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

December 5, 2017 Milan Banda

Knaresborough (/nɛərzbrə, -bərə/ NAIRZ-b(ə)rə) is an historic market town, spa town and civil parish in the Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is located on the River Nidd, 4 miles (6.4 km) east from the centre of Harrogate.
Things to do in Knaresborough

1. General Tarleton Restaurant

Boroughbridge Road | Knaresborough Near Harrogate, Knaresborough HG5 0PZ, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$675 +44 1423 340284
Excellent
59%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 399 reviews

General Tarleton Restaurant

Reviewed By olibot - Durham, United Kingdom

We called in here as we simply passed it and fancied some lunch. What a treat! We dined off the Market Menu and were not let down.
The Parfait & Veloute were lovely (although the brioche with the parfait was very dry) - the sourdough would have been a better accompaniment. With regard to main courses the baked salmon and the chicken & leek pie were truly great, but the treat were the chips - wow some of the best I’ve ever tasted. Beautifully crunchy on the outside, light and fluffy as you like of the inside - perfection.
The service was polite, efficient and attentive.
However - why oh why do you have plastic ‘flowers’? But then why put them in a vase with water! What on earth is going on? It beggars belief to have plastic flowers in a vase with water!
Such a let down.

2. Carriages

89 High Street, Knaresborough HG5 0HL, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi European, British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$118 - HK$306 +44 1423 867041
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 585 reviews

Carriages

Reviewed By Otium54

Thoroughly enjoyed lunch. I went for Seafood gratin which was tasty - loved the sauce; chose roast saddle of lamb with small lamb pie and all the trimmings. Purple carrots were a nice change and cauliflower cheese good.
Others had mushrooms on toast followed by roast beef and roast pork.
Only thing missing a good Ale - Black Sheep or Doombar.

3. The Tiger Inn

Shortsill Lane | Coneythorpe, Knaresborough HG5 ORY, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$110 - HK$165 +44 1423 863632
Excellent
53%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 646 reviews

The Tiger Inn

The Tiger is a family run village pub, with the ethos of excellent quality pub food, served with perfect quality cask ales and a superb reputation.

Reviewed By MJuneG - Spofforth, North Yorkshire

Absolutely brilliant food - excellent service, keenly priced and great value for money. The breast of lamb was the best I've ever tasted but I have one big problem with this restaurant - everything on the menu is so good, it is impossible to choose! Well done and thank you.

4. Drakes Fish and Chip Restaurant and Take Away

3-5 Silver Street, Knaresborough HG5 8AJ, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Fast Food, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$55 - HK$118 +44 1423 864864
Excellent
65%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 878 reviews

Drakes Fish and Chip Restaurant and Take Away

The Drakes team wishes you a pleasant and enjoyable experience sampling the true taste of Yorkshire. If you are visiting Knaresborough, you will be able dine in our restaurant, if you don’t have time to stop don’t worry simply have a takeaway. Our team at Knaresborough will welcome you as we have many others, we have had amazing feedback based on our food and service.

Reviewed By AMANDA14125 - Morpeth

Cannot fault a thing perfect food. Haddock.... ive never had it before delicious. Perfect brown chips just how they should be. Enjoyed the jalepenos too. Tues march 6th.

5. The Masons - Hopperton

Hopperton Street | Hopperton, Knaresborough HG5 8NX, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards British, Pub, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Drinks, Dinner HK$55 - HK$275 +44 1423 330442
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 342 reviews

The Masons - Hopperton

The Masons is a classic country pub / gastropub midway between Wetherby, Harrogate and Knaresborough serving lunches and dinners using homemade locally sourced food and a wide selection of wines and alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. We have a lovely dog friendly snug bar and a dog-free area for dining.

Reviewed By Richard B

Found this place outside york to meet family. Its not well signposted so it was quiet on a thursdsy night. Great food and large portions. Good selection of beers and nice resturant. Landlady was really friendly and food arrived quick. I would recommend to anyone in the area to stop buy.

6. The Royal Oak

Main Street | Staveley, Knaresborough HG5 9LD, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$31 - HK$220 +44 1423 340267
Excellent
77%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 290 reviews

The Royal Oak

Reviewed By steviejgalfie - London, United Kingdom

We popped in after a walk in the snow and were tempted by the 2 course lunch menu for £12.95. The food was huge hearty portions and extremely tasty. Lovely presentation and really attentive service. The owners have only been there since December but should...Morethank you for your lovely review, we appreciate that you have taken time to comment, and hope to see you again, weather permitting, yours catherine.

7. Zolsha Indian Restaurant

38 High Street, Knaresborough HG5 0EQ, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +44 1423 866111
Excellent
60%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 269 reviews

Zolsha Indian Restaurant

Zolsha is a sleek and sophisticated Indian dining experience located in the centre of the ancient market town of Knaresborough. On the River Nidd in the Borough of Harrogate. Since the opening of Zolsha in 2007, we have gained a huge reputation for our high quality cuisine, vibrant atmosphere and first class service. We are delighted to announce that we cater for any size of event, whether that's indoors or be it outdoors. Moreover, we are happy to cater for your individual requirements and propose something based entirely on your bespoke needs. The all the rage 'Thursday Evening banquet', seasonal cooking with great value set menus and, of course, our lazy 'Sunday mega buffet'

Reviewed By tobytyke1912 - Barnsley, United Kingdom

2nd visit here
not busy but being the first weekend after xmas expected.
starters mains and breads all very good and the manager spoke to us at the end of meal to apologise for the behaviour of a couple who were old enough to know better, this didn't spoil our evening though and told him so.
well done zolsha

8. Riverside Cafe

23A Waterside, Knaresborough HG5 8DE, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks +44 1423 546759
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 205 reviews

Riverside Cafe

Reviewed By Anthony C

A lovely bright coolish day in November for a walk along riverside area.
The wind was quite brisk and we made a stop at this delightful place on the man walk area next to the river Nidd.
A warm welcome was made to us for two coffees and a lovely piece of toasted teacake which came in at about £5.90.
The service was very good and the majority of guests appear to be dog owners as well.
Our first time there and really enjoyed it !

9. The Lavender Rooms

16 Market Place, Knaresborough HG5 8AG, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1423 860555
Excellent
61%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 294 reviews

The Lavender Rooms

A warm welcome awaits you in the Lavender Rooms where you can relax and enjoy a break in an atmosphere full of Olde Worlde Charm.

Reviewed By MStJB - York, United Kingdom

Always have a problem with TripAdvisor. This place is good. Not very good. Not average. But have gone with average. We cleared the table as they were understaffed. No problem, just saying. The soup came x 3 and was fine. My Brie and Bacon melt was tasty. Noisy, messy children destroyed the ambience. Not the cafes fault just wish parents would show a bit of control. The interior tired and needing a make over. All in all fine. But and here is the but. Would I return? Not so sure. Would probably go and check out other places so that probably tells you all you need to know.

10. McQueen's Cafe

51 High Street, Knaresborough HG5 0HB, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$31 - HK$63 +44 1423 861668
Excellent
84%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 196 reviews

McQueen's Cafe

Friendly, family-run cafe on the High Street, in the historic market town of Knaresborough. Famous for our breakfasts and hand-cut skin-on chips, we also serve an excellent range of teas and coffees, as well as the usual cafe fare such as jacket potatoes, burgers, quiche, chilli, sandwiches and paninis, soup, cakes and scones. Many items are homemade using produce from independent local suppliers. Vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options are available.

Reviewed By hjhclifford - Wetherby, United Kingdom

McQueen's is always busy, but so friendly. The food is excellent, the staff very helpful and thoughtful, and the customers chat to each other even if total strangers - always a good sign. If you just want a cup of tea or a full meal,...MoreThank you so much for the review!

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