Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Harrogate
Hardens guides have spent 29 years compiling reviews of the best Harrogate restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 62 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.
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1. Clocktower Restaurant, Rudding Park Hotel British, Modern restaurant in Harrogate Rudding Pk, Follifoot - HG3
Clocktower Bar is a great place to meet for drinks, whether a coffee through to a cocktail. A bar menu is also available with a range of dishes.Guests can relax on the large south-facing terrace and have a refreshing drink or something to eat followed by a walk in the b...
2. Sukhothai Thai restaurant in Harrogate 17-19 Cheltenham Pde - HG1
“Sawasdee Ka! Welcome to Sukhothai — the home of authentic Thai food in Harrogate.
You'll find Sukhothai Harrogate in a lovely spot on Cheltenham Parade, just a few minutes walk from the centre of this beautiful spa town.
It combines our award-winning, authentic Thai cuisine ...
3. The Tannin Level British, Traditional restaurant in Harrogate 5 Raglan St - HG1
For more than 30 years, the Tannin Level has been one of the most renowned and best loved Restaurants in Harrogate. Staunchly independent, it proudly sho...
4. Bettys Afternoon tea restaurant in Harrogate 1 Parliament Street - HG1
“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?”
5. Bettys Garden Café Afternoon tea restaurant in Harrogate Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw - HG3
“Overlooking the gardens at RHS Harlow Carr”, which considerably add to the charms of this “lovely” branch of the well-known Yorkshire tea room chain. From the “magnificent” coffee to the breakfast and afternoon tea, it’s “always busy – with good reason”.
6. Sasso Italian restaurant in Harrogate 8-10 Princes Square - HG1
“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.
7. Orchid Pan-Asian restaurant in Harrogate 28 Swan Road - HG1
“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”).
8. Baltzersens Scandinavian restaurant in Harrogate
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!”
9. Stuzzi Italian restaurant in Harrogate 46B Kings Road - HG1
There’s a “nice buzz” about this “trendy, artisan foodie restaurant with fabulous, ever-changing Italian small plates”, opposite Harrogate Convention Centre. ‘Stuzzichini’ are snacks typically served by Venetian osterias – but don’t worry about minuscule portions: this is “hugely enjoyable and satisfying food”, offered by “knowledgeable staff” alongside “some impressive wines”. They recently opened in Leeds too.
10. Drum & Monkey Fish & seafood restaurant in Harrogate 5 Montpellier Gdns - HG1
“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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