The Keys - Darlington

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About The Keys - Darlington

Dear diners, if you would like to book for afternoon tea, please contact the restaurant directly.

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!

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 8:00 pm


The Keys - Darlington
82 Skinnergate, Town Centre
Darlington DL3 7LX

Menu Highlights



Bread board

with dunks and dips

Homemade chicken liver parfait

with a red onion marmalade & dressed leaves

Game Terrine & Crisp bread

served with a spiced apple puree
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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!

86 The Keys - Darlington Reviews

86 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Very good
Julie C.7 days ago · 1 review

Our afternoon tea at The Keys, Darlington, was fabulous. A lovely treat which included mini sandwiches, two types of scone with home made trimmings and a selection of cakes. This came with a pot of tea for us and we treated ourselves to an espresso Martini cocktail after! Lovely venue and efficient staff, would definitely recommend.

Alan W.11 days ago · 1 review

Enjoyed Sunday lunch. Good choice from varied menu. Great value and excellent friendly service. Would recommend we will be back again soon. Best to book a table in advance.

Rob B.21 days ago · 1 review

The Keys never fails to please. Sunday lunch of delicious roast beef followed by a warm gooey chocolate brownie all for a very reasonable price. Lovely staff, excellent service and a friendly welcoming atmosphere - what's not to like!!