King's Grill at Mecure Darlington Kings Hotel

4.1
33 reviews
£25 and under
English

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Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Coffee
Dear Guests,

Due to the covid19 pandemic maximum 1 households per table and no more than 6 per party, guests will be required to confirm this with the hotel and also required to submit personal details as per government guidelines before booking and/or entering.

We are also only serving Afternoon Teas Thursday - Sunday 1pm-5pm.

Also unfortunately Sunday Lunch is unavailable until further notice.

Please note guests may be asked to vacate their seats if the restaurant starts to get busy but will receive a minimum of two hours per booking slot.

We appreciate your support during this exceptional period.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 33 People Are Saying
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
value
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DawnS
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a lovely afternoon tea, the scones were amazing .. well worth the money and visit.

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had afternoon tea with my 90 year old parents, it was absolutely beautiful, food was excellent and what we left we took home. Will definitely be returning had a lovely afternoon, would recommend it and was brilliant value for money

DT
DerekT
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food was great but service did not match what the chef produced !

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Broseh
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Dissapointed having afternoon tea in a bar area. No tables ready when we went in.

JK
JulieK
County Durham
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The menu is totally misleading-nowhere can I find that the choice is so drastically reduced that it serves different food. All we could manage was a pizza compared to the salmon, belly of pork, steak etc of the main menu as described when booking on the website on open table. Utterly disappointing we really just wanted to leave. The pizza itself was poor- had better takeaways. There will have been a reason why this place was the only one we could find this evening as everywhere else in the town was chock full.

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VickiR
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute bargain at £15 for 2. Was extremely quiet as we were the only ones there. Staff were extremely friendly and tentative

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Carol
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Sunday lunch, the waiter was excellent and attentive I would give him ten out of ten, however the food was not very good although the dessert was nice

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NicolaL
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Food was good, not much atmosphere in the room (no background music) drinks seemed to get cold very quickly

BG
BevG
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I took my friend for afternoon tea for a birthday treat,
The food was very nice and very fresh and a nice variety,
Good service , nice warm friendly atmosphere with a lovely view of Joseph pease and our high row ,
Outstanding value for money
Will definitely tell people about it and will definitely return

SO
SusanO
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff. relaxing sunday lunch .great place to go

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redpost
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not as good as expected. More limited menu and uninspiringly presented. Convenient to dine in hotel where I was staying on a wet evening.

GW
GarethW
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service and staff were very friendly but the food was not as good as I was expecting

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AmandaR
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely afternoon tea, warm scones and a Bottle of fizz. Staff friendly and helpful, haven’t been in the Kings Head for a long time - will definitely return.

JC
JulieC
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived after having booked afternoon tea for 6 people at 1600 that morning. We found our way when sent upstairs following directions.we then tried to find someone to help. When we did we were informed they were not expecting us and weren’t sure they had anything ready. We waited in the hall way over hearing staff complaining that they weren’t expecting us and it wasn’t their fault.
These things happen and mistakes are made in any job/ service.
But HOW you handle it is what matters. Making customers feel unwelcome and uncomfortable is not good service. A simple “ oh sorry to keep you waiting” would have covered it. We didn’t need to hear how you might not have anything ready, how it was Reception’s fault for not telling you and the general complaining whilst we had to stand in the corridor and cringe.
I think a refresher on customer service would benefit these staff concerned. I do not put all in this bracket. Another recommendation maybe to take down your on line booking facility if you are not going to check it on the day for same day bookings.

AM
AndrewM
County Durham
5 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent two course Sunday Lunch for an amazing £10 each! All served in a relaxed friendly atmosphere and great staff made it a real treat. We will be back!

SL
SarahL
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

4 out of the 6 got beef which you couldn't cut or eat when told the staff all we got was sorry not asked if wanted something else so was a waste of money

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barrieb
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

THIS IS THE WORST PLACE I HAVE EVER BEEN TO IN ENGLAND

AM
AndrewM
County Durham
5 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and superb steaks!

AM
AndrewM
County Durham
5 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Sunday Lunch with friendly service and great value for money.

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SylviaS
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Attentive service though there was only one other couple in on the night we dined. Good food in good surroundings.

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Rosie
County Durham
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not impressed at all. I have been here in the past for Sunday lunch and it was lovely. However on this occasion the meal was tasteless, luke warm and the yorkies were Just not up to standard . Dessert of apple crumble consisted of undercooked apples and a very small amount of lukewarm custard. The staff who served were very professional. But unfortunately I will not be returning or recommending due to the poor quality of food.

TD
TinaD
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Absolute bargain, expected it to be £10 but was a special offer of £7.50. Really nice setting, food was lovely and service was good. Highly recommend going here.

JA
JennyA
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked my wedding at this venue and went for afternoon tea with my best friend to celebrate, was great value for money, food was delicious and the service outstanding

JS
JaneS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal in quiet surroundings. Attentive, helpful, friendly staff who ensured all our needs were met.

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LouiseL
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon tea and experience , The afternoon tea was great value for money and food was lovely . staff were very helpful.

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Janmarie
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon tea with wonderful service & plenty of tea!

BW
BethanyW
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The American waitress couldn’t do enough for us and couldn’t fault her. She was very attentive, polite and friendly and made our experience even more enjoyable. The afternoon tea was lovely and the best on the town. Will continue to come back

IC
IreneC
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely afternoon tea. Excellent value for money. Lovely friendly helpful staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, good food

SO
SusanO
County Durham
3 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food the atmosphere was warm and welcoming
Staff were all very caring attentive
Food well presented
Everything was warm

AM
AndrewM
County Durham
5 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely evening meal cooked to order. The service was first class and staff are always very polite and friendly (thank you Charlotte) .

AM
AndrewM
County Durham
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a fabulous romantic evening thanks to the brilliant and talented Bar Staff making the cocktails and Luke and his staff the perfect hosts in the dinning room. Delicious food and Highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Will definitely go back to this restaurant.

FAQs

King's Grill at Mecure Darlington Kings Hotel is rated 4.1 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.