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.

Facebook Reviews
  • review rating 0  fantastic food freindly atmosphere great service .

    thumb Jean Marley
    3/03/2019
  • review rating 0  We visited this evening and had such a great meal ! The staff couldn’t of been more helpful if they tried. The lady checked with the chef what dishes I could have and highlighted the menu for me ( no dairy ) There was loads ! They even double checked something was for my partner that we ordered before bringing it out due to it containing dairy. I am such a fussy eater but I thoroughly enjoyed our meal and felt confident to be eating here. It’s the first place I’ve actually felt comfortable and confident eating at in a long time and even better that I had such a huge choice!! Thanks for such great service and see you soon :)!

    thumb Aymie Parker
    3/03/2019
  • review rating 0  Great food, atmosphere and bar / waiting staff.

    thumb Tim Sedgewick
    2/17/2019
  • review rating 0  Lovely place, great food and friendly staff

    thumb Andrea Leonard
    2/09/2019
  • review rating 0  Lovely tapas, better than the other 2 I’ve been too, even though they don’t do paella, but if I ring in the morning they will make me paella for that evening, amazing service and attitude this is my new tapas, well worth the travel, lovely atmosphere and food was delicious, felt like I was back in Spain, highly recommend

    thumb Maureen Wombwell
    2/07/2019
  • review rating 0  Visited last night 15/01/2019 truly delicious food! So impressed.

    thumb Bethany Jade
    1/16/2019
  • review rating 5  Could easily have been in Spain . Lovely food and sangria , good service . Will definitely visit again

    thumb Sharon Collins
    12/30/2018
  • review rating 0  Great ambience to go with fab food

    thumb Anita PickfordTarn
    12/30/2018
  • review rating 0  Fabulous food and service. Thank you so much.

    thumb Sharon Oliver
    12/27/2018
  • review rating 0  Great place, friendly staff and great selection of Tapas

    thumb Bev Foard
    12/22/2018
TripAdvisor Reviews
  •   I held my husband’s 50th birthday party here last weekend. From the start the staff could not have been any more helpful. Nothing is a problem and everything is very well organised. The food was amazing and we had nothing but great feedback from our...More

    thumb B R
    6/25/2019
  •   Booked this venue for our daughters evening wedding celebration with friends, think for around 70/80 people. Back room booked and food provided, thoroughly enjoyable evening.

    thumb peteratkinson1
    8/20/2019
  •   Firstly it was freezing when we arrived so we sat in our coats the entire time. Next we ordered some tapas which I thought were very average. The menu online said there was a fish of the day so I brought my mum along. However...More

    thumb Anna-Calixta
    4/11/2019
  •   Two of us ate here on a Saturday lunch time. The food was delicious. Friendly service. Nice bottle of Spanish white. Been to this restaurant many times, doesn’t disappoint Well recommended.

    thumb Nickynickpick
    10/07/2019
  •   Taken here by relative of my wife. It was clearly the best tapas we have had in the UK. Truly compares with meals in Spain.three of us crazily ordered 12 dishes but nine would been sufficient for the three of us. Dishes of meats, chicken...More

    thumb alexhL6457QI
    10/05/2019
  •   We enjoyed a wedding voucher at the tapas bar. The food was exceptional and the service was second to none. We really enjoyed the variety of food we could choose from and it all came piping hot and within a reasonable time! We will definitely...More

    thumb DanielW2403
    2/11/2019
  •   Amazing place! The restaurant itself has a nice warm feel which makes for a comfortable dining experience. I ordered a chorizo and halloumi gyros and....oh my god! One of the best gyros I’ve ever had. A massive thumbs up to the tapas team 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    thumb jonnym444
    10/01/2019
  •   Visited here on Friday evening with my daughter. We ordered a selection of tapas, including, hummus, tatziki, accompanied by warm fresh pitta bread, the manchengo cheese balls, Patatas bravas, jalapeño peppers & calamari, all were beautiful & tasted delicious. This was my 4th visit, &...More

    thumb fionascotthendry
    8/18/2019
  •   Definitely would not be recommending this restaurant to anyone. The service was absolutely terrible and the staff were so rude!

    thumb foodie0501
    8/30/2019
  •   Three of us found ourselves in Darlington looking for a bite to eat on a Thursday evening.. Came across theOld Yard. Even though the place was buzzing the staff managed to find us a table. Great range of tapas and mezze dishes. We mixed and...More

    thumb shincliffe
    9/13/2019
Google Reviews
  • review rating 5  Great food, fantastic service. Great place to sit outside on a sunny day and watch the world go by

    thumb Anth Liddle
    12/10/2018
  • review rating 4  Had a lovely meal on good Friday really enjoyed it

    thumb Linda Colman
    4/23/2019
  • review rating 4  Good food. Good atmosphere. A bit noisy but very good.

    thumb Paul Thompson
    3/06/2019
  • review rating 5  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.

    thumb Paul Whitty
    4/06/2019
  • review rating 5  Haven't been here for a while, still just as good. Had a great lamb gyros and a pint

    thumb Neil Tunstall
    4/28/2019
  • review rating 5  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.

    thumb Scott Akoz
    4/25/2019
  • review rating 5  Could not fault it good San Miguel and great tapas

    thumb Colin McCune
    4/14/2019
  • review rating 4  Last Sunday me and my friend were in this restaurant and having red wine that was too good and the whole staff of The Old Yard Tapas Bar were so polite.. I'll come back soon!!!!!!!

    thumb Eddy Trace
    6/21/2019
  • review rating 5  Friendly staff and fantastic food never disappoints 👍

    thumb Graham Hardy
    4/29/2019
  • review rating 5  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!

    thumb Ian Morris
    11/03/2018

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