We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

van Zeller

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
8 Montpellier St, Harrogate HG1 2TQ, England
(01423) 508762
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Van Zeller restaurant in Harrogate has a chef of rare gifts in native...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 381 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 280
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A fantastic evening

An excellent restaurant with gourmet quality food and wines. The staff were very kind and attentive and also very knowledgeable regarding each course

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Freda H
,
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
Add Photo

381 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

An excellent restaurant with gourmet quality food and wines. The staff were very kind and attentive and also very knowledgeable regarding each course

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Love the seven course tasting menu, what fantastic flavors in every course. Each course beautifully presented and served by staff who are very knowledgeable. Small intimate resteraunt serving lovely wines to compliment the food.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
North Berwick, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My husband and I have always tried to be fair when eating in a restaurant that is new to us. Van Zeller markets itself as a fine dining experience, this it is not. We were we thought lucky in obtaining a table on the day we called albeit at 6.pm in the evening as the person who took our reservation... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
liverpool
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We would like to thank Van Zeller for an amazing night! Me and my Mum visited here on a 1 night stay in Harrogate. We were greeted by lovely, friendly staff and offered drinks straight away. We were then given a separate all vegetarian menu to choose from (good to be spoilt for choice for vegetarian dishes in a restaurant!)... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My daughter is a great fan of Van zeller so bought my mum and Zi s groupon deal so we could try it out.We were running 10 minutes late so I rang to let them know , I was spoken to by a very stroppy front of house guy who said we hadn't been answering his phone calls or emails... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Larbert, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We dined here earlier tonight and must praise the staff for a superb meal. It was simply first class. Every course was exceptional and full credit must be given to the chef. Our waiter Chris was very pleasant and where requested recommended a few dishes. If you are visiting Harrogate and are looking for first class fine dining, you should... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I read reviews, did my research and happily told my cousin we'd managed to get into Van Zellers whilst at Harrogate...I've taken ages to write this review as I don't much care for being negative, but realised that had others shared less-than-positive experiences, perhaps flaws might have been addressed....From being watched through the window by staff unwilling to let us... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Took the Groupn deal for set menu lunch, £35 for two, including Bellini. Indeed it was a set menu, the only choice was take it or leave it, ie no choice at all. The starter was a poached egg followed by rare and cold salmon for the main course.The desert was fruit, mainly strawberry. The restaurant made no effort to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My wife and I had the special three course lunch on Saturday June 6th. When she told me it was £35 for two with a Bellini, I thought she must be mistaken, surely that should be £35 each? She wasn’t, and for a restaurant as good as Van Zeller this is an absolute bargain. As we had had a Bellini... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Stockport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Dined here last night. Very impressed. Fantastic food and great service. What more can you ask for?!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed van Zeller also viewed

Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
 
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
 

Been to van Zeller? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about van Zeller

Address: 8 Montpellier St, Harrogate HG1 2TQ, England
Phone Number: (01423) 508762
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 39 - 39
Cuisine: British

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Montpellier St, Harrogate HG1 2TQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
  • Phone Number: (01423) 508762

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 39
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from van Zeller staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?