The Keys - Darlington

Town CentreInternational
76 Reviews

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

More about The Keys - Darlington, Darlington

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!

76 The Keys - Darlington Reviews

76 Reviews
Waiting time:Very good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Christine R.8 days ago · 1 review

Clean and inviting restaurant, pleasant and helpful staff. The food as always was tasty and presented well. Varied selection on the menu for all tastes.

Stella B.5 days ago · 1 review

Excellent - good quality food, service & value for money.Will definitely return. We also had 2 for1 cocktails which were delicious - English Garden gin based.

Jackie M.25 days ago · 1 review

Friendly staff and great food. They source the best local food and it is cooked fresh to order. Not like so many Restaraunt that use frozen prepared meals. Would also highly recommend afternoon tea.