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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Previously known as "The Board Inn

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  • 52
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  • 25
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  • 6
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  • 2
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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
Amazing

Love very local to here and it's first time I have tried it!!!! Recommend it 100%.. food was gorgeous.. and worth the money... starters are big portions.. steak was cooked to perfection! ! Buchetta and garlic mushroom starter was lovely. Deffo be going back!! Well worth a try

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Ashleigh1610
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Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have gone to this restaurant since it opened, spoke to the owner on our firs visit who told us about the quality of the food and wine, which for a long time was true. This year (2015) the restaurant has gone downhill, in particular in the wine choice, no wines by the glass are on the menu now, when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Love very local to here and it's first time I have tried it!!!! Recommend it 100%.. food was gorgeous.. and worth the money... starters are big portions.. steak was cooked to perfection! ! Buchetta and garlic mushroom starter was lovely. Deffo be going back!! Well worth a try

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Mushrooms on bruschetta and calamari to start. Two empty plates later. Tagliatelle bolognese same result. Chocolate soufflé with pistachio ice cream - lush. Tiramisu delightful. I can't recommend this place enough. Second visit so not a one off. Go - just go!

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We met up with the family at lunchtime at this lovely Italian Restaurant when on holiday in Richmond, Yorkshire. The food was excellent with lots of choices on the nenu to suit all ages. The staff were friendly and attentive.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A long time sconce we were here to eat and was as good as we remembered it. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent choice of food and what we had to eat was tasty, well presented and good value. We went later in the evening, but I noticed some evenings they have a special reduced priced menu offering for early diners.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is a hidden gem. The food tastes great and is excellent value for money . The pizzas in particular are very authentic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We have been here many times. They have an excellent menu with plenty of choice. Food is always fantastic and staff are great. Sunday lunch is amazing.

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Washington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Managed to get a table here at very short notice on a Saturday night. Absolutely fabulous, service was excellent, wine very nice and the food was top notch, all at a very reasonable price. Will definitely be returning here very soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Attended last Sunday for dinner. Staff were lovely and helpful. Food utterly delicious, priced very reasonably. My stepson ordered cheesy garlic bread for starter and it was massive so perhaps staff could have let us know when ordering that it was so large and he would not have needed a main course. Despite this, no complaints, completely delicious food and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I generally do not eat at Italian restaurants as I have food intolerances... however we came here last night with family on recommendation from friends that live locally.. Great little pub set up, with eating area downstairs - nice setting for family, or a romantic setting.. Upon entering, you could smell the beautiful italian aromas. There is loads of variety... More 

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Additional Information about Tavistock Retro Italian

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

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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, American

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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