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The Tapas Bar

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98 Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JY, England
+44 1325 467385
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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darlington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the Tapas Bar, been going there for years and the food is consistently good. Always a great atmosphere, even if your just having a drink. Tapas can end up being quite expensive though.

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Thank jodine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

me and my family have been visiting the tapas bar for quite a few years now, we always have our birthday celebrations there. the staff are absolutely lovely and are always very helpful. the food is amazing and never fails to impress! will continue to go in the future :)

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Thank Zoe W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

this is our favourite place to eat, excellent food and menu. The owner is so helpful and they have FRESH produce daily unlike every other food place. The staff are so welcoming and friendly, I would eat there every night if I could!!!!

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Thank Nick W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A return visit for food and drink. A great selection of real ales available. Fantastic food as always. Polite and efficient staff. Quiet and rekaxed atmosphere (unusually quiet for a friday evening but still pleasant)

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Thank dorisdazzlers
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked as a large group of around 12, and all was nice and perfectly fine until we were told that some of the dishes we'd ordered were not available. This in itself was not an issue, however I was directed to go to the bar and speak to one of the staff there in order to amend our order... More 

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Thank Conneseuir1
darlington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good was lovely & good prices. Just a note that the Tapas bar can't split the bill & its cash only. Something to bear in mind. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Jane H
Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I had a wonderful lunch: a selection of dishes, including a very tasty mussel dish. The staff were helpful in selecting dishes to complement each other.

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Thank G D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Staying down the road in the blackwell grange hotel. Fancy going out to eat and found this lovely restaurant. Does both spanish and Greek food with had a mixture of both. The food was gorgeous and authentic, service was quick and good customer service. Bar was busy but seated quickly. Would highly recommend

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Although not authentically Spanish tapas I visit often and always throughly enjoy most of the menu! Food always served really quickly. I always order too much!

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Thank Samantha T
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

The tapas are not really spanish, some of them are not even close to what the actual dish is (pollo al chilindron is not chili at all!). Actual croquettes and what you're served are two completely different things. The omelette is dry and underseasoned. At least the beer is from Spain.

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Thank Alexiss_80

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $17
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Darlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1325 467385

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?