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
  • 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  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

    thumb Lisa Jones
    11/09/2019
  • review rating 5  Lovely food and very friendly

    thumb Jon Bear
    6/08/2019
  • review rating 5  Had a lovely meal here last night. Great selection of tapas. Would highly recommend.

    thumb Jackie Bell
    12/03/2019
  • 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
  • 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  Lovely restaurant the food and drink selection are excellent.

    thumb James Holton
    1/23/2019
  • 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 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
Google Reviews
  • review rating 4  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.

    thumb Patricia Vince
    11/09/2019
  • review rating 5  If you want tapas this is the must place to go, also live sport and a great selection of drinks

    thumb Simon Tripp
    7/06/2019
  • 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 4  Just had drinks warm friendly atmosphere, big sports TV, apparently the food is good too.

    thumb ritchie jones
    12/16/2018
  • 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  Lovely restaurant the food and drink selection are excellent.

    thumb James Holton
    1/23/2019
  • review rating 5  Excellent food and good value.

    thumb David West
    6/26/2019
  • review rating 4  Good food. Good atmosphere. A bit noisy but very good.

    thumb Paul Thompson
    3/06/2019
  • 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
  • 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

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