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The Darwin Room

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The Staincliffe Hotel | Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, England
+44 1429 852890
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

Visited in February with my dad. I had goats cheese and risotto balls with salsa which where very tasty. Then I had salmon with a crab pancake with vegetables and proper chips. My dad had soup followed by belly pork. 2 courses for £13 was an absolute bargain.Nice venue, felt a bit sorry for the girls working there they had... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

My son suggested we tried here as it had been an age since my last visit. Quickly seated by one of the busiest waitresses I have ever seen. She was running between kitchen and dining area. Nice pint of Caffreys to start and though some might think service a bit slow , i was in for a leisurely afternoon. I... More 

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BALI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

I wonder why this restaurant is not busy every night.It is unbeatable ,not just for value but for the really good quality of the cooking. Four of us visited a few days ago .Three had starters of slightly spiced chickens livers which were really tasty and cooked to perfection while the other starter was gently curried king prawns.Both the taste... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

visited here midweek.we wer a table of 5 and only a few other tables in.very cosy atmos.nice views of seafront.food was fantastic.really well presented and cooked perfectly.service was great too

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BALI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

Four of went for dinner on Saturday night.The restaurant was very quiet ,I guess because it was just after the Xmas and New Year festivities .The service was friendly with young waitresses who were cheerfull and out to please.We were asked about pre dinner drinks and were served quickly.Our starters came and we looked and tasted great.I had black pudding... More 

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1 Thank ERICBali
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2012 via mobile

Although all our food choices were great, service left a little to be desired. No wine list. House wine awful. Next wine chosen from 2 bottles held by waitress. Much nicer but then ran out of that wine. Wine was warm when it came to the table too. Dessert menu on the wall hidden behind a Christmas tree. Initially told... More 

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North East England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012

Had an excellent Sunday lunch at the Darwin Room. Meat and vegetables were cooked to perfection, staff were efficient and pleasant. Beautiful dining room, nicely presented tables and enough room left between the tables for privacy. Wonderful sea views enhanced the experience. Will definately return

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

Went for a celebration meal to the darwin room, had the risotto for starters and the belly pork for main, I thought it was very tasty indeed and would defiantly revisit. Should be ranked higher on trip advisor! Only problem was bigger portions would be better but having said that I am quite greedy.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

Birthday evening with friends on Sunday, 24th June, 2012. I chose chicken with mushroom sauce. Smallest portion of chicken I have ever been served. On ordering I was told new potatoes were available but when meal was served there was only roasties which I declined. I also specifically asked if the vegetables had any butter in them (for health reasons)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

Great value breakfast and Sunday lunch. Food quality very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$17
Cuisine
British
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Staincliffe Hotel | Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Hartlepool
  • Phone Number: +44 1429 852890
Description
The Darwin Room is situated within The Staincliffe Hotel. A beautiful setting with views out to sea. A great place to celebrate a special occasion. We pride ourselves on serving the very best food. Locally sourced and prepared on site by our skilled chefs.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?