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Welcome to the award-winning Old Yard Tapas Bar

We are delighted to welcome you to Darlington’s Award-Winning Tapas Bar at The Old Yard.

TripAdvisor Reviews
  • Amazing food and the best atmosphere I have ever experienced in a restaurant will definitely be returning , George and all the team do a fantastic job loved it thank you for a great night Tapas Bar xx

    Sarah Smurthwaite Avatar
    Sarah Smurthwaite
    12/09/2016
  • Food was great so was service will be back recommend you try it

    Kevin Churchman Avatar
    Kevin Churchman
    10/08/2016
  • Never a disappointment with this place, great food, great service and great atmosphere ���������

    Jennie Ann Sowerby Avatar
    Jennie Ann Sowerby
    4/30/2017
  • Atmospheric. Loved the Christmas cocktails. Friendly and efficient staff.

    Stephen Shelton Avatar
    Stephen Shelton
    12/11/2017
  • positive review love it here! food is amazing. staff lovely could stay here all day and night. thank you for another great meal x

    Laura Homer Avatar
    Laura Homer
    10/27/2018
  • If you want tapas this is the must place to go, also live sport and a great selection of drinks

    Simon Tripp Avatar
    Simon Tripp
    7/06/2019
  • Never fail to deliver excellent customer service. Always go that extra mile, The food is excellent and the atmosphere is second to none. A huge thank you to James and the team for doing a fantastic job. Thank you for a festive Saturday Lunch Tapas Bar x x

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    Fiona Dixon
    12/19/2016
  • Lovely food today for our first visit. Can't wait to come back.

    Christine Hutchinson Avatar
    Christine Hutchinson
    9/27/2015
  • Great food and friendly staff make this place a hidden gem in the centre of town.

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    Gary Cossins
    7/15/2016
  • positive review I’d recommend absolutely everything! Always a fabulous atmosphere, excellent range of guest ales, great selection of wine and of course Gin ?We have sampled many dishes on the extensive menu too, especially the vegetarian ones. And the staff... they are fantastic George, James and the team are so accommodating. With all of these wonderful points why wouldn’t we have our wedding party here! Thank you all ???

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    Lynne Pedelty
    11/20/2018
Google Reviews
  • Lovely food and friendly staff. Why a time limit? Why a rush to order, eat and leave? We were given an hour and a half to eat up, sup up and ship out. Before it came close to our time, we asked for the dessert menu, twice. Second time we (politely) commented we had to be out soon. The same with the bill. Why the rush? Upstairs only had us and one table of people when we left! Can't blame the staff, they just did as they had been told.

    Tina Tortoise Avatar
    Tina Tortoise
    9/27/2020
  • The service is great. The staff are lovely and accomodating. Food is really nice. Hygiene is very good at the moment.

    Nirujan Kaileswaran Avatar
    Nirujan Kaileswaran
    7/26/2020
  • Could not fault it good San Miguel and great tapas

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    Colin McCune
    4/14/2019
  • My partner and I were passing through Darlington last night on our way home to Scotland and decided to stop here for a meal. We arrived wearing tracksuit bottoms etc and were told on arrival that there was a dress code which meant no tracksuits allowed. We were given a table, however.

    We ordered our food and didn't have to wait too long for it to arrive. Everything was lovely until I found a long hair in my Tzatziki. I pushed it aside and continued with everything else. At the end of the meal I pointed out the hair and was relieved to have the item removed from the bill and a very embarrassed waitress couldn't apologise enough.

    I would definitely come here again if I'm passing through Darlington in the future as it was genuinely a nice place to eat.

    Peter McDougall Avatar
    Peter McDougall
    3/12/2019
  • Haven't been here for a while, still just as good. Had a great lamb gyros and a pint

    Neil Tunstall Avatar
    Neil Tunstall
    4/28/2019
  • If you want tapas this is the must place to go, also live sport and a great selection of drinks

    Simon Tripp Avatar
    Simon Tripp
    7/06/2019
  • Great service, good quality beer selection, lovely tapas

    Nigel Feeney Avatar
    Nigel Feeney
    8/01/2020
  • We visited the old yard tapas bar as a large group of 15. The food was excellent with a wide variety of Spanish and Greek tapas menus. What was really good was the 6 or more group menu which came out with over 10 (the beer was flowing so I cannot remember the exact amount) well sized dishes. The service was brilliant and what was nice was that they catered for individual needs, the pizza was available as an online pre order but not on the in-house menu and yet they still made it. It was a great night for all of us and I would highly recommend this restaurant.

    Paul Whitty Avatar
    Paul Whitty
    4/06/2019
  • Lovely food and very friendly

    Jon Bear Avatar
    Jon Bear
    6/08/2019
  • Excellent food and good value.

    David West Avatar
    David West
    6/26/2019

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