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The Tapas Bar

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98 Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JY, England
+44 1325 467385
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
delicious as always

went here on Sunday for a meal, we haven't been for years but boy it was just a nice as it's always been. the food was just so nice flavorsome and varied, the staff are great and the ambiance is lovey. cant fault the place really,

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
mrsmidge67
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Darlington, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Darlington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

went here on Sunday for a meal, we haven't been for years but boy it was just a nice as it's always been. the food was just so nice flavorsome and varied, the staff are great and the ambiance is lovey. cant fault the place really,

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Darlington, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here every so often for the last 13years and have never had a bad meal. The staff are always great as is the food and the drink selection. Both family meals and intimate date nights work well here.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a lovely little bar with a little bit of something for everyone. Whether it is Spannish Tapas or Greek cuisine you are looking for or just some quality real ales this is not to be missed. For the warmer summer days there is a great outside pavement area to enjoy your food and drink in. A great atmosphere... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Really enjoyed this resturant, trying small amounts of different things is a nice way to dine. A nice glass of wine and some good food. Only surprise was ordering chips and salsa, in America that is Potato Chips or Crisps here we forgot and when Chips, French Fies to us came out we laughed.

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I'd never really been in before as i don't really like crowded places but I love it. As a fan of real ale I went two nights in a row and each night had something different. DNA and Culture Vulture are both lovely ales and I'm glad I found them

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Dunfermline, Fife
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Great place hidden away in Darlington. Food is superb and priced very reasonably. Staff are good as well and ensure everything runs smoothly.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I found this trying to keep dry on a really damp night - looked warm and welcoming from the outside so in I went . It's a bit of a hybrid with real ale and Sky sports at the front and Spanish music , exposed brickwork and candlelit in the back -I over ordered as I didn't realise how big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My first choice is always the Tapas bar due to the gorgeous food and great atmosphere which is why I celebrated my birthday here last weekend! I even got a happy birthday song especially for me along with a flaming sambuca!!! I recommend the tapas bar for any occasion, you can drink copious amounts of sangria and eat probably the... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Very uncomfortable as me and my boyfriend were abused by a group of drunken lads, then the manager came over and asked us to leave. If it was not for other people speaking up to say they had the same abuse then we would of had to leave. We are camra real ale members and enjoy real ale pubs but... More 

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Marsay26, Manager at The Tapas Bar, responded to this review

We apologise that you were not happy with your recent visit to us. Although we do aim to provide a warm and friendly welcome, we did unfortunately have to ask your party to leave the premises as we cannot allow foul language, or aggressive behaviour. The other group were also dealt with accordingly. We are sorry to hear you feel... More 

Weymouth, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I'm not sure how we had missed this Tapas restaurant all the times we have visited Darlington. This visit we gave it a try and are so glad we did. If only we could have tried all the flavorful morsels they had to offer!! From the hummus to the spiced lamb with chick peas, all our tapas were fantastic! Can't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 98 Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Darlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1325 467385

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?