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van Zeller

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8 Montpellier St, Harrogate HG1 2TQ, England
(01423) 508762
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 262
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Amazing!

My partner and I were given a Groupon voucher for Christmas for the 6 course taster menu and I must say that we thoroughly enjoyed every single mouthful! My partner can be extremely fussy with his food, and doesn't like a lot of the foods on the menu but he tried them and every course left him sat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
dancer_boy83
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Castleford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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349 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Castleford, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My partner and I were given a Groupon voucher for Christmas for the 6 course taster menu and I must say that we thoroughly enjoyed every single mouthful! My partner can be extremely fussy with his food, and doesn't like a lot of the foods on the menu but he tried them and every course left him sat with an... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We have lunch from time to time in this restaurant, always attentive staff, always superb food, always amazing value. I can't understand the recent reviews! Superb food from a chef the equal of Sat Bains, in my opinion, and that is not to say that Bains is anything but a superb chef, at a price that is amazing. Pizza Express,... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were given a Groupon token as a Christmas present and decided to go for a lunchtime rather than evening taster meal - our first experience of this type of meal. About half the tables were filled but the restaurant was nonetheless quiet with gentle jazz music in the background creating a very pleasant ambience. Staff were pleasant, attentive but... More 

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oldham uk
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had the lunch taster menu which was good but not good value. After having all seven courses some of which were the size of a tea spoon I was ready to go out for some more food. I would not return

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband and I visited the restaurant this weekend for the six course tasting menu after hearing fantastic things about this chef and restaurant. The restaurant itself was very nice, modern and clean. The staff were lovely and very attentive towards us, they explained each course to us on arrival. The food was presented brilliantly, very pretty and attractive but... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I visited here with family and was really impressed, this is just what Harrogate has needed. They offer fine dining in a relaxed and contemporary environment with an attentive, professional and friendly team of staff. The combination of flavours used is inspired and every course was a conversation starter at our table. The presentation was a work of art and... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

Wow! Went for a special meal and was absolutely blown away with the thought-provoking, intricate and delicious food and the superb, discreet and attentive service. This is a real gem in Harrogate and something completely different from the norm. Others may try to imitate this level and style of food but in my opinion they don't succeed like van zeller... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

What a lovely experience, we had a lunch taster menu, and I Am a little fussy what I eat, it was really lovely, beautiful food, my husband could not stop talking about the fresh hens egg, staff were really friendly, and explained exactly what we were going to be eating. I would highly recommend giving this restaurant a try

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My husband and I visited Van Zeller for lunch. The service was excellent, high on the list of experience. the food was excellent. There are no negatives. I will definitely visit this restaurant again when we next visit Harrogate.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

There was a warm inviting atmosphere here when we arrived without a reservation one cold December evening. This is formal, but not stuffy dining in the French manner. Professional, friendly and well informed staff ( and plenty of them for a small restaurant). Every mouthful was cooked and presented perfectly. For my superb raspberry pudding, even the plate matched the... More 

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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 38 - 38
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?