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Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen

4.6
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83 reviews
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£25 and under
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Pop into Starling for a morning brew and you could easily end up staying until bedtime. After all the coffee machine is dialed in and always ready for action until closing time. Alongside award winning espresso roasted by Yorkshire’s Dark Woods, you’ll find three single origins on V60 filter and a single estate decaf espresso.

Add a phenomenal selection of 16 draught beers, beer fridge, a mean gin shelf and stunning fine wines, you could easily lose a day at this eatery-bar-coffee house which extends over several floors.
CAMRA Pub of the Year 2018.

On the food front, hand-crafted Neapolitan style pizzas are the big draw, but the locally sourced brunch menu is also a winner and available every day from opening time.
Food is served all day every day until 9pm.

Starling is family friendly during the day with two spacious upstairs rooms and great baby change facilities too.
Well behaved dogs are also welcome in the downstairs bar area (where max table capacity is 4)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 83 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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LouiseR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good pizza and wide range of ales etc. Vegans well catered for

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BrianB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service! I would recommend the restaurant to anyone.

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LizC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious pizza and coffee! Always go to Starling when in Harrogate for amazing food, drink cool ambiance and friendly service. Highly recommend.

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KarenE
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didnt know what to expect, being a lone female business travellerBrilliant and great its always difficult to find somewhere comfortable and friendly.
The food was absolutely fantastic, and the waitress really made me feel welcome and comfortable, seeing as I am a bit of an old biddy :)
Brilliant and great value for money !!

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Alex
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and wonderfully tasty pizza, 100% will be going again!

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StuartB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and great beer options. My favourite place to come in Harrogate

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AndrewJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit and the food is amazing, service is great and setting relaxing and enjoyable will be back again.

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StuP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing Beer and Pizza, Thanks so much we will return soon

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great beers

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Suwi
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed my visit to this bar kitchen cafe and we were well looked after.
Overall I would visit again. Good food - comfort, veggie and vegan choices. Liked the decor upstairs, and the space around us. We were not hurried out. Thank you.

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Thomas
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really great and the waiting staff are very friendly!

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Omnomnom
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer selection and pizzas.

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IanS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become my go to place for breakfast when in Harrogate. The food is always good quality and I’ve never had a bad coffee here

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JenniferA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink. Lovely, safe environment. Really love this place.

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thebooktroup
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plenty of unique beers on tap, welcoming & friendly service, delicious pizzas, and excellent COVID precautions in place to protect guests and staff.

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LisaB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to go - love to support the independents in town as lots of chains to compete with.
Service was spot on. Beautiful coffee and fluffy American pancakes - a real treat in these challenging times.
Love this place - can't recommend enough to friends and family.

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Katiew
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice salad and Pizza. Unusual and creative menu made a pleasant change.

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DeborahR
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was freezing cold!!
Most people had their coats on the whole time. I appreciate fresh air but I was uncomfortably cold & actually wouldn't go back willingly because of it. Shame because everything else really good.
Was some confusion over staff member saying couldn't turn heating on because windows needing to be open because of corona & then loosing all hot air but when we looked windows weren't open!?

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JaneA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very nice experience,in attractive surroundings,enhanced by excellent
service by pleasant efficient staff.
Food very tasty.

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CliveK
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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tg12
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very tasty food, helpful staff. Relaxing ambience and very spacious layout. Would highly recommend

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GillG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food at the Starling cafe. It was a gorgeous lunch. The poutine and pizza were both amazing, served by a lovely girl called Olivia who looked after us really well. We will most definitely be back. Everything about the experience was five stars. Thank you Starling cafe.

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NickiH
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find! Delicious brunch with friends in a relaxed setting and excellent service. Arguably the best cappuccino I've ever had too 😊

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AndrewR
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing setting with food that matched. Had a great brunch there which set us up for the day. Would definitely recommend checking it out if your in Harrogate!

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Krissy
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Even though we waited over an hour for our food but we got some coffees on the house the food as always was so good. Would really recommend booking a table before hand because it was busy.

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IanL
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience under the current restrictions... Friendly staff.. Great atmosphere and fabulous food... Highly recommended

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ReneeB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff and good food. Limited menu, but lots of beers and good wine.

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MandyB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I love Starling, it's quiet if you need it to be and also has a buzz when it's busier.
The staff are lovely and really helpful.
I love the style of Starling and the relaxes atmosphere.
The coffee is great, the smoothie's are amazing and the cakes are yum!!

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JackieE
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Beautiful food lovely setting but service very slow

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great as always, the most amazing food (check out the Bang Bang Chicken Salad! Or the pizzas! Win win), superb freshly brewed coffee, delicious smoothies, insane brownies and great customer services in a cool yet laid back setting. 10/10.

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ClareB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and coffee as ever, great service and a happy atmosphere
Thanks guys

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AngelaS
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent. Good food. Will definitely be going back

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DebF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely ambience. Staff super friendly, helpful and very quick service - we didn't have food on this occasion but I wouldn't hesitate to go back or recommend to others.

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IlonaW
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy coming to Starlings.
The food is always good and freshly made and extremely good value for money and the staff are always very friendly and welcoming.

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RAeb
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Service was good but a little slow but lovely and helpful waiting on staff. Asked for eggs with salmon but no salmon and when poached eggs did come slightly over cooked. However still very nice and nice environment - would return

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RTWILLETTS
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food & great service. Was seated up on the top floor which was a nice open space. Only downside was kids running riot and found it a little on the pricey side.

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SophieD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for gluten free. Good value for money. Always love going to starling.

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ClaudiaC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great evening, airy top floor room is good and quiet, enough for 6 of us to chat away over lovely food and drinks.

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RossM
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I managed to secure a table for seven a few days before which was not easy as it was one of the EOHO days. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Showed straight to our table. Good pizzas and drinks. Great service. Thank you.

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Winston
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu offered some lovely choices for a casual meal - we enjoyed pizza with Pilly fries (the half pizza is great for this combination). They have an impressive array of beers to choose from too.

FAQs

Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01423 531310.

Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 83 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.