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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
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 62
    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
Great food as always

Usual great service and food. Good selection of Greek and Spanish dishes.Tried the lamb souvlaki special which was excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
JohnD1984
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Darlington, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Usual great service and food. Good selection of Greek and Spanish dishes.Tried the lamb souvlaki special which was excellent.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

They have now opened both bars so you don't have to queue for ages. It just still gets too full and too noisy.

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durham
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Every time we have been here we have had great food, great service and lovely drinks - we would recommend this to all can't think of any thing negative - thanks Tapas Bar!

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Visited with my husband. We had not made a reservation and the place was busy. The staff were very helpful and found us a table. Service was very quick and efficient. The waiter who looked after us is called Josh. He was polite and attentive without being overbearing. Really enjoyed the food which was served piping hot. Will go again... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Popped in for lunch today, great relaxed atmosphere. Order one of most things on the menu- or that was the way it seemed when the table filled with delicious dishes. Unhurried friendly service. Every dish was well worth ordering, would recommend to all

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Tapas Bar perfect as always. Have eaten here at lunchtime on numerous occasions and they have never let us down with friendly and professional service complemented with quality well cooked and presented tapa. A nice twist is that you can sample both Greek and Spanish food. Mmmmm, delicious. For good food at a reasonable price with lovely staff get yourselves... More 

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My dad has always been a fan of Spanish food and it must run in the family, I brought my girlfriend here for the first time and now we both love it, the atmosphere is perfect especially for couples on a romantic night out, the staff are very attentive and are all lovely people and very friendly. without a doubt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We chose the tapas bar as the venue for daughters christening after party, they did not disappoint! The owner and the manager took the time to have a meeting with us both and create a bespoke Tapas menu to match our budget, they were helpful all round. I stored some helium balloons and the cake there over night, the staff... More 

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Co.Durham
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

All round great tapas. Selection of Greek meze too! Easy ordering system, arrived quickly, great staff, nice atmosphere and, most importantly, the tapas tasted wonderful! We sat outside on a sunny evening midweek, the young lady who served us at the bar was very helpful and friendly. Really impressed, we'll be going back, definitely!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal yesterday, the ordering system really works but we didn't like one of us having to leave the table to get more drinks when we were half way through our meal, table service just for drinks would be a lot better. All staff were great including the girl on her trial shift, the manager was very... More 

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Additional Information about The Tapas Bar

Address: 98 Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JY, England
Phone Number: +44 1325 467385
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Darlington
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
Average Prices: USD 3 - 20
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?