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Drum and Monkey

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$$ - $$$
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5 Montpellier Gardens, Harrogate HG1 2TF, England
(01423) 502650
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When I was a boy, a trip to the Drum and Monkey with the family was huge treat and, for the most part, it still is. The food was good although the starter (King scallops x 3!) was small. My Dover Sole was delicious and my wife loved her red bream risotto. The only downer was the service: the clearly... More 

Thank ocmturnbull
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always love going back to this restaurant when we are in the are? Although it is a fish restaurant,there is a great choice and always fresh.Have not been for a few months, but there has definitely been some improvements with the staff and service. The scallops are superb , the haddock florentine was extremely tasty, it's always a problem to... More 

Thank Peter B
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Yesterday to the Drum for lunch with friends. What a pleasure to go to a place where the service is unobtrusive and the menu, albeit for fish-lovers, is freshly cooked, delicious and, well, just a great satisfying pleasure. This restaurant has regained its previous form when it was under the management of the previous owners. The Fullers. Well done!

Southampton, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Thursday lunch, two innovative starters hot smoked salmon in cucumber gazpacho with mozzarella and " caviar", mains of Bream samphire risotto and fish pie, polished of with ice cream & espresso. A bottle of house white to accompany the lunch and a beer and Campari & soda to peruse the menu. Return, probably, at a price!

Thank Perersfield
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best meals in a long time and heaven if you like fish/seafood - bell if you don't as this is what makes up the wonderful menu. From simple prawn dishes to lobster and very well priced too. A must if you're in the area and like fish (and gooseberry trifle!!!)

Thank SLD60
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arranged for our large group to visit the Drum and Monkey for dinner and as usual there were last minute changes which had to be made to numbers and seating plans. Sarah and her team went out of their way to be helpful, and coped without demur when some guests changed their places at the tables. The meal was... More 

Thank whitesheilagh
Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have severe food allergies and they were beyond accommodating. Our food was excellent. We already made a reservation to come back.

Thank JenniferRStuder
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a good experience here. The quality of the food was good, the portions of the starters were a little on the small side (Trio of Fish). The hot seafood platter was largely a bowl of prawns of different size and variety. However the service, surroundings and atmosphere was good. Good but not outstanding for a restaurant of this calibre... More 

Thank Yorkshireman1
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274 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten at the Drum many times and it always delivers fresh well cooked fish to high standard. The lunchtime menu has plenty of choice backed up by friendly knowledgeable staff with daily specials. All dishes are well presented and full of flavour in nice surroundings. Judging by how busy it was early in the week, booking is recommended.

Thank WinteringhamSteve
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely evening shame they could not cater for my wife who is vegetarian despite prior notification. YES before you say its a seafood restaurant but lettuce salad is not a veggy option. Also no claw meat from the lobster must have gone for the soup/chowder if I pay for a lobster I expect a full one...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Montpellier Gardens, Harrogate HG1 2TF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
  • Phone Number: (01423) 502650

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