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Maxine's Restaurant

Southend Avenue, Darlington, DL3 7HZ +44 1325617873

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

Very enjoyable good staff good food excellent wine and very good value

Dawn Mcgarr 14 January 2017
from Durham

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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 37 reviews)
83% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (23)
  • lunch (20)
  • value (18)
  • private dining (11)
  • afternoon tea (8)
  • large parties (8)
  • romantic (6)
  • breakfast (5)
  • business (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • trendy (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • entertainment (1)
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  • ((((( 14 January 2017 by Dawn Mcgarr from Durham

    Very enjoyable good staff good food excellent wine and very good value

  • ((((( 31 December 2016 by Greg Nicholson from darlington

    Lovely food.staff very helpful and friendly

  • ((((* 19 December 2016 by Kirsty Geany from Darlington

    There for a group Christmas meql - fast service and good sized portions

  • (((** 19 December 2016 by Karen Thomas from Darlington

    We were a party of 8. All of us found the starters to be bland. All thought the main course was not hot enough. One bowl of veg between 8, which meant by the time it reached the 6th, 7th, and 8th person it was cold. A staff member heard us talking about this and brought a second bowl of veg. The staff were very helpful and brought us hot gravy to warm up our food. Based on this experience we would not recommend the restaurant to a friend (however in the past we have always enjoyed our food at Maxines).

  • ((((* 15 December 2016 by Ann Chapman from Darlington

    Food was excellent and good value.Service was slightly lacking.Wine was brought to table in ice bucket,but no-one came back to pour it,or check we were happy with
    it .The wine was good,but there was no napkin provided and consequently,the bottle dripped water over the table when we poured it.There was no waiting staff around for a while,so perhaps they were shrt-staffed that evening.However,overall it was an enjoyable night out.

  • (((** 14 December 2016 by Kath Owen from Darlington

    Overall meal satisfactory,however for the main course we ordered turkey and were quite disappointed in the turkey roll which was served. It was tasty but seemed to have very little turkey content. Xmas pudding was delicious.

  • ((((* 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

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