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
  • Food and and service excellent. A very enjoyable evening.

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    Geoffrey Kelly
    1/28/2015
  • We had driven to Darlington just to eat, as we were staying at Redworth Hall and had eaten at their restaurant the night before. We certainly weren't disappointed! The immediate atmosphere was obvious, as the whole place was packed. Despite this, we got a table straight away and our greeting was friendly and genuine.

    When our food arrived we were really pleased. The portions were huge and we definitely over-ordered. However, it was so worth it as each and every dish was absolutely delicious. And when we couldn't eat anymore we were gutted!

    We will definitely come back here again, and make a trip from Sheffield especially. Next time we'll bring more friends for the food and stay for the cocktails! A great find!

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    Gemma Eden
    2/26/2017
  • positive review Just want to say a huge thank you to James and the guys for putting up with 30ish Fidler/Foster families and wedding party, last Friday 31st August, the night before our wedding.

    Great food as always, and served hassle free and with a friendly smile. Everyone really enjoyed the evening.

    Thanks again
    Paul and Andréa

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    Paul Fidler
    9/08/2018
  • We had a great meal for my friends birthday last week. So much delicious food I don't know if I could pick a favourite dish. We had an amazing night with lovely service and a lively atmosphere. We will definitely come back, thank you.

    Rose Grace Avatar
    Rose Grace
    3/31/2018
  • Love the food here. If you like tapas, you'll love this place. Great bar too.

    Alex Sproat Avatar
    Alex Sproat
    1/22/2020
  • nice bar with good atmosphere. Enjoyed my time there

    Neil Shaw Avatar
    Neil Shaw
    2/13/2017
  • absolutely fantastic, amazing food great atmosphere and very welcoming staff cant wait to go again

    Joanne Patrick Avatar
    Joanne Patrick
    12/09/2016
  • Great food, great atmosphere, somewhere to sit outside in the sun

    Jack Oliver Reynolds Avatar
    Jack Oliver Reynolds
    9/24/2013
  • Came here for late lunch...it was busy but guy behind bar managed to squeeze us in. Ordered 6 tapas and chips and drinks. Everything was spot on and tasty. I mean tasty in fact we was tempted to order more but I would have burst. Decor was rustic and homely. Great place and staff with pleasant service. Would fully recommend. Keep up the good work to all there.

    Jonathan Welford Avatar
    Jonathan Welford
    2/11/2017
  • Although it was obviously busy last night the customer service was excellent and the quality of the food was superb. Best tapas we have ever eaten.

    Sandra Metcalf Avatar
    Sandra Metcalf
    1/01/2017
Google Reviews
  • Plenty of choice on the menu, gorgeous food, and social distancing well observed too

    Denise Bennett Avatar
    Denise Bennett
    10/04/2020
  • 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
  • incredible food. very warm atmosphere and great for visiting friends and relatives while in the north east. highly recommend the prawns.

    joe hopkins Avatar
    joe hopkins
    9/24/2018
  • Great food and drink reasonably priced. Good busy atmosphere, very reasonable prices!! Great night out!!

    Matt Marsh Avatar
    Matt Marsh
    11/18/2019
  • Mostly go to the Tapas to watch rugby on a Saturday afternoon, with some food. Food is great, beer is great plus an extensive wine and spirits list. Well worth a visit!

    Ian Morris Avatar
    Ian Morris
    11/03/2018
  • 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
  • Great food, fantastic service. Great place to sit outside on a sunny day and watch the world go by

    Anth Liddle Avatar
    Anth Liddle
    12/10/2018
  • 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
  • Lovely restaurant the food and drink selection are excellent.

    James Holton Avatar
    James Holton
    1/23/2019
  • Amazing spot for absolutely class food. The selection of dishes is just enough from both Greek and Spanish origin. The (imported) cheese board is great for £8.99 and the meat dishes you can get are very well prepared, seasoned and presented. Stifado is one of my favourites along with Pollo y Chorizo a la Espanola with a nice creamy sauce (both around £5). The atmosphere is great, even on busy nights the vibe inside the joint is cool. A mix of locals, regulars and people from further afield complete the mix for a very inviting time. The staff are on point, they keep you looked after and are super-nice. The beer and wine selection on offer is also good. I've been here quite a few times over a thirteen year period and it still exudes the charm that I initially experienced first off. Can't wait to visit again. Next time I'll get some nice photos too.

    Scott Akoz Avatar
    Scott Akoz
    4/25/2019

For larger tables and events

Please call: 01325 467 385

Bookings are for restaurant tables only, bar tables are first come, first served. Thanks!