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William & Victoria

€€ - €€€European, British,
6 Cold Bath Road | HG2 0NA, Harrogate HG2 0NA, England
+44 1423 521510
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb henry” (41 reviews)
“duck salad” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
6 Cold Bath Road | HG2 0NA, Harrogate HG2 0NA, England
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1 - 10 of 960 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We felt instantly welcomed when we came to book our evening meal. The restaurant had been recommended to us by a local publican, and she was quite right when she said we would eat well there. It was busy although it was a chilly Monday...More

Thank vollyjudith
William_and_Victoria, Owner at William & Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

What a lovely review - thank you! It's always nice to be recommended by other local businesses (many of them are our customers too) and it's great to hear you felt welcome and enjoyed your Monday evening at W&V. The Lamb Henry and Slow Cooked...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are ever visiting Harrogate, I would highly recommend this place. This is my sort of place, nice hearty and tasty food, with a good selection of wine. We booked at a table on Friday night in the upstairs section. We were 10 mins...More

Thank James H
William_and_Victoria, Owner at William & Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of William & Victoria and for recommending us to others. It is lovely to receive such great feedback about the dishes you enjoyed - all cooked from scratch by our talented chefs using...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

I love eating here because I know the food will always be consistently excellent. I have been going here for over thirty years and never once been disappointed. The Lamb Wellington is probably my favourite.

Thank Oldbiker55
William_and_Victoria, Owner at William & Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the glowing review and continued custom, we really appreciate your kind words.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very tasty food. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Lovely ambience. Will definitely go again. Wine was good too.

Thank jepegnanams
William_and_Victoria, Owner at William & Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Delighted to hear you enjoyed the food, wine, ambience and service. Thanks for the succinct review and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy restaurant with a good atmosphere but was a little disappointed with the food on this visit. Lamb Henry didn't quite meet the usual standard but wasn't bad - just not as good. Black pudding scotch egg starter was lovely though! Our table was close...More

Thank 158Eli
William_and_Victoria, Owner at William & Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for providing feedback on your recent visit. I am sorry that the Lamb Henry was not up to the standard you have learned to expect and will endeavour to find out why this was. All our black pudding is made in-house, so it's...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been visiting William & Victoria for many years and for the first time we were disappointed. For the first time we weren't asked if we wanted our coats to be taken. We duly put them on the back of our chairs and only when...More

1  Thank WelsbyD
William_and_Victoria, Owner at William & Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, we will use it to continue to improve our service and look at the dishes you have mentioned. I'm sorry that your recent visit was not up to our usual standard and would like to assure...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wonder of William & Vic's is that it is both an institution in Harrogate and an example of how to make the unexceptional appear delightful, sustaining and somehow wonderful. David (owner) is a charismatic and generous host and yet when he takes a rare...More

Thank TonyLee11
William_and_Victoria, Owner at William & Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a heartwarming review - we really appreciate it. We agree that we have a wonderful team at W&V and some fantastic, loyal customers who all help make a unique ambience. Thank you for your continued support.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Welcoming staff. Tables not too close together so didn't feel squashed in. Staff very attentive. Lovely choices on the Early Bird menu. Didn't feel rushed. Tasty food.

Thank Junie285
William_and_Victoria, Owner at William & Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review of our Early Bird menu. There are lots of new dishes on the menu created by our new chef and newly promoted head chef. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the most delicious pub dinners I have ever had. We had starters of the duck salad and fishcakes. Never thought I would like a duck salad but was delicious! Then for mains we went for the venison wellington and lamb henry....More

Thank Joshua D
William_and_Victoria, Owner at William & Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So pleased you enjoyed the food, ambience and attentive staff - those are the main three boxes we want to tick! It was Chris who served you, we will pass on your comments. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real treat upstairs or down . Lovely atmosphere and well prepared and tasty food. More child friendly downstairs. Well worth a visit

Thank Helen448
William_and_Victoria, Owner at William & Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm pleased you enjoyed the atmosphere and food. We hope to welcome you back again.

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yorkshirelady49
13 June 2016|
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Response from William_and_Victoria | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we have several vegetarian options on the menu (please see our website) and we can offer alternatives and vegan options too. If there is something specific you would like that you don't see on our website menus... More
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julie b
18 June 2015|
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Response from David_Straker | Property representative |
Hello, yes we have lactose free dishes on our menu and will guide you through which these are when choosing. Alternatively we can make or adapt some of our dishes to suit your requirements as everything is made from scratch... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$33
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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