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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
Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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!
Tapas Bar Management.