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Maxine's Restaurant

Southend Avenue | Bannatyne Hotel Darlington, Darlington DL3 7HZ, England
+44 1325 365858
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good19%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (26 reviews)
“trout” (3 reviews)
“poached eggs” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Southend Avenue | Bannatyne Hotel Darlington, Darlington DL3 7HZ, England
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1 - 10 of 235 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just amazing. The food is faultless and just perfect, every time I have stayed/visited. As our wedding venue, this is a firm favourite in Darlington, which we visit whenever we can for either business or personal events.More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Likestotravelallover
Lucy R, General Manager at Maxine's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Likestotravelallover It was so lovely to see you again and I do appreciate the time taken to share this review. I am so pleased that as a returning guest you consistently enjoy a high standard of service and food quality. Thank you again for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good meal I had a trio of fish and it was very tasty with asparagus. My friends had the fish and chips which looked excellent The ice cream pudding was to die for. The starter of battered Brie was a bit boring but my...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank val3ward
Lucy R, General Manager at Maxine's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear val3ward Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent Early Bird reservation with us. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your 2 course meal and found the food quality to be excellent and that it represented great value...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018

Visited with friends and enjoyed the early bird menu. Great value and the food was delicious! The service was impeccable and we will be returning soon. Special shout out to the restaurant manager (I think she was called Alex) for been so helpful regarding my...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank benjohnson2065
Lucy R, General Manager at Maxine's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Dear benjohnson2065 Thank you for your lovely feedback following your recent dinner reservation with us. I am delighted that you had such an enjoyable meal and found the service to he impeccable. Thank you for your special mention of Alex and the service she provided...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

There were several problems we had but were dealt with but they shouldn't have happened.The hotel building was a lovely old property but like a rabbit warren inside.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank workdayblues58
Lucy R, General Manager at Maxine's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Dear workdayblues58 Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback on both our hotel and restaurant page. I do hope that when you made the staff aware of the issues regarding the temperature of the buffet breakfast, that they offered to replace these...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Ordered from the early bird menu and the food was lovely. Well presented and generous portions . Good service. Excellent

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank loisles
Lucy R, General Manager at Maxine's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Dear loisles Thank you so much for your perfectly short and sweet review following your Birthday Meal with us. I am thrilled you had such an enjoyable meal and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Lucy Readshaw General Manager

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Delicious lunch for my husband's retirement celebration.Excellent service and a wonderful personal touch..thank you so much.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Debbie S
Lucy R, General Manager at Maxine's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

Dear Debbie S Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your husband's celebration meal with us. I am so pleased that you enjoyed wonderful service and we do hope to see you again very soon. Thank you again for your time....More

Reviewed 15 June 2018

Excellent food compliments to the chef, first class service. Fantastic value and menu choice, definitely recommend, well worth a visitMore

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Michelle D
Lucy R, General Manager at Maxine's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Dear Michelle D Thank you so much for your short but perfectly sweet review, following your recent birthday meal with us. I am delighted that you all had such a great experience, enjoying the food and 'first class' service. I really appreciate the time taken...More

Reviewed 14 June 2018

A favourite and never a let down. This place is beautiful with a gorgeous hidden garden for those Summer night cocktails on the lawn. The food is amazing and the team are all so professional and provide a fantastic service.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Likestotravelallover
Lucy R, General Manager at Maxine's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Dear Likestotravelallover Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback following a return to visit to Maxine's. It is so rewarding to know that, as a returning guest, you always enjoy great levels of service and food quality. Thank you again...More

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

I can’t speak highly enough about the patience & help that Jade, the event organizer for Maxine’s gave me while I was organizing this surprise party for my mum. I live in USA and I was sending emails back and forth trying to figure out...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Lisa G
Lucy R, General Manager at Maxine's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Dear Lisa G Thank you so much for your lovely review following your Mum's birthday celebrations with us. Thank you for your feedback on the service you received, especially from Jade and I look forward to sharing you review with the team. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Terrific restaurant eaten here twice both excellent meals. Great steaks and desserts very nice staff, great warm and friendly service.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank MyChoice55
Lucy R, General Manager at Maxine's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Dear MyChoice55 Thank you so much for your short but very sweet review....I think you sum us up perfectly 'terrific restaurant, great steaks, nice staff and friendly staff' Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback and we do hope to see you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Southend Avenue | Bannatyne Hotel Darlington, Darlington DL3 7HZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Darlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1325 365858
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