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Tavistock Italia Gastro Pub at The Board Inn

Penshaw View | Birtley, Chester-le-Street DH3 2JL, England
+44 191 447 4487
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (55 reviews)
“calamari” (12 reviews)
“steak” (25 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 14:30All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Penshaw View | Birtley, Chester-le-Street DH3 2JL, England
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1 - 10 of 424 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Best risotto I have ever had, king prawns and asparagus. Lovely atmosphere and staff very friendly. A joy to eat here?

Thank lynda t
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked as Trip Advisor reviews gave great feedback and it certainly doesn't disappoint. The outside is very deceptive as the restaurant has a great layout and Wonderful furnishings and the food was just Perfect 👌 We had the Tiger Prawn and Asparagus Risotto and the...More

1  Thank missmandyfootsteps
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in after work on Friday 4th August have wanted to try this place for a while the restaurant was very busy the early bird menu was still available but we managed to get a seat straight away the staff were very friendly and efficient...More

Thank Magog23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Fantastic authentic Italian food and drink cooked to perfection. Such vibrant flavours and a nice atmosphere to boot. Well worth a visit or two

Thank uk_pathfinder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant for a Farewell meal for one of our party who was going back home to America . Got to say it was probably the best Italian I've been to so far . We were a party of 9 and everyone...More

2  Thank Annette W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great choice of food served hot very friendly staff. Good priced fresh food portions a good size, decor going into resturaunt Could do with some attention to detail a bit shabby but overall a god local eating stop

Thank Judith C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed at nearby travelodge and walked to restaurant every night for 3 nights as we were well pleased on the first night. Very good menu,mainly Italian food,reasonably priced. Staff very friendly and good fun. Recommend this place to everybody.

1  Thank Keith B
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal tonight. My wife and I had the Strogonoff and it was delicious. For afters i had the Tiramisu and my wife had the cheesecake - again delicious. I would thoroughly recommend having a meal here. They deserve the top slot on...More

2  Thank David W
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Service-3-4* Food-4* amazing chips Decor-3* very dark inside Value-3-4*I thought it was expensive even at happy hour Called in for a cheap Italian which the pizza and pasta was but there are other Italians which do cheaper better value happy hours I would say like...More

Thank fappa_123
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Once a year we travel to Northumberland to stay with friends. For the last 4 years we have stopped off overnight at the Travelodge on the north side of th A1M (Washington North) and on our first visit we found this great restaurant. It has...More

Thank FarquiH
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Questions & Answers
Lisa R
9 August 2016|
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Response from tracey y | Reviewed this property |
yeah found out do have menu on internet
15 July 2016|
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Response from CoralDart | Reviewed this property |
Yes as it gets very busy
Christine C
4 October 2015|
Response from Cherry M | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. I don't know the answer. We just turned up one evening last week as we had heard such good things about this restaurant. We were just so pleased that we had a table. What ever time you go I am positive you will... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 37
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Penshaw View | Birtley, Chester-le-Street DH3 2JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Chester-le-Street
  • Phone Number: +44 191 447 4487
  • E-mail
Previously known as "Italia Retro Restaurant at The Board Inn"
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