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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
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/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Previously known as "The Board Inn
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 146
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 23
    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
Most recent review
Can't fault it

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
RobMitchell
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Gateshead
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Gateshead
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Always a warm welcome and reliable good food. We have been here quite a lot and have never had a bad meal yet!

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Newcastle upon Tyne
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We called in over the Christmas break for a bite to eat and I was happy to see the restaurant and conservatory has had a mini facelift. The improvements however, had not got as far as the ladies toilets where some TLC is long overdue. It had been a couple of months since we had last visited The Tavistock and... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is what you expect from a typical Italian. The menu is ok, and has recently improved. the food is also better recently. It is handy being local to me, nicely decorated and always has a nice atmosphere. There are other restaurants I prefer but sometimes go here as it is nearby. The only thing I wasn't keen on was... More 

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Birtley, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited for the first time just before they changed the menu and the following week when they had and I have to say on food alone we felt the choices quality and portions were much better before the change. That said it still wasn't bad it has great staff, atmosphere and even better wine. A few tweaks and you... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great atmosphere and the restaurant itself is lovely. The staff were also great. The main event (the food) really lets it down. My garlic bread and pizza were distinctly average and my partners pasta was too. This place has so much potential, it's a real shame.

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Birtley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I hate having to do this I really loved to visit the tavistock it's right near me but after last night don't think I will be going back the place is lovely the staff are lovely but they changed the menu a fortnight ago I was told by staff I loved the cannelloni it was the best both my husband... More 

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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?