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Starters

99 High Street, Yarm, England
01642 650277
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Ranked #17 of 40 restaurants in Yarm
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW via mobile

As a customer who has been to starters a few times, I was very disappointed with the service we received when we went last night. Our table was booked for 9 and to avoid being late we arrived at 8:45 and waited at the bar for a drink before being seated. Myself and 7 others were out for my girlfriend's... More

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Wales
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

On a wet day in Yarm we discovered Starters. We decided to have a warm drink and cake and wow, we were not disappointed. The portion sizes were ample and the produce was clearly freshly made. Lovely food, and a great pit stop.

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North East England
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Positive: Good setting, spacious booths, retro styling and attention to detail. Clean toilet facilities. Efficient, pleasant service. Large, varied menu choice. Reasonable prices. Big portions. Negatives: The food we tried was underwhelming at best but at worst badly prepared, greasy and tasteless. Cocktails were too sweet. Maybe we caught it when the chef was away as it has the potential... More

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north yorkshire
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Had a nice meal with very good service last week.for what I paid I thought it was good value for money.The place was very busy but we were looked after.We eat at all the places in Yarm and have paid a lot more for a far worse meal.

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Middlesbrough
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went here to celebrate my birthday with a few friends. The food was lovely however we sat for over 30 minutes without drinks. We asked for the bill and it took 20mins. The girl then said she had forgotten but there was only 2 other tables in by this point as it had got so late! I used to... More

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lemew1969, General Manager at Starters, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review, sorry about the delay with your drinks, 30 minutes wait for drinks seems to be the standard according to the last 2 reviews on this site, but that is certainly not my experience and I am there 6 days per week! again you must also be very patient to wait so long without... More

Yarm, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We came here for Father's Day I have been many of times we booked because we thought it would be busy we turned up and it was really quiet. We eventually got given menus ad out drinks finally came nearly Half a hour later I had work at 3 so needed it be quicker... Very slow prices have gone up... More

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lemew1969, General Manager at Starters, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review, sorry if our service was not up to its usual high standard, we had been exceptionally busy for breakfast and then early lunch before quietening down, then were very busy again from 4pm probably due to the Gala being on the same day, we usually give menus out when we seat guests so... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went for a friends birthday, the bar service was painfully slow, atrociously disorganised, the barmaids didn't seem to really know what they were doing, and the wine list was limited. The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't anything amazing, I enjoyed the pâté although it wasn't any better than the pâté from waitrose, or since there's not one round here,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

We came here for my birthday meal out, when ordering desserts my dad ordered an offer stating 10 macaroons for £5.50 for him and my mam to share. When they arrived they came on 2 seperate plates of 5 which we assumed was them acknowledging it was a sharing platter and to make it easier for my mam and dad.... More

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lemew1969, General Manager at Starters, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review, sorry about the mix up over the bill, but you seem confused about the order of events when compared with our CCTV images, your dad had already pointed out the mistake and the £2.40 error had been corrected as we removed the 2nd portion of macaroons from the bill altogether, the bill had... More

Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This was my first time to Starters, and wasn't too sure what to expect. I found the choice quite overwhelming (but that's just me), and settled for pulled pork. It was gorgeous! Also had chunky chips, but they were slightly undercooked. I ordered extra coleslaw, and the portion was massive - more than enough for four people. It was very... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This Restaurant is the best place to go in Yarm, the people are nice and friendly and you feel very welcomed by the staff and I have been here a few times and have nothing bad to say about this place. The food is lovely as well and is presented very well. I would absolutely recommend this place to everyone.

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