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Maxine's Restaurant

Southend Avenue, Darlington, DL3 7HZ +44 1325617873

((((* British
Average
Main course: £15
Food spend: £30

Excellent food and friendly, professional staff.

Tracey 17 October 2016
from middlesbrough

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Located within the elegant setting of a 19th-century, Grade II-listed town house, Maxine’s Restaurant in Darlington offers contemporary British cuisine in a venue overflowing with character. A rotating menu ensures that the freshest food is served every day, and in the summer al fresco dining is available in the magnificent surroundings of the Bannatyne Hotel gardens.

The Maxine’s Restaurant menu features seasonal game, meat and produce, sourced from the finest local producers, with the offering tailored to provide the very best dishes all year round. The luxurious dining area, which includes beautiful marble fireplaces, stripped wooden floorboards and lavish leather seating, provides a warm ambience with an emphasis on comfort.

Traditional afternoon tea is served daily at Maxine’s Restaurant at Bannatyne’s Darlington, accompanied by a collection of decadent cakes and sandwiches. Light snacks are available at the bar, which also features a superb selection of malt whiskeys and an extensive wine list.

Serving traditional British delicacies in a stunning, historic environment, Maxine’s Restaurant in Darlington is no more than a 2-minute drive from Darlington Station.

Maxine's Restaurant

Southend Avenue, Darlington, DL3 7HZ

Contact +44 1325365858
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Customer reviews for Maxine's Restaurant

3.9 ((((* (based on 31 reviews)
83% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (19)
  • lunch (16)
  • value (16)
  • private dining (9)
  • afternoon tea (7)
  • romantic (6)
  • large parties (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • business (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • trendy (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((* 29 November 2016 by Julie Gerrard from Darlington

    The waiter was very attentive, although we did have to wait a while between courses even though there was hardly anybody in the restaurant. We had the set Christmas menu and the meals were nice except the top of the yorkshire puddings were burnt. I was disappointed that there was a gratuity charge on top of the meal. There were 3 of us and the gratuity was £7.86,which I thought was a bit excessive, this brought the bill up to £86.34. We have dined here quite a few times and the meals have always been nice but there has not been a gratuity charge before.

  • ((((( 17 October 2016 by Tracey from middlesbrough

    Excellent food and friendly, professional staff.

  • ((((( 5 October 2016 by Steven Walker from Chester-le-Street

    A boutique style restaurant , food was excellent , staff were very friendly and attentive . Service was just right . Can't wait to have another evening there

  • ((((( 28 September 2016 by Robert Jones from Darlington

    excellent Sunday lunches in an excellent quiet room and with attentive service

  • ((((( 22 September 2016 by Winifred Suggett from Darlington


    Unhurried good approach to relaxed drink in the bar prior to the meal
    Punctual pleasant non intrusive staff
    Good meal with plenty of choice
    Meal presentation good with ample sized portions ( left no space for a pudding ha!!)
    Price very good
    Thank you

  • ((((* 20 September 2016 by Elizabeth Reay from Darlington

    After booking, i went on Trip advisor, a whole lot of bad reports were left and having been before and had a few problems i was worried.
    However it was a nice experience.
    I started saying to the waitress i have read that the staff and service and food is terrible.
    However you are going to prove them wrong arn't you and she said YES!!!!
    she did too, Soup for both of us with fresh bread and nice butter good.
    Pork and Beef lovely with enough vegetables.
    Desserts lovely and homemade too, we left a good tip and only down side was paying 4.95 for a bottle of water something i do is just have Tap water, we are the only country in the world with good water so WHY WASTE MONEY, But my friend bought it.
    restaurant over way charges 2.00 for same brand of water but it was nice and value for money in a beautiful setting!1
    will go again and recommend to others.

  • (((** 17 September 2016 by Zoe Turner from Darlington

    Friendly helpful staff, although had to ask 3 times for water, crab fishcakes were more like potato cakes and had to pay for side dishes with i don't like. There is choice on the menu however for more reasonably priced dishes but we probably won't rush back.

  • ((((* 2 September 2016 by Samantha from Darlington

    Waiter was lovely, not too intrusive but very polite and efficient. Food excellent and good value for money. A mistake on our final bill was quickly rectified.

  • (((** 17 August 2016 by Michelle Davidson from Darlington

    Sticky and wobbly table's food not cooked to liking (Overcooked )

  • ((((( 11 August 2016 by Sylvia Carlton from Darlington

    Lovely staff. Food very good but not fond of my fish being served on piece of wood! I know it's trendy but prefer a plate.

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