The Tannin Level

4.5
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270 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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RachelB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening!

Good and service were both excellent.

The pre theatre menu is great value and all our dishes were delicious. All the food was beautifully cooked and was hot on arrival. The portions were not skimpy nor over facing. The staff were friendly and, amongst everything else they did, they constantly kept an eye on whether we needed more water on the table. (I hate being thirsty when eating!)

The only thing that was slightly odd was that Prosecco wasn’t available by the glass, but in 200ml bottles at £10. This made one a bit big (and pricey) per person, but not really enough for two people.

I’d definitely recommend The Tannin Level.

The Tannin Level
Responded on 8 March 2020

Thank you so much for that wonderful review Rachel, we're all thrilled that you enjoyed your evening with us. Hope we see you again soon!

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JennyS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is an old Harrogate favourite yet continues to innovate and still be consistently good!

The Tannin Level
Responded on 5 March 2020

Thank you so much for that great review Jenny, we're delighted you're still enjoying The Tannin Level, and lovely to hear we're still getting right! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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KathleenO
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a beautiful experience for my partner and myself. We will definitely be recommending to family and friends.

The Tannin Level
Responded on 2 March 2020

Thank you so much for that wonderful review Kathleen, we're thrilled you enjoyed it and we do hope we see you (and you family and friends) soon!

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JohnH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A pre-theatre meal which was very good value and tasty. Could have been a little more choice on the special menu and also the a la carte.

The Tannin Level
Responded on 2 March 2020

Thanks for the great review John, we're delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. We do try to ensure there is something for everyone on Menu, and we pride ourselves in having all our meat, fish and vegetables delivered fresh daily, never frozen. The only way we could significantly extend our menus would be to introduce frozen ingredients which does go against our philosophy. I hope you understand, and visit us again soon to further sample our wonderful fresh and tasty food!

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Ellis
Liverpool
13 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent flavours- goats cheese brûlée was divine. Thoroughly recommended.

The Tannin Level
Responded on 7 March 2020

Thank you so much for that lovely review Ellis, so pleased you enjoyed the Goats Cheese (and everything else!). Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Craig
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely tasty food and great wine. Service excellent and spot on. Highly recommend!

The Tannin Level
Responded on 24 February 2020

Thank you so much for that great review Craig, we're delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and we do hope to see you again soon!

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ChristineB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really lovely meal. The food was excellent and service first class. The waiting staff were attentive without being overbearing. Would definitely go back and would recommend to anyone wanting a nice meal in relaxing surroundings

The Tannin Level
Responded on 24 February 2020

Thank you so much for that wonderful review Christine, we're so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and we also very much appreciate your recommendation. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Deano
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visitor, booked on the strength of previous reviews. Not disappointed. Good atmosphere, excellent service and even better food. Staff very attentive. Not rushed at any time. Would definitely go back next time we go to Harrogate

The Tannin Level
Responded on 16 February 2020

Thank you so much for that wonderful review Deano, we're delighted that we lived up to our reviews for you! Very much look forward to seeing you again the next time you visit Harrogate.

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LyndsayH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, great service, wonderful evening!!! Would go again!

The Tannin Level
Responded on 13 February 2020

Thank you so much for that wonderful review Lindsay, we're delighted you enjoyed your evening and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and the food were excellent

The Tannin Level
Responded on 12 February 2020

Thanks so much for that great review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and we do hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely lunch!

The Tannin Level
Responded on 12 February 2020

Thank you for your review, and we're so pleased you enjoyed your lunch. Hope we see you again soon!

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stevenr
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant top notch quality food, we keep returning and it never fails to impress

The Tannin Level
Responded on 12 February 2020

Thanks so much for that great review Steven and we very much look forward to your next visit!

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LucyW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Absolutely superb beef and the vegetables were delicious . The extra gravy is a nice touch

The Tannin Level
Responded on 5 February 2020

Thank you for that great review Lucy, we're so pleased you enjoyed your Sunday lunch and of course we hope to see you again soon!

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AndyS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed the food. Had a half and half roast and would likely go again

The Tannin Level
Responded on 29 January 2020

Hi Andy, thanks for that great review and recommendation, hope we see you again soon!

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PaulD
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fantastic meal for 6 in The Tannin Level on Friday 24th January, the decor is a little old fashioned but none the worse for that and we had a nice quiet table. The food was outstanding with every course for each person extremely good. Service was very good as well. Price around where you would expect it to be so good value. All in all if you are in Harrogate and want a great meal in a nice restaurant then would recommend The Tannin Level.

The Tannin Level
Responded on 27 January 2020

Thanks for that great review Paul. We're thrilled you and your party enjoyed your evening with us and we do hope to see you again soon.

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DonnaD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A very enjoyable visit with my husband . Very tasty food , friendly and efficient service and a lovely ambience . We will definitely return

The Tannin Level
Responded on 27 January 2020

Thanks for that lovely review Donna, we're so pleased you and you husband enjoyed your visit with us and we do hope to see you both again soon.

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DuncanM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a nice meal with my wife and wasn’t disappointed, the service was excellent as was the food well worth a visit.

The Tannin Level
Responded on 26 January 2020

Thanks for that lovely review Duncan, we're so pleased you and your Wife had an enjoyable evening with us and we do hope to see you both again soon.

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vipHenryS
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Frequent visitors as they consistently deliver quality food, wines and service. Although I enjoy rustic type places, the lighting last night was too bright which highlighted the poor condition of the flooring which needs replacing badly. I do think this would transform the ambience for the better.

The Tannin Level
Responded on 27 January 2020

Thank you so much for that great review Henry, we really appreciate your comments. I know what you mean about the floor in the main part of the restaurant, and we would love to do something with it, but it is an original part of the building and therefore over 140 years old, so we do really have a duty to try and preserve it. Actually, the windows and exposed brickwork are completely original too. Hope that doesn't put you off visiting us again soon!

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StuartK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Saturday night, we had fillet steak and puddings. The blackberry brûlée was lovey and the fillets were cooked to perfection

The Tannin Level
Responded on 22 January 2020

Thanks for that great review Stuart, we're delighted you enjoyed your fillet steaks and the Brûlée's! Hope we see you again soon.

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GillyB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, helpful, efficient and friendly waiter. Superb food. The scallops were amazing as was the beef main and the salmon. A treat for the senses (with all 4 of us tasting each other's). A lovely evening.

The Tannin Level
Responded on 20 January 2020

Thanks so much for that lovely review Gilly, we're thrilled you all enjoyed your evening with us, and particularly pleased that you all got to taste each others dishes - we should make that mandatory! Hope we see you again soon.

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CarolineR
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Well presented. Was quiet the day we went. Service was pleasant and efficient.

The Tannin Level
Responded on 17 January 2020

Thanks for that great review Caroline, we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we do hope to see you again soon.

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Lorenzo
London
12 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time trying Sunday Roast.
Nice place, we will be back.

The Tannin Level
Responded on 12 January 2020

Thanks for that lovely review Lorenzo, so pleased you enjoyed your Sunday Lunch and of course we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal. Service was friendly and quick. A good menu for both me and my wife and the food was lovely. Great meal

The Tannin Level
Responded on 17 January 2020

Thank you for your lovely review, we're so pleased you enjoyed it! Hope we see you again soon.

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JoanneG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well
looked after and excellent quality and taste of food, thank you

The Tannin Level
Responded on 17 January 2020

Thank you for your great review Joanne, we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we do hope to see you again soon!

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SharonF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delicious meal we thoroughly enjoyed every moment

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JimF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great atmosphere. Very nice experience and look forward to returning in the future. Thanks.

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DebraH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall food was good, service was efficient just thought the decor was a little in needing some TLC

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AdeleN
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a first visit to The Tannin Level and will definitely be eating here again . The food was superb we have eaten at rudding park on quite a few times and the food at The Tannin Level was far better than at the clock tower at rudding park . It was good value there was an extensive wine list and the waiter/ waitresses were very friendly and knowledgeable about the specials and other food on the menu I would definitely recommend to family and friends and will definitely come back .

The Tannin Level
Responded on 27 December 2019

Hi Adele, and thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our food and particularly that you draw favourable comparisons with other such illustrious Harrogate restaurants. We do put a huge effort into sourcing only the very finest local seasonal ingredients available, and it is most gratifying to feel that our efforts are not in vein. Thanks again and we very much look forward to serving you again soon.

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CJH1
London
17 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Christmas Eve. Quite quiet compared to other Hgt restaurants we’ve been to as our Eve treat. Good food and well looked after until the end when we felt we had overstayed; we were in for 2 hours. Won’t book again for Christmas Eve because of this.

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JaneF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Sunday Lunch in Harrogate great cauliflower cheese and amazing Beef great service and a delicious Creme brulee xx

The Tannin Level
Responded on 26 December 2019

A woman after my own heart, good cauliflower cheese is hard to beet! Delighted you enjoyed you visit and we hope to see you again soon!

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StevenS
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another excellent meal- can really recommend Tannin Level

The Tannin Level
Responded on 26 December 2019

Thank you for that wonderful review and recommendation Steven, we're delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal for our 12th wedding anniversary, the food and service were excellent. Thanks you.

The Tannin Level
Responded on 26 December 2019

Thank you for your lovely review, and we're so please you enjoyed your 12th Wedding Anniversary meal with us, it was our pleasure to serve you. Hope we see you again soon!

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ChristineM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everyone enjoyed their Christmas meal. The service overall was very good, and nothing was too much trouble. We only had one complaint, which was the poor and disappointing Christmas pudding. I hope they change the recipe next year ! We were given a free drink as compensation.

The Tannin Level
Responded on 30 December 2019

Hi Christine, thank you for taking the time to write us a review, and of course we're delighted everyone enjoyed their Christmas meal. We are deeply sorry you didn't enjoy your Christmas pudding, and we will be looking into this. I am pleased though that you brought it to the teams attention, and that we offered you compensation for that on the night. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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CliveH
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food great host nothing to much trouble went for my wife’s birthday plus the host loved the perfume my wife was wearing

The Tannin Level
Responded on 26 December 2019

Thanks so much for that wonderful review Clive, we're delighted you enjoyed your visit. Ellie added your wife's perfume to her 'Santa List' - hope he heeded her request! Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good honest cooking from one of Harrogate’s staples
Will be back for Sunday lunch!

The Tannin Level
Responded on 26 December 2019

Thanks for that lovely review, and of course look forward to seeing you soon for Sunday Lunch!

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NorthernBoy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was attentive and efficient. Staff were personally very pleasant. The food was first class, with well balanced flavours in each dish my wife and I had.

The house wine was of a good standard to match excellent food. I would recommend the Tannin Level to anyone.

My only comment would be the very steep steps into the cellar are tricky for anyone with mobility problems.

The Tannin Level
Responded on 26 December 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review, and of course we are thrilled that you appreciated what we aim to achieve with our food. We do look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipHenryS
Yorkshire
10 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usual consistency in food, drink and service. We were able to order off the lunch or dinner menu. Look forward to returning soon.

The Tannin Level
Responded on 26 December 2019

Thanks so much for that great review Henry, we're delighted you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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SoniaG
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly, helpful and welcoming. Delicious food, good choice on the menu. Definitely recommend The Tannin Level.

The Tannin Level
Responded on 26 December 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review Sonia, we're thrilled you enjoyed your visit and we very much look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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HelenJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I would recommend strongly that ingredients are listed on the menu.
My brother ordered a goat ‘s cheese starter which had been coated in a sweet topping.
He is type 1 diabetic and had to spit it out or the consequences could have been serious.
Our main courses were tasty but we had to wait a while for the vegetables which was uncomfortable.
The dessert was the best bit!
Prices were high but it was Harrogate!

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JillB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food at The Tannin Level was delicious, the staff were helpful & friendly, and the restaurant itself is in a very interesting building.

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