Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen

4.8
304 reviews
£25 and under
British
*Bringing a Dog? Please specify when booking. Dogs are allowed in our bar area and outside area with limited seating.

Pop into Starling for a morning brew and you could easily end up staying until bedtime. After all the coffee machine is dialled in and always ready for action until closing time.

Add a phenomenal selection of 16 draught beers, a well stocked 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 and a new outdoor area.

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.

CAMRA Pub of the Year 2018.

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
Physical distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 304 People Are Saying
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4.7
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vipSimonG
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our halloumi and citrus salad / bang bang chicken salad
Coffee good. Nice service. Recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place I’m surprised they aren’t fed up with me

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SaraH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had the Welsh Rarebit for lunch which was delicious. The staff were friendly, attentive (without being overbearing) and hard working. Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place I’m surprised they aren’t sick of the sightof me.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place they keep letting me in which is a benefit lovely staff nice atmosphere great pizzas

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AngelaM
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best cafes I’ve ever been in and the staff were absolutely lovely and so accommodating- Jill that served us was so kind and nothing was to much trouble - love the fact they cater so well for vegan/plant based people as well and the oat milk cappuccino was the best ever so thank you.

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Hari
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Warm and friendly welcome. Great menu. Brilliant service, can’t fault the team at Starling, fantastic work everyone!

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AmandaT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First experience and will definitely be back. Brilliant service, amazing food and a really nice atmosphere

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had pizza, my Husband is coeliac, therefore he's gluten free. he said his was the nicest he'd ever tasted & I had to agree with him. The pizza base was thin, crisp & tasted so good, they make their own which explained the quality. We had loads of cheese on them too. I had the half pizza which was bigger than I thought but an ideal size for me, ate it all. My smoothie was also very enjoyable. Servers were very friendly, & efficient, we would happily eat there again & highly recommend the pizza.

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MaryG
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly atmosphere, staff helpful and efficient, lovely food.

DR
vipDavidR
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come here and be happy. There's nothing missing. Top coffee (inc exceptional decaff); superb creative and tasty brunch and lunch options. Spacious and somehow both buzzy and laidback, Perfect for working laptop mornings (even VCs) and relaxed lunch and brunches - with excellent fizz and wine options.

And pizzas are unsurprisingly top drawer - creative, well made and very original and independent. And top light, but perfect substance of dough. As an evening/night bar it's cool with top craft beer options.

And the best soundtracks in town. Chosen by the people who more than even all the above make Starling so fab - its lovely, kind and fun staff.

Can't imagine not wanting to come here all morning every time I'm in Harrogate.

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DebbieM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good service and great food.
Would highly recommend

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Joanna
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A delicious pre-Christmas shopping brunch; thoroughly recommend!

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AndyP
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great - thanks to the team. Good food and drinks and welcoming to many

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great place for a family meal. Good choice of food and drink

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Pieman
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good beer, good food, great understanding of gluten free requirements. Definitely would go again

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RosemaryE
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely late lunch pizzas and meatballs. Friendly service. Very good value for money. Nice festive ambience, but a little draughty on a old day. Thank you. We'll be back.

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AnneB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, we were pleasantly surprised at how much space there was upstairs!

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StuartA
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat and meet. Different menus choices and drinks recommended to all

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Laura
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Hi the food was lovely and the service by our waiting staff was great but there was a 40 min wait on food when we arrived and as a place that advertises breakfast, this could have been better.

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StevenK
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday brunch - full breakfast was amazing 😁.
You do need to book in advance. Several parties were turned away as they were full.

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LouiseH
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. Great selection of beer and wine, fab pizza with some interesting options to try. Service is fab.

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Suziewoozie
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, great service and very reasonable. I had a Popeye and Olive small pizza and it was perfect.
I’d like to know why the cuckoo clock cuckoos at 20 to the hour.

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MiDD
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had lunch with a friend and we both enjoyed our meals and the service was very good. The only slight complaint we had was that it was a bit chilly inside

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DeborahA
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed lunch at the Starling which is always our go to place as we know everything is covered from the menus and staff. I had a pizza and my daughter enjoyed salmon with sourdough bread both arrived hot and tasty . Well done perfect

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ClareL
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, very tasty and very good value. Will be back.

SC
SandraCobb
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab place, delicious food, great service & lovely atmosphere

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Siany
Yorkshire
20 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely healthy salads (highly recommend the bang bang chicken) eaten but was very tempted by the eggs benedict- will try those next time!!! Relaxed brunch/lunch spot, great when meeting up for friends shopping trip!

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ClaireR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, fab pizza's ! Dog friendly , already booked again 😊

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ChrisA
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had the rarebit on sourdough. It was a little overdone but did taste good and not bad enough to complain about at the time. Also at that price for what is predominantly cheese on toast i would have hope for a little refinement or a nice side salad. Beer was excellent as were the smoothies

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Goff
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yeah, pretty good. I wouldn’t say spectacular but food was good and nice atmosphere with a mixed group of customers
I’d go back again so give it a try

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Jules
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Becoming a favourite for brunch with friends and family.

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HenriH
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service very good, all the food coming through from the kitchen looked very tempting. Who doesn’t love a breakfast ?

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missysmum
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating at Starling. Didn’t disappoint

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DaveH
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for brunch on a wet windy day as it was dog friendly. What a find - food was great - hot, great standard and exactly as described. The staff were really friendly and nothing was too much trouble - all in all very, very welcoming. Thank you - we will be back when next in Harrogate. Superb experience - nothing flash simple hospitality delivered well.

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DavidW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and beer
Very enjoyable
The wife loves the cider here.
Staff made you feel welcome

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Fred
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good choice for breakfast menu and the food was lovely.

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Foodie21
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful food and we were there for two meals. Loved jackfruit wrap and soup and pizzas were excellent as were drinks - expect the hot chocolate tasted like it was made with water not milk, so sweet and hot, but thin. He still drank it all.

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LouiseA
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb pit stop if in town and want a great coffee & bite to eat! Great selection of food & brunch until 2.30! What’s not to love!

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HelenC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pizzas are great as always, you can have half size or full, equally as delicious

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen using the Order Online button. Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen also offers 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 4.8 stars by 304 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.