Welcome to The King's Grill

 King’s Grill has been created to change perceptions of the typical hotel restaurant, offering a sophisticated menu of delicious gourmet dishes made with premium, locally sourced ingredients. Open to Non-Residents, we invite you to dine with us at Darlington's best kept secret!

Or, if you are staying with us and fancy a spot of lunch, why not extend your stay? Early check in or late check out is available from £10 per hour.


We offer sophisticated menus of delicious gourmet dishes made by talented chefs using only the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients. Popular with both hotel guests and locals, The King's Grill is a culinary attraction in itself!

Serving breakfast, dinner, light bites and afternoon tea, see our menus below.

Lunch menu available from 12 noon to 4pm and Dinner menu available from 12 noon, with last orders at 9.15pm.


Enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea at the Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel at only £18.00 for two guests.


Our traditional afternoon tea includes a selection of finger sandwiches, cakes and freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream.
Gift vouchers also available for purchase from Hotel Reception and online through the 'Gifts' page.




Treat your family to a delicious lunch with all the trimmings, and let us do all the hard work for you. 



Situated on the ground floor of the hotel, and open to all, pop in and see us!  Enjoy premium Douwe Egberts coffee prepared by our talented baristas or browse the selection of bar snacks and light bites available. We have an impressive selection of spirits, wines, craft ales and soft drinks behind the bar, and are partial to a good cocktail too.


The King's Bar is also available for hire complimentary for drinks receptions, so please get in touch to find out more about this amazing event space!

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