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99 High Street, Yarm, England
01642 650277
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 53
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  • 30
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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good but not like last time :(

Me and a few of my girls came in last weekend and as usual the food was superb however, the drinks, not as good as usual. Where has the tall dark haired barman gone?? He made the best cocktails ever!!! Hope to see him next time ;)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
chloezz
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Let's be clear - this is now not Starters but 99 The Grill. It was a night to catch up with old friends and we thought we'd be on a winner. Unfortunately our experience at the Grill was mixed (pun intended). Food was good, in fact very good but the service....? Let's just say it struggled to turn up. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Me and a few of my girls came in last weekend and as usual the food was superb however, the drinks, not as good as usual. Where has the tall dark haired barman gone?? He made the best cocktails ever!!! Hope to see him next time ;)

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My partner and I popped out for tea and decided on Starters, we were seated promptly and ordered drinks. It was busy as there were a few large parties in, but our order was taken and we patiently waited for our food to arrive. Over an hour later our food had still not arrived, we had not been offered any... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Went in a group of 6 and chose a variety of 'starters' to share, expecting a tapas style experience (as the restaurant's name and menu imply) . When the food arrived the idea that we would share seemed to take the waitress by surprise and the dishes were really not suitable for sharing - we even had to ask for... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Really good food, but it all seems rather informal to me - the place lacks atmosphere, and I sometimes feel that I am a process rather than a customer.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Called in for lunch, looking for something fairly light. We decided on a pot of tea for two with the "posh fish finger sandwich" - (haddock goujons in ciabatta) - and the garlic mushrooms with garlic bread. Our orders were taken fairly swiftly - and the tea arrived promptly, so we were "entertained" with piped 80's techno pop until the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Took my mum here for afternoon tea and we loved it. Staff are friendly and service was fast. The food came out and the presentation was beautiful we were so impressed. The only negative of all of it was the bread on the sandwiches was slightly stale other than that had a great time and will be booking to come... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Visited with Freinds. Table booked for 8 pm. Arrived on time mix up with table but eventually got sat down . Half hour gone by still no menus . Ordered food didn't start eating till 9.30!!! . Told by staff problem in kitchen . All in all terrible service won't be goin back

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A great place to relax and a lovely value for money breakfast with coffee the staff very helpful and a friendly place

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Stillington, null, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

After reading some of the reviews I was a little worried about our pre planned visit. I shouldn't have worried. The staff were lovely and very helpful. Afternoon tea was really nice and they even boxed up our left over cakes for us to take home!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 99 High Street, Yarm, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Yarm
  • Phone Number: 01642 650277

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business

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