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  Had a lovely meal here last night. Great selection of tapas. Would highly recommend.

    thumb Jackie Bell
    12/03/2019
  • 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 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  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  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 5  Could not fault it good San Miguel and great tapas

    thumb Colin McCune
    4/14/2019
  • review rating 5  Lovely restaurant the food and drink selection are excellent.

    thumb James Holton
    1/23/2019
  • review rating 5  Great place to eat, absolutely delicious fresh food. The staff are all friendly and polite, couldn't fault this place and have been many times. You are all doing a good job, keep it up.

    thumb Sandra buckle
    2/05/2020
  • 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 4  Had a lovely meal on good Friday really enjoyed it

    thumb Linda Colman
    4/23/2019
Google Reviews
  • review rating 4  Good food. Good atmosphere. A bit noisy but very good.

    thumb Paul Thompson
    3/06/2019
  • 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  Love the food here. If you like tapas, you'll love this place. Great bar too.

    thumb Alex Sproat
    1/22/2020
  • review rating 5  Great place to eat, absolutely delicious fresh food. The staff are all friendly and polite, couldn't fault this place and have been many times. You are all doing a good job, keep it up.

    thumb Sandra buckle
    2/05/2020
  • 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  incredible food. very warm atmosphere and great for visiting friends and relatives while in the north east. highly recommend the prawns.

    thumb joe hopkins
    9/24/2018
  • 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 place is amazing. Great food and wine can't recommend enough. Will definitely be returning

    thumb Michael Fowler
    2/09/2020
  • review rating 5  Friendly staff and fantastic food never disappoints ?

    thumb Graham Hardy
    4/29/2019
  • 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

Contact

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THE OLD YARD TAPAS CAR

 

Due to recent government orders, our bar is now closed temporarily until further notice.

We have decided the responsible action is to provide a food delivery service as we don’t want to encourage large gatherings in response to the government’s advice. We can also supply you with your favourite drink; bottles only.

Please call to order, pay over the phone, and we will bring the tapas bar experience to your door! [Challenge 21 upon delivery – drinks purchase only available with a food order]. You can also Collect.

From all of us at the tapas bar, take care, support local businesses and we will get through this together.

Our delivery and collection availability times are as follows and we will update regularly for the coming weeks:

The Tapas Car is out for delivery this weekend

Friday 12 – 10pm

Saturday 12 – 10.30pm

Sunday 12 – 9pm