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Review of Sage Bistro - CLOSED

Sage Bistro
Price range: $15 - $49
Cuisines: Asian, Italian, British
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: NEW OWNERSHIP .....This restaurant is small and relaxed. We dont want to rush anyone out so we do not rush service so if you are in a rush please do let us know and we will ensure that you are looked after accordingly. We only take bookings for one seating so please be sure to book to avoid disappointment. We are able to take parties so please do phone to arrange yours. If you have special requirements dietary or otherwise please do let us know when you book - we want your visit to be the best it can be!!!
Reviewed August 23, 2012

After a wonderful meal here a few months ago with my boyfriend I decided to visit Sage again with a friend that was visiting Yorkshire for the first time.

From the moment we arrived you couldn't fault the service: the friendly waitress kept the wine flowing as we took a comfy seat in the bar area before moving through to our table. The waiting staff naturally achieved the perfect balance between attentive and discreet.

Although a small menu you still feel spoilt for choice, the chicken with blue cheese sauce is an absolute must, words simply cannot convey how delicious it is!


Thanks for a wonderful evening, we shall be back again soon!

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Thank SillyMilie
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

Having eaten several times at Sage Bistro we were looking forward to another night of tasty food and good service. However this turned out to be a poor night and we will vote with our feet and will not return. Firstly first impressions were not good as the restaurant had an ironing board set up in the middle of one of the rooms and there was no one else around, we thought it was closed and the door had been left open by accident.The menu is simple with a limited choice of meals, all of which sound lovely so I am sure there will be something for everyone. I chose the goats cheese on a blackpudding hash brown. The food arrived sporting a large black hair, neither of us nor the waitress have black hair so I assume it came from the kitchen. The hash brown was soggy and more like mash but tasty enough. The main course of chicken on sliced potato was only warm and the potatoes were a little hard. The chicken skin had been left on and instead of being seered or crispy it was stretchy and sticky and greasy.There were no other vegetables, nor was there the opportunity to select any from the menu in any case. The lager I was served was a bottle which was warm too. We would have said something to the sweet waitress but she was trying really hard, instead we chose to leave and not return.

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3  Thank Briannas
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Rachel is a huge asset as host and made the world of difference. The food was good, although to be picky the steaks should have been aged (tasty) for that price. Not cheap either but then this is Harrogate. Overall would probably look elsewhere next time, there is huge choice in this town.

1  Thank TJD744
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

My wife and I booked a weekend away for our first anniversary and we decided Harrogate would be rather nice. We booked the Sage Bistro in advance and as far as my wife was concerned that was the last form of contact we had with the restaurant however....Like most men who want to please their lady I contacted "Wayne" the owner who was absolutely fantastic from the outset, he managed to get the balance of being polite, professional and very personable perfect and made me feel very confident that he would make our night memorable.
He secretly arranged for the best table in the Bistro to be made available which he dressed with petals and a large bunch of Lily's with a card which was courtesy of the restaurant.
All staff were great, the young ladies serving managed to get their level of service just right in terms of time allowance between meals and offering their service when required.
Wayne managed to top the bill when he presented the wife with a bunch of roses made from paper to reflect our first anniversary which I though was great.
The food was brilliant, a small but quirky menu delivered the very best, no wonder they get it right every time, first time.
This Bistro is run by a team of perfectionists who deliver a Rolls Royce service, we had the most fantastic time and we even finished the night by sitting down with Wayne and his team for a few drinks..!!! great time and your guaranteed to have a fab night too! Thank you.

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3  Thank David G
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Good simple food with 'Yorkshire' service and prices. Is good to have a glass of bubbly with your fish and chips! Great location. Recommend.

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1  Thank 0orWullie
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