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William & Victoria

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6 Cold Bath Road | HG2 0NA, Harrogate HG2 0NA, England
+44 1423 521510
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12:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked this restaurant for Valentine's night, as part of a planned break in Harrogate. A lucky find....although obviously a busy night, we ate a relaxing meal in lovely surroundings and were served by friendly staff. The food was very good - slow roasted lamb shank. Will definitely return on next visit .

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1 Thank Jacqueline S
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been some time since we had visited Wm & Vic's and we really couldn't think why we had left it so long. The welcome was warm, the choice of food excellent and the atmosphere convivial. This is a lovely independent restaurant run by people who know how to treat their customers and who provide good, fresh food with... More 

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Thank jktraveller73
William_and_Victoria, Owner at William & Victoria, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and the lovely review. We hope you won't leave it so long next time you visit. More 

Harrogate
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been a while since I last visited William & Victoria's to eat and I was delighted to find that the food was as great as ever. The service was friendly and as usual efficient. Good food (fish and steak) in our case, complimented by some decent house wine made for an excellent repast. Couldn't manage a sweet due to... More 

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1 Thank franklintimbo
William_and_Victoria, Owner at William & Victoria, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your recent visit. Thank you for your kind words and continued custom. More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been multiple times before and sometimes we'll even call for a take-away sticky toffee pudding. The food and service have always been of very high quality. Last night, we showed up a few minutes early for our reservation and we were told the table wasn't ready - we didn't wait long, but when we did sit down there were... More 

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Thank Casemann11
William_and_Victoria, Owner at William & Victoria, responded to this review

It is very disheartening that you have chosen to write a review pointing out 'small annoyances' on your last visit and yet never shared any of your previous experiences despite visiting 'multiple times' when the 'food and service have alway been of very high quality'. The ham hock was not ready last Friday until later in the evening because unfortunately... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to William and Victoria's for probably 40 years. Always loved it. Then they started taking the Tastecard and it became fabulous value. At the end of 2016 they stopped taking the Tastecard and stopped going because the A la carte menu is fairly expensive. We discovered they are now doing a set lunch menu and an... More 

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Thank Sandra G
William_and_Victoria, Owner at William & Victoria, responded to this review

Firstly, may I say thank you for your continued custom for 40 years, it is wonderful to hear that you have always 'loved it' even though somewhat upsetting that you have chosen to make your first review of us a negative one. We made the decision to no longer accept Tastecard, or any other 3rd party discount cards, because to... More 

Hoddesdon, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband came here for a special meal on a break away. I quite often leave reviews for places we have eaten, but this is the hardest ever, as my husband ( Ashley) had a completely different experience to me. The starters were divine - Ash had the king prawns and they were delicious as was the goats cheese with... More 

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3 Thank Helen S
William_and_Victoria, Owner at William & Victoria, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It's great to hear both starters were 'divine', the décor and ambience were 'fantastic' but disappointing to hear that only your husband would return. The Lamb Wellington is one of our most popular dishes and served pink as standard. I appreciate this is not everyone's preference and have taken your... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Very attentive staff. Well served. Every dish was really nice. Very pleased and we'll come again

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Thank Ian D
William_and_Victoria, Owner at William & Victoria, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed the birthday celebration, we look forward to welcoming you back. Thanks for leaving a review. More 

UK
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a voucher to spend at Will and Vics. Had a delicious meal. Traditional reliable local wine bar and restaurant. Gets nice and busy. Great atmosphere. Friendly helpful service. Big portions. Tasty.

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Thank Whatnextforme
William_and_Victoria, Owner at William & Victoria, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely comments, we really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cold, damp smelling, poor food quality (cold and very fatty) all make for the worst yet dining experience. I'm only glad that it was a corporate hospitality do and I didn't have to pay for it. That said I have also forwarded the comments to the company concerned. There's so much more choice now in Harrogate, don't allow Straker to... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this restaurant on TripAdvisor as we were visiting Harrogate for the weekend. Lovely place, friendly attentive staff and fantastic food! Menu had some great choices and the selection of cheese for dessert was amazing. Worth visiting

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Thank longerhappydayz
William_and_Victoria, Owner at William & Victoria, responded to this review

So pleased you found us via TripAdvisor and enjoyed the service and food. Our cheeseboard comprises of local Yorkshire cheese which is probably why it is amazing! Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we hope to see you next time you visit Harrogate. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$31
Cuisine
European, British, Wine Bar, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Cold Bath Road | HG2 0NA, Harrogate HG2 0NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 521510
Description
An independent family run restaurant and wine bar serving traditional British food in the heart of Harrogate. William & Victoria has developed a reputation for great food served in a relaxed and unfussy style. Hearty Yorkshire portions of locally sourced meat and fish served in a cosy wine bar/bistro that oozes character and personality with a buzz created by it's popularity with locals that you will find any day of the week. The wine bar is open all afternoon serving a variety of drinks along with bar tapas.

Owner and front of house, David Straker, is at the 'helm' most evenings and on hand to recommend wines from an extensive and well balanced wine list. More spacious dining areas with seating for 50 people, along with another well stocked bar, is situated upstairs along with a private dining room ideal for business entertaining and private parties. William & Victoria host a variety of regular wine tasting dinners.

William & Victoria has recently gone through an extensive sympathetic refurbishment.

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