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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: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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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
TURKISH FOOD AT ITS' BEST

We went to SVs on a Cold Wet and Windy Sunday afternoon in need of much cheering up and nourishment. What a great ides SV turned out to be. Even though the weather was to say the least inclement there were a few tables taken and the atmosphere was cheerful and welcoming. We had Two Courses....andd... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Brianngog
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plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to SVs on a Cold Wet and Windy Sunday afternoon in need of much cheering up and nourishment. What a great ides SV turned out to be. Even though the weather was to say the least inclement there were a few tables taken and the atmosphere was cheerful and welcoming. We had Two Courses....andd they were extremely filling.... More 

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Bunbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant has a great atmosphere , busy and with friendly people. Food was ok - more homestyle than restaurant quality. Portions very large. But in 2016, do we really need belly dancing? We found it embarrassing and so left as soon as we could.

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Thank Gipsyandbadger
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been a few times and always enjoy the food here. Took a friend for the first time and we shared the starter, she had a job to finish hers. Very tasty food and nice presented and the staff very friendly.

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Thank wendygp
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely cosy restaurant with very friendly staff. Menu very extensive and plenty of options if you don't eat red meat. Portions huge, if anything rather too much!! Be aware of this as you may not need a starter.

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Thank Lyn S
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away off the main street in the Barbican is this beautiful old building that has retained much of it's original charm. A flight of stairs up to the restaurant finds you in a warm and cosy environment dotted with lanterns that give off a colourful glow. The staff are warm, friendly and relaxed and on hand to explain anything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere. Plenty of tasty food. Exactly what we needed on a cold, wet, January night! Will definitely be back. Only negative was that the next day all of our clothes smelt really strongly of cooking smells! Strange thing to say, but wouldn't stop us returning.

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1 Thank Andy G
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The food was very tasty and just melted in your mouth . The portions are more than adequate . The restaurant is in one of the oldest buildings in Plymouth which makes it very quaint then you have the Turkish decor and music so if you have been to Turkey makes you feel as if you are back there with... More 

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Thank Jon D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

My wife and went there last night. The staff were really friendly and the atmosphere was warm and cosy. There is a lot of choice on the menu bit obviously it is Turkish based. The food arrived quickly and there was plenty of each course. it all tasted really nice. The prices are not cheap but about what you would... More 

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Thank Malcolm M
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Wow. Visited for a bite to eat, had a meeting of different foods all veggie and all amazing. The food was flavoursome, good portions and reqsonably priced. The meat dishes that came past us smelt good. I jave never left a restaurant so full.

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Thank Nataliano
uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I love this place. The food is authentic, yummy and plentiful, the staff are friendly and helpful and the food comes out quickly. Its a little piece of turkey hidden in an old tudor house.

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Restaurant Details

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 7 - 29
  • Cuisine: European, Turkish, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings

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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