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The Keys

65-67 High Street, Yarm TS15 9BH, England
01642 782534
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Ranked #4 of 39 restaurants in Yarm
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Keys is as safe as houses whether it's breakfast lunch or dinner you fancy. The rear garden/patio area is superb when the sun's out and the staff and service are always top drawer.

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My friend and I held our joint 30th birthday party here and cannot praise the venue and staff highly enough. We had a wonderful afternoon in the sunny, perfectly equipped outside seating area and continued the party inside into the evening. The staff decorated the area beautifully and were on hand looking after us at all times. A special thanks... More

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Yarm, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Had a great meal and the service was excellent. A lovely young man 'mike' I think was his name, was very friendly and informative and a very nice lad. It is a gastro type of pub that serves a better quality food and not your average pie and mash pub. We all had different meals and they were all excellent.... More

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Visited for a tea time meal and was pleased with everything. A good menu with a reasonable amount of choice, well cooked food and helpful staff. The beer garden is the ideal place to eat in nice weather and overall it is reasonably priced.

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Yarm, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Nice setting with a nice garden and decent décor. Friendly well spoken staff and nice atmosphere. The cheeseburger was a good size but the cheese was tasteless and the onion rings weren't very good, the chili was from the 2 for £9.95 menu so was quite small but very tasty. Dark choc tart for desert was quite nice too. Seems... More

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TheKeysYarm, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you found the cheese to be tasteless on the cheeseburger. It is a cheese that we have always used and as we take all of our customer comments very seriously we will continue to monitor the quality. With regards to the onion rings we are now looking to change... More

Yarm, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is a revisit review and would firstly like to thank The Keys for taking on board my previous issue. I was meeting a friend and we decided to go to the Keys because it was sunny and they have the best evening beer garden. We arrived around 5.30 pm to a very lively fun atmosphere with quite a lot... More

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

held my daughter's birthday party in the key's nightclub. must confess to having some reservations over using what is essentially an adult venue for a child's party but happily it worked well and was , I believe, a huge success. full marks to the key's staff, in particular Leanne. it certainly removed all the hassle of planning , preparing and......cleaning... More

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Been spontaneous to Yarm and decided to go for tea in it. Great choice. At 5pm 2 course meal for £8.99. We decided to have Prawn Cocktail for our starter. Main: Hubby had chicken Tariaki and I had Salmon. It was delicious. We really enjoyed it. My hubby decided for a dessert, yummy sticky toffee pudding. Overall great experience and... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I come here often with family from the area and have had two meals, both of which were lovely. The presentation and overall value of the food was superb, as well as the beautiful décor and always friendly service. We also enjoy using the outdoor area on summer evenings as it benefits from heaters which let us stay out until... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Once again a top breakfast, enjoyed alfresco. Superb bacon, proper orange egg yolk and HP brown sauce - heaven!

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