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The Fat Badger Harrogate, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

The Fat Badger Harrogate

4.6
4.6
2380 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 in elegant surroundings.
Dining during Monday - Thursday your table is likely to be allocated into our bar area.
Tables for our bar on weekends and outdoor patio all the time can not be booked in advance and are offered on a first come first served basis.
Dogs are welcome if customers are happy to dine in our outdoor areas.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Bistro, Beer Garden
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    01423 505681
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Richard Ferebee
  • Area
    Harrogate
  • Parking Details
    Parking available behind the White Hart Hotel (entrance to the left of The Fat Badger). Is chargeable.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,380 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Yorkshire

    Good for business meals

  • North Yorkshire

    Good for business meals

  • North Yorkshire

    Great for outdoor dining

2,380 Reviews
  1. amb1

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice atmosphere, the food was excellent . The staff were all lovely and helpful

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  2. JaneN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful dining room, lovely service and wonderful food!

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  3. AlistairB

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food, friendly staff, great atmosphere and venue - excellent all round!

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  4. DavidG

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favourite restaurant in Harrogate. We are lucky enough to visit once in a while. Arrive early and have a drink in the bar before being seated in the main restaurant. The food is always first class and priced reasonably, but it’s the staff that completes the experience.

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  5. MarilynF

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Fabulous place, staff and food but unfortunately the lighting means your almost sat in the dark.

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  6. Polina

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ribeye steak cooked to medium rare perfection and the crispy buttermilk chicken were both outstanding. The Long Island Tea and Raspberry Cosmopolitan were complementing the meal perfectly. With charming ambiance and very attentive staff, this spot is a must-visit.

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  7. LauraC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service excellent only slight negative tables are far too close together which made my partner really anxious so are and left straight away

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  8. Girlies

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service as usual from the Fat Badger. You can always rely on them for a great experience.

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  9. leelovesfood

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My son had his army graduation so my family stayed the night in Harrogate, I'd looked on OpenTable for a well reviewed restaurant and 'The Fat Badger' was the place I chose. There was 6 of us and all had an amazing meal I opted for the 'Eight Hour Ox Cheek' and have to say it was superb!

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  10. IanL

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentines treat 1st time at place. All good except we ordered another beer, when he collected dinner plates, dessert came and eaten. Still didnt arrive so asked for bill. Food very nice.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine meal with my wife everything was great and the food was delicious

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  12. TraceyColin

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was gorgeous. We had fishcake, goats cheese and prawn and chorizo linguini. Service was friendly and professional. Would highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My self and the wife decided to visit the fat badger for our wedding anniversary, we were thoroughly impressed with the whole experience, the staff were ever so friendly and polite, the ambiance was beautiful and the food was brilliant, delicious. Will definitely be visiting again Tom

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  14. Helired

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat next to a window and it was very draughty and cold, however we were next to a radiator so we switched it on, and then it was fine. Food was very good, and service attentive and efficient. The dining room is very nice and has a good atmosphere. Disappointed that there were no soft drinks or non alcoholic cocktails etc listed on the drinks menu (I was driving) most places do have a selection on the menu these days, however when I asked there were several available.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was amazing . We will definitely return.

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  16. BobB

    Yorkshire

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A regular haunt and as good as ever. Three of us lunching today and thoroughly enjoyable

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  17. Moodor

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, humungous portions and friendly staff.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service good, food excellent with a nice ambience and all at a fair cost. Will definitely go again

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  19. NickB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was just ok. Service very poor, staff in restaurants rude and spoilt the experience.

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  20. AbiC

    Lancashire

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We're fairly regular customers of this neighbourhood gem. They cater for our two boys very well, with the utmost care and grace. It's always buzzing but the staff are still attentive and friendly and we receive a warm welcome. On the odd occasion when we've been without our boys, the staff have even asked where they are! Can't fault anything, it's still our favourite.

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  21. ChrisP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived slightly early but this wasn’t a problem we were shown to a table straight away.Our food was amazing highly recommend the king prawn tacos and cod chunk ,my wife had the Greek salad and salmon could not fault anything.Staff very polite and helpful

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  22. CliffordT

    Yorkshire

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go regularly to the Fat Badger and can highly recommend. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and has a lovely atmosphere. The food is very good and the waiters are friendly and professional.

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  23. LisaB

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Sunday set menu. Food and service was excellent

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  24. Dolly

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Roast beef Sunday Lunch Always good portions , delicious too. Washed down with a glass of Merlot Must be good as it’s a repeat date with me husband

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  25. StuartL

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Decent food but with a relatively small menu. Food was hot and decent quality.

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  26. IANS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautifully decorated. Nice and relaxing experience

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  27. GaryW

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Faultless. We had a lovely meal here.Good service and quality food .Thanks to all.

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  28. markb

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service Great atmosphere also …highly recommended

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  29. Helired

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The burger is utterly amazing (I am not a burger person) but this one is simply delicious, plus excellent skinny fries. Lovely decor in the restaurant, and great service.

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  30. AnneJ

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had lunch on a quiet weekday, just fish butties..but they were really good, the fish seemed fresh, good quality and the kettle crisps & salad accompaniments were tasty & sufficiently filling. Would visit again definitely.

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  31. MartinH

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A copious meal with quality ingredients , well prepared and served on an extremely hot plate to ensure that the meal stays hot. Efficient and polite service and an excellent Sunday lunch with the family.

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  32. SusanW

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday lunch was lovely, service excellent. Two points, a minimum of 2 courses for Sunday lunch is disappointing. Why have that restriction? Why not just a main course? The vegetarian option was poor. The rest of the menu was good, food was excellent but the vegetarian in our group definitely got the short straw. More thought and effort needed there. I would recommend the Fat Badger though. The above points are aimed to be constructive, we had a very enjoyable time and we will be back.

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  33. HelenM

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great service and looked after very well by the staff. Friends 50th birthday and they were fab in sorting cake surprise etc Great venue and well worth a visit.

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  34. JT49

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really lovely environment and good food. We are repeat customers

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting - it’s as good as I hoped! Staff were a bit slow off the mark. Had to go and find them twice to order as it was a quiet Sat lunch. They forgot one of seven meals which was a shame but it was quiet so it was only a ten minute wait. Steak was good and well cooked. Pizza was very tasty. Sandwiches were very poor. No one had the burger but they looked good on another table. Hope my next visit is better!

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  36. HeatherW

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place to have a drink and eat. The bar was lively and busy so a great atmosphere and the dining room was beautiful - particularly liked the fact that there was a bit of space between the tables - not squashed like sardines ! Great ambience, delicious food - Thank you !

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  37. NickiH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Maitre d’ at the Fat Badger dining room is absolutely superb. Always makes us feel extremely welcome and remembers where we like to sit, which wine we like and how we like our steak. One of my very favourite restaurants!

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  38. PaulD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. This was my second visit and I am all ready booking my third visit. I can definitely recommend the steak. The atmosphere is really good and makes the whole dining experience feel great.

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  39. MalcolmM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good selection for sunday lunch menu. Friendly service and lovely food,good portions

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  40. DarrenH

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have had a really lovely dinner great food and a nice romantic window seat

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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

FAQs

The Fat Badger Harrogate is rated 4.6 stars by 2380 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for The Fat Badger Harrogate

Coldbath Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0NF

Additional information

  • Area
    Harrogate
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–21:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Bistro, Beer Garden
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Parking available behind the White Hart Hotel (entrance to the left of The Fat Badger). Is chargeable.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Richard Ferebee
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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