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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 Lovely food and lovely and friendly staff

    Hazel Boland Avatar
    Hazel Boland
    10/26/2018
  • Lovely food and very friendly

    Jon Bear Avatar
    Jon Bear
    6/08/2019
  • Excellent food and drink. The tempura courgettes were (in the words of Craig Revel Horwood), gorgeous.

    Sue Hayes Avatar
    Sue Hayes
    7/04/2017
  • Ate too much again couldn't help it ???

    John Keenan Avatar
    John Keenan
    8/24/2017
  • Excellent food and good value.

    David West Avatar
    David West
    6/26/2019
  • Lovely little restaurant, food was amazing, staff friendly and helpful. Would definitely go back.

    Caroline Ferguson Avatar
    Caroline Ferguson
    10/23/2017
  • 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.

    Scott Akoz Avatar
    Scott Akoz
    4/25/2019
  • positive review Lovely place, great food and friendly staff

    Andrea Leonard Avatar
    Andrea Leonard
    2/09/2019
  • positive review Visited last night 15/01/2019 truly delicious food! So impressed.

    Bethany Jade Avatar
    Bethany Jade
    1/16/2019
  • 10/10 as always! Absolutely delicious food

    Kate Kirby Avatar
    Kate Kirby
    7/26/2017
Google Reviews
  • Had a lovely meal on good Friday really enjoyed it

    Linda Colman Avatar
    Linda Colman
    4/23/2019
  • Friendly staff and fantastic food never disappoints ?

    Graham Hardy Avatar
    Graham Hardy
    4/29/2019
  • If you want tapas this is the must place to go, also live sport and a great selection of drinks

    Simon Tripp Avatar
    Simon Tripp
    7/06/2019
  • 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
    9/27/2020
  • The service is great. The staff are lovely and accomodating. Food is really nice. Hygiene is very good at the moment.

    Nirujan Kaileswaran Avatar
    Nirujan Kaileswaran
    7/26/2020
  • 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!

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    Ian Morris
    11/03/2018
  • 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.

    Peter McDougall Avatar
    Peter McDougall
    3/12/2019
  • Had a lovely meal here last night. Great selection of tapas. Would highly recommend.

    Jackie Bell Avatar
    Jackie Bell
    12/03/2019
  • Love the food here. If you like tapas, you'll love this place. Great bar too.

    Alex Sproat Avatar
    Alex Sproat
    1/22/2020
  • 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.

    Paul Whitty Avatar
    Paul Whitty
    4/06/2019

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