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Shirley Valentine's Taverna

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12 New Street | The Barbican, Plymouth, England
01752 669686
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
This was best Turkish food what I eat in UK

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
DiveTrekker
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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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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444 helpful votes 444 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Like another reviewer, we too ate on the evening of 5th April, but our experiences were very different. We had a variety of starters and main courses between five of us and we all enjoyed what we had and what we sampled of others' dishes, including swordfish. The waitress was efficient and knowledgable about the dishes, and the service was... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had a spur of the moment meal at Shirley's last night. Firstly, may I just say how helpful and friendly all the staff were, so well done there! The menu was a little large and overwhelming, but lot's of nice choices. We had some gorgeous prawns to start with in a creamy garlic sauce which was to die for!... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We ate on 5th April at around 7.30pm. Two of us had eaten there before and enjoyed it - but the food was not acceptable this time. 3 of us shared 6 mezze dishes - 3 of which should have included hummus, but failed to materialise. The pasta option was extremely bland and the the stuffed vine leaves also were... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This Restaurant is worth hunting out , in the back street behind the main South side street on the Barbican. Lovely lunch time menu, great quality and good size portions. Clean , comfortable and lovely staff who are friendly and efficient. Lovely Turkish /Greek Meze and a good menu choice for both vegetarians and meat eaters. would recommend for locals... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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