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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
  • absolutely fantastic, amazing food great atmosphere and very welcoming staff cant wait to go again

    Joanne Patrick Avatar
    Joanne Patrick
    12/09/2016
  • Really nice food. Great atmosphere. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

    Tom Record Avatar
    Tom Record
    1/08/2015
  • lovely staff delicious food very clean great ambiance. will return

    Dawn Murphy Avatar
    Dawn Murphy
    6/21/2017
  • This place is amazing. Great food and wine can't recommend enough. Will definitely be returning

    Michael Fowler Avatar
    Michael Fowler
    2/09/2020
  • 5 star ratingTwo of us ate here on a Saturday lunch time.
    The food was delicious.
    Friendly service.
    Nice bottle of Spanish white.
    Been to this restaurant many times, doesn’t disappoint

    Well recommended.

    Nickynickpick Avatar
    Nickynickpick
    10/07/2019
  • positive review Fabulous place to eat, staff incredible, amazing food , atmosphere incredible, so welcoming,

    Sandra Maddison Avatar
    Sandra Maddison
    9/13/2018
  • Always a great afternoon when the football is on, great crack amongst the locals, and as ever plenty of choices of both food and drink, with friendly efficient staff it's a win win situation...

    Paul Kane Avatar
    Paul Kane
    10/02/2017
  • Had lovely night , food and staff were excellent x

    Debbie Sinclair Avatar
    Debbie Sinclair
    3/03/2017
  • We've just tried the "bring an omelette to your workplace" service and it was outstanding, hand delivered and piping hot. Highly recommended. ���

    Rob Metcalfe Avatar
    Rob Metcalfe
    11/20/2017
  • positive review Great place, friendly staff and great selection of Tapas

    Bev Foard Avatar
    Bev Foard
    12/22/2018
Google Reviews
  • Lovely restaurant the food and drink selection are excellent.

    James Holton Avatar
    James Holton
    1/23/2019
  • Just had drinks warm friendly atmosphere, big sports TV, apparently the food is good too.

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    ritchie jones
    12/16/2018
  • 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
  • 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
  • Friendly service, great food (pleasantly surprised by the eggy bread!). Mixture of Spanish and Greek tapas. Great selection of gins and rums too. Has a laid-back pub atmosphere and also shows sport.

    Jonathan Anderson Avatar
    Jonathan Anderson
    9/24/2020
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    2/05/2020
  • 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
    11/08/2019
  • 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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