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
  •   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
  •   Just got back from this tapas bar and wanted to give them a review. Had 5 tapas dishesbetween 2 of us. Plenty of choice of both green and Spanish but we stuck with the Spanish. It was delicious. Beetroot and blue cheese salad ..lovely and...More

    thumb Pumski
  •   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
  •   This would always be my go to place for tapas.. Gambas pil pil and patatas bravas are the best I've tasted. Wouldnt go anywhere else for tapas. Timing is brilliant and service is great. Always accommodating and if you want something different they will always...More

    thumb E5303KAnicolaf
  •   What more can you say,a group of us “descended” on the bar after a golf competition,warmly greeted and served with great choice of beers and very reasonable prices. Service even though place was busy was always swift courteous and helpful. We decided grub needed so...More

    thumb Walkerfamily
  •   I booked a table for four at 16:30 We were so looking forward to having the lamb kleftiko only to be told they had run out of lamb. We were so disappointed. My wife said the same thing had happened a couple of weeks ago...More

    thumb Alan M
  •   We visited with friends on a Saturday nights to enjoy a meal and catch up as we hadn’t met for a few months. We were seated upstairs and as always the food could not have been any better, absolutely lovely and we ate everything....except all...More

    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
  •   Thoroughly enjoyed the food and service was very good. Only downside was that there was a screaming kid with the most piercing scream imaginable and the mother was unable or unwilling to control it...!!!

    thumb RayL1892
  •   Favourite tapas restaurant. The food tastes lovely and there’s so much to choose from. Portions don’t look like much but are always incredibly filling.

    thumb lucyrhay
Google Reviews
  • 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  Could not fault it good San Miguel and great tapas

    thumb Colin McCune
  • 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
  • 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  Had a lovely meal on good Friday really enjoyed it

    thumb Linda Colman
  • review rating 5  incredible food. very warm atmosphere and great for visiting friends and relatives while in the north east. highly recommend the prawns.

    thumb joe hopkins
  • review rating 5  Lovely restaurant the food and drink selection are excellent.

    thumb James Holton
  • review rating 5  Lovely food and very friendly

    thumb Jon Bear
  • 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 5  Great food, fantastic service. Great place to sit outside on a sunny day and watch the world go by

    thumb Anth Liddle


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