The Fat Badger

4.4
733 reviews
£25 and under
British
The Fat Badger restaurant offers an exquisite dining experience in the heart of Harrogate. The restaurant serves superb quality AA rosette food.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 733 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service food and ambience.

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MummyC
Essex
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and friendly service in very pleasant surroundings. The only negative was the dreadful music they switched on half way through our meal. Unnecessary and annoying.

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were sooooo friendly to Sprout my dog :-)))))
Visiting again in 9 days

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Starters and mains served at same time
Cold
Heater was not offered despite being next to us

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stuartm
Lancashire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Under Covid restrictions, overall a good experience.
Couldn't do anything about next table being full of cigar smoking drinkers.

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Thomas
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent place. Great to be able to sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere. Food is good. Service was a bit slow. Staff are friendly and hardworking.

SG
SteveG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent just a little bit expensive for amount of food

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Anita
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside, as it’s only 1 day after lockdown easing in April. The staff were amazing, super helpful. Felt very safe, lots of space and patios heaters to keep you warm too! The food was amazing, loads to choose from, beautifully presented, good sized portions. All in all a lovely Birthday dinner for 2. Thank you

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good atmosphere

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BevM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Under the current circumstances the staff were very well organised and helpfull. They were tested even more when the heavens opened and everyone was given a parasol to help keep the customers dry. Well done to everyone!!

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BRIANS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The second lunchtime after the lift up of some regulations Everyone was keen to please. As first time diners we found the parking difficult to understand - no clear advice.

JP
JanetteP
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

No heater or parasol at the table service abysmal had to order online food and drink.

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RichardF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience1

This was the first evening after lockdown restrictions were eased. It was busy and staff were under pressure but they did their best. We were however hugely disappointed to be allocated one of the few tables with no heater on a freezing night, despite having made the reservation and requested a heater over 2 months earlier. Food was excellent and they all did their best. Wouldn't go again if I couldn't be guaranteed a heater

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Just a drink on the sunshine

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Woody
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good to be back after the past three months .

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HarryR
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super service lovely food - what a shame lock down has forced it to close again!

JB
JulieB
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing salmon with pesto and chorizo we could not fault it. The service as usual was outstanding.

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Mermaid1
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable dinning experience, food good and nicely presented. Service also good but would have preferred to eat in bar not dinning room for greater atmosphere.

SG
SoniaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fat Badger was a gorgeous place to have a moderately priced meal, but fantastic food in a lovely setting.
Very safe and good service.

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Stardy
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fabulous evening at Fat Badger during what must be a tremendously challenging time for restaurants. We were struck by the great service and charisma of all the staff whilst maintaining observance of the rules - can't be easy. Our waitress was friendly, fun and engaging and the food was delicious. Looking forward to returning very soon!

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GaryK
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant located in the heart of Harrogate.

Private parking behind the hotel makes this a great choice as parking in the town is difficult.

Service is excellent and waiting staff are extremely attentive.

Food quality is 5* and the ambience and surroundings make it a perfect dining experience.

Highly recommended and we’ll be back again.

SB
SueB
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Good food. We went on a rainy Sunday and the atmosphere cheered us up. The staff couldn't do enough for us. We'll definitely be back.

PM
PaulM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good restaurant friendly staff,
Price very good.

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RobE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food and beer were fine. The service previously has been very good but was a bit slow this time with no one taking our food order until I started waving my arms about. In the past I would have gone to find someone but having to wear a mask makes that a chore.
Unlike some places where you can't have a drink first, they have the new rules well sorted out with drinks allowed whilst contemplating the menu and a simple 2 hour rule.

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trace
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Really lovely place to eat would definately recommend. I think my only comments would be it was a little too dark in the restaurant and the menu was quite limited. The mussels to start were outstanding!

DH
DeniseH
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal , it is a lovely restaurant and the staff were extremely attentive

MY
MrsY80
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, really enjoyed our visit
Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Date night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely way to spend Christmas Eve.

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CharriryDavison
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great evening .
Food was amazing and staff great .
We have booked again for New Year’s Eve

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very good steak

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening as usual

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Annas
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience of fat badger. Lively atmosphere, festive feel, beautiful decorations and lights. Some normality in a crap 2020

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waynej
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely lunch. The food was delicious and the restaurant was exquisite. We waited rather a long time for our drinks order to arrive even though the restaurant wasn't too busy. We had to remind the waiter to bring our wine once our main course arrived at our table. He was very polite and apologetic. We all enjoyed our food and we will return.

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NickS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice ambience, nice food, nice ale, polite staff,

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debbieR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous meal friendly staff will.definately return

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LesleyC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fabulous venue, food was amazing, felt really looked after and reasonably priced!!! Will be back ❤️

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Andyw
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous service, great atmosphere and food was delicious

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Chloe
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was so poor for the price.
We had to send food back because it came out cold and when it came back the dish was red hot as though it had been in the microwave.
I would expect better quality food in a fast food restaurant, it was bland and tasteless.
Service was ok however we had to ask twice for drinks and waited ages for the bill.

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PaulT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The service was very friendly and what you’d come to expect from the Fat Badger. One of the meals was very poor which was disappointing.

FAQs

The Fat Badger offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01423 505681.

The Fat Badger is rated 4.4 stars by 733 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.