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Tavistock Retro Italian

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Penshaw View | Birtley, Chester-le-Street, England
0191 447 4487
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Previously known as "The Board Inn

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Visitor rating
  • 150
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Excellent

This is not the first time I have been to the restaurant. Words can not describe the sheer excellence of the place. Ambiance = Exceptional. Service = Fantastic. Atmosphere = Superb and the overall evening = Magnificent. The staff are so attentive and welcoming the food is irresistible. I try... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
eldera1965
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Birtley, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Asked for a reservation for 7pm - was told only 6.30 or 8.30. However we were told that we could come along and perhaps eat in a private room. In actual fact a table was round in the restaurant but the tables were spaced so close together that it really impacted on our enjoyment of the meal. The restaurant had... More 

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Birtley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This is not the first time I have been to the restaurant. Words can not describe the sheer excellence of the place. Ambiance = Exceptional. Service = Fantastic. Atmosphere = Superb and the overall evening = Magnificent. The staff are so attentive and welcoming the food is irresistible. I try something new every visit. I can not tell you how... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This was my 4th visit in the past 9 months. I intended to do visit reports on each of the previous visits but time slipped by and my good intentions were left behind. As you can see I was not dissatisfied as I have revisited. Originally when I was looking for this Italian restaurant I drove past it because I... More 

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Birtley, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have been here several times now for one simple reason,fresh Italian food. Nothing comes out of a box and everything is table fresh.Just something simple like fresh made potato skins and garlic bread kick things off nicely.An wide array of meat and seafood options are on the mains list alongside pizza and pastas.The kids were well taken care of... More 

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Love love it ya everything we have ate on the menu is amazing friendly staff lovely decorated amazing food with lovely wines ! Try the lamb Ragu !

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chester le street
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Booked for 8pm on a Saturday night. Sill a few kids around. Starters fine, husbands pizza good, but sent my steak back twice. Served medium rare as I asked, but quality of meat left a lot to be desired. Wine not over expensive service quick. My meal taken off the bill. Would say good for pizza/pasta, but stay away from... More 

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Gateshead
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Although I am very local I'm not biased in saying that I have never been disappointed over the many times I have been here. In particular the staff and atmosphere are second to none. Why not 5 out of 5? Simply because 5 should be reserved for exceptional top end restaurants bordering on Michelin star. This is not that Obviously,... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

I have been longing for a decent restaurant in my local area for as long time and the Tavistock ticks all the boxes and more. The food is superb. The staff are lovely very attentive without being over bearing. The atmosphere is perfect and I would say very very good value for money. I would recommend this restaurant if you... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I have visited the Tavistock three times in the past 2 months – twice as one of a large party celebrating birthdays and once for a quiet meal for two. All experiences have been OK, though I feel that, if it excels in any way, it is more as a party venue. I would go again for the romantic meal... More 

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Washington, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

we were told what we had chosen was part of the tea time specials menu, however when the bill arrived it turned out it was not. The food is ok but the menu is not very varied. Service is average.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Penshaw View | Birtley, Chester-le-Street, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Chester-le-Street
  • Phone Number: 0191 447 4487

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Previously known as "The Board Inn
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?