Looking for somewhere to enjoy brunch in Harrogate?
The Victorian spa town of Harrogate has much to offer visitors. Ideally situated in the heart of Yorkshire, this fashionable tourist hotspot boasts stunning architecture, historic attractions and an enviable shopping scene. With so much to see and do in Harrogate, it’s well worth spending a full day in the town at the very least. Peruse the many independent shops, marvel at the town’s historic baths or check in to one of the town’s luxurious spas and unwind with a treatment or two.
When visiting a new place, it’s always good to know what food options are available to you before you arrive. Harrogate is bursting with award-winning eateries, charming cafes and traditional gastropubs so it can be difficult to decide where to eat and at what time of day. Traditionally served later than breakfast and before lunch, brunch is a great mealtime choice, especially when eating as a group.
Over the past couple of years, brunch has seemingly overtaken Afternoon Tea as the favourite daytime dining concept and eateries across the UK are creating new menus and offers in response. Harrogate is no exception and there are now numerous venues offering breakfast favourites and lunch staples for an extended period during opening hours. If you’re heading to Harrogate in the not too distant future and would like to indulge in brunch during your visit, check out our guide to the best places for brunch in Harrogate…
Where to get a brilliant brunch in Harrogate
The Ivy Harrogate Brasserie
7-9 Parliament St, Harrogate HG1 2QU
Tel: 01423 787100
Probably one of the most elegant venues for brunch in Harrogate, The Ivy on Parliament Street offers all-day dining in a sophisticated setting. Boasting high ceilings, Art Deco features and some exceptional antique ornamental pieces, the dining room provides a luxurious setting for a delicious brunch. Don’t let the ornate decor fool you into presuming that dining at The Ivy will be a pretentious affair; brunch here is informal and laidback despite the astonishingly Instagrammable setting.
Brunch at The Ivy is served on weekends and bank holidays only so we recommend booking ahead. The Ivy has a superb reputation so it fills up rather quickly. Served from 11 am until 3:45 pm their brunch menu is one of the most extensive we’ve seen. Mainly focused on modern British cuisine, it features an incredible selection of starters and mains. All the breakfast and brunch favourites are on there such as Eggs Benedict, Eggs Royale and Buttermilk Pancakes in addition to British classics such as Fish & Chips plus some more unexpected offerings like Lobster Linguine. Prices for brunch mains at the Ivy range from £8.95 to £33.95 so there’s something on there to suit most budgets.
The Foundry Project
1 – 1a The Ginnel, Harrogate HG1 2RB
Tel: 01423 740701
The Foundry Project opened its doors in April 2017 and is now a hugely popular spot for drinking and dining in Harrogate. Owned by Marston’s PLC, the 2,638 square foot venue boasts a raised dining area, lower bar and a menu of artisan delights. The focus at The Foundry Project is primarily on its exceptional range of cocktails, in particular, its signature selection of smoked cocktails so whatever you choose to eat, expect to wash it down with something incredible.
Like all good brunches right now, brunch at The Foundry Project is a bottomless one. For just £25 per person, you can enjoy any dish from their Breakfast and Brunch menu plus unlimited Prosecco, Bellini’s, Mimosas or Bloody Marys during a two-hour time slot. As is the case with most bottomless brunch menus, there aren’t a huge number of dishes to choose from but what is on offer sounds mouthwateringly good!
Start your day with healthy Smashed Avo on Toast, go for something meaty with their Full English Shakshuka, soak up the previous night’s booze with their Hangover Pizza or satisfy a sweet craving with Caramel & Pecan American Pancakes. There’s a total of eight dishes to choose from plus a range of ‘Pimped Up’ Fries which all sound deliciously naughty.
The Wild Plum
34-36 Hookstone Rd, Harrogate HG2 8BW
Tel: 01423 815320
Located on the 1st floor of a specialist fashion boutique, Snooty Fox, The Wild Plum is an inviting day restaurant with a superb reputation and Instagrammable interiors. Bethany Haresign heads the talented all-female team of chefs here and comes from a line of foodie professionals. Crowned Chef of The Year at the Harrogate Hospitality and Tourism Awards 2029, she trained under a Michelin star chef and is passionate about local produce.
All-day brunch is available at The Wild Plum from Tuesday until Saturday between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm. As the team here create their menu around the seasonal produce available in Yorkshire it changes regularly but expect to find a few British classics, all-time brunch favourites and some exciting internationally inspired creations. There’s always plenty to choose from and prices range between £6.50 and £15.50.
We’re currently loving the sound of their Corn Fritters (£14.50) which are served with smashed avocado, salsa, streaky bacon, rocket, sweet chilli jam, poached egg and confit baby tomatoes. Yummy! In addition to being super tasty, the food here is always beautifully presented – each plate is a work of art so be sure to get that social media snap before you tuck in. They serve the prettiest brunch in Harrogate!
Mama Doreen’s Emporium
9-11 Station Sq, Harrogate HG1 1TB
Tel: 01423 504615
Mama Doreen’s is a gorgeous boutique tea room in the centre of Harrogate. Best known for its exceptionally tasty and beautifully decorated cupcakes, it’s a stunning venue that regularly receives 5* reviews for the food. The baked treats here are second to none and that’s probably why they’re best known locally for their afternoon teas. However, they also serve brunch until 11:30 daily and with the majority of their dishes featuring one baked goodie or another, they’re bound to be top-notch.
If you’re after a big greasy fry-up then Mama Doreen’s isn’t the place for you. The focus here is very much on quality home-baked muffins, teacakes and pastries so those with a sweet tooth are certainly spoiled for choice. Fear not – if you have a more savoury palette yours is also catered for in the form of toasted bagels loaded with cream cheese and smoked salmon, Eggs Benedict, sausage and bacon sandwiches and marvellously moreish cheese scones.
Brunch options at Mama Doreen’s Emporium start at just £4.00 and there are gluten-free options available too.
Harrogate Brunch Club
9 Bower St, Harrogate HG1 5BQ
Tel: 07377 278624
Harrogate Brunch Club is a charming American breakfast and brunch cafe offering a warm welcome and comforting food. Located on Bower Street, it’s small yet incredibly inviting with its homely interiors and friendly staff. Open Thursday to Sunday from 9 am until 2 pm, the Harrogate Brunch Club menu is bursting with stateside favourites such as fluffy pancake stacks, waffles, French toast, brunch bagels, grilled cheese sandwiches and the most delicious buttermilk fried chicken.
If you’re looking for somewhere to relax and refuel before a busy day exploring Harrogate, you won’t be disappointed. The food options will certainly be a hit with the kids so it’s a great way to kick start a family day out. Prices vary between around £4 and £8 depending on what and how much you want to eat. Their Build-A-Brunch option is brilliant as it allows you to choose your base and add your favourite toppings so those with large appetites can pile their waffles, pancakes or French toast high with chicken, bacon, eggs and more.
Revolucion de Cuba
18-20 Parliament St, Harrogate HG1 2QZ
Tel: 01423 226133
We’re big fans of the Revolucion de Cuba chain and have already reviewed the one in Leeds. Harrogate’s venue is seemingly very similar with its vibrant atmosphere, calendar of fun-filled events and a mouthwatering menu of Latin-inspired dishes. If you’re after a non-traditional brunch in Harrogate that promises to deliver maximum flavour then this is the place for you!
Brunch at Revolucion de Cuba is served every day and the menu is bursting with brunch favourites that have been given a flavoursome Latin twist. For example, their version of the classic Eggs Benedict, the Cuban Benedict, includes pulled pork in a citrus and garlic marinade rather than the usual ham. Other dishes available include Chorizo Hash, Sweetcorn Fritters and Breakfast Buritto. If you’d rather stick to the traditional English breakfast then they also do a cracking Full Grilled Breakfast plus a vegetarian version.
Of course, Revolucion de Cuba also offers a Bottomless Brunch deal. For £30 pp, you’ll begin with a mimosa and a portion of guac and chips. Then, you may choose one main dish from their brunch menu to be served alongside a portion of patatas bravas. For 90 minutes, you can enjoy unlimited Bloody Marys, Strawberry Daiquiris, Prosecco and more. Those who prefer to wash down their brunch with something non-alcoholic get a £5 discount. Sound good? It gets better! For an additional £10 pp you can upgrade your Bottomless Brunch to include one of their premium dishes and as many Pornstar Rumtinis as you can manage. Premium dishes include their amazing burritos and bowls plus their super tasty Cuban Cheeseburger.
49-51 Parliament St, Harrogate HG1 2RE
Tel: 0113 3604810
Conveniently situated on Harrogate’s Parliament Street and boasting a lively atmosphere, Mojo is a characterful cocktail and rum bar. A superb choice for a boozy brunch, this place is all about the vibes! With a soundtrack spanning 60 years playing throughout the day and an eclectic range of alcoholic beverages on offer, Mojo is the perfect place to celebrate with friends.
As far as brunch is concerned, these guys know their stuff! Unlike most venues, Mojo offers three different bottomless brunch packages. Available Friday t Sunday, their brunch menu comprises a wonderful array of soul food dishes that pair perfectly with their fruity cocktail creations and wide selection of rums. The food options remain the same regardless of which package you choose but you have more drinks choices if you opt for a higher-priced one. The Gold Package (£30pp) includes 90 minutes of unlimited Coors, Prosecco and Bloody Marys, spritz drinks and soft beverages. For an additional £10, you can enjoy a range of their delicious cocktails including Mango Margheritas and Espresso Martinis. If you really want to push the boat out, their Diamond package is priced at £100 pp and you get to enjoy ANY of their cocktails as well as Tattinger Champagne.
The food choices here are banging! Stateside inspired classics like Hotdogs, Pretzel Bun Burgers and smothered Tater Tots are all there to satisfy those fast food cravings. However, there’s also a range of egg-based classics and crisp salads for those seeking something lighter.
1A Royal Parade, Harrogate HG1 2SZ
The brainchild of husband and wife team Timothy and Victoria Bosworth, Hoxton North is a charming independent cafe inspired by the trendy coffee shop and cafe bar scene in London’s foodie hotspot, Hoxton. The business first opened on Parliament Street in 2013 but moved to a larger venue following a surge in demand for their exceptional quality food and specialist coffees.
Brunch at Hoxton North is served from 9:30 am until 2:30 pm and the menu features all the expected brunch favourites plus British breakfast classics. Made using only the freshest of locally sourced ingredients, you’re guaranteed a top-quality meal at this gem of an eatery. Start your day the traditional way with a meat-based or veggie Full English or satisfy a sweet tooth with their indulgent French Toast; served either with maple syrup and bacon or strawberries and Belgian chocolate. Prices for brunch dishes average at around £8 and extra items cost £2.50 – £3.