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
  • Never disappointed with this place. Food, atmosphere and service all top rate

    Mark Spalding Avatar
    Mark Spalding
    10/15/2017
  • positive review Lovely food and lovely and friendly staff

    Hazel Boland Avatar
    Hazel Boland
    10/26/2018
  • positive review Fabulous food and service. Thank you so much.

    Sharon Oliver Avatar
    Sharon Oliver
    12/27/2018
  • Food was amazing staff were really friendly definitely coming back again

    Donna McStravick Avatar
    Donna McStravick
    9/28/2017
  • Great food. Fast service. Well priced. Once food arrives you're left alone to enjoy it!
    Great as always!

    Darren Hardy Avatar
    Darren Hardy
    4/17/2017
  • Drinks can b a bit pricey but food very good. Nice clean place to eat

    Lisa Brown Avatar
    Lisa Brown
    8/28/2016
  • positive review Great bar. Excellent food and good selection of real ales. Friendly service too.

    David Knight Avatar
    David Knight
    8/08/2018
  • 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
  • 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, great atmosphere, somewhere to sit outside in the sun

    Jack Oliver Reynolds Avatar
    Jack Oliver Reynolds
    9/24/2013
Google Reviews
  • Could not fault it good San Miguel and great tapas

    Colin McCune Avatar
    Colin McCune
    4/14/2019
  • Had a lovely meal here last night. Great selection of tapas. Would highly recommend.

    Jackie Bell Avatar
    Jackie Bell
    12/03/2019
  • This was a Google find after spending time in the north east. Highly recommended. Great service and great food ! If your ever near Darlington city centre and fancy something fresh and authentic give this place a visit. Has a split menu, half tapas style dishes and half meze style. Luckily on my visit they had a special offer of 3 dishes for £10 off a slightly smaller version of the main a la carte. Again highly recommend this place. I will be visiting again very soon

    Chris Kelly Avatar
    Chris Kelly
    11/08/2019
  • 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
  • Nice food, but its not sure if it wants to be a bar or restaurant. Staff were fantastic and we left a tip for that, price was reasonable but you need to take your order to the bar and we weren't offered a dessert menu. Not really what I want from a restaurant

    Lisa Jones Avatar
    Lisa Jones
    11/09/2019
  • 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
  • Lovely selection of freshly cooked Spanish tapas and also some Greek dishes. Well kept Real Ale on tap and good choice of wines. Good atmosphere with friendly staff.

    Patricia Vince Avatar
    Patricia Vince
    11/09/2019
  • Friendly staff and fantastic food never disappoints ?

    Graham Hardy Avatar
    Graham Hardy
    4/29/2019
  • 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
  • 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

For larger tables and events

Please call: 01325 467 385

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