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
  •   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 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
  •   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
  •   I’ve been coming for meals here for years and for different events, and I can honestly say Tapas Bar never disappoints, and is one of my favourite places to eat in Darlington. The food is always amazing, specials change on a regular basis, and the...More

    thumb KatP900
  •   Went with my husband and baby, always receive top service and the food is amazing 👌🏼 been coming here for years and will continue to. A+++More

    thumb Tourist597613
  •   My husband and I have recently visited Barcelona and yet the paella at the Tapas Bar is actually better than some we ate there! It’s freshly prepared and takes around 45 minutes but you can actually pre order beforehand if you didn’t want to wait...More

    thumb Jo W
  •   It’s many years since our last visit and I don’t know why. The food was excellent, service faultless and a great atmosphere which is lacking in many of the town centre restaurants. We visited as part of the Love Darlington restaurant week,which offered excellent value....More

    thumb PaulandJane7
  •   We enjoyed a wedding voucher at the tapas bar. The food was exceptional and the service was second to none. We really enjoyed the variety of food we could choose from and it all came piping hot and within a reasonable time! We will definitely...More

    thumb DanielW2403
  •   Excellent selection of tapas ideal for sharing. Friendly staff and good service. Very popular so I would definitely book ahead. Reasonable prices well worth a visit

    thumb ritchie20142015
Google Reviews
  • review rating 5  Lovely restaurant the food and drink selection are excellent.

    thumb James Holton
  • 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 4  Good food. Good atmosphere. A bit noisy but very good.

    thumb Paul Thompson
  • 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
  • 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 4  Just had drinks warm friendly atmosphere, big sports TV, apparently the food is good too.

    thumb ritchie jones
  • 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


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