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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
  • Ate too much again couldn't help it ???

    John Keenan Avatar
    John Keenan
    8/24/2017
  • Lovely restaurant the food and drink selection are excellent.

    James Holton Avatar
    James Holton
    1/23/2019
  • Excellent night out..good atmosphere and good clientele..good all round

    Roger Turner Avatar
    Roger Turner
    7/09/2017
  • Came here for late lunch...it was busy but guy behind bar managed to squeeze us in. Ordered 6 tapas and chips and drinks. Everything was spot on and tasty. I mean tasty in fact we was tempted to order more but I would have burst. Decor was rustic and homely. Great place and staff with pleasant service. Would fully recommend. Keep up the good work to all there.

    Jonathan Welford Avatar
    Jonathan Welford
    2/11/2017
  • 5 star ratingWhat 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 after quick whip round £10 each delivered £120 to the bar with the request that they choose food for us... what came was substantial and absolutely delicious.
    Previous events had ended up with a curry well that’s not happening again ,we’ll be back next year.
    Thanks
    C.C.Club

    Walkerfamily Avatar
    Walkerfamily
    9/16/2019
  • Atmosphere is brilliant. And the food is awesome.

    Stephanie Kingdon Avatar
    Stephanie Kingdon
    12/24/2016
  • Never fail to deliver excellent customer service. Always go that extra mile, The food is excellent and the atmosphere is second to none. A huge thank you to James and the team for doing a fantastic job. Thank you for a festive Saturday Lunch Tapas Bar x x

    Fiona Dixon Avatar
    Fiona Dixon
    12/19/2016
  • 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
  • Never a bad meal here... Food was gorgeous yesterday & the new outdoor area is lovely for when the sun is out. 5* everytime 🙂

    Louise Ward Avatar
    Louise Ward
    7/02/2017
  • positive review 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 :)!

    Aymie Parker Avatar
    Aymie Parker
    3/03/2019
Google Reviews
  • 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
    11/03/2018
  • Great food and drink reasonably priced. Good busy atmosphere, very reasonable prices!! Great night out!!

    Matt Marsh Avatar
    Matt Marsh
    11/18/2019
  • Great food, fantastic service. Great place to sit outside on a sunny day and watch the world go by

    Anth Liddle Avatar
    Anth Liddle
    12/10/2018
  • Lovely restaurant the food and drink selection are excellent.

    James Holton Avatar
    James Holton
    1/23/2019
  • Plenty of choice on the menu, gorgeous food, and social distancing well observed too

    Denise Bennett Avatar
    Denise Bennett
    10/04/2020
  • Haven't been here for a while, still just as good. Had a great lamb gyros and a pint

    Neil Tunstall Avatar
    Neil Tunstall
    4/28/2019
  • incredible food. very warm atmosphere and great for visiting friends and relatives while in the north east. highly recommend the prawns.

    joe hopkins Avatar
    joe hopkins
    9/24/2018
  • 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
  • Good food. Good atmosphere. A bit noisy but very good.

    Paul Thompson Avatar
    Paul Thompson
    3/06/2019
  • 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!!!!!!!

    Eddy Trace Avatar
    Eddy Trace
    6/21/2019

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