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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
Closed 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, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Previously known as "The Board Inn

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  • 152
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Great Meal

Visit Tavistock regularly and it is always very good. Staff, service and atmosphere are excellent . Prices are very competitive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
844Minicooper
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Durham, United Kingdom
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English first
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Visit Tavistock regularly and it is always very good. Staff, service and atmosphere are excellent . Prices are very competitive.

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Rothesay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We were advised to eat here by Jessica who works at the nearby Travelodge. It's a short 200 yard walk from there. It was immediately welcoming, we were a bit early so we had a drink then a look at the very ample Italian menu. The choice of dishes is excellent and varied, the staff were very warm and friendly.... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Food was fab.The service was excellent.Couldn't wish for more.Been to Tavistock numerous times and it never fails to impress us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Enjoyed a nice Italian meal here with my wife and kids. Prices were very competitive and the kids menu was very good. We weren't too adventurous with ours choices sticking with pizzas but they were very tasty. I think we tested the staffs service as the kids managed a couple spillages at the table but nothing was a problem and... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Terrible in every way. Will never go back. Given it several chances and enough is enough. Below average food and awful staff with no customer service.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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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?