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The Optimist, Northallerton, North Yorkshire

The Optimist

4.4
4.4
40 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Delicious Lunch and Dinners in Luxury.
Sunday Roasts to die for.
Whether it’s a coffee, cocktail, lunch, dinner or full celebration we have it covered.
Lunch Service 12pm - 4pm
Over the Bar food service 4pm - 5pm
Dinner Service 5pm - 9pm
Drinks and Cocktails
Tuesday - Sunday 12pm - 11pm
Friday & Saturday 12pm - 2am

Private & corporate celebrations are our forte.
Enquire now: info@theoptimistbar.com

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Pan-Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–02:00
  • Phone number
    07989 558830
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 40 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

40 Reviews
  1. nicolaW

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service first time here and we will definitely be back again next time we visit Northallerton

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  2. Brian334

    County Durham

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The place is very nicely decorated. The staff are friendly and helpful. Some of the dishes are overly sweet.

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  3. RichardJ

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    nice menu, we had a sesame allergy so chose menu items that didn't contain or have the sesame symbol, unfortunately almost everything that needed fried had trace sesame due to the same oil used, watch this one. we were unaware .

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff, great food and service, music was excellent. Nothing whatsoever to be negative about.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place a little quite for a Friday best meal in along time, very lovey attentive staff

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  6. LindseyB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place. Lovely environment, attentive staff, great food and drinks. Was just a little loud but it was packed so that’s why. Will definitely be back.

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  7. AnnS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service excellent, main course of crispy chicken was very good. Will definitely re visit and recommend.

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  8. PamelaO

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1st time we have had food here and it was outstanding, quick service…place was amazing!

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  9. JackieF

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Very noisy, food - mains, hardly warm, tables tight together, staff very good.

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  10. Phil

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Sunday dinner recommend beef & duck spring rolls

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  11. SavT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was friendly and quick, food was delicious will definitely go back.

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  12. VivG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent as was the service - we were surprised it was so quiet on Sunday Lunch time.

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  13. LunaP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food at the Optomist was delicious. Easy to reserve a table online. Service was excellent.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice decor although don’t ask for tables 1 -3 as they are a bit of a squeeze. The Thai curry is hot. Hope it survives as it has potential 🥂

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  15. LovefoodMe

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really relaxed place. Great staff good drinks and very nice food.

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  16. MelissaH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Sunday lunch was really good. We were the only diners 2 adults and a child so it was a bit quiet. My daughter had the chicken Bon bons which was quite a small portion for the price of a kids meal not including a desert. I would say we would come back but it’s very pricey. Next door offers a Sunday lunch for £9.95 and although the lunch in the optimist is much better but for double to price it won’t be a place we would visit every week for lunch

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  17. JosephC

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice date night we had a lovely 3 course meal great food amazing tastes . Service was fantastic really nice gent served us and couldn't of been better friendly atmosphere highly recommended

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  18. LauraH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food great atmosphere very nice place and staff excellent

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  19. MoiraP

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully decorated place had Sunday lunch which was amazing, service was spot on, immaculately clean and smells amazing ..thank you!

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  20. SueG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely christmassy atmosphere staff were great an apologetic for running late due to other xmas partys, its understandable busy time of year however the menu did lack an option, the chicken satay wasn't very flavoursome, The main came an parts of it were luke warm they took it back an came out scalding, xmas pudding was okay but was a typical restaurant type of pudding small an lacked taste, it was a shame as the ambience was lovely

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  21. SarahW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very smart and clean, staff very good and the food was excellent 👍🏻

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  22. NeilM

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed our family night, we were a party of 9, food and service were excellent as was the ambience and atmosphere in the restaurant. We were well looked after and very happy with our experience!

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  23. VickyS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Music a bit loud for lunch time.overall lovely meal .

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  24. LisaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere… excellent service and amazing cocktails

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  25. dominiqueo

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful Sunday lunch will 100% return .. stunning decoration all very clean, staff very friendly. Would only say a bit of background music would be nice . But would not stop me returning x

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  26. Merlot

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous new venue. Varied menu with something for everyone.

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  27. Fifi

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food. Friendly, helpful staff. Only criticism was that the music was too loud for a chat, especially sat under the speaker, although I did like the musical choice.

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  28. PaulS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great choice of gluten free dishes. Food was well cooked, lots of flavour and we really enjoyed our meals. We were the only people in the restaurant part of the Optimist probably because it was early evening (5.30), however,the venue itself was chic and nicely decorated

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  29. ElaineM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely environment and the food was very nice. Will certainly be back.

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  30. RoseH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will highly recommend, fabulous place and attention to detail. The food was lovely too. Nice friendly staff and a great atmosphere

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  31. AdamS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful venue! Amazing food and impeccable service

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff friendly and Attentive service was excellent food well presented and was very nice

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  33. SRobbo

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, stylish decor and fabulous cocktails!!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat .. lovely friendly staff. We have been a couple of times now and will going again very soon . Nothing was too much trouble and were made very welcome Mick and Jane

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  35. Sara

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our meal, starters & mains were all yummy (pate, bruschetta, steak board & vegan curry). The bar/restaurant area is beautiful, not the cheapest of places but you get what you pay for and it’s good a nice atmosphere

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  36. Louw

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a pleasant meal in a new venue. Limited menu and wine list. Need to tone down the vanilla smell in the seating area. Very sickly and overpowering

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  37. TracieM

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would highly recommends. Food was excellent, will be going back

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The staff were very friendly and helpful nicely decorated The menu was very limited and took over an hour to arrive and wasn’t that nice I’m sorry to say..

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  39. Dolly202

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing, was welcomed warmly, shown to our table and was reassured if we needed anything, to just ask! Food was amazing and presented lovely. Again, the staff were all great making us feel welcomed! The building is also beautiful and smells amazing when walking in!

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  40. MichaelT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks and excellent service. Will definitely be visiting again

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FAQs

The Optimist is rated 4.4 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Optimist

High St, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL7 8EG

Additional information

  • Area
    Northallerton
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–02:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Pan-Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
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