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van Zeller

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8 Montpellier St, Harrogate HG1 2TQ, England
(01423) 508762
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Today
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

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Visitor rating
  • 267
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 27
    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
Disappointed

Went on a Groupon deal which later found out was same deal available direct from restaurant. Have eaten here before and always enjoyed it but this time left disappointed. The food was beautifully presented as usual but lacked flavour. I really think the time of foams has passed!! Trying to do this... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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358 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Went on a Groupon deal which later found out was same deal available direct from restaurant. Have eaten here before and always enjoyed it but this time left disappointed. The food was beautifully presented as usual but lacked flavour. I really think the time of foams has passed!! Trying to do this calibre of food on a cheap deal seems... More 

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Barnsley
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We did the 7 course taster Groupon offer during a day out to Harrogate on my partner's brithday. We were not disappointed! Each dish was fabulous, you could see quite a lot of effort and time had gone into them. The service was great, a thoroughly enjoyable experience :)

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lincs
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Took the parents for a belated Christmas present after trying this restaurant last year. The food was the same immaculate offerings, with a good choice and fabulous flavours. We had superb service and would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Harrogate. Top quality food that is worthy of a Star or two. A gem of a place.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had lunch here on Saturday and what a treat! Everything was fantastic, from the bread to the coffee and petit fours. I would definitely recommend van zeller, the presentation was fantastic everything looked like a work of art.

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is not a cheap restaurant. We really enjoyed our meal , probably best to have the tasting menu with the wine pairings given the prices. Lovely decor and smooth service. Despite the slightly stuffy initial impression staff were friendly and attentive. Pleasantly surprised that we were allowed to make changes to both the food and wine on the taster... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This was a special present from family for us so we looked forward to enjoying it. The service was excellent and the restaurant busy. The menu (dinner at £50 for three courses) was quite limited, with a choice of five items for each course and no specials. Beware though as there is a service charge and wine is very expensive,... More 

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Warminster, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Couldn't find anything wrong with this restaurant. We are on holiday in Harrogate which we love, and were celebrating our anniversary. Van zeller was fantastic, excellent food, excellent service, very attentive, we loved it and highly recommend it.

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Warminster, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We went here for our anniversary. Perfect! The atmosphere, the decor, the music, the waiters, but most importantly the food were absolutely delightful! I honestly couldn't fault it. The whole meal, including pre dinner drinks & 3 glasses of a very nice wine came to £140 including Gourmet card or £160 without the card

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This restaurant is in an entirely different league to any other dining places in Harrogate. The food is presented as an art form, the service is the best I've ever experienced. I never even had to top up my water glass let alone my wine glass. Expensive but worth it for a special night out as a couple.

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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 37 - 37
  • 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?