Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen

4.8
248 Reviews
£25 and under
British
*Bringing a Dog? Please specify when booking. Dogs are allowed in our bar area and outside area with limited seating.

Pop into Starling for a morning brew and you could easily end up staying until bedtime. After all the coffee machine is dialled in and always ready for action until closing time.

Add a phenomenal selection of 16 draught beers, a well stocked beer fridge, a mean gin shelf and stunning fine wines, you could easily lose a day at this eatery-bar-coffee house which extends over several floors and a new outdoor area.

On the food front, hand-crafted Neapolitan style pizzas are the big draw, but the locally sourced brunch menu is also a winner and available every day from opening time.

Food is served all day every day until 9pm.

CAMRA Pub of the Year 2018.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 248 people are saying
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SuzyM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great beer and great food, fantastic little place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends for breakfast. Friendly efficient service and great food.

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CarlosB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

staff fantastic - food delicious - drinks priced average, lovely ambiance and decor - would most definitely return

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RichardM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Has become a favourite place for a grandad (74) to take granddaughter (14) and grandson (13) for an early evening meal. We really enjoy and appreciate our visits and meals there.

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PMS53
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I definitely recommend the eggs Benedict. Perfect!

JB
JulesB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely tea time meet with friends
Good choice of vegan options snd drinks
Dog friendly
Nice smiley service
What’s not to like !!

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timc
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good choice of beers and other drinks. Excellent pizza, friendly helpful staff in a relaxed, attractive setting

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markb
Dubai
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent place. cool vibes, great ales section, amazing pizza. cool staff and overall a very pleasant experience.

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Locals
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Amazing food let down by extremely poor service with untrained wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience . Pizzas are amazing

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EdwardW
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place for brunch in Harrogate.

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MarcS
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good beer. Food menu is interesting. Expensive for sourdough sandwiches which we had. Service was very good.

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JaneB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service but reserved a table and asked to be moved as much nicer tables were available.

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izzyf
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

brought my family for dinner as i’ve only ever been for coffee/lunch before and we all loved it ! the service was super quick and our waitress was so lovely ! the food was delicious as always and we’ll defo be coming back:)

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HethR
Manchester
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff super friendly, lovely chilled restaurant, food just delicious!

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NeilH
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

After being seated and offered a drink we were then basically ignored for 30 minutes - despite the fact there was only one other table occupied in the upstairs room. I finally had to go down to the bar to order our food. This then took another 30 minutes to arrive - the first excuse the server used was that they had other tables to serve. The second excuse was that there was something wrong with the oven. This restaurant is obviously not interested in good customer service and would do well to remember that there is plenty of choice in Harrogate.

JM
JessicaM
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice atmosphere, the staff were all really helpful and were really good at making recommendations!
Never disappointed when we visit

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KayP
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great service and friendly, food was great and lots of options, especially GF and veggie

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PaulineH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff. Knowledgeable about the food allergens as i'm Coeliac so always a concern. But food was delicious and care was most definitely taken so no cross contamination otherwise i'd have been very unwell very quickly.

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EdwardW
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Starling Independent Cafe has become a very regular place to go for brunch when visiting Harrogate due to the quality of both the food and the service.

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Eddy
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was really great! It was a last minute visit with our 9 month old, and it was perfect for us. High chair ready for us. Good choices were really impressive and our meals were delicious.
Tables are nice and spaced out upstairs so great with a baba! Will definitely be back.

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RachaelB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab bar with a great range of drinks and delicious food. Also dog friendly which is a big plus!

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scrubjay
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved this place. Staff members couldn't have been more sympathetic or professional. Our coffees (flat whites) were perfect.

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Sarah
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food & drink was very tasty. I’m always impressed. it’s reasonable value here but worth noting it’s a challenge to eat a 1/2 pizza AND chips. I did think my pizza & poutine could have been hotter, but everyone else’s looked good and plenty hot enough. And in fairness to them I didn’t say anything and just ate it. I’m certain they would have had no issues if I’d said. Didn’t put me off I would definite go back.

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kathm
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great choice for vegetarians as well as meat eaters. Generous portions. Freshly made tasty food. Nice little outdoor area. Dog friendly.

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PaulM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great as usual, prompt friendly service, great food!

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OllyB
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and art, as well as an amazing selection of Beer and drinks. Pizzas are to die for! We're very much looking forward to coming back (we've been 3 times in the last two days)

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juliad
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for lunch , nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

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CharlesM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harrogate’s full of choices for food and drink but I made two visits here on my recent exhibition trip as it’s so good.
Great food freshly prepared and delicious. Staff are so helpful and friendly and actually care that you have a good experience.

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Kingy
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Breakfasts, Pizzas and fantastic service. A new favourite of ours. 10/10

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EdwardW
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always try to visit Starling for their stunning brunches whenever we go to Harrogate from Huddersfield.

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CarolineM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. Great drinks! Would visit again

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AntonyH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great reasonably priced food and beer. Plenty of veg/vegan options

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SarahB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Nice selection of beers and pizza lovely, thin and crisp. Not fine dining (and they are not trying to be either), but great casual dining. I’ll definitely be returning soon. Excellent cafe.

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Zoomsocks
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for breakfast and the menu has loads of variety. The smashed avocado is very light and limey and refreshing! If you are hungry then order the pancakes!! We had a great time :)

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DavidC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as ever - well attended to by the servers. Relaxed and good view of the footy!

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KathF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and brunch was delicious as were the smoothies

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, staff were fantastic and it’s a great atkosphere

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HanBan
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a brilliant evening, would recommend! Good value food and amazing beer selection.

JF
JudithF
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu choices and caters for those on a gluten free diet which is always good news.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen using the Order Online button. Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01423 531310.

Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 248 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.