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Situated on Skinnergate, The Keys boasts all the components for a perfect day or night out in Darlington: a stylish setting, a well stocked bar and a delicious, seasonally-changing menu of British and international cuisine. Equally popular for drinks as it is for lunch or dinner, The Keys is known to get busy. Make a booking at this charming gastropub in advance to avoid disappointment and then head on over to its town centre location!
I came yesterday for lunch with a friend and our children. We received some Lovely food and waiting staff gave great service and were very friendly.
Excellent menu choices and although table reserved no problem with changing to another table. Staff very helpful and friendly. Quick service and no delays when paying
Been to the Keys for Sunday lunch a few times, never disappoints. Good choice of food and always very tasty. Never had a bad meal. Staff always very friendly.
No matter if it is for a spot of brunch, a three-course family meal or a few drinks in the evening with friends, The Keys is a favourite among Darlington locals, known for its superlative cuisine, mouthwatering cocktails and trendy setting in the town centre. Begin your meal with some crispy jerk chicken wings, lamb kofta or some homemade chicken liver parfait. The main course menu is just as international, featuring British favourites like beer-battered haddock and chips alongside an array of Italian pastas, chunky beef chilli brisket with coriander rice, nachos and dips or Malaysian vegetable curry.
Afterwards, sink back a Black Cat (vodka, cherry brandy, Coca Cola and cranberry), an Apple Tart (gin, cinnamon, sugar, apple juice, two lemons and fresh apple) or treat yourself to one of The Keys’ decadent desserts. Located on Skinnergate in the town centre, The Keys draws in crowds every day of the week. Snag one of the best seats at this Darlington gastro pub by making a reservation beforehand!