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Shirley Valentine's

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12 New Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NA, England
+44 1752 669686
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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I recently visited here and we found the food to be really lovely. Our only real niggle about the restaurant was we weren't over fond of the atmosphere. Can't really place my finger on why, but it was a bit uneasy and claustrophobic. Other than that it was nice :)

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled across this place and extremely glad we did. In one of the oldest buildings in Plymouth it was tastefully decorated with the old, exisiting features and a cosy feel. Super friendly and attentive service. We had the meze munch which was great value, big portions, good selection and was hugely satisfying. Will definitely be going back if we... More 

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cornwall
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful food with authentic tastes of Turkey. Lots of choice even for the most difficult to please palate. We had a family group who all enjoyed our meals although the Keleftico was deemed the best.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Had invited guests to this place.. It was pretty hot inside. One desktop fan which wasnt really doing much. One person waiting tables and managing the till. Food was ok but on the whole the experience was very very average which is a shame cause on a previous occasion we came out pleased. Theres another Turkish / Mediterranean restaurant close... More 

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Suffolk England
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Relaxed, no frills environment, attentive waitress, good food, plenty of it, tasty and authentic. Be careful not to over order though. Try the Lal Rose, love it. Well done.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Delicious food, huge portions and super friendly staff. The best Turkish bread and coffee. I can't wait to go back!

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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Situated in a lovely old building in the Barbican this restaurant was recommended to us by a fellow eater in another restaurant in Plymouth. The menu is packed with a wide range of dishes which is always a bit of a worry as I prefer a narrower freshly prepared range of meals. I always think that if the menu is... More 

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We called on the night to get a table and they were very accommodating despite being very busy (think we were lucky). From the outset the staff were friendly and helpful with the menu as it was our first visit. The food was amazing, plenty of it and very tasty. If I was going to offer any downside, it would... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

After reading reviews and looking for somewhere a little different while on a short break in this fine city, we booked a table here. It was very quiet midweek in October but we were greeted by a lovely lady, who was also our server for the evening. The dining area upstairs gives a fine authentic Turkish feel and our friendly... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Visited early evening midweek in October and it was almost full! This would suggest a good restaurant, which it was. Cosy atmosphere - tables a bit squashed in Food was ok but not brilliant. My partner had 'Local Fish' (£11) - which was watery and in her opinion pre frozen - what a disappointment for a restaurant that is less... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 New Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1752 669686
Description
Welcome and Merhaba to Shirley Valentine's!

Our aim is to offer you, our valued customers, a taste of some of the best cuisine Turkey and the Mediterranean has to offer.
Turkish cuisine, originating from the blending of the Asian, European, Middle Eastern and African cultures and evolved under the influence of the Seljuk and Ottoman Cuisines over the centuries, offers thousands of delicious dishes and delicacies. With a wealth of traditional recipes on our menu we combine a variety of meats, fish and vegetarian dishes that promise to satisfy and surprise.
All of our dishes are completely homemade by our Turkish chefs using, where possible, only the finest locally sourced ingredients. We hope to provide our diners with a true taste of the best Mediterranean food in Plymouth, in a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere all encased in an atmospheric restored 16th century building.

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