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 a sophisticated menu 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!


Enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea at the Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel with views overlooking the town from our beautiful Kings Grill Restaurant. Our traditional afternoon tea includes a selection of finger sandwiches, cakes and freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream.



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! 


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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