Take A Bite Out Of… Harrogate

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Harrogate. Home to inviting Turkish baths, quaint shops, scenic spaces and indulgent food. With so many great eateries to choose from, we’ve rounded up twelve of the best. Whether you’re in the mood for a filling breakfast with oozy eggs and fresh sourdough or a late-night tipple on the rocks, Harrogate’s got it covered…

Breakfast…

Farm Bistro – 35 Beulah St, Harrogate HG1

The Bakery is open today 10-4 so come & get your Sourdough #sourdough #leaven #organic #foodmadewithlove

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If you think this pic of bread is pretty sexy, you should see the rest of the menu! Focusing on big, hearty dishes packed with great ingredients, Farm Bistro is a must-visit for your morning fuel. What’s more, they have an artisan bakery on the ground floor where the bistro makes all breads, cakes & savouries in-house, every day!

Top Pick: Eggs & Avocado On Toast with a Duo juice

Filmore & Union – 71 Station Parade, Harrogate HG1 1ST


The guys over at Filmore & Union know what they’re doing when it comes to health-kick heroes that are packed with flavour. Whether you fancy a full breakfast to set you up for the day or a quick coffee and sin-free snack, the city centre favourite is bound to deliver. Bonus points for it being a dog-friendly venue, too!

Top Pick: Hummus eggs with a Smoothie of the Month

Fodder – Great Yorkshire Showground, Railway Rd, Harrogate HG2 8NZ

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Home to a tempting farm shop and cosy cafe, Fodder has established itself as THE place for fresh, local fare in recent years. An impressive 85% of the food served in the cafe is local produce, and you can tell – it’s all about eggs, meat and veg. 

Top Pick: ‘The Great Yorkshire Breakfast’ with a pot of tea.

Lunch…

Bettys Café Tea Rooms – 1 Parliament St, Harrogate HG1 2QU

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Okay, okay, we chose a picture of cake, but it’s kind of a staple at Bettys! The popular tea rooms were founded in Harrogate, so it’s a pretty special place to go for a tasty treat alongside some postcard-worthy views along The Stray; Harrogate’s beautiful parkland.

Top Pick: Bettys Club Sandwich, followed by plenty of cake and a cuppa!

Weetons – 23- 24 West Park, Harrogate, HG1 1BJ

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Situated on the edge of the town centre, Weetons knows its stuff when it comes to fresh, local produce. What’s more, with a trendy setting and more-than-tempting on-site farm shop (check out the Butchers – the burgers are insanely good), you’ll never want to leave!

Top Pick: The Delicatessen (For Two) with a chilled juice

Baltzersens – 22 Oxford St, Harrogate HG1 1PU

Celebrate all things Hygge with a trip to Scandinavian-inspired Baltzersens. Whether you’re in the mood for fluffy cakes with tea (the Skolebrød or ‘School Bread’ is to die for) or a full feast, this Yorkshire-born hot-spot is bound to impress. 

Top Pick: Waffles served with a choice of jam, seasonal fruit compote or nutella & organic whipped vanilla cream

Dinner…

Norse – 28A Swan Rd, Harrogate HG1 2SA

And now for Baltzersens cheeky late-night brother, Norse! Get your chops around some truly Nordic cuisine at this award-winning treasure in the heart of Harrogate. The restaurant embraces Scandinavian cookery techniques such as curing, pickling, fermenting and dehydrating, so it’s sure to be an interesting dining experience!

Top Pick: A range of tasting plates, excellently complimented by a selection of wines

The Drum & Monkey – 5 Montpellier Gardens, Harrogate HG1 2TF

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Fan of seafood? Then you’ll love this catch of the day! Based around seasonality, Drum & Monkey aim to please with their vast selection of delicious seafood and fish dishes. If you have room to spare, sample one of their signature puds too – they’re like a work of art. 

Top Pick: Lobster Thermidor – treat yo’self!    

The Fat Badger – Cold Bath Rd, Harrogate HG2 0NF

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Quintessentially British and oh-so-modern, The Fat Badger serves impeccable dishes throughout the day, fresh from their two AA Rosette kitchen. Choose from the Market Menu (12-7 Mon-Sat) or the Bar Menu and enjoy!

Top Pick: Fat Badger Steak Burger with a Blackberry & Cucumber Appeal 

Drinks…

No.11 Somerset House – 11 Parliament St, Harrogate HG1 2QU

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What’s your tonic? Well, whatever you like is bound to be served at No.11 Somerset House! The central bar is perfect for evening catch-ups with friends, and what better way to reflect over a few days in Harrogate than with a refreshing drink, eh?    

Top Pick: A G&T, of course!

William & Victoria – 6 Cold Bath Rd, Harrogate HG2 0NA

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Enviably cool and tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre, William & Victoria is ideal for some post-shopping drinks and tapas with friends. They also serve a full menu, so if you’re hungry then your luck’s in! 

Top Pick: A cool glass of wine in ‘Will & Vics’ trendy basement bar 

Old Bell Tavern – 6 Royal Parade, Harrogate HG1 2SZ

With a rich history and idyllic setting in the Montpellier Quarter, a drink at Old Bell Tavern is a sure-fire way to relax after a busy few days in Harrogate.

Top Pick: One of their fine real ales with a comfy seat to rest those weary legs

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