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The Tapas Bar

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98 Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JY, England
+44 1325 467385
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 65
    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
sunny afternoon

Great food, lovely to sit outside and while away an afternoon with some wine and tapas. Really friendly staff

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
milsos
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Durham, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great food, lovely to sit outside and while away an afternoon with some wine and tapas. Really friendly staff

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Have eaten here many times over the years and have never been disappointed,the food is consistently superb, always served quickly however busy by efficient and friendly staff. Ordering is easy, just tick off items required from list pay at bar and food delivered, simples! This place is good for drinks only as well, would recommend John Smiths Cask Ale as... More 

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Darlo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Tapas bar consistently serves food of the highest quality. There is an extensive selection of Greek and Spanish tapas with a selection of specials. A great night out.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Really nice place in Darlington for great food in a good atmosphere. It can be quite noisy if the bar is full, but not a problem if there is a group of you. They recommend 3 dishes per person, check your dishes as some are really big, and would be more suited as a table dish, i.e the salads, cheese... More 

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a little gem of a restaurant, we regularly eat here as a couple and I have recently took a few friends who are local that were all very impressed. When the weather is nice it feels like your abroad not in darlo if you dine outside! Compared to the tapas in Newcastle and Durham this is by far... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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?