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Shirley Valentine's Taverna

12 New Street | The Barbican, Plymouth, England
01752 669686
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Ranked #61 of 528 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

As a regular customer I used to say this was one of the best restaurants in Plymouth, however after my last visit I can no longer say that. The food has gone down hill, we had a meze starter which was served on a cold plate and was virtually tasteless. When are mains arrived you could see the plates were... More 

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United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The place itself is fairly quaint and the staff were helpful and pleasant. The food however was not so good and was very poor value for money. The Mezze starters were ok but unappetising and quite bland. The main meals did contain lots of meat but were spoil by being very dry, bland and we suspected re heated. The same... More 

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Wiltshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Came here a couple of years ago, and we were really keen to come back as we'd enjoyed it so much. The place is attractive but on this particular evening, the food was a big disappointment. It was okay but nothing special, and the presentation more cafe than restaurant. It certainly wasn't as good as our previous visit, everything seemed... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Visit as often as possible. Great selection and not to much of a hit on your budget. Highly recommend.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Myself and my wife looked at the reviews on this restaurant using trip advisor prior to our visit on Saturday afternoon 27/12/14. We had the most friendly welcome on arrival, the food was superb (whole sea bass, Mousakka etc) and a great atmosphere and interesting decor enveloped us. We loved it! Well worth the trip from Exeter overnight in Plymouth... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We visited at lunchtime and ate from the mezze menu, which offered a good selection of dishes to suit a range of tastes. All of our selections were very good and the lunchtime special made it terrific value. The restaurant itself was very quiet, though, this may be attributed to it being lunchtime.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We had a meal at Shirley Valentine's in Plymouth last night. I'm 65 and have eaten all over the world. The oldest house in Plymouth served us what must have been their oldest meal. My moussaka looked like some gross matter that my son recently fished out of a blocked drain. The vegetables were ridiculously overcooked, completely tasteless and laid... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My wife and I were having a pre xmas meal and drinks and we went for 4 shared meze dishes. They were all really nice and went down well with a bottle of house red. The waitress was very friendly, the restaurant was clean and with nice decor. This was our first visit and we will definitely be returning. Would... More 

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

6 of us went in for a meal last night, Sat 6/12/14. The atmosphere was good with the place being quite full and the belly dancer doing her thing. We ordered the Mezeh as its always the easiest option but unfortunately it wasn't very tasty and it looked as though it had just been dumped on the plate. The subsequent... More 

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midlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

very crowded, tables really close together. we went for the set menu, bread & dips - there was far too much dips, which were quite sickly. Then it was mezze, which was 5 different items that were all very bland Then main was lamb kofte & chicken kebab with what tasted like microwaved rice & sweetcorn added in. The rice... More 

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Address: 12 New Street | The Barbican, Plymouth, England
Phone Number: 01752 669686
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth

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