The Fat Badger

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The Fat Badger offers an informal dining experience in the heart of Harrogate. The restaurant serves delicious 2AA rosette food.
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JW
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant food & great ambiance. Would highly recommend

TN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent very tasty and good value for money. The menu was very good with plenty of choice and the service was very good

M
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Steak pie on the specials menu was excellent, tenderstem broccoli was lovely, will defiantly return

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed our lunch in the comfortable bar area. We chose from the Market Menu, which is limited but very good value, with good portion size for lunch times. We had prompt cheerful service and our request to share a starter and pudding were not a problem. The food was delicious and well served, although the sausage and mash was served in a bowl, where a flat plate would have been better - but thank goodness, no slates or pieces of wood were used! Looking forward to our next visit when perhaps we can use the splendid outdoor patio.

j
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food lunchtime early evening menu .
Great service. Thanks

S
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place....
Nibbles could of been hotter
Rest of the meal was lovely and hot
Staff polite and attentive
Downer was having to pay for car park at the hotel....😳

DF
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We loved the Fat Badger, the food was really good, friendly staff and good atmosphere.
In a great location too

J
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, lovely decor
Good food and nice friendly staff .

D
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Whilst you might think you are booking in for a pub lunch, the Fat Badger is an integral part of the White Hart Hotel and we were seated in the main hotel restaurant. The restaurant is fine and very relaxing and did work for this group but might not be what everyone expects. The team were very friendly and helpful and while we did have a couple of mishaps they were responded to quickly. The food itself was excellent and from a choice and price range perspective there was something that suited everyone. We were actually there to celebrate three birthdays in the group and whilst a reference to "birthday" was on the booking there was no mention or acknowledgement during the visit. If you are looking for the venue to recognise it in any way (which is the norm across most restuarants these days) then it would be worth picking it up by phone ahead of the visit or on arrival. It did not detract from the event and a good time was had by those whose special day it was.

T
London
14 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food good. Service good. Found the music too loud and therefore conversation difficult. Not sure music is needed at breakfast time.

CH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, place, atmosphere and staff. The restaurant had a nice feeling to it felt really cosy with candle light, both our meals were very tasty, service was excellent.

BT
Yorkshire
12 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were really really impressed with the food, service and ambience
The food was absolutely delicious and outstanding
We shared the tempura prawns - yummy
Then we had the monkfish curry which was fabulous and the lamb shoulder shepherds pie incredibly delicious
Would highly recommend and cannot wait to return
Overall a thoroughly enjoyable experience

SS
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first visit to the Fat Badger and I was very impressed and would certainly recommend and will also visit again. The food was lovely, my wife is gluten free and it's clear on the mention what is which made choosing easy, the staff were attentive when they had to be but not pushy, all in all a lovely evening meal in lovely surroundings.

KW
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, really enjoyable, everyone had a different dish and everyone enjoyed it, the beef roast was outstanding

LM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place - lovely food and service was excellent

WR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food - excellent service and good value
Very nice friendly staff
A very nice hotel and evening

J
County Durham
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and great value for money. The service was really good . We were in the very back room so the noise level was fine I wouldn’t have wanted to be in the main part as it was very loud .

CJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for Sunday lunch, we’ve got to say it was the best Sunday lunch we’ve ever had. Everything was fantastic. Thankyou

CM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Pleasant environment.
Disappointing beer selection.
Good menu for children. Tho no provision for them. Colouring pencils, paper etc.

JS
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous all round .. wether youre in the bar .. the restraunt or outside ..ots Just Lovely!!! Great atmosphere! X

G
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Whilst the food didn’t look too appetising it was very tasty and enjoyable. The service was a little slow, however this suited us as we were with friends and wished to talk. The parking was excellent and sensibly priced. Being Christmas it was busy and quite noisy. We will return if in the area.

OT
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really good experience. Booked on app , table wasn’t ready but got a drink from the bar and went back. Staff were lovely food was great.

t
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I ate here Friday the 20th Dec. I had the muscles in white wine and cream, amazing lots of muscles and a delicious sauce.my husband had the ribs which he said were amazing. I can't understand why this place isn't rated higher on trip advisor. We come to Harrogate every year and always head here, we have never had a bad meal yet. My husband tried my seafood linguine main and said he was definitely having it next time..and he isn't a big seafood eater so it had to be good. Well done fat badger keep it going, see you next time we come to Harrogate.

JR
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was very slow and laboured , the food was nice but not exceptional.

EF
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Would recommend. Nothing we didn’t like. H

LW
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A tasteful restaurant, with a friendly ambience, quality staff, and good food. A very nice venue to meet with family, friends or colleagues. Our table was booked for 7pm and we were able to stay for the whole evening.

FC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch with my friend. I had been wanting to go for a long time and was not disappointed. The pornstar martini was amaazing
A really lovely pre christmas outing.

LS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals we have had in a very long time! The atmosphere in the restaurant was lovely, the staff were attentive and friendly. A must visit

j
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

A disappointing evening for several reasons:
Given a table in main restaurant when we’d asked for a table in the bar (completely understand why though as bar was really busy)
Given a table at the brightly lit end of the restaurant next to a very noisy table complete with screaming baby. (About 12 of them and 3 of us)
Denied a table in the quiet, more dimly lit end of restaurant (no idea why as it was virtually empty)
The spicy coleslaw which comes with the buttermilk chicken wasn’t spicy at all. (I eat this meal whenever I’m in The Fat Badger, it’s usually great) I think the chef had forgotten to put the mayonnaise into the mix. I told two waiters about this.
So. All in all a disappointing evening. Lesson learned - don’t eat at The Fat Badger on a Saturday .

CM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. The only down side was that we felt the food arrived too quickly for both the starter and the main course not giving us time in-between courses to enjoy the evening.

FS
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent evening meal. The food was delicious, imaginative and beautifully presented. The tables are well spaced apart so you don’t feel as if you’re on top of each other, good atmosphere and you can talk easily without shouting over loud background music.

RO
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This hotel restaurant was very impressive and perfect choice the menu choice wine decor and comfort along with caring pleasing attentive Staff and I would visit again

t
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was outstanding - could not fault it at all.

The service, when given, was good but felt a little forgotten about throughout. No one asked whether we’d like additional drinks and waited an age to get our bill (we asked for dessert menus but they never arrived).

Regardless of the service, the food was excellent and we would recommend. It was a Saturday evening after all!

CG
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food, service a bit slow towards the end and we had to ask for someone to take desserts orders but it was busy. Very polite staff though and generally really impressed with the quality overall. I’d go back in a second.

AK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly enjoyable meal, we thought the melt in your mouth fish (fish and chips) was exceptional, looking forward to our return. Thanks to the whole team.

RK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding meal, fabulous service would definitely reccommend!

MS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was meeting a friend in Harrogate and had this restaurant recommended to me. We went for an early evening meal (6pm) and I had booked using OpenTable which was a quick and easy booking process.
Upon arrival we were made to feel most welcome by the staff and promptly seated. I ordered the seafood linguine whilst my friend ordered salmon. The food was served very quickly and was absolutely gorgeous. I the had the mascarpone and cheesecake dessert which again was exceptional. Throughout, the service was very good and the staff were the right amount of attentive and friendly.

V
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Would recommend.

CA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully cooked meal. Wine very nice and excellent value. Highly recommended

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a fabulous roast as always