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van Zeller

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8 Montpellier Street, Harrogate HG1 2TQ, England
+44 1423 508762
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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York, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Visited here several times over the summer for dinner as my wife likes the style of cuisine offered here. Personally I found it slow service wise, and the food was pretty good but over-priced. But I do support independents and persevered with it. I gather it has now closed owing to being unable to compete with the chains. So many... More 

1 Thank Marktenjag
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120 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Very slow service, food not up to standard. Expensive. The restaurant ceased trading some time after we went there , not surprising as it was s dreadful experience.

2 Thank LiverpoolGourmet
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

There were so many negative markers, you just knew it wouldn't survive. The restaurant looked like a shop, the cooking was too precise (which costs money in staffing), front-of-house was variable (after Simon left), the portion sizes were not commensurate with the expectations of the burghers of Harrogate (who like their food piled high), the wine list was good but... More 

4 Thank footlight47
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We had the lunch deal of 3 courses and a glass of Bellini. The dining room is a pleasant setting for a meal. At first, seeing the size of the starter, we thought the meal might not be very filling. However, it turned out not to be the case. The food was beautifully cooked and presented and was very enjoyable.... More 

2 Thank ousemaiden
Boroughbridge, N Yorks
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This place has closed down !!! I'm a taxi driver and have just dropped a customer who had booked a table 3 weeks ago only to arrive tonight (16th July 2016) to find the tables all laid out but closed down....

10 Thank howmuchfurtherisit
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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355 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We drove 50 miles and had booked a hotel room. We were booked for dinner at 19:15 but ar 17:20 we got a call to say they had ceased trading that day so they needed to cancel the reservation. We walked past later that evening and it was closed

8 Thank Simon M
York, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

6 course tasting menu very interesting with quirky flavour combinations. Generally very tasty but occasionally over complex and at times too challenging for the palate. Bread delicious and welcome as long wait between courses meant we were peckish for a long time. Service cheerful but not as professional as you'd expect / hope in such a high end establishment. Decor... More 

Thank jenpin77
North Wales, United Kingdom
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550 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Visited with our friends who have told us repeatedly how wonderful Van Zeller was. We were not disappointed. We ate the lunch offer menu which I think is amazing value at £17.95 especially as a Bellini is included. I was very impressed with the quality and freshness of the ingredients. There is a little note on the back of the... More 

1 Thank VanessaRoad
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

On holiday in Harrogate for a few days, booked Van Zeller as it got good reviews on TA. We had checked out the menu on-line and one day when passing the restaurant and were keen to have the a la carte menu. On arrival we were brusquely shown to a very small table, my 6 foot 4 husband could hardly... More 

1 Thank Lynn M
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Me and my husband visited Van Zeller for a 6 course tasting menu for our anniversary. They were able to cater to our dietary requirements really well (husband is vegetarian and no cheese and i'm no seafood) and we were served 6 very clean and innovative dishes, especially the chocolate coffee desert which was to die for! The service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$31
British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Montpellier Street, Harrogate HG1 2TQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 508762
Van Zeller restaurant in Harrogate has a chef of rare gifts in native Yorkshireman Tom Van Zeller. Creating delicious and innovative British cuisine is the mission here, and one that has succeeded admirably. The smart dining room is both stylish and comfortable, a fine, intimate bistro-style setting for the kitchen's high ambitions. Chef Van Zeller started his career locally at the famous Betty's Tearooms and Rudding Park before learning his craft in some Michelin-starred restaurants in London, Sydney and New York. Now returning to his roots, Van Zeller won the backing of esteemed restaurateur David Moore (two Michelin starred Pied a Terre and Michelin starred l'Autre Pied) in creating Van Zeller restaurant. Almost immediately, his creative cuisine has earned Van Zeller Best Newcomer at the 2010 Northern Hospitality Awards, Best Chef at the 2010 Harrogate Hospitality & Tourism Awards and a pair of AA rosettes. Van Zeller is one of Harrogate's destination restaurants.

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