Whilst offering all the charm of a traditional Tea Room, Darlington’s extends beyond this with a superbly appointed menu offering top quality, freshly prepared food throughout the day.

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From Tea-time favourites of Toasted Teacakes, Scones and Cream Tea to a wonderful selection of mouth watering cakes, on display in the Cake Cabinet, Darlington’s is a popular venue at Heart of the Shires with it’s spacious inside area often extending out into the rear garden or courtyard area during the better weather. Just look at these recent testimonials…

“Wonderful Tea Rooms in the Heart Of The Shires Shopping Village. Found by accident whilst avoiding the dreaded M1 – this is on the A5 and easily accesible as it runs parallel with the M1 so well worth the detour. Darlingtons is excellent all round – great staff, great food and drinks all in a wonderful setting. Well worth a visit so check out location and make the detour – if necessary.”
tonyrA8079SW, Grantham, Trip Advisor

“Another excellent lunch with friends.”
Comment and main photo by skilli15, Trip Advisor

“Lovely food and good service.”
Louise D’Agostino, Google

“Was shown to table straight away, although it was quite busy we didn’t have long to wait. Food was superb and generous portions all reasonably priced. Would reccomend these tea rooms.”
Phillip Mallard, Google

Delightful Darlington’s
The Heart of the Shires shopping village