Yorkshire Tapas at The Blues Cafe Bar

4.4
54 reviews
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£25 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Tapas
  • Live Music
  • Local Ingredients
YORKSHIRE TAPAS! - - Picture this;
Yorkshire puddings, British pub classics and roast dinners all with a Spanish twist. Intrigued? Get the' sen to Yorkshire Tapas in Harrogate, right in the town centre on Montpellier Parade for some serious Northern soul food.
Modern interpretations of European classics paired brilliantly with British dishes at Yorkshire Tapas, incorporating ingredients such as chorizo, braised pig cheek, picked beets and belly pork for inventive flavour combinations thats all sourced from Yorkshire.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, British, English
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Hours of Operation
Mon : CLOSED
Tues : CLOSED
Wed : 11.00am - 3.00pm / 5.00pm - 10.00pm
Thur : 11.00am - 3.00pm / 5.00pm - 10.00pm
Fri : 11.00am - 3.00pm / 5.00pm - 10.00pm
Sat : 11:00am - 11.00pm
Sun : 11.00am - 6.00pm
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Phone number
01423 566881
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Dane Todd
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Entertainment
With LIVE music every night,
TWO bars over TWO floors loaded with proper ales,
mouth watering cocktails and serious selection of over 100 GINS,
bursting with flavour and the true taste of Yorkshire Tapas.

Our trained chefs have grafted hard all year,
Bringing you the BEST Yorkshire can offer.

Booking is easy.
Pop in and speak to a member of our team,
make an enquiry online via facebook, OpenTable and we’ll get in touch
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 54 People Are Saying
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B
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, really friendly staff and the music was brilliant. Also great value. Will definitely be back very soon.

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M
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food & the service is excellent - friendly & efficient. Went primarily for the live music, but you could just go for the food & bar. Can hear the music upstairs if you don't feel like standing up downstairs. Only been once but will definitely be going again.

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JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pre Harrogate Town FC lunch -
Great idea to serve Yorkshire produce based tapas , good beer and background music . Place had real blues /jazz bar feel and would like to visit in the evening to hear some live music .

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CD
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a find. Very different eating experience. Nice food, well presented. Would definitely go again

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow...... the food was amazing! Beautiful dishes with clever ideas and a play on the original tapas!
The portions are Harry and so is the food, you want leave hungry that's for sure.
Staff warm and friendly, venue is quirky, cosy and a great atmosphere.
The live music was a bonus.
We truly lived our evening there and already planning our return. Highly recommended it to everyone.... maybe not vegans ha ha the meat though was so well cooked and cooked with love and care

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LB
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is LOVELY! Great, quirky concept & quality ingredients. Will definitely be back.

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L
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great to find an independent restaurant thats a bit different in Harrogate. Delicious food, comfortable relaxed environment and friendly staff. The barman had an encyclopaedic knowledge of all of his 100+ gins and the yorkshire tapas style of eating in a booth was quirky and fun.

Negatives for us were that the music was a tad too loud for easy conversation and the puddings/coffees seemed like an afterthought.

But other than that we had a super night out and would definitely come again.

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FL
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

12 of us dined here and where very impressed . Tapas with a Yorkshire twist . Small, cosy and friendly . The staff where very accommodating , a great evening was had by all . Most definitely recommended , a very pleasurable experience and we most certainly will be back !

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KA
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This venue is amazing. The food is excellent and the live music afterwards was an added bonus. We ordered 6 different meals all of which were generous for two people sharing. Excellent value and not overly priced. Thank you we will come again 😊

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G
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived on time for our booking. We were not expected and were told the chef “should” be in soon. We were left menus and we ordered water while we waited to place our order. No water was delivered after 20 minutes. We were the only patrons in the upstairs restaurant. We had selected the tapas we wanted to order but nobody came to take our order.
As we had tickets for an evening performance we felt we could not wait for a chef who may or may not show up. Note that the place was open and our reservation had been confirmed by both Open Table and a note fro Dale from the restaurant. We would never try to go here again. There was nothing that impressed us although we were all excited and interested to try their Yorkshire tapas, we didn’t get anything and our positive expectTions turned very negative. It’s a tale to tell others!

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GM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely Sunday afternoon Tapas. the curry was amazing , as was the Yorkshire wrap with beef. Friendly staff excellent service, reasonably priced and even the chef came to check everything was ok. Really enjoyed our afternoon and we will definitely return.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I have eaten before in The Blues Bar and the food was 100% better than my recent visit. This time nothing was freshly cooked. When we complained they said “we will give you a 25% voucher off next meal” why didn’t they put right the meal on the night?

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TW
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Absolutely loved the table, especially when it was so hot and the breeze was great. Will definitely go back and recommend to everyone young and old!

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DB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great. Fab choice at the bar, inc mocktails. Staff are lovely, warm and friendly. Atmosphere is fun. Great place to eat with a group of friends and family.

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d
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

We turned up to find out they didn't serve on a Monday or Tuesday. Should not have been able to book a slot, needs amending. Great little bar with live music and great atmosphere. I am sure it would be a lovely place to eat!

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AB
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic afternoon, food was fantastic and the entertainment brilliant

Will definitely be back

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j
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal lots of choices friendly knowledgeable staff will definately be back highly reccomended

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BV
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem! Great variety of Yorkshire Tapas with friendly service and good atmosphere. Blue cheese fondue was delicious! Waiting staff were very knowledgeable too. We had a cosy table overlooking the green outside. We'll be back!

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SH
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Food was beautiful and quite easily could have ordered he whole menu. Lovely atmosphere, cosy and great value for money

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London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food--authentic Yorkshire tapas and live music in the bar downstairs!

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s
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely staff. Some members of the group did not like the food arriving at different times but we had been warned.Tasty food but a bit too much red cabbage. (On nearly every dish) Will definitely go again.

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LC
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our meal. Lovely Yorkshire Fayre.
Good music, friendly atmosphere, good service.
Like stepping back in time...all good fun.

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A
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambience, great tasty food, excellent service and brilliant value. Popped downstairs for live music and drinks in a quirky friendly bar.

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CP
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very friendly service and relaxed eating of tapas Yorkshire style

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent night with fantastic food, the cheese fondue has definitely made a successful come back & is a must.

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LH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Yorkshire Tapas on a cold, wet Easter Monday. We were greeted with a warm welcome and directed upstairs. Yorkshire Tapas is houses within a fab Gin bar with lovely green booths to sit in. We chose a booth for two in the window and I went to pursue the 120 Gins in offer. The young girl on the bar was new but didn’t let it faze her; she recommended some Gins to try. We deliberately booked a table for 2pm as a singer was due to start their set in the downstairs bar. What a treat we were in for, his voice was like velvet 😍
We were promptly served by the same girl and she recommended we try 3 portions of tapas each but as we were due to eat out again later that day we opted for 2 each. We were so glad we did as the portions were most generous. We had Yorkshire pudding with mash and beef, Belly pork in a delicious gravy, Yorkshire pudding wrap and a side of proper chips, cooked in dripping. Everything was absolutely delicious and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Yorkshire Tapas, their delicious food and their fab and friendly staff 😁

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable meal in the booths upstairs at The Blues Café. Really friendly service on a busy night. You can eat your meal and watch the band on the TV (but hear them live) then wander downstairs later. If you like live music you’ll love it

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JP
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A different eating experience with the Yorkshire Tapas theme. Food generally ok but not special. Calamari great but only 4 rings for £7! Hence, price adds up to eat enough courses. A good atmosphere if you like it load. Waitress very helpful but busy. I would recommend you try it to see if it is to your taste.

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V
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find !!! Great service & the food was sensational. We went with some of the recommendations from the guy that served us. He'd obviously had eaten the food he was selling & was very passionate about the menu & his knowledge about each dish was spot on. The live music just made the night. We're definitely putting the Yorkshire tapas on the top of our to do list next time we visit Harrogate.

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TH
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, excellent beer, good service.

The booths offer a great intimate space.

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P
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Blues Bar is conveniently located, set in a lively bar atmosphere with regular live music. The tapas food served was exceptional and the service was polite and efficient. We had a great time.

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BB
Essex
7 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great "Yorkshire" eating experience. We had booked and were given, after some debate, the window table for two! The 'tapas' was a delightful selection of traditional Yorkshire specialities and we were pleased but somewhat surprised to see that some Yorkshire-style Indian dishes had made it to the menu. The 'desserts' were missing and, with Betty's Cafe only next door, there could easily have been Yorkshire Curd Tart on the menu. The Rumanian waiter knew nothing of the Yorkshireness of the menu and would have been unable to advise. However, his service was very polite, accurate and accommodating - well done Sir! The 'tapas-style' eating worked well for us and the final bill was very acceptable. Unfortunately, the music in the Blues Bar on the night we were there was cancelled through lack of a drummer! Very disappointing end to our evening in Harrogate.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service got off to a shaky start, apparently due to a power cut in the kitchen, they only told us after we reminded them we'd been waiting nearly an hour! The waiter apologized profusely and brought us a bowl of chips 'To be going on with'! (Fantastic btw). Rest of our food was fabulous, pulled pork and haddock goujons which with the chips was plenty for two of us. The live music was Ace and a great atmosphere, staff and locals exceptionally friendly - a really great find. Highly recommended

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C
Yorkshire
13 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always, love the curry dish! All the dishes we had we enjoyed, every plate went back empty.

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l
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wee bar & restaurant with live music. Yorkshire Tapas - what more do you want

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C
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! All food we had was ace! I’d deffo come back

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Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came for our anniversary meal. Very informal and relaxed. Food was excellent and service was great. The cocktails were to die for. We'll be coming back that's for sure

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good variety of food of high standard. I would definitely go back

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great to start with and the waiter was happy to give advice on how many tapas etc. When the food came it was delicious - lots of different tastes which suited all our party. The atmosphere was very relaxed and would definitely recommend eating here.

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Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and great service will definitely be going again

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