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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 41
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  • 11
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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
Great little find

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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383 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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 NEW

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 NEW

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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109 restaurant reviews
441 helpful votes 441 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I came here last night for a birthday meal. The food and service were both brilliant! I had the best whitebait I think I've ever had and the whole sea bass was perfect. I'll give the mezze a go next time as there is so much more I want to try!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Authentic, lovely little restaurant, served traditional Greek and Turkish foods. Very friendly staff, one held our baby so we could have a bite to eat, it was a quite afternoon though, however we were put upstairs and left to a fest, the home cooked breads were Devine. Great for friends and couples.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We have used this restaurant on several occasions and loved the whole experience,great atmosphere,great authentic food,reasonably priced.however,this time the food was awful.we had the set mere,the starters tasted bland and like they had been reheated in a microwave and the main, whilst there was plenty of meat it was bone dry and tasted like it had been reheated several times.so... 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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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