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Tavistock Retro Italian

Penshaw View | Birtley, Chester-le-Street, England
0191 447 4487
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Previously known as "The Board Inn
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Booked the table for a christmas night out with family and what a mistake this was. The quality of the food resembled something that had been standing on a hot plate for several hours but we were charged restaurant prices for. The potato skins were scrap ends which looked like they had been taken out of the kitchen bin. When... More 

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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Went here for the first time a couple of weeks ago and I was hugely impressed. The service was very quick and the food was fantastic. I will definitely be going back again!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This restaurant has such amazing food and won't break the bank. Good selection of starters, mains and deserts.

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Newcaslte Upon Tyne
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The atmosphere is very pleasant but it's the food that makes it a distinctly average Italian restaurant. I had a prawn risotto followed by chocolate cake for dessert. I thought it was a little expensive for the standard of food.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I've ate here many times in the past and always been impressed. Sadly this time round has put us off. We arrived at 6.30pm for happy hour, the food was average and just soaked in garlic. Too much and couldn't finish it. When we asked for the bill it came full price, we questioned it and told we had to... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

There are so many reasons why Italian food is one of the most popular cuisines around the world. When you combine it with the cosy environment of a country pub - which is what British do best - and add a touch of detail and style, you are in for a winner! This is the only way I can describe... More 

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North east
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Love the food here and enjoyed another meal, brushetta starter then the chorizo & gamberoni pasta was delicious, friends had the soup & pate starter and both said were lovely. Restaurant recently refurbished looking good! Was very very busy our table was over 20 minutes late then we waited quite a while to order - maybe they need more staff?... More 

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Durham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My husband and I visited this restaurant with another couple on their recommendation, we were not disappointed. It was very busy and our table was a little late but we were fine catching up in the bar area over a bottle of wine. Our waiter apologised for our table being late and gave us complementary garlic bread (tomato and cheese)... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

We visited recently for happy hour during the week. The garlic bread and pizza were an excellent size for the price and the carbonara was one of the best I've had! Would definitely return as the restaurant has a lovely feel to it too!

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Tyne & Wear
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Food absolutely lovely although the service at times feels a bit rushed but otherwise it's a nice atmosphere and all food cooked to a fantastic standard. We have frequented many times and will keep going back .

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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

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