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The Keys

Certificate of Excellence
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British, Contemporary, 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Outstanding service!

Booked for my daughters birthday (8 of us). An hour before, I dropped her surprise present off outside (car) and was attempting to decorate it with ribbon. The manager and another member of staff came outside and offered balloons etc. They did not know at the time that we were eating there so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
JuliaCYarm
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Yarm
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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263 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Yarm
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Booked for my daughters birthday (8 of us). An hour before, I dropped her surprise present off outside (car) and was attempting to decorate it with ribbon. The manager and another member of staff came outside and offered balloons etc. They did not know at the time that we were eating there so such a lovely gesture. When I informed... More 

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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Decided to eat out after getting back from the Good Food Show as worn out and needed the comfort of a Sunday lunch. We both had the chicken and it was just what we needed.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I wrote this review last week some time but weirdly had been taken down the day after. I visited the keys for Valentine's Day this year with my husband and 2 friends. The service and the food were amazing. However when I returned to see family again we decided to give the keys a second look after the first time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Visited today for afternoon tea with friends and children. Very prompt, polite and helpful staff. The food was delicious and well worth the money.

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Senior Reviewer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Seen the sun over the bank holiday weekend and knew there was only one place to go! The beer garden was packed and had a great atmosphere, me and my girlfriend had the fish and chips which was delicious! Lovely crisp batter and proper chips!! The service was attentive and friendly even though the place was chocker! Let's hope this... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Went to the keys on Monday for a bite to eat with friends and was amazed how busy the place was. We managed to get a seat outside and got our drinks promptly. Ordered the haddock and chips, which was fantastic and cooked properly. (Not greasy at all) my friend had a pizza and it looked delicious. Shame I Didn't... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Just returned from visiting the Cross Keys for tea. The staff were totally disinterested. My wife and I ordered starters but they got my wife's order wrong so I had finished my starter before my wife's came, just as well as it took 15 minutes to arrive. Then when the mains came they got my order wrong and I am... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The service was inattentive and slow. The order was taken wrongly, and charged wrongly on the bill despite correction. Food very average - Cajun chicken was dry and with little spicy flavour. Been there lots of times, and this was not one of its better occasions...........

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

My mum & i visited here on easter sunday. We loved sitting in the beer garden, it is a perfect little sun trap! Nobody came over to take our food order so i went to the bar and the staff told me it was table service only and somebody would be over. We ordered a salad each and a side... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Three of us ate here on Wednesday night. We hadn't booked but found a table without any problem. We have eaten here on a lunchtime before so were slightly disappointed that the menu wasn't different to the usual daytime one, still we all managed to choose something. I must admit that the food was tasty if not brilliant, steak, risotto... More 

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TheKeysYarm, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Dear Marine, Its great to hear about your experience, just a shame you feel it wasn't brilliant. With our main menu we try to have a wide variety of dishes for every occasion. If you feel our current menu doesn't suit your tastes we are in the process of putting together a new one with plenty more exciting dishes on.... 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, Bistro, Family Fare

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?