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Starters

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99 High Street, Yarm, England
01642 650277
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
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
Not for sharing

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
sue1200
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Darlington, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
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244 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Regular visiter of Starters and never disappoints. Meals are always lovely and cakes too. Service is great always really welcoming and attentive.

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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Living locally starters was s restaurant i frequented over the years and would have happily reccomended. Sadly i have taken my last bite. The once exciting restaurant grade small portions of good food has been replaced with poorly cooked inconsistent food. What makes things worse is tgat 1in 5 dishes is really good but the rest are really poor. The... More 

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lemew1969, General Manager at Starters, responded to this review

Hello & thank you for your review, have been looking back for all your previous reviews about how excellent we were but there wasn't any, could only find this one, which makes me a little suspicious as to the motives behind your comments, we have hundreds of happy customers every day, I don't claim we get everything right but i... More 

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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: Romance, Doing business

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?