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The Tapas Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Durham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was really nice, hot tasty and nothing was too much trouble The staff were informative and efficient

Thank graham s
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always fabulous food traditional Greek and Spanish tapas dishes and lovely atmosphere for socialising.Good selection of beers,wines and cocktail's.

Thank marie a
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Manager & Staff friendly. What a loverly place to eat & enjoy some Greek or Spanish Tapas. I had the moussaka but it wasn't as nice as 6 months ago, it was very oily & the cheese was tasteless but the bread & olive oil & balsamic were delicious. My friend had stifado which she said was gorgeous. We... More 

Thank alison d
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this place in December for a few Xmas drinks with friends and what a great night. Food to die for 👍🏼 San Miguel on draught 👍🏼 Large room in the back with tv showing sports. Friendly staff We will be returning asap.

Thank Rob T
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lively buzz to this town centre Spanish/Greek eatery. Our family of six tucked in to cured meats homemade hummus, potato skins, chorizo and chicken wings, croquette potatoes with fish cheese and ham. The craft ale (Rocket Town) was a delight and the service friendly and cheerful. We will return!

Thank Andy N
Darlington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Daughter home from uni for Christmas, time to catch up. The Old Yard Tapas Bar is a relaxed way to eat and drink. There's a Spanish and Greek side to the menu. Six dishes between two was spot on. Melty kalamari and minty keftedes from the Greek side, pollo al chillidron and albondigas from the Spanish side amongst the highlights.... More 

Thank Phil5001
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last night was my first visit to The Tapas Bar as part of a work Christmas meal. I'd heard good reviews but even though I had high expectations, the food and service far outweighed just how good I thought it would be. Without exaggeration it was quite possibly the best food I've ever had on a meal out. The Peri... More 

Thank Basketcase81
Durham, England, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Xmas party changed this year from the mass hotel crimbo preset meal experience to the more confined but sociable tapas bar in Darlington. Always known for it varied menu it was a perfect change to the normal preset Xmas meal. Food was fresh, well presented and incredibly tasty as expected. The cured meat platter and chorizo dish were delicious... More 

Thank Rob D
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178 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Popped in with a friend while I was Xmas shopping. The food is superb! Service was amazing. If your ever in the area this place is a must.

1 Thank Princesskathmc
Yarm, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

What an AMAZING night, Fantastic food, great atmosphere. (Especially enjoyed the plate samshing) George and his staff do a great job. This little restaurant is perfection. Cant wait to go back.

Thank shortymaccas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $16
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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?