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The Otter and Fish

1 Strait Lane, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington DL2 2AH, England
+44 1325 720019
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Gastropub, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Strait Lane, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington DL2 2AH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thought we'd give this a try for Sunday lunch... 3 course £20.. reasonable... Service was good, very attentive.. but a little rushed.. we were on our 3rd course in less than 40 mins.. presentation was good .. however the food was bland & pretty much...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First visit but won't be my last. Excellent and timely service which was warm and friendly. I had the seabass with risotto. Three generous pieces of beautifully cooked fish. A risotto with large pieces of lobster tails and salmon that was also well cooked. There...More

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited The Otter and Fish for an evening meal whilst staying nearby at Rockliffe Hall. We booked in advance and were given a warm welcome on arrival. The restaurant was busy and clearly very popular. The decor is lovely and there is a great menu...More

Thank Kerry R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely food and friendly service. Serves food on Monday evenings, which is good, other places locally often don't.

Thank jenniea196
Reviewed 4 days ago

Again a wonderful meal in a very relaxed atmosphere with friendly and welcoming staff. Plenty to set the taste buds alight from the extensive menu with locally grown produce. This is a very popular place to eat, lunchtime or evening so booking in advance is...More

1  Thank chrissiekite33
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had dinner with friends here whilst staying at Rockcliffe Hall. All our dishes were excellent and good value for money. The young lady that served us was professional and friendly (and funny). Highly recommended.

Thank p c
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a family gathering here on our visit from new Zealand. None of the others had been here before, choice was based upon recommendations. A perfect choice we ended up spending 3 hours here from 2.00pm I could see by the number of other patrons...More

Thank KiwiJohn01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here many times and always great food.everything from start to finish is faultless. I particularly love the Eton mess for dessert ... love the decor too.in fact writing this I'm going to book again. See u soon !

Thank Lindsey12345
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time at the otter and fish food was very nice with lots of flavour I had the king prawns to start which was very beautiful I'd defiantly reccomend it and the service was fantastic overall 10/10

Thank Darlofinest
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was ok and the staff were very good but it is expensive for what it was .the Yorkshire puddings were ok but in the words of my 9 year old i do them better so when I pay over £120 I want food...More

1  Thank clare r
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Questions & Answers
25 February 2016|
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Response from davekimc | Reviewed this property |
Like everyone else has said you would need to phone - we were only there again last Friday and it was full as always
25 February 2016|
Response from Richard W | Property representative |
Hi we can cater for large parties. If you could please give us a call to discuss the details. Ask for Richard or Sam. Thanks
Grace T
16 February 2016|
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Response from Richard W | Property representative |
Hi thanks for your question. We certainly do cater for gluten free. All of our food is cooked to order so there will be no problem at all. Just mention this when booking and we will look after you. Many thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Strait Lane, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington DL2 2AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Darlington  >  Hurworth-on-Tees
  • Phone Number: +44 1325 720019
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Overlooking the river tees in the picturesque village of Hurworth close to the north Yorkshire border. Fully refurbished inside & out to the highest standard, creating an ambiance second to none, in what has to be the best interior in the area. Family owned & run since 2006, we pride ourselves on our food & service. Our menus and service create a warm & welcoming atmosphere with the emphasis on food & service, ensuring a great experience. We serve traditional bar meals as well as a full a la carte menu, giving customers of all tastes plenty of choice. Our food is all homemade, prepared on the premises and sourced from local suppliers.
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