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Shirley Valentine's Taverna

12 New Street | The Barbican, Plymouth, England
01752 669686
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Ranked #42 of 499 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, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

After reading all the positive reviews, I thought I would give it a try and was certainly not disappointed. Very tasty food, generous portions, excellent wine, great atmosphere and prompt friendly service. What more could anyone ask for? I will certainly be returning!

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We initially called to book for a table last minute on a Saturday eve, only to be told they were fully booked. However, after hearing our disappointment they managed to squeeze us in a bit earlier between meals. When we arrived the waitresses were very friendly and after being seated we were very pleased with the setting of the restaurant,... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Came across this restaurant by chance as we were wandering around the Barbican prior to going to the Theatre Royal. It was late afternoon (5.00ish) and we ventured in for a cup of coffee. We sat upstairs and were the only customers. A look at the menu helped us decide to stay for dinner. We had starter and mains.Food was... More

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bristol
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

After being unsuccessful on the Saturday, almost had the place to ourselves on the Sunday, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff, food good, brilliant dessert, this place has it all!

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Bruton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Went here on a wet Tuesday in October so the place was almost empty. However the welcome was warm and the service good but not intrusive, had a nice chat to the waitress (Romanian) and a very relaxed meal. The food was very good and reminisant of Turkey and Greece where I have been on quite a few occassions. The... More

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looe
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Went with friends we all had starters then mains but we all felt that the food was poor quality better on hoe front we found

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Plymouth
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Food atmosphere service and ambience was absolutely perfect. A real hidden gem. Originally from Plymouth. I now live abroad and these guys are the real deal. The meze was better than any I have had back in cyprus.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Lovely selection of interesting food, all well prepared and served with a smile. It's a great setting for a romantic evening.

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Landrake, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Did not get off to a good start. Our booking for two had not been recorded, when ushered upstairs, despite there being at least three tables for two vacant, we were conducted to a table for four and were told annoyingly the other tables were booked! We have traditionally eaten at Greek Restaurants in Plymouth over the years owned and... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Not been here before but had good vibes from others. Four of us, good friends, have all been to Turkey and Greece, and loved this place. Great atmosphere, massive menu, lovely food, generous portions and very reasonably priced. We all had something different and no complaints at all. The rice was done properly and the salad fresh as a daisy.The... More

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