King's Grill - Important Update

We are currently limiting our food and beverage services, menus and available areas to help us comply with the Government\'s guidelines and to assist with guest and hotel team safety.


Menu items and service is currently continually subject to change, dependant on restrictions and supplier availability.


The pre Covid published menus are currently unavailable so please contact the hotel directly to check what may be available for you.

Thank you for your cooperation in these exceptional circumstances.

Welcome to The King's Grill

Launched in August 2016 with great success, our new King’s Grill has been created to change perceptions of the typical hotel restaurant. The Kings Grill offers 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!

View our full menu below: breakfast, dinner, light bites and afternoon tea


Enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea at the Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel at only £15.00 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. 




Treat your family to a delicious lunch with all the trimmings, and let us do all the hard work for you. At just £10.00 for two courses how can you refuse! 

Sunday Lunch - Coming Soon

Sunday Lunch is currently unavailable due to limited food and beverage service.

We look forward to welcoming you back for Sunday Lunch soon!


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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