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The Old Yard Tapas Bar

98 Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JY, England
+44 1325 467385
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (89 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
98 Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JY, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My friend and I popped in on a Wednesday night, without booking, and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. There were plenty of people in which we were surprised about with it being a mid eeek evening. We ordered a selection of tapas between...More

Thank JenBeau77
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was recommended this place by a Taxi driver. And he was not wrong! The service was sharp, friendly and correct. The food was some of the best I've had for a long time. Real authentic Mediterranean flavour. Can't remember all the dishes I had...More

Thank Ghwells
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place never ceases to amaze me the food, service, everything about this place is perfect lovely atmosphere

Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here as a group of six and ordered the set menu Great meal- started with bread, olives, tsatiki, garlic bread, cheese board and a big tuna salad After that we had a mix of about 6-8 dishes including meatballs, chicken, lamb, beef, rice, mushrooms,...More

Thank Glenn R
TapasBarManagement, Manager at The Old Yard Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our set menu is such a great feast for groups, we love getting feedback! Thank you for reviewing us we are so pleased your group enjoyed your evening with us. We hope we will see you again on your return to Darlington. Kind regards- Tapas...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018

Having lived in Gibraltar for years, I did not expect to find a Tapas Bar outside of Gib / Spain that could compare to the "real thing" - the Old Yard Tapas Bar proved me wrong! The Tapas dishes were amazing and I look forward...More

Thank Jay B
TapasBarManagement, Manager at The Old Yard Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Possibly the best compliment we could ask for! Thank you- We're so glad your experience with us was so enjoyable. Thank you for taking the time to review us- We hope you will return soon. Kind regards- Tapas Bar Management.

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Dropped in on a Saturday evening and the place was heaving. It’s obvious why. There was a real mix of people in the place, football fans to couples having dinner. Asked for a table for two and it was no problem despite it being busy....More

Thank Iain M
TapasBarManagement, Manager at The Old Yard Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're very grateful for this glowing review! Its fantastic to know all aspects of your evening were thoroughly enjoyed. We hope to see you again soon- Kind regards Tapas Bar Management

Reviewed 20 August 2018

Called here for lunch with a friend. I hadn’t been in for years and I was not disappointed... the food was lovely. We had the tapas, ordered 3/4 tapas each and shared and there was more than enough, in fact we didn’t finish it all...More

Thank JenBeau77
TapasBarManagement, Manager at The Old Yard Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so please you enjoyed your return visit after so much time. The owner and head chef have worked hard to improve the menu over the years using the freshest ingredients so it's great to hear this is well received. Thank you for taking the...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We visited as a party of six on a Saturday evening The bar was very busy in the outside area Upstairs where we where seated it was a lot quieter , although very warm Some of us had been here before so where fairly familiar...More

Thank Lesley B
TapasBarManagement, Manager at The Old Yard Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thank you for your review, we read this with a heavy heart. We are so disappointed you didn't enjoy your evening and felt you had an average experience with us. This is a rare occurrence for us that customers go away unsatisfied, so we have...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018

We had our daughters graduation meal here. We selected the set menu selection as it was a large party and it saved the problem of multiple orders. Would recommend the set menu for anyone who has trouble deciding on what to choose as the selection...More

Thank Andrew D
TapasBarManagement, Manager at The Old Yard Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave this kind review. Congratulations to your daughter! We're so pleased your party enjoyed the set menu's variety and quality. Kind regards- Tapas Bar Management

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Called in for a cask pint and such a great atmosphere we stayed to eat. Although fully booked we were fitted in and nothing was too much trouble, bar and wait staff really friendly and accomadating. Had 8 dishes and all were amazing. Good wine...More

Thank claire o
TapasBarManagement, Manager at The Old Yard Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

We love to accommodate our customers and love to hear your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and hope you will return again soon. Kind regards- Tapas bar Management

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28 May 2018|
Response from TapasBarManagement | Property representative |
Hello, Yes dogs are very welcome in designated areas; our outdoor cafe, and bar areas, we do not permit dogs in our seated restaurant areas though. We hope to see you and your dog soon! Kind regards, Tapas Bar Management.
Jo S
6 February 2017|
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Response from Rob D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have set course menus to choose from usually 6 people or more. But it just as easy to create your own, if you are undecided what to have the staff are really helpful!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Darlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1325 467385
  • E-mail
The Old Yard Tapas bar is a longstanding independent business in the heart of Darlington Town Centre. We have an extensive Spanish tapas and Greek meze menu, we cater for everyone, indviduals to large parties. Bar opening hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 12pm-10:30pm Food Service hours are featured below: Please note we serve lunch and evening meals Sunday-Friday and serve food all day on Saturdays only
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