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Restaurant at Holdsworth House

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Holdsworth | Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, Halifax HX2 9TG, England
+44 1422 240024
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 15
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely afternoon tea

First visit to Holdsworth House courtesy of an Afternoon Tea gift from work colleagues for my ?!?th birthday. The area where we were seated was not particularly private situated next to a communal thoroughfare so felt a little like being in a glass fishbowl. However, the food was delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Beachbabe013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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English first
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I came here for a last minute trip, we decided on having afternoon tea. The afternoon tea itself was nice, but I think a little overpriced for what you got and maybe not enough. We had about a 30 minute wait also, but what food we did have was lovely. Staff were lovely and accommodating and it was lovely to... More 

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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant at Holdsworth House, responded to this review

Thank you Jess W for visiting Holdsworth House. We bake scones fresh to order, hence your thirty minute wait for afternoon tea if not pre-booked, we are pleased that you had chance to dicsover the historic house and grounds in the meantime. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

First visit to Holdsworth House courtesy of an Afternoon Tea gift from work colleagues for my ?!?th birthday. The area where we were seated was not particularly private situated next to a communal thoroughfare so felt a little like being in a glass fishbowl. However, the food was delicious complemented by a glass of prosecco. An enjoyable afternoon.

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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant at Holdsworth House, responded to this review

Thank you Beachbabe013 for your review of Holdsworth House we are delighted that you enjoyed your ?!?th brithday treat and hope that you will spread the word. More 

Lincoln
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220 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We stayed here on a Saturday night and had dinner here and breakfast the following morning We were unable to have a pre-dinner drink in the bar because of a wedding party - was there nowhere else to have it apart from your table? The table was in a nice smallish 6/7 table section of a wood panelled room where... More 

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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant at Holdsworth House, responded to this review

Thank you Andrew B for visiting Holdsworth House. We have noted feedback on the menu price and are currently addressing this so we hope that you will return to experience more value in the future. Your feedback regarding the breakfast has been given to the kitchen team. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a lovely hotel in a gorgeous setting. We had afternoon tea in the restaurant during the week and booked although it was quiet. The cakes and scones were gorgeous. Not sure about cucumber sandwiches though. The only thing that let it down was no strainer for the leaf tea. I would recommend a walk in the garden afterwards.... More 

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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant at Holdsworth House, responded to this review

Dear Jackovsky thank you for travelling to Holdsworth House to enjoy your afternoon tea. I am pleased to say that we do have tea strainers for our loose leaf Taylors of Harrogate teas, non loose leaf teas naturally don't have strainers provided. We do hope you'll return soon for another delicious day out. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great food, very tasty. Good service. Didn't wait too long before courses. Coffee in the garden afterwards. Lovely

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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant at Holdsworth House, responded to this review

Thank you sammi1905 for visiting Holdsworth House, we are pleased that you had a lovely time and enjoyed the food and the surroundings. Please return for more of the same. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Had such a nice day at Holdsworth House. Booked afternoon tea for my birthday and wasn't disappointed. Service excellent, staff really friendly and really enjoyed our Last Tango in Halifax experience. Recommend to a lot of friends. Will revisit hopefully very soon! 😊

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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant at Holdsworth House, responded to this review

Thank you Samantha J for dining at Holdsworth House. We appreciate your custom and hope that you will return again soon. More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Having read the reviews on the food served in the hotel restaurant,with some reluctance we booked a meal to celebrate a milestone birthday. Service was friendly,I ordered soup and lamb,which I made a point of requesting to be cooked pink or very pink. After a pre starter,the soup arrived 45 minutes later, after our order was taken. The soup was... More 

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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant at Holdsworth House, responded to this review

Dear bassman315 thank you for trying Holdsworth House, we are sorry that your experience was not up to our usual standards. Your feedback has been passed to our kitchen team. More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Looked forward to this as I'd always heard good things about Holdsworth House. However Sunday lunch was a very poor experience. Starters (the best bit) were served after we'd been seated and settled. However the mains came immediately after we'd finished the starters - so quickly that we'd not had knives & forks replaced so were left sitting for a... More 

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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant at Holdsworth House, responded to this review

Thank you Ed G for trying Holdsworth House and for your feedback, we appreciate all comments to help us gauge our reputation and make adjustments when things aren’t up to scratch. We usually get excellent feedback on the food so are disappointed to read that we failed to meet your expectations this time. We need to investigate what happened on... More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Following a not so pleasant evening at this restaurant the Management kindly invited us back to experience the changes they have put in place. The wedding party and guests that caused our last experience here to be spoiled were completely separated from the restaurant area and the atmosphere transformed. The food as always was exceptional, the service second to none.... More 

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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant at Holdsworth House, responded to this review

Dear John S thank you for your review of the restaurant at Holdsworth House, we appreciate you returning and hope that you will bring friends and family back to Holdsworth House for special ocassions or for Sunday lunch from time to time. More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We have been to the Holdsworth 3 times now and each time we have enjoyed our stay. The welcome is lovely and you are offered a free glass of wine on arrival which is a nice touch. This time we took our dog and they provide a blanket and dog bowl which is lovely. However I have to say that... More 

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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant at Holdsworth House, responded to this review

Dear traceymeredithiom thank you for returning to Holdsworth House we are grateful for your repeat custom. Our room prices are set based on demand, as you will know, but we are sorry that you feel you did not get value for money or were able to swap rooms on this occasion due to the high number of residents we had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Holdsworth | Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, Halifax HX2 9TG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +44 1422 240024

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 54
  • Cuisine: European

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