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The Keys

65-67 High Street, Yarm TS15 9BH, England
01642 782534
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Ranked #3 of 39 Restaurants in Yarm
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $13 - $32
Cuisines: Contemporary, British, Bistro, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This was my first visit to the keys for Sunday Lunch and I wasn't disappointed. We waited a while for our lunches however it was busy and was worth the wait. The meat was cooked to perfection and the sticky toffee pudding is highly recommended. The service staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for us. We will definitely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I visited the Keys twice last week as i was in the area for a week visiting family, the first visit was superb, a little wait for orders to be taken and a mix up with drinks but the food was superb the same menu but better presented and perfectly cooked to my last visit a few months ago.. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I visit the keys often and have visited for all occasions and have never been let down by either the quality of the food served or by the quality of service both have been excellent. Whether I have been out for a meal with the hubby, drinks and snacks with the girls or treating my two young daughters to a... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Have eaten at The Keys on a couple of occasions lately whilst in Yarm following reading reviews on TripAdvisor, we haven't been disappointed. The food is delicious & portions generous, service is friendly & the seating area out back very relaxing. Look forward to returning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Had not been to the keys for a while but called in Thursday night for a family supper. As was the case in previous visits was greeted by a courteous and friendly member of staff and shown to the table of our choice overlooking the splendid garden area. The starters were delivered to us promptly and were well presented .... More

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North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Went to The Keys on Tuesday night for a meal, we had garlic bread to share for starters and then I had the chilli and my husband had a pizza. The service was excellent throughout, the staff being attentive and friendly. I have already recommended it my friends and family for somewhere to go for a great night out whatever... More

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Nunthorpe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have just visited The Keys for lunch and once again found everything fantastic. From the minute we arrived we were felt welcome by the attentive staff. We had the Classic Fish Pie and the Slow Cooked Belly pork, both were divine. Can't wait for our next visit.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Would recommend the keys to anyone, suitable for families, couples or large groups. Keep up the good work :) x

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We have regularly eaten at The Keys over the last 5 years and it was always been great. However, it all went wrong on Sunday when we went for for a quick lunch-that was actually 2 hours. My husband and I both ordered the pasta (which was described as chorizo and chilli) but it was so hot neither of us... More

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TheKeysYarm, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Once again we are very sorry that you were let down by the standard of the food you received on Sunday. We pride ourselves on not only high standards of service but also the quality of our food and are truly disappointed that we did manage to reach these levels on your visit. As you described the situation was dealt... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We can't praise The Keys enough for all the help in putting on our Daughters surprise 21st Birthday party, they were excellent! Thank you.

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