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Shirley Valentine's Taverna

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French, Turkish, Greek
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12 New Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NA, England
+44 1752 669686
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, 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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    Very good
  • 42
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  • 13
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  • 16
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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
Birthday in Turkey ��

Surprise party arranged for me and wow had a truly lovely time !!! We had the Mixed Meze for starters and lots of dips .... So much variety and colour and so so generous . Only the Middle East know how to serve food with such heart , wish we could do the same !!! We all had different main... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Susie C
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Plymouth uk
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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St Austell, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My OH and I along with my sister and her husband came here for an evening meal. The place was busy so Im glad we booked a table.The service was friendly and effiecient and the food came out very quickly. The portions were HUGE so Don't think that it will be typical tapas sizes as you will end up stuffed!... More 

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Plymouth
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11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Date night. Food style right up our street and this was highly recommended. Arrived on a busy night and we were crammed into a corner. Food was very average and service non existent Didn't enjoy the meal and we would not go back.

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plymotuh
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43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I was recommended by a friend to try out this middle eastern food so I have it a go.. When I asked them for a particular dish which was recommended by the friend they did it for me, but when the dish came the lamb was really tough and rice seemed really off for some reason.. Didn't enjoy it at... More 

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Plymouth uk
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Surprise party arranged for me and wow had a truly lovely time !!! We had the Mixed Meze for starters and lots of dips .... So much variety and colour and so so generous . Only the Middle East know how to serve food with such heart , wish we could do the same !!! We all had different main... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I went in Turkey and I love food there, unfortunately I couldn`t find in UK any good kebab or other Turkish food. This is first time I really enjoy Turkish food in UK. I recommend to go and try genuine Turkish food. Cheers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Went here for my birthday with my partner and absolutely loved it! The food tasted fresh and wonderfully cooked; not to mention the decor of the building...it's easy to imagine you are actually in Turkey! The service was fast and super friendly too. Very reasonably priced all in all :) cannot wait to come back...!

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Aarschot, Belgium
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had dinner with friends and really enjoyed it. We all ordered different things, but every last one of those tasted delicious. Our waitress was really nice and friendly. Can only recommand you try out this restaurant. We will go back next time we're in Plymouth!

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My wife and I were enjoying bimbling this evening around Plymouth on a weekend away when we bumped into Shirley's. We had the Ouzo Chicken and Adana Kebap, and both were absolutely spot on. The ouzo dish was a bit powerful for me but my Adana was cooked and flavoured to perfection. And the table service was polite, attentive and... More 

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Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My third visit with family and once again totally delicious! Cant fault the service or food, very tasty authentic greek/turkish cuisine. The chicken ouzo main is especially nice👍 will definitely return, keep up the good work.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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110 restaurant reviews
445 helpful votes 445 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

One of my favourite places to eat and took along 2 friends, who hadn't been before. WAs a little disappointed to find the lunch time meze special had been cut to two meze and a drink, it had previously been three. But still good. we all had garlic mushrooms which l had raved about and all enjoyed them, my friends... More 

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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

  • Cuisine: French, Turkish, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business

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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