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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
  • Excellent service and amazing food last night!! Party of 10 for a birthday and everything was perfect. Highly recommended xx

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    Lucy Abigail Smith
  • 5 star ratingAmazing 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

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  • Managed to squeeze us in even though fully booked. All the food was beautiful and sangria refreshing. Always a good choice. ??

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    Sara Wray
  • My favourite place in Darlington centre to eat and/or socialise. The food has never, ever failed (and I’ve eaten there over 30 times over the years I reckon) and they constantly up there game by adding new dishes (their fresh fish dishes are absolutely delicious)

    The service and atmosphere can’t be bettered; relaxing, attentive and always upbeat.

    They fully deserve every success they have.

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    Hannah Webb
  • Delicious food, polite and friendly staff, warm and welcoming atmosphere. Great place to go to with friends!

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    Alfred Letley
  • Food was lovely. Definitely recommend it

    Trudy Tindle Avatar
    Trudy Tindle
  • This place is amazing. Great food and wine can't recommend enough. Will definitely be returning

    Michael Fowler Avatar
    Michael Fowler
  • Lovely food and very friendly

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    Jon Bear
  • A lovely evening was spent here. There is a wide variety of Spanish and Greek tapas dishes and service was relatively quick. The food was tasty and just about right to accompany a chat. Will call again

    Stephanie Anne Avatar
    Stephanie Anne
  • Good service excellent food and reasonable prices.

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    Carol Leak
Google Reviews
  • 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!!!!!!!

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    Eddy Trace
  • Great service, good quality beer selection, lovely tapas

    Nigel Feeney Avatar
    Nigel Feeney
  • Had a lovely meal here last night. Great selection of tapas. Would highly recommend.

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    Jackie Bell
  • Love the food here. If you like tapas, you'll love this place. Great bar too.

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    Alex Sproat
  • 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.

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    Scott Akoz
  • 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
  • Had a lovely meal on good Friday really enjoyed it

    Linda Colman Avatar
    Linda Colman
  • 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
  • Haven't been here for a while, still just as good. Had a great lamb gyros and a pint

    Neil Tunstall Avatar
    Neil Tunstall
  • 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.

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    Patricia Vince

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