Maxine's Restaurant - Darlington
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What diners said about this restaurant:
Maureen B. • 1 review
15 November 20237.5/10
A pleasant lunchtime dining experience. The food was good and reasonably priced . Not too many staff around so there was a bit of a wait for service which did not trouble us but needs to be addressed as it is not an isolated occurrence.
Nigel F. • 1 review
26 September 202310/10
The booking experience did not work. We were not booked in by Fork. Luckily we still managed to get a table. I would not recommend booking via Fork.
Martin v. • 11 reviews
28 July 20238/10
First time in this restaurant, great food & friendly service. The experience would be even better if a) time between courses would a little longer and b) staff would not start setting tables for breakfast really early.
Yvonne D. • 1 review
28 July 20238/10
I and 2 friends had the 2 course lunch for £15. We all enjoyed our food and were happy with the menu choices and that there were GF options. We had a lovely meal in a lovely relaxed setting.
Liz T. • 1 review
3 July 20239/10
Book club social meeting for 8 of us who had pre-ordered our food. The service was great, we weren't rushed and all food was excellently presented and enjoyed by all. Our gluten free friend was pleased with her food and we were all happy to linger over coffee. Will visit again.
Abigail C. • 1 review
18 June 20235/10
First time in a long time dining here and unfortunately, it was incredibly underwhelming. Starting with the positives: the waiting staff are incredibly friendly, attentive and pace of service was excellent. The bar staff were also lovely and polite. We dined on Father’s Day and all 6 opted for the 3 courses for £18. The starters were ok, nothing amazing, but not ‘bad’, they came out quickly and were hot. The salad was a few dull lettuce leaves and red onion, no peppers or tomatoes or even a dressing. The dinner itself was in all, rather inedible. The roast potato’s were dry and hard and tasted of old oil, the veg considered of carrots and broccoli from a microwave bag with absolutely zero flavour at all. The cauliflower cheese was ok, abit bland, the Yorkshire puddings tasted old and the meat was ok. There was no mash, no roasted veg, it was all just lacklustre. Majority of us left the dinner and hoped the deserts would be better, thankfully, they were. The brownie and sticky toffee puddings were to die for. All in all, we won’t be dining here again simply down to the quality of food.
caroline t. • 2 reviews
7 June 202310/10
I was celebrating my retirement with friends, we had booked to sit outside but the weather was distinctly chilly, the staff had the presence of mind to book us inside instead, not only that, although i had not booked it as a special lunch a treat was added to my dessert with the decoration "happy retirement", good food and attentive and considerate staff.
Jacqui W. • 1 review
2 June 202310/10
Fabulous venue, lovely atmosphere and great staff. We had afternoon tea with unlimited tea and coffee, including green tea which was offered to us plenty of times. We took our tea outside and the outdoor sitting area was very comfortable as weather was nice and sunny.
Steven J. • 1 review
30 May 20237.5/10
A superb early bird menu with plenty of choice. Light airy restaurant with staff who were attentive and friendly. The food was freshly cooked and served piping hot.
Vanessa S. • 1 review
15 May 202310/10
This was a little treat for us. Very reasonable but served and presented as if we paid a lot more. A treat we will recommend to others and that we will repeat!
Melanie A. • 2 reviews
13 May 202310/10
Such a lovely setting for a lunch with friends and family. Great choice of food at a reasonable price. Gluten free options available which is great.
Claire D. • 1 review
12 May 20237.5/10
The food was very tasty and good value for money. The staff were friendly and welcoming. My 13 year old had the chicken parmo which she described as 'nice' but not the best she has ever had - she is somewhat of a connoisseur! I had the seabass which was delightful and full of flavour although the portion size was small. I usually can't manage 3 courses but did on this occasion perhaps it was a smaller size portion because of the 3 course deal. Starters and deserts all went down well. The ambiance could be improved by a little background music perhaps. Overall we all enjoyed our food and would recommend. We will be back to sample the next menu.
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Joanne L. • 1 review
8 May 20239.5/10
The young team of staff were a credit to the hotel. Great friendly service.
Linda R. • 2 reviews
7 May 20237/10
The food was good, just a shame the tables are too close together. I can't remember seeing on the menu that a gratuity would be added to the bill, nor was it pointed out when we asked for the bill.
Lesley P. • 1 review
5 May 20239.5/10
We had a lovely meal. Charlotte and her team looked after us really well. The food was well prepared and presented. We will definitely book to come back.
Mark P. • 1 review
5 May 20238/10
Great service, that's what counts in this post pandemic environment, staff really attentive, excellent, straight off the mark. Nothing to much trouble, highly recommend this place.
James P. • 1 review
25 April 20239/10
Really nice restaurant. Servers were very good and the food was nice. Very happy considering it was only £15 for a 2 course lunch. Plenty of parking around the back aswell. Overall will visit again.
Mark S. • 1 review
23 April 202310/10
The serving staff were very attentive, friendly and accommodating. They were very understanding and patient with my grandfather, who can get confused sometimes. The food was excellent and everyone found something they could enjoy.
Louise C. • 1 review
23 April 20238/10
Good menu for Sunday lunch, plenty of choices outside of main Sunday roast. Service was a little quick for my liking- as in asking for choices after just sitting down. Appreciate we all have different tastes so it’s difficult to get it right for everyone! But everyone was very lovely, and smiled. I would definitely go back.
Ken C. • 1 review
13 April 20239.5/10
Great service and excellent food. Highly recommend the slow cooked beef for main course. We were there at lunchtime and it was pretty busy so booking is advised. Will definitely be back!
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Southend Avenue, DL3 7HS, Darlington, United Kingdom
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