The Tannin Level

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195 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Established in 1985, and located on Raglan Street, just off Princess Square in the heart of Harrogate, The Tannin Level is one of Harrogate's best loved and most renowned restaurants. Known for its wines (its name is a wine term after all!) as well as its food, it has garnered an enviable reputation amongst the towns sophisticated 'foodies'. The Tannin Level has a certain style and an unmistakable elegance, and its many original features combine to create the unique Tannin Level ambience.
The food is modern British with a Tannin Level twist, utilising only the very best seasonal ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible. As you might expect, all our food is freshly prepared by our chefs, which also means that if you have any special requirements, we can usually oblige. We look forward to welcoming you to the Tannin Level!

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Early Bird Menu 2 courses £15.95

From set lunch and early bird menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 12 June 2019

Ends: 30 November 2019

Availability: Tue-Thu 17:30-18:45

1,000-Point Tables

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Tue - Thu 5:30PM - 9:00PM

What 195 People Are Saying
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NS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This will be a short but sweet review as The Tannin Level keeps it simple by focussing on great food and friendly service with a homely ambiance and yes I will be visiting again soon and often...

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, lovely setting and ambience. Food was really tasty, well seasoned and presented. Really nice atmosphere and staff were helpful and attentive. Definitely be back

DA
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant. Staff were excellent and the food was delicious. Highly recommended.

JB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a little gem! Great ambience, the restaurant has s real cozy feel to it. The staff pay you just the right amount of attention. Don’t know where to start on this mouth watering menu. Usually one or two dishes stand out on a menu but everything here sounded delicious. Needless to say the quality of the dishes were fantastic in flavour and presentation. Excellent value for money and I want to return to sample some other dishes. 5 out of 5 all round, well done Tannin Level.

AA
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat and would recommend it.
However, access via taxi was difficult on 21 September due to the excessive and unnecessary road closures created by the World Cycling Championships.

LK
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really good. Basement restaurant, full of character, quite full of people obviously having a good time and enjoying the food, which is an encouraging sign. Not overfull though, we arrived on Saturday evening having booked but we were 20 minutes early and they could seat us right away in a very pleasant table in the window. Great service, very prompt and efficient. Menu choice interesting and based on local food, and the food we had was very good. Except the cheese, which I have told my husband many times never to let me choose the cheeseboard in a restaurant as it is never top quality, and I did again here, as I was interested in the selection - it wasn't at the peak of ripeness that I hoped for. That is the only quibble with the food, and they are not alone in finding good cheese difficult to provide in restaurant conditions. All the other food was excellent, I had steak which was tender and perfectly cooked.

RT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I forgot this was my favourite place in Harrogate until I revisited on Saturday night. So many restaurants to choose from in Harrogate but Saturday reconfirmed Tannin Level is my favourite.

BL
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, great food and great service! The staff here are very welcoming and they make you feel valued. The chefs do a fab job too ... The food at Tannin Level is consistently good.

LS
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best roast dinner I have ever had, ever!

I can’t say enough about the food - the roast beef was perfection!

The price point is quite high (£17.95) for a roast, but it was so incredible it was well worth it! We will be back.

HG
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is always of a high standard; long-term staff who look after us well

SS
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super food, attentive but unobtrusive service. So good, I am off again tonight!

TW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great staff, attentive service. Excellent menu, food very good, presentation and taste fantastic, small problem with the quality of a Steak which was managed impeccably by the staff. The early/theatre menu represents exceptional value for money
Wine list excellent. A very enjoyable evening.

b
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and lovely atmosphere

N
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Well cooked and presented food
Delicious on every level
Choices for all
Will def go back

EB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was gorgeous, service polite, friendly and efficient, great advice given about the food and drink.

SE
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff all very helpful and charming. Flexible about what we wanted from the menu. It is noisy when full but then everywhere is! Some nice vegetarian options.
Thank you

JR
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Harrogate, and that is saying something. The quality of the food is always superb and the service is just right - attentive without being intrusive.

KG
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, have visited many times! Love the food, service and ambiance and will be there again soon!

IW
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our evening at the Tannin Level. We all chose different things from the menu and none of us were disappointed.
We had a very attentive waiter, the music was good and the other diners weren't intrusive.
We are already planning our next visit with some friends.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice staff. Menu was varied and food of a good standard. Steak was very flavoursome although slightly overcooked from that requested. Rump medallions excellent.
Overall a very nice restaurant and we will certainly return

AC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice place, would go back but can't say I'd rave about it and rush back. Starter was disappoinitng (the description on menu was not great). Buffalo mozzarella with sun dried tomatos (you would need that checked for tomato DNA as there was none visible). Our main courses were very nice (Cod and Sea Bass), priced right, although you wouldn't want to pay any more for it, so it was priced at the top for what it was. Dessert was lovely (Choc Creme Brulee). Staff were very nice and the service was well paced. Over all scrore 7/10

GC
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit in almost two years. We thought that the service was very efficient and the staff welcoming and friendly. Starters were well presented and tasty and all our main meals were cooked to perfection.
We and our friends were impressed overall and will certainly use the restaurant again in the near future.

The Tannin Level
Responded on 19 August 2019

Thanks for your lovely review Graham, we're so please you enjoyed your visit and of course we very much look forward to welcoming you again in the near future!

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OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the sharing platter absolutely gorgeous

The Tannin Level
Responded on 15 August 2019

Thanks for the 5 star review, so pleased you enjoyed it!

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p
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The cod chunk was tiny. I seem to remember the waiter saying I had got the last cod and am inclined to think 2 orders came in for the same thing so we got half each. The duck was tough and on the whole, inedible.
Such a shame but the complaint was handled very efficiently and the duck was taken off the bill and the cost of the cod halved.

The Tannin Level
Responded on 12 August 2019

Hi Penny, I'm so sorry to hear that your experience with us didn't live up to your expectations, however, I am pleased that the team were understanding and dealt with the issue efficiently for you. I'm sure you are aware (from our other reviews) that this is a very rare occurrence, and as such I do hope it doesn't put you off dining with us again soon. Please accept our apologies.

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DB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, really fabulous food & service, one of my favourite restaurants in Hgte.

The Tannin Level
Responded on 12 August 2019

Thanks so much for that wonderful review, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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AT
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent inventive food, the burnt goats cheese starter was exceptional and the pan fried lamb equally good. Nice atmosphere in the basement bistro and fully recommend a visit.

The Tannin Level
Responded on 12 August 2019

Thanks so much for that wonderful review Andy. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will visit us again soon!

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JS
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, lovely food and great service, even when the restaurant was very busy. Big shout out to Ellie for looking after us so well

The Tannin Level
Responded on 12 August 2019

Thanks for the review Joe, we're thrilled you enjoyed your latest visit and we look forward to your next!

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S
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food in a relaxed environment - a little dark inside for a summer meal but there are tables outside if the weather is fine

The Tannin Level
Responded on 12 August 2019

Thanks for the lovely review, we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon!

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BT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice food friendly staff and good atmosphere

The Tannin Level
Responded on 12 August 2019

Thanks for the great review Brett, we're delighted you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon!

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JP
London
29 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this place..... Fantastic food, service and ambiance!!

The Tannin Level
Responded on 12 August 2019

Thanks for your fantastic review, we're thrilled you enjoyed your visit. Hope we see you again son!

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l
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first experience of this restaurant was very enjoyable . We enjoyed the ambience and relaxed atmosphere. The staff were very attentive and the service was very good. We enjoyed the food very much which was part of a varied and interesting lunchtime menu. There is evident care and thought gone onto the menu and the presentation of the food on the plate.
Two of us had the lamb special which was delicious and generous with the braised meat but we felt was short on vegetables. Two had the prawn risotto which was a little short on prawns, but overall we would recommend this to anyone who likes good dining at a reasonable price.
thank you to all the staff.

The Tannin Level
Responded on 12 August 2019

Thanks so much for that wonderful review Lewis. We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit, and particularly pleased that you appreciated the time and effort we put into creating an interesting and varied menu. It is so gratifying when our efforts are recognised and commented upon by our guests. Hope we see you again soon!

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AW
Cumbria
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They do the basic things well. On a Saturday evening, plenty of attentive staff. Food nicely presented and good value. The beef in particular is high quality. A nice atmosphere. The Tannin Level doesn’t shout about itself, it just gets on with things in a competent and very happy way.

HF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. All food was very tasty and piping hot. Lovely venue - didn't have to shout to make ourselves heard. Will definitely go again.

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday meal for my wife. One day I will try a different starter to the boudin noir, but it is so good I don’t know when. The steak was awesome and the brûlée a great end to the meal.

PH
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time here, will definitely be back next time we’re in Harrogate

A
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent lunch for a friend's birthday, couldn't fault a thing! service was quick, very attentive staff, food was great, all in all ~ perfect.

JH
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely Sunday lunch, great food and good service, well Worth a visit, booking advisable.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I often travel on my own for business and dining out on your own as a woman can be a hit or miss.
The staff at The Tannin Level couldn’t have been kinder or more helpful. I was given a small table by a window just as I requested.
The food was very nicely cooked and presented. I will definitely return to this restaurant on my next visit Harrogate.

HS
Yorkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Usual consistency in god food, wine, service, atmosphere and value. What more could you ask for.

B
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and being a veggie a few options for each course. Decent value and decent sized portions and a pretty decent wine list.

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