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Shirley Valentine's

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12 New Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NA, England
+44 1752 669686
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic little restaurant. Great wine list including an amazing Turkish rose, friendly informative staff. Brilliant menu with plenty of options for full 3 course meal, tapas or mix and match. Great vegetarian options. Highly recommend and will be visiting again.

1 Thank Kirshten
Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Would not repeat too often but the food was enjoyable ,difficult access to restaurant IF one is not very nimble as steep stairs to negotiate

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Ironbridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were just wandering through the cobbled streets and happened on this little restaurant. The decor is lovely, beautiful lamps, cushions etc. Spotlessly clean and the food was just as I like it..... Fresh, tasty, authentic and unpretentious. Service was lovely, attentive and efficient but not over bearing. We were here waiting for the ferry but will come back to... More 

1 Thank sonya m
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The cuisine is wonderful and is Turkish based. The selection is excellent and the portions are large. It would be difficult to make your way through dips, starter and main course. The service is fast and cheery. I would have given the restaurant 5 starts, but on the evening on which we ate there, it had been a hot day... More 

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Perth, Australia
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unpretentious restaurant, offering good home cooked meals. They are not fancy meals, but of a quality and standard that mum would make at home. Worth a try but more middle of th eroad than a stand out.

Thank Peter P
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife had heard good stuff about this place so we went there for our wedding anniversary. Popped in to book early evening. Said we wanted to visit a local pub first and that was fine. Returned and was taken to our table upstairs. Decent decor with Turkish music playing. First thing was the staff. Really pleasant. My wife had... More 

Thank GandAPlymouth
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We don't get out much, me and my gorgeous lady. We've got demanding jobs and a short version of both of us so when we do go out, we make it good. This little place caught our eye after exiting the tattoo studio a week or two earlier. Checking out the menu and inevitably the existing Trip Advisor reviews, we... More 

1 Thank Simon P
Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Presentation very poor. Food just piled on top of each other Plenty of it but tasteless and over cooked We each had a different dish and all 4 dishes were very disappointing won't be going back, Such a shame as the restaurant has a cosy and intimate atmosphere. Certainly won't be recommending this restaurant to anyone

Thank Julieann1949
Exeter, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Our two veggie dishes were poorly/overcooked, and (they acknowledged) one was too spicy. Accompanying rice or potatoes were small portions/overcooked. The salads were nothing like turkish salads, mostly onions and chopped green peppers.

Thank mark r
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Found this tucked away when wondering the barbican and decided to try it - was not dissapointed! Really tasty food and helpful staff - wanted to try everything but the waitress helped me narrow down my food choices to get the best variety and she recommended some dishes! Interior is beauitfully laid out, and was sat next to a windiw... More 

1 Thank kirsten m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $26
Mediterranean, Turkish
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 New Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1752 669686
Welcome and Merhaba to Shirley Valentine's!

Our aim is to offer you, our valued customers, a taste of some of the best cuisine Turkey and the Mediterranean has to offer.
Turkish cuisine, originating from the blending of the Asian, European, Middle Eastern and African cultures and evolved under the influence of the Seljuk and Ottoman Cuisines over the centuries, offers thousands of delicious dishes and delicacies. With a wealth of traditional recipes on our menu we combine a variety of meats, fish and vegetarian dishes that promise to satisfy and surprise.
All of our dishes are completely homemade by our Turkish chefs using, where possible, only the finest locally sourced ingredients. We hope to provide our diners with a true taste of the best Mediterranean food in Plymouth, in a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere all encased in an atmospheric restored 16th century building.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?