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The Old Yard Tapas Bar

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
  • Floors marked for social distancing
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Sponsored by: The Old Yard Tapas Bar

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Private Events
1. Private Events
"everything from initial enquiry to running of the event was perfect"
Debbie R
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2. Award Winning Restaurant
2. Award Winning Restaurant
"It was clearly the best tapas we have had in the UK"
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3. Amazing Atmosphere
3. Amazing Atmosphere
"Called in for a cask pint and such a great atmosphere we stayed to eat"
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About
Tapas Bar & Restaurant is currently closed for in house drinking and dining. Gyros Bar - EVERYDAY 11.30-2.30pm (Open all day Saturday, until 4pm Sunday) Visit our street front windows to order fresh coffee, drinks, Gyros and weekly specials! Business Lunch - Tapas & Gyros Takeaway - Call to order from 10am - OR Pre-Order online 11.30-2.30pm Monday - Friday (Delivery available for large orders) Tapas CAR is on the road delivering restaurant quality food and drinks to your door! 4-9pm Wednesday to Saturday & 12-5pm Sundays.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for lunch here with my husband. We ordered the halloumi and tiger prawns baked with feta to start followed by a chicken and a lamb gyros. The food tasted great and was well presented.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed October 5, 2019 via mobile

Taken here by relative of my wife. It was clearly the best tapas we have had in the UK. Truly compares with meals in Spain.three of us crazily ordered 12 dishes but nine would been sufficient for the three of us. Dishes of meats, chicken...in wine sauce; pork, whitebait, duck, deep fried manchego, chorizo in tomato sauce; etc. All matched with excellent Spanish red. If you are in Darlington make this tapas restaurant a must. Thank you. It was an amazing meal.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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TapasManagement, Manager at The Old Yard Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2019

What a fantastic review! We're so pleased you enjoyed every element of your experience with us and hope you will return in the future for another enjoyable meal. Thank you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We managed to squeeze in a last minute table here. I’m so pleased the food is always glorious. Took my 9 year old for the first time, she loved it. The staff were overly helpful and kept checking on us to give 100% table service....I like the tables being spaced out a bit more, gave us great Covid spacing. This place is a must when eating out in Darlington.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 13, 2020 via mobile

Normally at this time of year, we’d be in Greece. This restaurant made it genuinely feel like we were there. The food was exceptional. Authentic dishes cooked very well and absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was fantastic too, clean and beautifully decorated. The staff were very...attentive and welcoming. Will definitely return next time we are in the North East.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 19, 2020

During these difficult times with the Coronavirus The old yard tapas bar has started a takeaway menu. We decided to try it out this evening. The food was excellent as usual, friendly service on the phone when ordering. We opted to collect, but they will...deliver for free in Darlington. Will definitely be doing this again.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

If you want consistent perfection in every single dish then look no further than the old tapas bar. I have been coming here as long as I can remember and received nothing but small plates of delight with every bite. They have a wide selection...of Greek and Spanish dishes. Amazing fresh seafood and a great selection of vegetarian options. I really do not know how they do it, each dish is fresh and flavoursome. Brilliant atmosphere, really makes you feel like you are on holiday. Good selection of drinks- sangria really good. Overall if you haven’t tried it do it! I am a foody and I have never had better tapas. Every one I’ve recommended it to agrees. The old yard tapas bar till I die ❤️More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

Love this establishment.Good atmosphere.Good selection of beers and wines.Polite staff nice food.Well done.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

We had a mix of Spanish Tapas and Greek Meze dishes. The best we have tasted outside of Spain/ Greece. We had 6 dishes between 2 people, only just finishing them, glad we didn’t order more, but would have happily ordered everything from the menu....The kleftico and saganaki were delicious. Combining excellent food and service with superb Real Ales, our only regret is that we don’t live closer.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

A really relaxed informal but typically Spanish bar the tapas were very flavourful and reasonably prices staff polite and helpful

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

Great food and live music! Well priced. Had the meatballs, garlic and chilli prawns, Greek salad, patatas bravas and halloumi - delicious!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Elizabeth A
November 9, 2018|
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Response from travelpassion1989 | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question. Yes we are kids friendly & we have a children's menu. We ask that children remain seated with their peers. Kind regards Tapas Bar management.
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Elizabeth A
November 9, 2018|
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Response from travelpassion1989 | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question. Yes we are kids friendly & we have a children's menu. We ask that children remain seated with their peers. Kind regards Tapas Bar management.
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cathrobson
May 28, 2018|
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Response from TapasBarManagement | Property representative |
Hello, Yes dogs are very welcome in designated areas; our outdoor cafe, and bar areas, we do not permit dogs in our seated restaurant areas though. We hope to see you and your dog soon! Kind regards, Tapas Bar Management.
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