Yorkshire Tapas at The Blues Cafe Bar

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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.
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SV
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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FD
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet again fabulous afternoon with friends, with amazing food, great wine and brilliant attentive staff.
The Yorkshire tapas is so fresh and exciting , loads of choice for all tastes and diets.
Love it !well done blues bar.

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DM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, loved it, great music. A perfectly placed bar in Harrogate.

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R
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting food.
Nice live blues music too
Price is good value

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RC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

This is my third visit to the Yorkshire tapas and yet again was highly impressed. There wasn’t a dish we chose that wasn’t delicious. The menu is really quirky with a twist on Spanish tapas, we were all wowed ! We will definitely be back again on our next Harrogate weekend.

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A
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food - loved the whole evening - will definitely call in again next time in Harrogate- have been telling everyone what a great place it is 😀😀😀

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JP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good food, attentive staff great value.
We arrived at 6 so I think just opening, atmosphere was lacking at first but after half an hour their was a really good vibe. Would certainly visit again.

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JS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent, the service very friendly and efficient and the beer was equally good. A very pleasant place to spend a lunchtime.
We walked down from Harlow Carr through the Valley Gardens so the location was excellent, I would highly recommend it if you want a pleasant stroll and good food in the Harrogate area.

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J
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprisingly good!!

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LM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, my boyfriend thoroughly enjoyed the bell pork and ribs! They also accomodated me well with my veggie needs haha 😋 great music, went downstairs afterwards to watch the band too. Fab night thank you x

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AG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Knowledgeable staff, good drink selection, particularly gin and warm welcome.
There was a relaxed vibe and the live blues band playing downstairs added to the atmosphere. Perfect for a casual night out ...and the small plates were perfect for sharing and trying different styles

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TS
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Nice place to be and the guy serving was friendly. Really enjoyed the background music. The food though should have been better. Everything was heavily over salted. The garlic bread had so much salt on it we couldn’t eat it. Perhaps the wine list should be extended too with a cheaper offering as they were all priced at £19.95 which I feel is too expensive.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a FIND!!!
Excellent food and great local beers, friendly staff, live music. I had the Yorkshire Wrap with slow cooked Beef and Stockpot Garvey.
The best gravy I have ever had!!!!

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb Yorkshire take on classic Spanish tapas - Yorkshire Chorizo, taties braves & lots more! All delicious & v well presented. Friendly, relaxed staff & a casual venue above the famous Blues Bar in Harrogate - live music below in the bar but not obtrusive at all.

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DB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff are friendly, food it great. It's a go to with family and or friends. Always a great night. Love it.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is located above the Blues Café Bar which has live music every night. We wanted to combine food and proper live music (not some singer with backing tracks) so this place fitted the bill. On arrival you first enter the Blues Bar before ascending the stairs to the restaurant. A disco was playing before the live band came on. The disco felt it necessary to be loud enough to break the windows and made it difficult for the waiter to speak to us, After a while, it reduced volume to a comfortable level upstairs. I think the band may have said something while they were setting up . . . . .

Anyway, the band is visible from the restaurant via a video + sound link and was at the right level upstairs. The food was interesting and enjoyable having a fairly wide 'Yorkshire' menu which meant classic foods re-named in a Yorkshire mode for a bit of fun. The service was good and friendly. When we had eaten, we thought we would look in downstairs but it is clearly a 'stand - up - and - drink' kind of place. The music was on the loud side (and I have been playing in rock bands for 50 years) so all in all not quite comfortable enough. The place was packed so clearly, this does not put the younger punters off. The band was not bad (Jed Thomas Blues Band) with avoidance of all the blues clichés appreciated.

All in all, a nice change for a night out if you appreciate proper live music and decent food.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grand wee place. Noisy but that is to be e pected from a small bar with live music!

Great atmosphere.

Staff were excellant, honest warnings about which items were in high demand and likely to be slower, appreciated warning about tapas portions being larger than typical for spainish tapas.

Food was excellant, yorkshire staples miniturised into tapas. Also much cheaper than expected given the location and surrounding restraunts.

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PM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely brilliant. Thank you.
The service and staff were super and not be faulted.

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RT
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had seen this online and so pleased we booked, everything about it was fantastic. The food was great (we got 6 tapas between 2 and there was enough for 2 good appetite) the blue cheese fondue was amazing!!. The service was also fantastic- the waiter/ bar man was great and very attentive- he got my husband a seat as uncomfortable in the booth. Would definitely recommend- it’s not a posh place but best food I’ve had in a long time

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

Ate dinner here on a busy Saturday night with three friends. Food was great, drinks menu extensive and the staff was efficient and friendly.

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CG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the food, cocktails are great also. So reasonably priced as well! Highly recommend.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Slightly on the pricy side (slightly), but brilliantly executed. Was better than anticipated, with great staff. We'll be back.

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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
2 reviews
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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