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Shirley Valentine's Taverna

12 New Street | The Barbican, Plymouth, England
01752 669686
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Ranked #41 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
Hythe, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We have been to Shirley Valentine's on a number of occasions - while we were planning our wedding in Cornwall - we even had a huge family meal there the day after the wedding. The food is always fabulous as is the service. One of favourite places - both for the food/service and for the memories it brings back.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went here with a group of friends for my birthday on a Friday eve.second time I've been here....it really has a charm all of its own...may be only small but that probably contributes to it keeping to such high standards....food is awesome authentic Greek/ Turkish cuisine good portions..and nice and hot.. starter menu amazing so much choice....service always quick and... More

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Can't believe we have only just found this place! Food was delicious :) Staff were very friendly, starters and main came out very fast for a full restaurant. The only thing that let it down for me was that once our mains had been served we seemed to be forgotten about. We ended up going down to pay our bill... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Despite moving to Plymouth nearly 30 years ago we had seen the boards for this Restaurant on the Barbican this was our first visit. Arrived at 18.30 and were shown upstairs to a compact room with unusual things decorating. Had already checked it out on Trip Advisor and the menu on line so had decided to try the Special Set... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We came her by recommendation and booked a table for 8 well in advance. It was a birthday meal for my boyfriend and we were looking forward to it! On arrival we were hearded into a corner and squeezed into a table in which made us jammed against the wall. We asked if we could be moved to another table... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Really enjoyable evening spent with my now better-half in Shirley Valentines, so much so that when our anniversary came around it only seemed fitting we return. A really lovely atmosphere in a very, very cozy restaurant. It could have been a little claustrophobic sitting downstairs next to the bar, but a pleasant glass of wine was enjoyed before our meze... More

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UK
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

When visiting Plymouth solo a few years ago, I stumbled upon this little restaurant down a pretty little side street and vowed to return with company, which I did a fortnight ago. We were escorted upstairs by the friendly waiting staff, who, although busy, were attentive all evening. Our starters arrived quickly; I enjoyed the humous, though I think I... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Must be our 6th visit and again we enjoyed our lunch. A good quirky atmosphere. Obliging and helpful staff. Food was good and enjoyably, just a bit different.. We will visit again

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It's a very cute little restaurant with very lovely, friendly staff. Lovely food, well presented, very tasty. Who ever the member of staff was who made the Irish coffee ought to be taught to make them correctly though. He didn't realise you need to mix the sugar with the whiskey first as appose to bringing me the sugar so I... More

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London, England
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We turned up on spec on the Saturday night but the place was full, having seen the positive reviews we made a reservation for Sunday evening. It was quieter on Sunday. Food was food. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. We had the Meze special and that gave us a taster of the specialialities. We enjoyed it.

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