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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
  • Floors marked for social distancing
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.
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
Lunch, Dinner
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
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

We stopped in Darlington to charge the car and called in for lunch. Friendly staff and well cooked tasty food, large portions, you will not leave hungry

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here 18th November 2021 as a party of 9. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and very good food. Between the 9 of us, we ordered 36 various tapas, plus olives etc and drinks. The food came quickly, in decent portions and was very good. The team...were really friendly, efficient and helpful. Will most definitely be back!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Truly delicious! Eyes certainly bigger than our bellies but we ordered 6 dishes; black pudding and chorizo, chicken and chorizo, Spanish meats, potato bavoras, potato ali oli and prawns in garlic and a bread basket! Every dish was beautiful and the potatoes were a huge...portion!! We enjoyed it that much we bought a family member a voucher for Christmas as we know they’ll love it! Can’t wait to return myself. 🤤🤤More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is amazing as soon as we walked in it felt as though we were in Spain. The decor is so lovely and authentic Spanish music in the playing in the background. The staff were really nice especially Rebecca T and nothing was too...much trouble . The menu was full of delicious Spanish and Greek tapas dishes and the portions were plentiful. Would really recommend this place. Thank you to the staff for making it such a pleasant experience !More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 23, 2021 via mobile

Bang average food and quite poor service by staff who really only fetch and carry your order. Food bland and overcooked. Expensive for what it is ! Nice place downstairs and a good vibe! Upstairs is cold and soulless. Nice touches in menu detailing the...history of the building and area. I wouldn’t recommend for food there’s a lot better locally. I would pop in for a drink though downstairs as it is pleasant.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 30, 2021

The tapas dishes here are to die for! So affordable and really good portions. This restaurant is such a hidden gem in Darlington

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 9, 2021

What a find. This place is fantastic. Very atmospheric. Amazing choice of vegetarian options. Staff all wonderful and will definitely be returning.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 2, 2021 via mobile

Well we found this haven of Spanisness in an unlikely setting, bang in the heart of a seemingly traditional North Eastern town centre. So what can I tell you? Inviting and atmospheric eating place, wonderful ambience, first class food and service, and very reasonably priced....We would recommend The Old Yard Tapas Bar to anyone visiting the town. Anecdotally, when we asked for "La Cuenta Por Favor, the young waiter said he didn't know if they had that brand of lager!" Made our night!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 29, 2021 via mobile

Eaten here twice in the last month. It’s a very relaxed informal place to eat. Wide choice of tapas and meze dishes - something for everyone. We particularly liked the slow cooked lamb and the beetroot salad. All the dishes we chose we chose were...well cooked and tasty. Service was good, they were very busy but still performed well under pressure.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 18, 2021 via mobile

Fantastic, fresh food - I'd go as far as saying its the best Tapas food that I've ever had! Friendly, very professional staff who work tirelessly to make you feel welcome and give you the best experience possible. 11/10 Must visit !!!! I guarantee you...will visit again and again.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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September 3, 2021|
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Response from Bungaymike | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps you should get out more😂
August 5, 2021|
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Response from Barry V | Reviewed this property |
Yeah wear clothes Seriously no Enjoy this place
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November 9, 2018|
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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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Yard Tapas Bar

Yes, The Old Yard Tapas Bar offers takeout services.

Yes, The Old Yard Tapas Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Old Yard Tapas Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5