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Summary

£59
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “amazingly busy” Montpellier Quarter veteran (est. 1971) is “just as good as it’s always been” – credit to Ray & June Carter, who’ve overseen it for a decade (and have also run the Sportsman’s Arms, Wath-in-Nidderdale, for three). The “very interesting and delicious menu” spotlights “fish cooked absolutely right”“try the queenies (aka queen scallops) followed by fish pie”.

Summary

£59
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “wonderful stalwart of Yorkshire dining” is, to its many fans, “a mainstay of any visit to Harrogate” for its fabulous fish and “attentive service”. Founded in 1971, it has been run for the past 10 years by the Carter family – under whose ownership it “never disappoints”.

Summary

£59
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“After so many years of excellence” this old-school Montpelier seafood destination “is pleasingly unchanged in its brilliance”. Run by the Carter family since 2018, it “can always be relied on” to deliver “superb results”. In particular, “nowhere does the classics better (fish soup, smoked haddock Florentine, fish pie, delicious oysters, perfectly cooked Dover sole…)”. All this, plus “sensible wine and pleasant service”.

Summary

£50
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Classy but not stuffy” – this “most agreeable” seafood restaurant has been a Montpelier institution for half a century – William Fuller, who owned it for 25 years and died in 2018, is still missed by regulars. Now run by the Carter family, it retains its old-school atmosphere, while “the seafood on offer is always fresh, appetising and excellent”.

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Reviews of Drum & Monkey Restaurant in HG1, Harrogate by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Drum & Monkey restaurant.
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Great place for , lunch in Harrogate. Excel...
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"Great place for , lunch in Harrogate. Excellent all rounder."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£11.90 £21.40 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.95
Filter Coffee £3.10
5 Montpellier Gdns, Harrogate, HG1 2TF
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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