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Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen
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Ranked #33 of 401 Restaurants in Harrogate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $13
Description: Beer & coffee house with 16 draught beers, 20+ gins, 8 fine wines by the glass and great range of interesting soft drinks and smoothies. We offer an impressive range of hot drinks with loose leaf teas from Brew Tea Co in Manchester and a full range of espresso coffees. Our espresso blend is Under Milk Wood from Dark Woods Coffee and we also have several single origin coffees on guest rotation available in V60 pour over filter. We also grind our decaf coffee to order. We have an extensive brunch menu made with quality ingredients from local suppliers such as Ian Taylor Eggs, Sykes House Farm in Wetherby, Manna Bakery in Harrogate and Bellerby's Dairy. Through lunch and into the evening we serve proper Neapolitan pizzas with all our dough being made in house and proofed over 3 days to maximise it's flavour and texture. We also serve our very own Yorkshire Poutine, a Canadian beer food of hand cut chips, cheese and proper ale gravy - it's the future!
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Description: Beer & coffee house with 16 draught beers, 20+ gins, 8 fine wines by the glass and great range of interesting soft drinks and smoothies. We offer an impressive range of hot drinks with loose leaf teas from Brew Tea Co in Manchester and a full range of espresso coffees. Our espresso blend is Under Milk Wood from Dark Woods Coffee and we also have several single origin coffees on guest rotation available in V60 pour over filter. We also grind our decaf coffee to order. We have an extensive brunch menu made with quality ingredients from local suppliers such as Ian Taylor Eggs, Sykes House Farm in Wetherby, Manna Bakery in Harrogate and Bellerby's Dairy. Through lunch and into the evening we serve proper Neapolitan pizzas with all our dough being made in house and proofed over 3 days to maximise it's flavour and texture. We also serve our very own Yorkshire Poutine, a Canadian beer food of hand cut chips, cheese and proper ale gravy - it's the future!
Reviewed January 21, 2020 via mobile

This is a great independent place, I've eaten, drank, and made merry here.
The breakfast menu is just the best, with really good veggie option, and the coffee is fantastic!

Date of visit: January 2020
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chiefbrody77, General Manager at Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2020

Thanks for the review, see you in again soon

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Reviewed January 19, 2020

This was an opportune visit as we were looking for somewhere to eat that had a choice of food that appealed, at a cost that we thought was very reasonable, that had a nice feel about the place and that had a free table. There may be numerous places to eat in Harrogate but in our opinion non that fitted or requirements that Saturday night. My main reason for writing this review however is because of the food. I have never had, and I find it hard to believe that I ever will have a pizza as good as this from anywhere else. The obvious margarita option is available but the remaining options are both unique and an absolute taste sensation, every mouthful was a delight to our taste buds. In addition the variety of fries was again very unique and unbelievable to taste. The value for money and portion size were fantastic. The venue is great for couples, for friends, for family's, all are welcomed by the staff. We are not local to the area but I would even contemplate the hour drive, just to have another pizza, that's how good they are! You have to try this place, trust me you won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: January 2020
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chiefbrody77, General Manager at Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2020

Thanks for the fantastic review! Always lovely to get such good feedback! Hope to see you in again the next time you’re in Harrogate.

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Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

Stopped here for coffee and as the downstairs was full went upstairs. There was a large room with trestle tables down the centre plus smaller tables round the outer edges. The third room was full of mothers and small children.

We ordered and our coffee came quickly. We had flat whites and there were very good.

The issue was the upstairs room was noisy which was a shame and not the fault of the staff

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank DavidA200
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chiefbrody77, General Manager at Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and pleased to hear you enjoyed our coffee. The children in the top back room were particularly noisy that day! We do however have 2 other rooms (1 upstairs, and the bar downstairs) to be away from that room. We do hope you visit us again.

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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

We hired the upstairs area for a joint 1st and 4th birthday party. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, and the room was perfect...lots of space and a little children’s corner with a few toys. We got the pizza buffet and pre ordered some wines, all food and drink was fantastic. All our guests commented on what a great venue it is and how yummy the pizzas were!

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Heljacko10
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chiefbrody77, General Manager at Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2020

Thanks Helen, we’re really chuffed you all enjoyed your party at Starling. Hope to see you in again soon.

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Reviewed December 27, 2019

Well my Son and I wanted to do an early lunch but we couldn't decide what to have, we were walking towards Parliament street then thought we would take a look at the menu of the Starling, never been in before,looked busy and the menu looked interesting so in we went, we went upstairs and eventually found a clean table (Clearly a very popular place as nearly full and it was not yet mid-day), we ordered a pizza and fries with pulled pork to share, well we both agreed the pizza was the best we have ever tried,very tasty food and would recommend and we will visit again soon.

Date of visit: December 2019
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chiefbrody77, General Manager at Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2019

Thanks for visiting Starling, and thanks for leaving a review. We do get extremely busy, especially at weekends, and we do our best to clear and clean tables as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Hope to see you in again soon.

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