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“A must in Ripon”
Review of The Mad Hatter's - CLOSED

The Mad Hatter's
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Ripon's only independant contemporary cafe bar, with all year round terrace and cellar bar. Hosting live music every weekend in our cellar bar plus other events held throughout the week. Private parties and bookings taken.A large selection of dishes available including a wide range of vegetarian options.
Thirsk, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A must in Ripon”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Visited Mad Hatters, usually for coffee, but after seeing called in for lunch, service is always first class being made to feel a friend rather than a customer. Food is cooked to order which could lead to a wait, not ever a problem for me as I'd rather have fresh food. Had a lovely lunch and will definitely go for dinner. They have music on a Friday and Saturday so with the quirky decor, great service and food I only wish I lived closer to make it more regular a haunt.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank 530DREW
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GerardB67, Owner at The Mad Hatter's, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Thank you so much for your great review. I'm so glad you like the friendliness of our place too and please feel free to 'haunt' us as often as like.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great breakfasts”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

The breakfasts here are wonderful, plenty of them and creative- and at a value price. What's more they're served until 2pm. Well worth a visit. A flashy coffee machine serving quality lattes would be a useful addition.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank bairstow_boys
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Michael W, Owner at The Mad Hatter's, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thanks for the review and we do try very hard with our breakfasts including making sure that the price is great. Please drop by again soon for some more vitals in our quirky bar and tell your friends about our breakfasts.
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“The Mad Hatter`s- step into the weird”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

OTT is an understatement. The decoration in this place must have been designed by a blind man on 60s drugs. Weird place, moody atmosphere, old fashioned music.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Sarah G
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Michael W, Owner at The Mad Hatter's, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to visit us and thanks for the review. I'm not too sure whether the review is complimentary or not. As you know some say that much of Alice in Wonderland demonstrates drug use so you're spot on with your observations. Hope to see you again soon.
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York, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Sloooooow service!”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

Lovely quirky bar/cafe. Nice food but took ages to arrive when it didn't seem that busy. Very reasonable prices compensated but don,t go if you are in a hurry.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank YorkshireLass61
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Michael W, Owner at The Mad Hatter's, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to write this honest review. I appreciate your feedback and I won't give you any excuses for slow service. We have been trying harder to get it right and, hopefully, you will see the difference next time you visit us.
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best in Ripon”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

We have been for food and drinks. The food is absolutely delicious and the service is brilliant. We love it and will certainly be going more often!

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Thank Laurenxxxxxx
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Michael W, Owner at The Mad Hatter's, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Wow! Lauren, what can I say. Without prompting or any inducement with £5 notes you've given us a glowing review. Tell your friends how smashing we are and please come back again soon.
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