Harrogate Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Harrogate

November 28, 2017 Frederic Celentano

Harrogate is also known as "The English Spa." For centuries, visitors have flocked to the mineral hot springs. Today, those springs still soothe the body while the placid RHS Harlow Carr Gardens and Yorkshire Dales national park stimulate the soul. Tea rooms, architecture, and art galleries are the main pastimes in this pleasant town.  With four rail stations for easy transport, travelers can board trains running between Harrogate and York, Leeds, Knaresborough, and London.
Things to do in Harrogate

1. The Station Hotel

Station Road | Birstwith, Harrogate HG3 3AG, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast +44 1423 770254
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 412 reviews

The Station Hotel

We are a free house pub that is owned by a family living in the village of Birstwith, set in the beautiful Yorkshire Dale of Nidderdale. Popular with walkers and others who want to experience the spectacular Yorkshire scenery, our location provides excellent access to the Yorkshire Dales and the spa town of Harrogate and its famous tea rooms. As well as location we aim to delight our visitors with our first class food, drinks, service and accommodation. Our Food Our experienced chefs have justifiably gained a great reputation for delivering consistently good quality food. Our menu changes regularly but will always include the true English pub classics as well as some a la carte dishes to tempt every palate. We pride ourselves on locally sourcing our food, using local butchers, fishmongers and other food producers wherever possible. We grow a selection of our own herbs and vegetable in summer. Vegetarians are well catered for and all our sauces are gluten free, we are more than happy to cater for any specific dietary requirements. Our Drinks Our selection of drinks is also something of which we're proud. We provide a range of Cask Marque accredited Real Ales from many of the excellent local Breweries including Black Sheep, Copper Dragon, Daleside, Ilkley, Rudgate, York as well as the once local Tetleys. To compliment these we offer several Lagers and Ciders in both bottled and draught forms as well as the ever popular Guinness. If you're a fan of wine you need not fear as we provide quality wines at reasonable prices both "by the glass" and "by the bottle". We also carry a large selection of spirits, whiskeys and liqueurs. Our Rooms We have four fantastic guest bedrooms located on the first floor of the main pub building and a two bedroom accessibility suite located on the ground floor in a separate annex to the pub. All the rooms are furnished with traditional Oak furniture, comfortable beds and luxury bathrooms, we are certain you will enjoy staying with us. Our rooms include all the comforts you would expect - tea and coffee making facilities, IPod/IPhone docking station/alarm clock, free Internet access and flat screen freesat TV. We are located just 5 miles from Harrogate and have free on-site parking facilities. With the added benefit of our bar and restaurant downstairs and a full English breakfast to prepare you for the day we are the perfect base for holiday breaks of business trips.

Reviewed By 86badger - Knaresborough in Yorkshire

We came for a meal last Sunday and returned this Sunday with family as we enjoyed it so much. Our meals were beautiful and such relaxing comfortable surroundings. The roasts were delicious and desserts especially the pear and raspberry crumble were very moorish. We must mention Graham the waiter who was so lovely and helpful and made our evening so relaxed. We will definitely be back as a real find.

2. L'Albero Delle Noci

31 Cheltenham Crescent, Harrogate HG1 1DH, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$55 - HK$330 +44 1423 565806
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 939 reviews

L'Albero Delle Noci

Small restaurant, cosy, romantic, still family orientated, rustic with original art works, on display, Venetian polished plaster walls, 30 covers, traditional home cooked regional southern Italian in a warm welcome and relaxing dinning experience in a beautiful unique restaurant

Reviewed By mcadamwj - Glasgow, United Kingdom

My wife and I were visiting Harrogate and decided to try this restaurant due to its high score on TripAdvisor. Glad we did the food was first class as was the service. Particularly liked the seafood and had the black ink seafood risotto which was fantastic.

3. Bica Bistro and Cafe

108 Mayfield Grove, Harrogate HG1 5EY, England Highchairs Available, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 7525 625986
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 172 reviews

Bica Bistro and Cafe

Proper home cooked food with a hint of Southern Europe, great coffee and cakes, warm, casual atmosphere.

Reviewed By MaryTatlow - Solihull, United Kingdom

I had a Sunday morning breakfast here with my family after a weekend of family celebrations, having pre booked a table of 8. We were made to feel so welcome, nothing was too much trouble and we were well looked after and superbly fed, breakfasting...MoreThank you Mary, we are so pleased you had a nice time, it was a pleasure to welcome you and your family! Team Bica

4. Deano's Graze & Grill

34A Oxford Street, Harrogate HG1 1PP, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Free Wifi British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night HK$165 - HK$385 +44 1423 505300
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Deano's Graze & Grill

Sharing Plates & Steaks

Reviewed By Gill E - Harrogate, United Kingdom

We ordered the fillet steak and sea bream. Food was amazing. Steak melt in your mouth and triple cooked chips were gorgeous and obviously homemade. The sea bream was delicious with the most flavoursome sun dried tomatoes I have ever tasted. Michael’s service was exemplary - what a lovely guy. He was so passionate about the restaurant that we thought he was the owner. Well worth a visit. Oh and the sticky toffee pudding was to die for. Thanks guys for a lovely evening.

5. Timberlake's Bistro

1 Montpellier Mews Montpellier Street | Montpelliere Street, Harrogate HG1 2TQ, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$47 - HK$267 +44 1423 313485
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 556 reviews

Timberlake's Bistro

Reviewed By Ashley B - Harrogate, United Kingdom

Took friends who were visiting Harrogate for an evening meal at the weekend. We knew what to expect - they didn't and they were absolutely wowed by the experience. From a genuine friendly welcome to a sad farewell at the end of the evening - the whole experience was outstanding. Menu is so varied to meet all tastes supported by weekly specials. Wine and beer menu outstanding. We had their own prepared pastrami for starters and the mussels. Superb flavors. Then it was oxtail and chorizo ragu or lamb shanks - both mouth watering meat dishes. Some shared the local cheese board whilst others had sticky toffee pudding. All devoured without haste. A wonderful evening summed up by one of our party "possibly the best meal I've ever had".

6. Cambridge Cafe

5 Cambridge Road, Harrogate HG1 1PB, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Cafe, Asian, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +44 1423 540523
Excellent
73%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 150 reviews

Cambridge Cafe

Reviewed By Lyn132 - Manchester, United Kingdom

We have visited this cafe twice on recent visits to Harrogate. The menu is really varied and apart from the Chinese menu the also provide snacks, English breakfasts and toast dinners.
The staff are polite and very friendly. On our last visit I mislaid my mobile phone and thought I might have left it there. One young man helped us look for it and after phoning it for me I was able to locate it. He really went out of his way to help at a time when the cafe was full. Will definitely return again.

7. Konak Meze Turkish Restaurant

11-13 Mount Parade, Harrogate HG1 1BX, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night +44 1423 500330
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Konak Meze Turkish Restaurant

Welcome Hosgeldiniz to Konak Meze, where you will enjoy authentic Turkish cuisine in warm and welcoming surroundings. Firat and Osman will guide you through the vast culinary influence of the Ottoman Empire with authentic Turkish cuisine of the highest quality. With many of the dishes dating back to the time of the Sultans. Come and experience Turkish hospitality at its very best, the food is prepared and served with a light, modern twist. As devoted ambassadors of revolutionized Turkish food, Firat and Osman are determined that this new venture will bring the people of Harrogate a true taste of Turkey.

Reviewed By EnglandTraveller2007 - England

We booked this restaurant on the basis of the excellent reviews on trip advisor. However what a disappointment! I had stuffed aubergine and my girlfriend had the cobun kavurma. Both dishes were so bland..the kavurma just chicken and veg...lacking any sauce or flavour.
The only good thing about the meal was the house wine.
Service was excellent and waiters lovely but the food was a big let down, sorry to say.

8. The Guy Fawkes Arms

Main Street, Scotton, Harrogate HG5 9HU, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1423 868400
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 830 reviews

The Guy Fawkes Arms

Reviewed By Lifebeyond70 - Castle Douglas, United Kingdom

Had a lovely evening meal here in a country pub with lots of character, excellent cuisine and first class service.
We were lucky to get a table following a late cancellation and would certainly hope to visit again. Not only was the food very good, there was a good selection of draught cask beer at a very reasonable price.

9. Norse

28A Swan Road, Harrogate HG1 2SE, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$651 +44 1423 313400
Excellent
83%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 623 reviews

Norse

Norse is a relaxed restaurant located by the entrance to the beautiful Valley Gardens in Harrogate. We serve modern food using Yorkshire produce. We offer an la carte menu which is available at lunch or dinner as well as extra value Early Evening/Lunch set menu. For those that would like a longer experience we also offer a tasting menu. We'd love to host you at the restaurant soon. Regards Paul, Simon, Gareth and the Norse team.

Reviewed By RachelLizzyFellows

Service is warm and friendly and the £25 3 course lunch was completely delicious. Inventive cooking with real twists. The spherical Swedish pancake filled with chicken liver parfait was a highlight. The home-baked sourdough with fermented yeast butter (think marmite but subtle) was gorgeous. Fennel cooked in apple dashi with picked fennel, celeriac, sea fennel and burnt shallots outshone even the absolutely stunning piece of cod my husband had. Try the Sour Suzy Norwegian beer. 4 beers, 2 starters, mains and puds all for £73. Astonishing value and thoughtful cooking.

10. The Wild Plum

34-36 Hookstone Road, Harrogate HG2 8BW, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast HK$63 - HK$157 +44 1423 815320
Excellent
94%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 206 reviews

The Wild Plum

Reviewed By alialucinda - Bingley, United Kingdom

You cant book in advance as its first come first served (unless you get afternoon tea) so we were lucky to get a table. I ordered the pancakes which were £10. Very generous portion plus yoghurt, nutella and maple syrup, along with berries and flowers. Overall wonderfully presented, filling and tasty. Will come back for afternoon tea no doubt!

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