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
  • 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
  • review rating 0  Great food, atmosphere and bar / waiting staff.

    thumb Tim Sedgewick
  • review rating 0  Lovely place, great food and friendly staff

    thumb Andrea Leonard
  • 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
  • review rating 0  Visited last night 15/01/2019 truly delicious food! So impressed.

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

    thumb Sharon Collins
  • review rating 0  Great ambience to go with fab food

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

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

    thumb Bev Foard
TripAdvisor Reviews
  •   On a recent visit to Darlington we checked Trip Advisor for the best local restaurant - this place came up. We wandered past thinking... is this the place? Well it most certainly was and the food was fantastic. We ate a mix of Tapas and...More

    thumb Sarah M
  •   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
  •   Really nice food with lots of selection, even for dietary restrictions. Staff were very helpful and attentive even when it was extremely busy. Lively atmosphere. Only suggestion is to make sure they clearly signpost where the people who are eating need to go or have...More

    thumb rb-shar
  •   Amazing food and service we felt like we were re living our wedding menu in Greece and the place has a great atmosphere

    thumb Kate H
  •   The food here really is outstanding, with so much choice from light bites to slow cooked meats. There's plenty of vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and gluten free options as well. The atmosphere is cosy and very thoughtful, so much so that you could believe it...More

    thumb PennysMummy
  •   Visiting family recommended here , having lived in Cyprus for many years shared a platter it lived up to our expectations really enjoyed . Shame the weather could have done better would be excellent sat out to enjoy on a sunny day. Friendly efficient staff...More

    thumb sisterruthie46
  •   We had a great evening meal together - 6 of us. Huge menu of tapas. Not rushed. Very relaxed. Great value. Great fun.

    thumb 932gd
  •   the food. hot. fresh. the staff so tidy. manners shown at all times. nothing was to much. if a request asked by my group it was dealt with and there was our request granted. thank you to all the staff. oh the food is amazing...More

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

    thumb foodie0501
Google Reviews
  • review rating 5  Friendly staff and fantastic food never disappoints 👍

    thumb Graham Hardy
  • 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
  • review rating 5  Excellent food and good value.

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

    thumb Paul Thompson
  • 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
  • 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
  • review rating 4  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.

    thumb Peter McDougall
  • review rating 4  Had a lovely meal on good Friday really enjoyed it

    thumb Linda Colman


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