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The Old Yard Tapas Bar

98 Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JY, England
+44 1325 467385
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (95 reviews)
“saganaki” (7 reviews)
“stifado” (7 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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RR - RRR
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LOCATION
98 Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JY, England
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1 - 10 of 347 reviews

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

This is how tapas should be done. It wasn’t overpriced, the portions were big enough, we sat outside as it was a beautiful day, service was good. The food is lovely and I also had a really nice glass of red wine.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank lauren2492
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Called in, heard about it but had never been. We didn't book a table, being a Wednesday night we assumed correctly there was no need. On arrival it was still busy, quite a few in the bar area watching the football, probably a good place...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 23Colin23
Reviewed 18 October 2018

First time I have been to the Tapas Bar for some time. The food used to be good, now its spot on, loads of choice & really fresh. We have been back twice since the beginning of October... The staff are really helpful & there...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank elliottmccabe7
Reviewed 17 October 2018

I've been coming to the Old Yard Tapas Bar for many years, I had felt it was losing a bit of its quality over the last few years, still a great place to meet/drink but not so much for the food. Called in with my...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

We were here about 5.30 on a Saturday evening and sat downstairs at the back. The surroundings are very pretty and the food was amazing with lots of choice. The staff were helpful and courteous. The sangria was the real thing, very good indeed. If...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank goldenlionCumbria
Reviewed 12 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JenBeau77
Reviewed 4 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ghwells
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 532catherinew
Reviewed 11 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 717glennr
TapasBarManagement, Manager at The Old Yard Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jay B
TapasBarManagement, Manager at The Old Yard Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

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.

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Elizabeth A
9 November 2018|
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Response from 594beccyp | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question. Yes we are kids friendly & we have a children's menu. We ask that children remain seated with their peers. Kind regards Tapas Bar management.
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Elizabeth A
9 November 2018|
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Response from 594beccyp | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question. Yes we are kids friendly & we have a children's menu. We ask that children remain seated with their peers. Kind regards Tapas Bar management.
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cathrobson
28 May 2018|
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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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$16
Meals
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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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, individuals to large parties. Bar opening hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 12pm-10:30pm Food Service hours are featured below: Sunday 12-3pm \ 6-9pm Mon-Wed 11.30am-2.30pm \ 5-9pm Thur & Fri 11.30am- 2.30pm \ 5-9.30pm Saturdays only food all day 11.30am-10pm
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