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The Tapas Bar

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98 Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JY, England
+44 1325 467385
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Bergen, Norway
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A combined pub and tapas bar. Excellent service. Cosy atmosphere. Perfect for business dinners and conversations. The menu had a great variety of both Spanish tapas dishes and Greek meze dishes. No problem to mix and match from either menu. The tables were a little small to have 10 dishes at the same time. A lot of passing around. Great... More 

Thank Sigurd N
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I must have been to the Tapas Bar at least 25 times over the years, maybe more and have never had a bad experience. The food has evolved over the years and it was nice to see some new additions to the menu. A new dish we tried is calabacin frito con queso (courgette fritters) which transforms a dull vegetable... More 

Thank LarryTheLark
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our running club regularly meet here for drinks, tonight my mum had mentioned they were going here for a few drinks for our official unofficial club awards ... I didn't think anyone in our club would have thought of a cake so I picked one up with some candles and popped down early evening and asked if they would mind... More 

Thank Becci B
Billingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We have usually been evening visitors, made very welcome & the place was fairly quiet. Extensive menu, good service & excellent food, although best to avoid the Chicken & Tomato Spanish combinations, as the Chicken is very soft & globular, The trad Spanish are as good if not better than in Spain, the spice levels are just right. Good range... More 

Thank RobatWynyard
Marske-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

My wife and I met a friend in Darlington and we decided to share some tapas-y food, so visited the Tapas Bar. On first entering it's not clear whether this is a pub/bar or a restaurant, as they were showing live football in a bar area, but when we inquired further we we shown a dining area at the back.... More 

Thank Amy_and_Jami
Darlington, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Visited here on Saturday lunch time. We arrived about 1 and it was just starting to get busy. We decided to choose from the Greek meze side of the menu and only had to wait about 10-15 minutes for our food to arrive after we'd ordered at the bar. The food was piping hot and we can definitely recommend the... More 

Thank Claire R
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Lovely little cosy place giving an authentic feel! Lots of choice which i suppose you would expect from tapas but still great range! Friendly service, food was beautiful evetything tasted fresh and well flavoured, the black pudding with chorizo was amazing and i dont usually like it it was for my partner but i loved it! Was great value for... More 

Thank SamGrieves78
Darlington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is always buzzing whether you go on a Monday night or Saturday night. I have been on a Thursday night when they had live music too which was great fun! The food is delicious and staff all really friendly, would highly recommend :)

Thank rache170191
Darlington, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Eat here regularly. Most recent visit with Mum on a Sunday night without a reservation. Although they were busy they found us a table. New menu had a number of new choices. Food came promptly and was very tasty. Appropriate portions. Polite, attentive service. The tapas was it's usual lovely self!

Thank ktrtontour
Darlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Ad-hoc visit for tea and it was busy. We were still given a choice of table and were seated quickly by the pleasant staff. The tapas menu had plenty of either new or improved dishes to choose from. We shared a very nice bottle of Juan Gil red wine and really enjoyed our food. This place never disappoints with very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $17
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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?