, shopping, sport, religion and weather as well as comprehensive reference and resource sections including TV, radio, online shopping, route planning, health, education and more.

We are not responsible for the content of external internet sites to which any 2day supported sites are linked. We do not share any contact information with other providers. We use cookies to make our site work efficiently. More information on privacy and cookies.

Copyright © 2004–2024 2day Microportals, East Quither Farm, Milton Abbot, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0PZ, UK.