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Shirley Valentine's Taverna

12 New Street | The Barbican, Plymouth, England
01752 669686
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Ranked #39 of 505 restaurants in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
205 reviews 205 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
396 helpful votes 396 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Have been here a few times and took a friend recently. The choice on the menu is very good and food all very tasty. Only fault you get too much. So will ask for a bit less next time. Plenty to choose from and l do love Turkish food, so much variety. We could only manage 2 courses. The lunch... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My partner and I ate at this restaurant for the first time a week ago , we were not as impressed as the rest of the reviewers , while it was generous in portion size the Kleftico was already stripped from the bone and not served with any other options than rice , we did have a jug of Pimms... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

What a fantastic place! Wonderful food and service. We had the set meal which to our disappointment we could not finish as there was so much of it! They will do a doggy bag if you ask! We have not long returned from Turkey and this is just as good as in the country itself The resturant is lovely, authentic... More

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cornwall
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food was amazing, haven't had such a good Meze since leaving Turkey. Service was excellent, surroundings in character with the Greek/Turkish theme. But the food was the main attraction, well presented, very tasty and too much for even the largest of appetites. So it's a doggy bag and cold kebabs for lunch tomorrow! Can't waste such fabulous food.

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Plymouth, UK
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108 reviews 108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We popped in on spec on a Thursday evening to find that the entire upstairs main restaurant was booked for a private function, the staff were apologetic (not sure why as it was good for them and we hadn't booked however they offered to seat us at one of two small tables downstairs which was absolutely fine, it was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was our second weekday lunch visit to Shirley Valentines and as we were there very early it was quiet but we received a warm welcome when we arrived. We were shown upstairs to a lovely window seat. We chose from the lunchtime mezze menu which was very reasonable and included a soft drink and 2 mezze dishes. We each... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A lovely restaurant with exceptionally friendly staff and beautifully cooked food. The restaurant itself is in a very pretty old building in a cobbled street just off the busy Barbican. Such good value for money - as it was our first visit, we went for the set Meze and Kebab menu at £25 per head. Sounds expensive for a late... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We live in Plymouth and had seen the sign to this place many times but never ventured off of Southside street until last night. We had not booked but were given a warm. Welcome and squeezed in. We ordered the dips to share for starters and it was huge as were the mains. This wasn't quantity over quality though, it... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

our first experience of eating here we hadnt made a reservation and it was a saturday but wewere welcomed warmly by the waiteress, we were going to choose a bottle of wine from the wine list but the waiteress recommended the house wine several pounds cheaper and just as good . the food arrived piping hot and the portions were... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My meal of Kleftiko was excellent,presented off the bone, unlike the Greek waybut very tender and very tasty. My wife's sis was very tasty but al little tough. The restaurant itself is upstairs and a very dark location. The service was pleasant enough but nothing to shout about. At the end of the meal I went downstairs to pay to... More

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