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98 Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JY, England
+44 1325 467385
Website
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Still good and now on its own

Been here quite a lot,wondered if it would be any different .No. Just the same, good value for money and best of all the wine is very good (red that is) and not over priced.Will continue to pop in.Good luck going on your own.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
smugglenortheast
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north east
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
north east
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Been here quite a lot,wondered if it would be any different .No. Just the same, good value for money and best of all the wine is very good (red that is) and not over priced.Will continue to pop in.Good luck going on your own.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It's not very often I give the whole 5 stars rating but on this occasion I wish I could give more. We ate here last night ( 21st feb)for my daughters 21st and it could not have been better. A family of 12 enjoyed the party menu at £15 a head and it was absolutely first class quality and quantity.The... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The food was ok but nothing more. Service was great and the have nice beer. Tapas food is easy to make, I have higher expectations from a tapas restaurant.

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Stokesley, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We hadn't been here for a while, so thought we'd see if anything much had changed. Happily it seemed just the same - cheerful staff, plenty of people in, nice ambience. We tried not to over order, in a bid not to leave food, but portions still good, so we ended leaving a bit. Patatas bravas and meatballs delicious. Reasonable... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Have had some wonderful times in here and food however. This visit leaves a bad taste. Seems the previous owner she has moved on and the atmosphere just doesn't seem to be there. There was plenty of food but was very disappointed from my previous times. Don't think the chef has changed but the consistency certainly as. Seemed a bit... More 

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gtdarlo22, Owner at The Tapas Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your valued feedback. We're sorry that your previous visit did not meet the high standards that we strive for. We at the Tapas Bar pride ourselves on authentic Mediterranean hospitality and ambience and are glad to hear you enjoyed a lot of previous visits to us, as well as your positive review... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Went here on a Saturday night for a works do, we had set menu tapas that was excellent and there was tons of food all for 15 quid each.. The atmosphere was great staff were tentative and friendly... Amazing night thanks

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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A good choice for a quick lunch. Tasty food, we had the tapas for two...some bread would have been good to mop up the delicious food.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have visited the Tapas bar a few times, for drinks and food. Always a good atmosphere and service. Food is average for tapas but we feel you pay a bit much for each dish given how small the servings are.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The Tapas bar is an old favourite but I was reminded how much I love the place when I visited with a friend a few days ago. There is a really good range of tapas to choose from at a reasonable price. The staff are friendly and the food comes quickly.

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Wigan, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Christmas shopping we happened on the tapas bar and pleasantly the first surprise is the extensive menu covers the full range of Greek as well as spanish options... Good beer choice, fine wine listing..... Tasty decor and ambience, fine attentive service was topped off with very tasty good at very reasonable prices.... Strongly recommend would certainly revisit...

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
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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