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Mouthwatering Places to Eat and Drink in and Around Harrogate

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Harrogate offers culinary options to suit all tastes and budgets. Traditional tearooms and cafés serve up fresh-baked cakes and pastries, and pubs and Michelin-starred restaurants boast of using only fresh, locally sourced seasonal produce. As well as traditional English food, you'll find cuisine from all over Europe, as well as eateries that offer everything from Indian and Chinese cooking to Tex-Mex.

Typical dishes


Typical dishes in this part of the world include roast beef or lamb with Yorkshire pudding, fish from the nearby North Sea, rhubarb crumble, and cheeses such as Wensleydale and Yorkshire Blue.

Fine dining in Montpellier Quarter


Foodies find a happy hunting ground in downtown Harrogate's Montpellier Quarter. Seek out Tom van Zeller's eponymous eatery for multi-course tasting menus accompanied by matching wines. Out of town, you can find fine dining at places like The Yorke Arms, where masterchef Frances Atkins creates dishes such as Nidderdale lamb pie and beignet of Yorkshire blue cheese.


  • The Yorke Arms, Ramsgill-in-Nidderdale, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate HG3 5RL; Tel: +44 1423 755330; Website: The Yorke Arms

  • Van Zeller, 8 Montpellier Street, Harrogate HG1 2TQ; Tel: +44 1423 508762; Website: Van Zeller


Pub grub around Harrogate


Yorkshire is famed for hearty pub grub that sticks to the ribs. You'll find roast lamb, beef, and pork from local farms in places such as The Fat Badger in central Harrogate, or The Boar's Head, next to Ripley Castle. Hearty pies and fresh seafood also feature on most bar menus, and vegetarians will find plenty to please them too.


  • The Fat Badger, Cold Bath Road, Harrogate HG2 0NE; Tel: +44 1423 505681; Website: The Fat Badger

  • The Boar's Head, Ripley, Nr Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 3AY; Tel: +44 1423 771888; Website: The Boar's Head


Cafés and tearooms


Locally blended teas and coffees and home-baked scones, cakes, and pastries dominate the menu at traditional cafés and tearooms. Bettys is a local legend, with several branches in Harrogate and elsewhere in Yorkshire. The Palm Court Café, above Farrah's famous sweetshop in the Montpellier Quarter, is another Harrogate stalwart.


  • Bettys Café & Tearooms, 1 Parliament Street, Harrogate HG1 2QU; Tel: +44 1423 814070; Website: Bettys Café & Tearooms

  • The Palm Court Café, 29 Montpellier Hill, Harrogate HG1 2TG; Tel: +44 1423 566220; Website: The Palm Court Café


Fish and chips


Harrogate folk love their deep-fried fish and chips. You can sample this traditional Yorkshire fast food at places such as Graveley's of Harrogate, which serves hearty portions of battered cod and haddock, as well as more sophisticated seafood dishes. Dougies is another old-school Harrogate "chippie" that has a loyal local following.


  • Graveley's of Harrogate, 8-12 Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate HG1 1DB; Tel: +44 1423 507093; Website: Graveley's of Harrogate

  • Dougies, 66 King Edward's Drive, Harrogate HG1 4HN; Tel: +44 1423 530942; Website: Dougies