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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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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in a lovely old building in the Barbican this restaurant was recommended to us by a fellow eater in another restaurant in Plymouth. The menu is packed with a wide range of dishes which is always a bit of a worry as I prefer a narrower freshly prepared range of meals. I always think that if the menu is... More 

Thank JohnCAS49
Tadley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called on the night to get a table and they were very accommodating despite being very busy (think we were lucky). From the outset the staff were friendly and helpful with the menu as it was our first visit. The food was amazing, plenty of it and very tasty. If I was going to offer any downside, it would... More 

1 Thank Jennie N
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading reviews and looking for somewhere a little different while on a short break in this fine city, we booked a table here. It was very quiet midweek in October but we were greeted by a lovely lady, who was also our server for the evening. The dining area upstairs gives a fine authentic Turkish feel and our friendly... More 

1 Thank OntheLash
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited early evening midweek in October and it was almost full! This would suggest a good restaurant, which it was. Cosy atmosphere - tables a bit squashed in Food was ok but not brilliant. My partner had 'Local Fish' (£11) - which was watery and in her opinion pre frozen - what a disappointment for a restaurant that is less... More 

Thank davidbrown21
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had been meaning to visit for ages and when we finally did we ooo'd and aaa'd at the decour (cosy and eastern in a 14th century building) and commented on the fact we always walked past. The name of the eatery reminds me of the film shirley valentine so maybe I was wary of the waiters... More 

Thank danger w
Barking, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this restaurant walking past on my 1st night in Plymouth, it soon became my favourite. Every dish I had was really nice, I ended up visiting 3 times, & look forward to visiting next time I'm in the area.

Thank Bilncrs
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here on a whim on a Friday night and managed to get their last table for two (right by the door, but beggars can't be choosers!). The restaurant itself is in a cosy little Elizabethan/Tudor terraced house, with two tables downstairs and the rest upstairs. Overall, not great for physical accessibility as there is also a step up... More 

Thank BethBrokes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful little building tucked away on the cobbled back streets. Had the mixed grill and it was delightful. Just wish I hadn't of been in a rush so I could fully enjoy it. Can't wait to come back and try something else

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Was taken to Shirley Valentines as a surprise for my birthday. As everyone has said, the portions were large and really very good. there isn't a kids menu so would recommed that younger diners have 2 starters rather than a starter and a main. The addition of a belly dancer was a nice treat. I would definitely return as there... More 

Thank Carl H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We came for dinner for our anniversary at this amazing little Turkish restaurant, decorated in a middle eastern theme. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. They had bottled efes lager which I haven't drank since visiting turkey. Starters and main were flawless. Massive portions and they came out hot. Halfway through our meal a belly dancer came out which... More 

Thank Colin F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $24
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?