Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen

4.7
222 reviews
£25 and under
British

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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 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.

Well behaved dogs welcome in the bar area and outside area. Please specify this when booking.

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 222 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OllyB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and art, as well as an amazing selection of Beer and drinks. Pizzas are to die for! We're very much looking forward to coming back (we've been 3 times in the last two days)

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juliad
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for lunch , nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

CM
CharlesM
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harrogate’s full of choices for food and drink but I made two visits here on my recent exhibition trip as it’s so good.
Great food freshly prepared and delicious. Staff are so helpful and friendly and actually care that you have a good experience.

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Kingy
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Breakfasts, Pizzas and fantastic service. A new favourite of ours. 10/10

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EdwardW
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always try to visit Starling for their stunning brunches whenever we go to Harrogate from Huddersfield.

CM
CarolineM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. Great drinks! Would visit again

AH
AntonyH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great reasonably priced food and beer. Plenty of veg/vegan options

SB
SarahB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Nice selection of beers and pizza lovely, thin and crisp. Not fine dining (and they are not trying to be either), but great casual dining. I’ll definitely be returning soon. Excellent cafe.

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Zoomsocks
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for breakfast and the menu has loads of variety. The smashed avocado is very light and limey and refreshing! If you are hungry then order the pancakes!! We had a great time :)

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DavidC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as ever - well attended to by the servers. Relaxed and good view of the footy!

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KathF
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and brunch was delicious as were the smoothies

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, staff were fantastic and it’s a great atkosphere

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HanBan
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a brilliant evening, would recommend! Good value food and amazing beer selection.

JF
JudithF
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu choices and caters for those on a gluten free diet which is always good news.

JG
JasbirG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Good atmosphere

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Fiona
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and veggie works and veggie hash were lovely. We will definitely be back.

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Cheffie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Popped in for a quick lunch, seated outside in the little courtyard. The food was great, honestly so tasty! Also loved the variety of healthy options. Service was excellent too, very friendly staff. Outside courtyard is a wonderful addition. Will be a regular ar Starling moving forward

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AmeliaP
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food. Our order got lost but they very kindly allowed us to have the food for free due to our long wait. Staff friendly, food and drink was lovely. I would return and recommend to others.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Father’s Day breakfast. Great place, great staff, great food!

JK
JKbro
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with some lovely flavours. Lovely choice of beers too. Great service too and good value.

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LizF
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful building, service was good and kiddy friendly. Thank you! We will defo be back.

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JaneW
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely and service quick. Would recommend poutine with meat gravy. Smoothies refreshing. Also great choice of craft beers

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ThomasChampion
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, very attentive, I think we were table 107 at 13:00 on 19-jun-21 and both waitresses were wonderful. We came with a baby and used the changing facilities which were great. The food was excellent (as always!) And the drinks were all delicious.

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PaulS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor meal. Service was great even though the restaurant was busy. The two ladies who look after us were smiling and chatty and clearly enjoying their job despite the rush. Be back again for the bunch menu.

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EmmaW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table for lunch, the choice is great, service and food excellent. Portion size was generous and the smoothie was lovely.

Very clean, COVID safe and will be back soon

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ShipS
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service great, atmosphere great
Only issue is all chips were very over salted!

DC
DavidC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service - Govt guidance observed - great beer and fab food as always

JG
JeanG
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous independent cafe, great selection of food and customer service was outstanding. Definitely be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious salads with such generous portions of halloumi or chicken and fresh, zingy dressings. Great with one of the many fresh smoothies. Thanks for a quick, tasty lunch.

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Jack
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time at Starling, great pizzas, Gavi by the glass (which is always a winner) and a brilliant beer rotation. Would highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted when we arrived and show to our table. Staff attentive without being obtrusive, drink offered first, then asked for our food order. Drink arrived quickly and was good, pizzas arrived a little later as cooked very nicely to order. The room was spacious and not cramped in any way, windows and doors open to enjoy a lovely evening.
All in all a very enjoyable evening and we will return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebrations with friends. Felt like a a normal fun night which there haven’t been many of in the last year. Greet selection of beers and the pizzas are great. We were well looked after and had a great time

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Sooz
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyed a drink here. Excellent service and they do the best pizzas. A definite favourite and like to support independent businesses.

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EdwardW
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the vegetarian breakfast is great.

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chesthair
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing halloumi salad and great service - thanks guys

KC
KathrynC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starling is a fab cafe in Harrogate, I go as often as I can and brought family from Liverpool this time and they loved it too! Definitely worth a trip, the food, drink, and staff are all wonderful.

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AmishaL
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service. Will definitely go back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food , very friendly service 😀

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Yvonne
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch at Starlings and sat outside as we didn’t want to sit in the window to eat. The staff were very accommodating and helpful and the service was good. The food was amazingly tasty and I will definitely be eating here again

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great craft beer bar , with added extras ! This is our third visit & every one has been an enjoyable experience . Staff friendly & knowledgable , good background music . Food was tasty & just what we wanted . Look forward to our next visit .

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 4.7 stars by 222 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.