Yorkshire Tapas at The Blues Cafe Bar

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Tapas / Small Plates

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“Locally sourced goodness in Yorkshire pudding heaven”.

PICTURE THIS;
Slow cooked beef brisket, proper Yorkshire puddings, roast tatties bravas, crispy crackling and cauliflower cheese croquettes all with a Spanish twist. INTRIGUED?

Well get THI-SEN to Yorkshire Tapas in Harrogate, REIGHT IN’T town centre on Montpellier Parade for SUM serious NORTHERN SOUL FOOD!

Naturally-sourced produce and ingredient-led dishes that are defined by the seasons with modern interpretations of European classics paired brilliantly with British classics.

Ingredients such as Rare Breed Chorizo, Liquor Pickled Red Cabbage and Slow Cooked 36-hour Beef Brisket for inventive flavour combinations with a Spanish twist packed full of Yorkshire flavours.
What 115 People Are Saying
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CR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes absolutely - amazing food, fabulous flavours and great service.

JM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and great service. The band were excellent really great relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend a visit

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food. Venue a little chaotic though with everyone having to wait for their tables. Would definitely go back

DK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with fantastic quality food and great service. Excellent menu choice and decent value for money. Would highly recommend

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience1

This has an old pub feel about it. The service food and ambience is unsophisticated. Service-They tried hard but totally failed. Long waits drink orders which never arrived dirty glass and all in all pretty bad albeit it was a busy evening for them. The staff are nice and friendly however and the tapas is nice. The music is perhaps too loud and some of the regulars were a bit shouty and in drink too. Not really for me but you may enjoy it.

KB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Loved the place, very homely feel although it was very busy when we were there but it was Christmas market weekend.
The food was very tasty, especially the meatballs and the curry. The service was a bit slow but as mentioned above it was busy.
Would definitely like to go back to try some more of the menu and when it’s slightly quieter

DT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely weekend in Harrogate , found this highly recommended tapas bar on line,so booked in advance.
Fab venue, tapas were delicious and great value for money, staff very attentive ,polite and courteous ,will highly recommend

BH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time ! The place is quirky and welcoming. Food was great value and extremely tasty and band were top class. It is well worth a visit and I would not hesitate in recommending it to friends. I must also add the staff are not in your face but there when you want them. Top class place just wish we had something like it in Liverpool

DA
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice variety of food choices ...we got a pork , a beef and a fish dish and it was the right amount and variety of tastes for two people along wit h a bottle of wine of course. Service was prompt an deficient and nice presentation.

J
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and the music played before the live band came on was right up my street, however on the night the band playing were not great tbh

MS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

10 out of 10 on most dishes cheese fondue was heaven chorizo stew very little chorizo enjoyed atmosphere and staff were brill

AG
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed another fantastic Saturday evening at YT! Food drink and company was excellent. We managed our meal upstairs while the band played on downstairs in front of a packed house. The Yorkshire food is unbeatable and plentiful too.
We’ve been before on a couple of occasions so brought friends who hadn’t been before and were very impressed by the hospitality.

RN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t fault it
Everyone commented it was first rate

JH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

For a place that doesn't feature a great deal on the internet it's quite a hidden gem. The food and service is good and value for money.
If spending the remainder of the evening downstairs in the bar then ear plugs are necessary!

KC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Brilliant food and even better service. Took a group of visiting colleagues here to sample 'yorkshire' food and it got rave reviews.

CH
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food. Excellent quality, great Yorkshire take on tapas, flavours are fabulous. Service is really good, very friendly and all good value for money, prices are very reasonable for what you get.
Music from the bar downstairs is played loud enough to enjoy but but not too loud to be able to have a conversation.
Highly recommend this place. Loved it

OT
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun bar.... Blues and Northern soul music loud and proud. Food was excellent and great value for money. Went during a busy week.... Saturday 28th September.. UCI world championships.... Good for groups or a couple who happy with window seat

KE
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Best Yorkshire pud wrap ever. Would definitely be going back.

GD
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a great venue. We ate early at around 8pm, the service was excellent, and the food was amazing, I particularly enjoyed the curry tapas - so many flavours. The music being played was also my cup of tea, blues/funk, and made our visit a real experience. Highly recommended.

KA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brillant night - food was great - Staff were great and friendly and really helpful- bands were excellent Falling Doves and Porcelain Hill. Would go there again when next up in Harrogate.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely Yorkshire take om Tapas.

RC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Hidden gem, found this place last year and come back every time we visit Harrogate.
Food is second to none and good friendly service every time.

SH
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we have been went in the afternoon to have a drink decided to book a table .. food was fantastic the ribs and the cheese dishes “wow” .. the staff we really friendly and the band we great it was so busy we stood on the stairs to watch best view .. would recommend everyone to go a night to remember

FA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, excellent and friendly service, great food, awesome cocktails with blues and jazz on the background

DM
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Proper nice food will be returning without a doubt. Thanks

MC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The Yorkshire tapas is placed above the blues cafe bar round the corner from Bettys in Harrogate. It’s a small restaurant with around 6 tables and usually a couple of members of staff. The food was lovely and Yorkshire inspired but was a bit on the salty side with some of the selections which did put a downer on the food. Alongside asking 3 times for a drink and not receiving it the entire time sat at the table as it was forgotten and therefore going the whole meal without one. The staff were pleasant and overall it was a nice experience but one I may not return to.

CM
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding...some of the tapas dishes were better than what I’ve had in Spain!

OT
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Empty when we arrived and only two more people arrived.food was ok but could have been a lot better service was hit and miss

D
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and incredibly high quality. the atmosphere is great. Staff were knowledgeable and helpful. We were in Harrogate on Business and everyone enjoyed the food.

Will be back next time we are in harroagte.

T
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food, atmosphere and music are all amazing.
The staff here are fantastic and so friendly.
Quirky little place x

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great concept, delicious food. Very nice evening, thank you.

MM
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun place to visit lively with live music food different and enjoyable go for fun not a quiet night out

A
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The portions were large for tapas so Two each is plenty. The pulled beef and The chicken masala were lovely

VR
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Fabulous. Had a beautiful meal and staff were great

IW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing choice of delicious dishes enjoyed by all the family
Staff friendly and very efficient

A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I can't review as they couldn't fulfil our booking. We were told we had "booked too late" on arrival and had about a 40% chance of getting a table if we waited 30 mins. So if you want to go suggest calling rather than booking via OpenTable!

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not what we were expecting when we arrived. It's a busy pub downstairs but upstairs was much quieter and the food was amazing. I can recommend the bloody Mary's also....

SV
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was of a high quality and excellent value for money. Bar staff knowledgeable and helpful. Great atmosphere, made all the better by live music. hope to return again if ever I'm in the area

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food & service. Most portions big enough to class as a main meal on their own!

FD
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place!
We sat upstairs in the booth facing the window. The music was on downstairs and we could hear it at the right volume, it wasn't too loud. The staff made sure we always had drinks.
The food was perfect , large portion sizes than the typical tapas.
The atmosphere was lively. We didn't go anywhere else we stayed there most of the evening!
Would definitely reccomend and will be returning soon.