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  Great food and drink reasonably priced. Good busy atmosphere, very reasonable prices!! Great night out!!

    thumb Matt Marsh
    11/18/2019
  • review rating 5  Lovely restaurant the food and drink selection are excellent.

    thumb James Holton
    1/23/2019
  • 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  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  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 4  Had a lovely meal on good Friday really enjoyed it

    thumb Linda Colman
    4/23/2019
  • review rating 5  Friendly staff and fantastic food never disappoints ?

    thumb Graham Hardy
    4/29/2019
  • 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 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
    3/12/2019
Google Reviews
  • 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  Friendly staff and fantastic food never disappoints ?

    thumb Graham Hardy
    4/29/2019
  • review rating 4  Good food. Good atmosphere. A bit noisy but very good.

    thumb Paul Thompson
    3/06/2019
  • review rating 5  Lovely food and very friendly

    thumb Jon Bear
    6/08/2019
  • review rating 5  Great food and drink reasonably priced. Good busy atmosphere, very reasonable prices!! Great night out!!

    thumb Matt Marsh
    11/18/2019
  • review rating 5  This place is amazing. Great food and wine can't recommend enough. Will definitely be returning

    thumb Michael Fowler
    2/09/2020
  • 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
    3/12/2019
  • 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  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

    thumb Chris Kelly
    11/08/2019
  • review rating 5  Excellent food and good value.

    thumb David West
    6/26/2019

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