Wondering where to find the best restaurants in Harrogate? From a world-famous tearoom to big-name restaurants and artisan bistros, you’ll find lots of options in this historic spa town.
Here are some of our top restaurants to visit in Harrogate. Take a look and let us know your favourites!
Ten places to eat in Harrogate:
1. Drum and Monkey
The popular Drum and Monkey in Harrogate has been serving the finest quality seafood for over 40 years. You can enjoy oysters, mussels, scallops and lobster among the selection of seafood on offer.
2. Horto Restaurant at Rudding Park
This three AA rosette restaurant uses fresh seasonal ingredients (Horto stands for ‘Kitchen Garden’) and offers guests a choice of à la carte and a tasting menu. Also at Rudding Park is The Clock Tower which offers a range of menus including Afternoon Tea and the popular Yorkshire Tapas.
No trip to Harrogate is complete without a visit to Bettys – the popular tearoom has been part of the town since 1919. As well as the traditional afternoon tea and fat rascals, you can also get food ranging from fish and chips to eggs benedict.
4. Orchid at The Studley
This two AA rosette restaurant was one of the first Pan Asian restaurants in the UK and the menu includes dishes from Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing. Private dining rooms can be set-up for between 12 and 20 people – perfect for a special occasion.
Norse was named Harrogate’s 'Restaurant of the Year' in 2017 and combines local Yorkshire produce and modern techniques. Choose from six starters and six main courses or try the tasting menu which showcases the best that this excellent restaurant has to offer.
This popular restaurant on Royal Parade is a mainstay of the Harrogate dining scene. There’s a set menu available at certain times of the day making it excellent value for money. There is also a wide choice of dishes on the à la carte menu.
7. William and Victoria
This restaurant and wine bar serves traditional British food and has been a Harrogate staple for over 40 years. Characterful interiors and classic dishes like shepherd’s pie make this great for a hearty meal. A great choice for Sunday lunch!
8. The Ivy
The Ivy is a new kid on the block in Harrogate and serves modern British food in gorgeously styled interiors. Pop in for breakfast, brunch or an evening meal and wash it down with a cocktail.
9. Royal Baths Chinese Restaurant
This Chinese restaurant is situated in an old bath hall that has been beautifully renovated to its former glory. The setting is stunning and you’ll find all the classic Chinese dishes you would expect on the menu.
Fodder is a farm shop, delicatessen and cafe and is situated close to the entrance of the Great Yorkshire Showground. You’ll find more than 65 varieties of Yorkshire cheeses along with meats, vegetables, chutneys and cakes. The cafe serves breakfasts, afternoon tea and a range of cafe classics.
This is just a small selection of the cafes and restaurants in Harrogate. Let us know your favourite!
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