Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Harrogate
Hardens guides have spent 31 years compiling reviews of the best Harrogate restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 48 restaurants in Harrogate and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Harrogate restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
Featured Harrogate Restaurants
. The Ivy Harrogate
British, Modern restaurant in Harrogate
7-9 Parliament Street - HG1
2021 Review: A “bustling” ambiance that “gives a lift to the spirits” is the chief plus-point of this brasserie offshoot of the ever-expanding London luminary. Even fans concede it’s “expensive for what it is”, and “could be said to be a little formulaic”, while a couple of other reporters noted meals that were positively bad.
Afternoon tea restaurant in Harrogate
1 Parliament Street - HG1
2021 Review: “Still the most civilised place on Earth” – these archetypal tea rooms have been a “Yorkshire institution” for a century now, founded as they were in 1919. There’s “no point wasting calories elsewhere” when here you can enjoy “afternoon tea, exactly as it should be”: “surrounded by starched white tablecloths and napkins, plus silver teapots, with a great selection of sandwiches (extra if you want them!) and cakes, plus unlimited tea or coffee served in grand surroundings by lovely staff”. “Every town should have one. Why don’t they?”
. Drum & Monkey
Fish & seafood restaurant in Harrogate
5 Montpellier Gdns - HG1
2021 Review: “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”.
Scandinavian restaurant in Harrogate
2021 Review: Paul Rawlinson may have shut down his beloved Norse, but his other local venture, albeit “cramped”, remains “way beyond what other numerous high street coffee shops can offer”; “the brews are absolutely delicious” and “the bakes (Scandi buns etc) are brilliant…”: “go for the waffles – the big secret is they’re gluten-free and you don’t even notice it!”
. Graveley’s Fish & Chip Restaurant
Fish & chips restaurant in Harrogate
8-12 Cheltenham Parade - HG1
2021 Review: “A very traditional Yorkshire chippie” which doesn’t offer anything fancy but “just good fish ’n’ chips” (the former “huge and well-battered”, and “you can go for more exotic if you wish”); “a little tip – avoid early evening when the ‘pensioners’ special menu’ is served – it will be heaving!”
Pan-Asian restaurant in Harrogate
28 Swan Road - HG1
2021 Review: “A touch of class… and in a classy area”: this “unfailing” Pan-Asian occupies the ground and first floor of the Studley hotel and – “a Harrogate institution” of approaching 20 years’ standing – remains the most-mentioned eatery in the area thanks to its “civilised” style and “tremendous” dishes. Top Tip – “Sunday buffet lunch is superb value” and gets “hectic” as a result (at other times the place has a “calm and relaxing ambience”).
Italian restaurant in Harrogate
8-10 Princes Square - HG1
2021 Review: “Italian food as it should be” – Stefano Lancellotti’s “good, traditional” operation (established 22 years ago) has maintained “consistent high standards in all areas over the years”, and focuses on the Emilia Romagna region, from whence Lancellotti hails.
. General Tarleton
British, Modern restaurant in Ferrensby
Boroughbridge Rd - HG5
2021 Review: This “welcoming” and “very reliable” pub-with-rooms has a kitchen that “goes from strength to strength” by most – if not quite all – accounts, and its location, just off the A1 and close to Harrogate, makes it a handy stop-off or rendezvous.
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