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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 Great Food (and a great pint)

    Andrew Purkiss Avatar
    Andrew Purkiss
    11/08/2018
  • positive review 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

    Maureen Wombwell Avatar
    Maureen Wombwell
    2/07/2019
  • Great food, great atmosphere, somewhere to sit outside in the sun

    Jack Oliver Reynolds Avatar
    Jack Oliver Reynolds
    9/24/2013
  • 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
  • Great food excellent service highly recommended definitely come back Thankyou

    Julie Cook Avatar
    Julie Cook
    5/01/2017
  • 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
  • Excellent :):)

    Bronislaw Kocurek Avatar
    Bronislaw Kocurek
    6/01/2017
  • Fab food service atmosphere. James is a star & runs a really good bar. Great outside seati g area for sunny days

    Irene Davies Avatar
    Irene Davies
    5/26/2016
  • positive review We have had a lovely meal and the staff were very friendly and efficient

    Anne Foster Avatar
    Anne Foster
    11/16/2018
  • 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.

    Vince Ryan Avatar
    Vince Ryan
    12/11/2016
Google Reviews
  • 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
  • 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!

    Ian Morris Avatar
    Ian Morris
    11/03/2018
  • 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
  • Had a lovely meal on good Friday really enjoyed it

    Linda Colman Avatar
    Linda Colman
    4/23/2019
  • 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
  • Just had drinks warm friendly atmosphere, big sports TV, apparently the food is good too.

    ritchie jones Avatar
    ritchie jones
    12/16/2018
  • Excellent food and good value.

    David West Avatar
    David West
    6/26/2019
  • Good food. Good atmosphere. A bit noisy but very good.

    Paul Thompson Avatar
    Paul Thompson
    3/06/2019

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