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The Keys

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British, Contemporary, Pub, Bistro, Family Fare
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65-67 High Street, Yarm TS15 9BH, England
01642 782534
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9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: With its fantastic setting in the heart of Yarm High Street, The Keys has...
With its fantastic setting in the heart of Yarm High Street, The Keys has always been famed for its nightlife, but recently it is the quiet revival of the restaurant that has had people talking.Coupling friendly attentive service with a warm, homely feel, The Keys has continued to fine tune its menu to the highest standard. Whether you simply come in for a coffee or light lunch, or order from our daily specials menu, we guarantee you’ll approve of the quality of our meals and service.British favourites with a twist sit beautifully next to wonderful Mediterranean choices. With an emphasis on seasonality and locality and a commitment to simple cooking using fresh produce, the menu includes a wide range of light bites and more substantial offerings.The Keys’ Sunday lunches are said to be the best in the area and feature a choice of four locally- sourced meats, homemade Yorkshire puddings and sausage meat stuffing, served with seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes, all at a very reasonable price.The Keys is child-friendly and open to group bookings, it’s the perfect place for your get-togethers and family gatherings.Our teatime special menu is now available very week day evening from 5-9pm
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Visitor rating
  • 175
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We have eaten at the Keys so many times, i forget to write these about the place. Visited last weekend, with the kids and enjoyed a great family lunch. I had the keys burger as some times its the only thing thats gona hit the spot ! IT WAS FAB! Yum yum. Kind of wish i had taken a picture... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Adelelovesfood
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Redcar, United Kingdom
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English first
Redcar, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We have eaten at the Keys so many times, i forget to write these about the place. Visited last weekend, with the kids and enjoyed a great family lunch. I had the keys burger as some times its the only thing thats gona hit the spot ! IT WAS FAB! Yum yum. Kind of wish i had taken a picture... More 

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TheKeysYarm, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Hi Adelelovesfood Thank you very much for your recent review of The Keys, we are so glad that you enjoyed your meal with us. The new burger is certainly going down very well with all our customers and is fast becoming one of our most popular dishes. We are also very happy to hear that we have got the 'cool'... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My friends and I met here after work for a mid-week catch up. We chose dishes from the 3 course special menu, which offers good value for money. However the food was slow to arrive, as were the drinks. We had to remind staff each time we ordered drinks, as they hadn't put them through the till and had forgotten... More 

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TheKeysYarm, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Hi SammyBee87, I am extremely disappointed to hear that you did not have an enjoyable experience here at The Keys. We have recently launched a new menu and have had some great feedback on the dishes. All our food is cooked fresh to order but this should not have resulted in an unusually long wait in between courses and for... More 

Yarm, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My fiance and I are regular visitors to the Keys and tried the teatime menu again last week, (2 courses for £9.95). Again the food was delicious. I had the Daube of beef which was tender and generous in size. Very good value for money and beautifully presented dishes. Last time I reviewed this menu I suggested the carbohydrate part... More 

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TheKeysYarm, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Hi Rose D, Thank you very much for your recent review regarding our tea-time special menu, the Daube of Beef is rapidly becoming a favourite dish and we have had some excellent feedback. We are always happy to add side dishes or extra portions to the plate so next time you are in please let us know if you would... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

I got the Keys off open tables, not dissaported staff fantastic I asked for a light table as a birthday pressies for my 87 year old mother in law we had a fantastic table.... They even put balloons on the table for her(great touch) Sunday lunch was just as it said.... ideal rate it 10 out of 10 well done... More 

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TheKeysYarm, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Hi Julie C, Thank you very much for reviewing us so positively and we are very pleased that we passed the mother in law test, it can be a difficult one. We feel that everyone deserves a little spoiling on their birthday and are happy to make the occasion special. I'm very glad that your mother in law (and everyone... More 

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Good varied menu with range of different cuisines. The food ordered was really tasty and reasonably priced as were drinks. Children's menu was really good. Only point is that we ordered stew and it was a very small portion of just the stew, a side of vegetables would have made this excellent!

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TheKeysYarm, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for your recent review we are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and found a lot of choice on our menu. We appreciate all feedback and having recently changed our menu we will certainly take your comments on board and make sure that dishes come with appropriate side orders. We very much hope to... More 

Yarm
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Visited Bank holiday Monday with friends expecting a typical pub meal but the food was without a doubt restaurant quality. The staff were friendly and efficient despite being really busy. The waitress who served us could not do enough to make our visit enjoyable. Would not hesitate to book again, Well done

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TheKeysYarm, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your recent review, we are very glad to hear that we exceeded your expectations. We certainly hope that you will visit us again soon, especially with the launch of our new menu tomorrow. Many Thanks More 

yarm
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Went to The Keys for lunch with my husband, who is not the easiest to please, and was very impressed. The staff were lovely and very attentive without being in your face. The food was superb,nicely presented and absolutely delicious, in fact my husband said the chicken wings were the best he had ever had anywhere, that's a huge compliment... More 

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TheKeysYarm, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Hello Jan141, Thank you very much for your recent review. We are happy that we managed to please even the 'not so easily pleased' and are delighted that you both enjoyed your experience here. We look forward to seeing you again soon, especially with our new menu launch approaching. Thank you again for your review. Kind Regards. More 

Cleveland
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Decided to book a table here based on the reviews we read, and all we can say is there where not wrong. Great food in a clean modern restaurant with friendly staff and prices very reasonable will definitely book again.

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TheKeysYarm, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Dear Charlie, Thank you for your kind comments. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The Keys More 

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Have eaten here a few times recently and always find the food to be of a good quality, tasty and good sized portions. Whilst the service is a little on the slow side, the staff are very pleasant and accommodating. Lovely beer garden too, handy for dog owners wanting a relaxing lunch on a warm summers day!!! Would highly recommend... More 

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TheKeysYarm, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Dear Shexxa, Thrilled to hear your kind feedback and views on our menu and food. We are sorry to hear that the service was a bit slow but its wonderful that the attitudes of the staff made up for it. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, The Keys More 

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Fab pub that serves delicious food from morning until night. Staff always friendly . Have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. If you plan to go for afternoon tea which is fabulous then you need to book as it is really popular. Lovely beer garden at the back of pub also but maybe not as pleasurable to... More 

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TheKeysYarm, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Dear Angela, We are delighted to have you as a regular and that you've managed to squeeze in some time on the Terrace. Hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, The Keys More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65-67 High Street, Yarm TS15 9BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Yarm
  • Phone Number: 01642 782534

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 32
  • Cuisine: British, Contemporary, Pub, Bistro, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

With its fantastic setting in the heart of Yarm High Street, The Keys has always been famed for its nightlife, but recently it is the quiet revival of the restaurant that has had people talking.Coupling friendly attentive service with a warm, homely feel, The Keys has continued to fine tune its menu to the highest standard. Whether you simply come in for a coffee or light lunch, or order from our daily specials menu, we guarantee you’ll approve of the quality of our meals and service.British favourites with a twist sit beautifully next to wonderful Mediterranean choices. With an emphasis on seasonality and locality and a commitment to simple cooking using fresh produce, the menu includes a wide range of light bites and more substantial offerings.The Keys’ Sunday lunches are said to be the best in the area and feature a choice of four locally- sourced meats, homemade Yorkshire puddings and sausage meat stuffing, served with seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes, all at a very reasonable price.The Keys is child-friendly and open to group bookings, it’s the perfect place for your get-togethers and family gatherings.Our teatime special menu is now available very week day evening from 5-9pm
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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