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Shirley Valentine's

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12 New Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NA, England
+44 1752 669686
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Welcome and Merhaba to Shirley Valentine's! Our aim is to offer you, our...
Welcome and Merhaba to Shirley Valentine's! Our aim is to offer you, our valued customers, a taste of some of the best cuisine Turkey and the Mediterranean has to offer. Turkish cuisine, originating from the blending of the Asian, European, Middle Eastern and African cultures and evolved under the influence of the Seljuk and Ottoman Cuisines over the centuries, offers thousands of delicious dishes and delicacies. With a wealth of traditional recipes on our menu we combine a variety of meats, fish and vegetarian dishes that promise to satisfy and surprise. All of our dishes are completely homemade by our Turkish chefs using, where possible, only the finest locally sourced ingredients. We hope to provide our diners with a true taste of the best Mediterranean food in Plymouth, in a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere all encased in an atmospheric restored 16th century building.
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  • 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 atmosphere; Generous Portions; Very Tasty Food!

You will not leave here hungry! The portions are very generous and the food is very high quality. This is the second time we have eaten here. The first time was about a year ago and we shared one of the set meals. There were lots of courses and it all tasted great. The second time we had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Ian M
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Cambridge, UK
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Cambridge, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

You will not leave here hungry! The portions are very generous and the food is very high quality. This is the second time we have eaten here. The first time was about a year ago and we shared one of the set meals. There were lots of courses and it all tasted great. The second time we had the Moussaka... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Made to feel welcome, great service, food arrived quickly and was really tasty. Every intention of dining here again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had lunch at Shirley Valentines Turkish restaurant, because we were all curious. Most of our entire crew (4 out of 5) had not ever eaten Turkish food before and we all gave it thumbs up! We all tried each others' things: potato thingies with cheese, broad beans in a tomato-ey sauce with rice and salad, a ratatouille type dish... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Visited this little gem with my sister. Looks slightly "kitch" but beyond that the staff and food are wonderful. Attentive, fun staff, adapting to the people they serve. The food is wide ranging, Turkish / Mediterranean cuisine. Large portions and authentic. We stayed for quite some time and really enjoyed ourselves. Thoroughly recommend it.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The service and food at Shirley Valentine's was amazing. The choice was fantastic and prices are very reasonable. Would definitely recommend and visit again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I have no complaints about this restaurant. Service was good and the food was excellent. It has a rather unusual name for a Turkish restaurant but it is well-located near the busy waterfront area of Plymouth and was recommended by a friend. It lived up to the recommendation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I've spotted this place- and nothing about it appeals to me at first glance. I went along on the recommendation of a colleague...The menu was not easy to decipher if you're not familiar with certain dishes so this was frustrating. The food itself? Posh eat-in kebab shop? Certainly some people must enjoy this kind of thing- the place was full... More 

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Saltash, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We called into Shirley Valentines on the off chance we did not book.we have been to this restaurant several times in the past.And i would like to say i cannot believe some of the negative comments from some of the diners,i am glad to say however that the majority agreed with our view fantastic freshly cooked food piping hot and... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Fantastic restaurant hidden away on the Barbican. Food was very good, service was excellent, the menu is rather large but we would definitely go back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Went on Saturday 20/6/15. Hadnt booked a table so was thrilled that we could be fitted in. The food was tops and we will go back again when back in Plymouth!

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Additional Information about Shirley Valentine's

Address: 12 New Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NA, England
Phone Number: +44 1752 669686
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
Average Prices: USD $12 to $39
Cuisine: European, Turkish, Greek

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 New Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1752 669686

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $12 to $39
  • Cuisine: European, Turkish, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Welcome and Merhaba to Shirley Valentine's! Our aim is to offer you, our valued customers, a taste of some of the best cuisine Turkey and the Mediterranean has to offer. Turkish cuisine, originating from the blending of the Asian, European, Middle Eastern and African cultures and evolved under the influence of the Seljuk and Ottoman Cuisines over the centuries, offers thousands of delicious dishes and delicacies. With a wealth of traditional recipes on our menu we combine a variety of meats, fish and vegetarian dishes that promise to satisfy and surprise. All of our dishes are completely homemade by our Turkish chefs using, where possible, only the finest locally sourced ingredients. We hope to provide our diners with a true taste of the best Mediterranean food in Plymouth, in a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere all encased in an atmospheric restored 16th century building.

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