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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
  • positive review Always gorgeous food and drinks ??

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    Rachael Graham
  • The Tapas Bar is simply fantastic. The food is exceptional, the staff are awesome and the atmosphere is second to none. I have, for many years now had a real affiliation with the Tapas Bar. The football on the big screens is a real plus. (Celtic fan). They simply cater for everyone. Top place.

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    Vince Ryan
  • Without a doubt the best bar/restaurant in Darlington. Very friendly staff, great food, some very good guest ales, very friendly clientel and a fantastic management team, to ensure you enjoy your time spent there. The only place in town that l would consider eating & drinking in. My few words cannot do the place justice... dont just take my word for it, enjoy the Tapas experience for yourselves. I know you will return again snd again.

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    Paul Cush
  • It works out expensive but it's a lovely treat.
    House red wine very nice.
    Pil pil Gambas is to die for.

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

    Sara Wray Avatar
    Sara Wray
  • Excellent Tapas. Excellent service.

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    Rob McGlade
  • positive review Lovely place, great food and friendly staff

    Andrea Leonard Avatar
    Andrea Leonard
  • Brilliant! Fab food and a great environment. Wish I could come every week

    Beverley Kim Tarot Starforth-Tobbell Avatar
    Beverley Kim Tarot Starforth-Tobbell
  • 5 star ratingJust 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 fresh with flavour and not too overwhelming blue cheese
    Gambas pil pil ...nice and tastywith not too much heat
    Stuffed jalapenos ... creamy and full of flavour
    Patatas bravas...chose the vegi option so ther were a lovely accompaniment to the other dishes
    DUCK... not sure of the name of the dish but number 16...absolutely delicious ...I would come back for this alone.

    Service was good and staff friendly but not overbearing. Onlycomplaint but i am not docking them any points was the eating area was a little chilly.

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  • enjoyed a family birthday meal yesterday , food was lovely and hot the staff very friendly and attentive, even my 9yr old grandson loved it ive eaten here many many times over the years never been disappointed

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

    Michael Fowler Avatar
    Michael Fowler
  • 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!

    Ian Morris Avatar
    Ian Morris
  • Lovely food and very friendly

    Jon Bear Avatar
    Jon Bear
  • 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.

    Sandra buckle Avatar
    Sandra buckle
  • Just had drinks warm friendly atmosphere, big sports TV, apparently the food is good too.

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

    Jackie Bell Avatar
    Jackie Bell
  • Lovely food and friendly staff. Why a time limit? Why a rush to order, eat and leave? We were given an hour and a half to eat up, sup up and ship out. Before it came close to our time, we asked for the dessert menu, twice. Second time we (politely) commented we had to be out soon. The same with the bill. Why the rush? Upstairs only had us and one table of people when we left! Can't blame the staff, they just did as they had been told.

    Tina Tortoise Avatar
    Tina Tortoise
  • Had a lovely meal on good Friday really enjoyed it

    Linda Colman Avatar
    Linda Colman
  • 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
  • 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

    Chris Kelly Avatar
    Chris Kelly

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