Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen

4.7
154 reviews
£25 and under
British

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FROM 12th APRIL - 17th MAY:
- Outdoor seating only with limited Seating
- 1hr 30mins per booking.
- Tables must be vacated by 9pm.
- Rule of 6 applies or a mix of maximum 2 households per table as per government guidelines.
- Food served until 8pm daily.
- Well behaved dogs welcome in the outside area.

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, 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 (from 17th May).

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 154 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HannahS
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really goooood food and atmosphere, would go again

LG
LukeG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely staff! Miserable outside but we kept mostly dry with the covering. Pizzas always great!

VH
VincentH
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor area, well covered from the elements and well ventilation. Good COVID measures. Excellent food and service. Highly recommended

NB
NatalieB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our visit, we had our two young children with us and the staff couldn’t have been more accommodating. The food was lovely and the outside setting was lovely. We are already planning another visit.

RS
RosieS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service! Reasonably priced. Shamed it rained but I’ll definitely be back when we can sit inside :)

HW
HannahW
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect brunch spot, high quality coffee and very friend, attentive staff. Thoroughly recommend

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Claudia
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Me and my friends went for brunch. The food was incredible and the service was great. I would definitely go again.

GD
GrahamD
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late booking day before we arrived. Loved it. Simple menu pretty much brunch versus pizza but well cooked and presented. Excellent range of crafty type beers and ciders and sufficient choice of wines. Sat outside, obviously, on real grass which was very wet but what can you do. Excellent service, fair prices, garden is covered and has heaters. Tables across the road didn’t look as inviting as garden so maybe request garden table if you can. Overall can’t fault it and would definitely book again.

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Oldbutnotdead
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely covered outdoor garden area with heaters, well spaced out. Food was lovely and service spot on.

CG
ChristopherandGemma
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite places in town for coffee, pizza, healthy food and beer. Their friendly staff and lovely owner make it an all round winner. I love the nest courtyard as, even though it isn't large the atmosphere was great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great that there were heaters in the outdoor area, made it much more comfortable on a cold April day!
Food was delicious and really reasonably priced.

KB
KimB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A great selection of beers. The new undercover seating area has been very nicely done. My mate had a pizza which he said was fantastic. The staff know about the beers and will answer specific questions. I would definitely recommend.

GM
GerardM
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always in the newly formed beer garden. The weather was awful, but we stayed dry throughout !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Delicious food, beautiful coffee and extremely friendly staff! Couldn’t fault it! I would suggest some sort of music as when sitting outside the extractor fan was quite loud so it’s all you could hear!

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SaraR
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good atmosphere, good outdoor space, recently overhauled.

HW
HelenW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were really pleasantly surprised when we arrived at The Starling Independent and were shown through to the lovely sheltered area out the back. We were a table of 6 and all of us thoroughly enjoyed the food and drink. The staff were brilliant, friendly and efficient. All felt very safe with regards to COVID. Would definitely eat here again.

MB
MollyB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely little hidden garden area. Shelter from any rainy days and couple of heaters if gets too chilly. Lots of menu options and food presentation was really nice

PS
PatS
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good independent eatery that has adapted well and provided a lovely outdoor seating area that features a mural wall of starlings. Menu so comprehensive offering brunch, sandwiches, pizzas, salads etc.... Good fresh ingredients used that are important in making delicious food. Waiting staff are so friendly, polite and helpful.

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GraceL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, service and great beer! Perfect in the sun.

CH
CathH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great back garden with real grass, lovely food and service

TB
TomB
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All great as usual, social distancing well thought out. Great for kids.

ED
EllieD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - the full english and veggie breakfasts were both delicious, coffee excellent too. Fast friendly service and lovely garden out back. Recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Starlings nest outside beers and dining brilliantly executed and good fun. Great beers, excellent pizzas and outstanding and friendly service.

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SarahT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely garden at the back of Starling which is a great sun trap and been very nicely done out to make a cosy comfortable space for a coffee, snack or meal.

BA
vipBethanyA
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here! Dog friendly and staff are great. Brilliant selection of drinks and the food is always good whether it’s pizza or brunch

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best selection of beer in Harrogate. AlwYs a dark, always a sour. Food is just gorgeous. Very friendly staff. Brilliant.

LB
LizB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little hidden gem of a place. Gorgeous garden. Chilled atmosphere for breakfast/brunch/coffee/afternoon glass of wine/after work beer...........

5/5 :-)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service
Outdoor area beautiful (I even had to ask the paint colour used!)
As always great atmosphere x

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Jane
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Went for brunch which was a nice experience and being in the courtyard outside of the cafe seemed to block out the noise of a busy Harrogate.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch, gorgeous outdoor area, friendly and courteous staff. We will be back!

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EdwardW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were really pleased that the Starling has kept their very high standards of cuisine (I love their vegetarian brunch) now that the lockdown is coming to an end. Their use of the new outdoor space at the rear of the building proved excellent for our needs.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the things we've missed the most over lockdown is our Saturday morning breakfasts here! Food is so good and service is spot on. We've been coming for about 3-4 years and we are NEVER disappointed 🥰

RJ
RichardJ
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starling offers a great mix of craft beer, good wine (if that's your taste), coffee and brunch during the day or pizza + at night. Congratulations to Simon and the team for creating a fantastic outdoors space in the nest area courtyard. Beautiful "living wall" and turf look fantastic, and the mural work is outstanding. I admire the tenacity of everyone to get through and move forward this year! Pizzas have even grown in size, service is excellent and the beer is still great. Thank-you team Starling!

KF
KFMZ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Such a lovely beer garden with great atmosphere and sunny too!

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Saman
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my lunch at Starling... food was wonderful, service spot on

HC
HollyC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Pizzas were lovely, good beer choice. I had eggs Benedict and the eggs were hard and the hollandaise was split (first world problems I know!)

LW
LiamW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Best pizza anywhere! Well recommended

JT
JesmondTutu
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and drinks, weather not the best so cut our visit short!

CJ
ChristinaJ
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting outside for lunch
Fab staff, friendly and super hot on the cleaning!
Amazing pizza and poutine too!! Thank you

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Bellsfolly
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back, very well organised, lovely food and good choice of beer!

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 4.7 stars by 154 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.