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Harrogate’s Top Cafés and Restaurants

Harrogate restaurants and cafés have put the town on the map for culinary excellence in Yorkshire. There are many to choose from around the town which brings flavour and creativity to the food being served. When looking for the best hotels in Harrogate, our apart-hotels have everything you need, and their central locations are ideal for dining out for lunch or dinner.

Read on to see some of the best places for eating out in Harrogate when on holiday with family, friends or loved ones in the beautiful county of Yorkshire.

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William & Victoria

William & Victoria has been a favourite for locals and visitors to Harrogate alike for more than 40 years, and the welcoming atmosphere combined with delicious food and fine wines has helped make the independent restaurant stand out. Enjoy a drink at the bar, sampling some bar tapas or treat yourself to the full dining experience in one of their intimate dining rooms. The menus are based on British classics with influences from across the globe, and the restaurant works with local suppliers to provide the best local, seasonal produce for its patrons.

Clocktower Bar

Clocktower Bar is a bar and restaurant serving cocktails and modern British food. The chefs take inspiration from local producers, products and suppliers, including the Rudding Park Kitchen Garden where more than 100 herbs, salads, edible flowers and fruits are grown. Other suppliers are within a 75 mile? radius from Harrogate, so you can be sure that everything from the meat to vegetables to the gin is Yorkshire born and bred! You can choose from a set menu or dine a la carte, and vegetarian and other dietary requirements are available. Clocktower Bar serves lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and Sunday lunch.


For clean-cut British cooking that uses the best local ingredients for its stylish dishes, head to Timberlakes restaurant and bistro. Every dish is prepared fresh to order, and any special requirements are easily catered for. Timberlakes is a family run restaurant showcasing a modern and personal Yorkshire interpretation of a classic French bistro. Their maximum capacity of 30 diners means the restaurant offers a lovely intimate dining experience, and as it is run by husband and wife team Christian and Alex, you definitely get a sense of a personal touch on everything from the food to the atmosphere.


It is not just about British food in Harrogate, and Sukhothai is the place to go for some incredible Thai food. Head Chef and owner Ban Kaewkraikhot knows Thai food like no one else, and after running a restaurant in Bangkok for eight years relocated to the UK. Ban’s first UK restaurant was opened in 2002, and she has opened three more, including Harrogate. Sukhothai combines award-winning authentic Thai cuisine with a beautiful interior and intimate atmosphere. Choose from an a la carte or set menu, with fish, vegetarian and meat dishes available.

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The place to go for brunch in Harrogate is Baltzersen’s, a Scandinavian-style café serving up delicious food, with a particular focus on waffles. The café is owned and run by Paul, who takes inspiration for the dishes from his Norwegian Grandma, who served up Norwegian and Scandinavian food when he visited her as a child. The food is all made on site using Yorkshire produce, and the comfortable and functional surroundings will make you want to eat at Baltzersen’s every day you are in Harrogate.

Bean and Bud

Bean and Bud is an award-winning coffee shop and tea house in Harrogate, combining quality ingredients, individuality and attention to detail, so you can be sure you get the best cup of tea or coffee. The coffee house has a changing selection of speciality beans and teas from around the world, and the staff love to talk coffee, helping you select the perfect drink of choice! Bean and Bud also serve breakfast and lunch, from yoghurt with fruit, pastries, freshly made sandwiches and soups, along with delicious homemade cakes!

Christian’s Café

When on the hunt for a top quality full English breakfast it always worth casting your net a little wider, as a trip to nearby Knaresborough is the place to go for a delicious full English. Christian’s Café uses locally sourced food, and the breakfast will fill you up, as all the trimmings are there. If you aren’t one for a full English but are stopping in Knaresborough for lunch, there are sharing plates, stonebaked pizzas and much more to treat yourself with at the café.

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