The Tannin Level

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Established in 1985, and located on Raglan Street, just off Princess Square in the heart of Harrogate, The Tannin Level is one of Harrogate's best loved and most renowned restaurants. Known for its wines (its name is a wine term after all!) as well as its food, it has garnered an enviable reputation amongst the towns sophisticated 'foodies'. The Tannin Level has a certain style and an unmistakable elegance, and its many original features combine to create the unique Tannin Level ambience.
The food is modern British with a Tannin Level twist, utilising only the very best seasonal ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible. As you might expect, all our food is freshly prepared by our chefs, which also means that if you have any special requirements, we can usually oblige. We look forward to welcoming you to the Tannin Level!

Specials

Early Bird Menu 2 courses £15.95

From set lunch and early bird menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: June 12, 2019

Ends: November 30, 2019

Availability: Tue-Thu 5:30PM-6:45PM

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What 222 People Are Saying
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OT
Lancashire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, atmosphere was lovely too.

The Tannin Level
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for the great review!

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PS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service fabulous Sunday lunch .Would highly recommend the Tannin Level

The Tannin Level
Responded 17 hours ago

Thank you for that great review Philip, hope to see you again soon!

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r
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was fabulous

The Tannin Level
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you! Hope to see you again soon!

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K
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First came here on the opening day back in 1985 and then visited regularly for many years.
Not been for a while and it has since been sold last year. The high standards have been maintained and we had a lovely meal.
Excellent staff and very high quality of catering.
Had the pre theatre menu which gave a good choice and was great value.
Will recommend anyone to visit when in Harrogate and hope to be back before too long.

PS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

On the whole a really good evening.Early Bird menu excellent although King Prawn Risotto slightly over pead!
Felt wine by the glass expensive and the young lady who served us did seem to do everything in a bit of a hurry!

G
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed all aspects of our visit - good food, good service in nice surroundings

The Tannin Level
Responded 16 hours ago

Thanks so much for that wonderful review, hope to see you again soon!

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LC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service from the minute we walked through the door to the minute we left. we were not rushed at all. food excellent and great value. We would go again for sure. totally recommend this restaurant

DB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We did feel like we’d been forgotten about, we had to ask to order our food.
Great company made up for slow service, Food was delicious.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from arriving to leaving

GB
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Superb ambiance and a lovely place to have lunch with a friend. Great food - check out the fish and chips - amazing! Service is good and unobtrusive. Could have sat and chatted for hours.

G
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We booked based on trip advisor reviews and we weren’t disappointed. The was a good menu selection including fixed price lunch and a la carte. Lunch included sandwiches. Food was lovely and efficiently served. We will visit again next time we are in Harrogate

S
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, lovely wine. Sat in the back with a hen party which it was a bit loud at times but not too bad. Maybe a little pricy vs other top end restaurant in Harrogate.

J
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, good value, great service. Would highly recommend.

SW
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Not been to the Tannin Level for years - one of the best meals have had in a long while - we all agreed - super early bird menu

M
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I have been a visitor for many years and was surprised at poor food and service on my last visit. Menu is the same but I can only assume the chef has changed. Having been a loyal customer and raving fan I am most disappointed with the experience.

KM
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Visited for a late Sunday lunch on a cold day. The atmosphere was just right - warm, cosy and inviting. Sunday lunch was fantastic - the only negative was the crackling which was too hard to break with your teeth but otherwise perfectly cooked and presented.

EB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch for my husband's Birthday. The food was excellent and the portions were very generous. This was our first visit to the Tannin Level and we will be back and would recommend the Sunday lunch.

SE
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were in at 5.30 and first in but got a few people in by 6. Loved the food. I'm vegan and the food was fabulous the Chef rustled up something delish for me as a starter on the spot a super rice dish the main was off the menue and very tasty. Meat eater Mum was very pleased with her food. Definitely return.

EN
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Disappointing. The two main courses - cod and beef - and one of the starters - soup - were good, though not extraordinary for the price. The second starter - called 'burnt goats cheese' was poor. It was cold (would have been much better warm) and lacked flavour. It came with a beetroot side dish, which I had asked to be left off my plate as I dislike beetroot. The whole dish had the feel of something that had been played up some while before being served. Service generally was erratic. We saw too many servers all dealing with different parts of the experience. As well as the mistake with the starter, there were two errors with the bill. Overall, a disappointing experience, especially considering the prices charged.

AL
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food. Early bird special was great value for money. The duo of pork was delicious how would have liked to have seen the pork skin to be crackled however the meat was tender so cannot really complain.

IM
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Ha a lovely meal on Thursday. Food and staff were excellent. Will definitely return when next in Harrogate.

CO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and fantastic service! Cannot wait to come back already!

PS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, but absolutely loved it. Great menu with plenty of choice.
The food was spectacular (particularly the black pudding starter!) and the wine was excellent.
Service was spot on too.
Lovely atmosphere

SC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and wine
Sat next to kitchen door which was extremely noisy
Would definitely return but would request different table

CF
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We have not been for a long time sraff attentive food average and quite expensive
We were in the back room with lots of large tables very very noisy to the point had to shout to our friends to have a conversation we will not be returning

AG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great evening company and food three in the party who was there for the first time loved it

JR
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usual excellent meal at the Tannin Level on a busy Saturday evening. Only two slight quibbles: the steak medallions were rather tougher than usual and there was a bit of a delay serving some of the puddings. However, these were very minor detractions from an otherwise very enjoyable meal and evening. See you again soon.

NS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This will be a short but sweet review as The Tannin Level keeps it simple by focussing on great food and friendly service with a homely ambiance and yes I will be visiting again soon and often...

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, lovely setting and ambience. Food was really tasty, well seasoned and presented. Really nice atmosphere and staff were helpful and attentive. Definitely be back

DA
London
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Staff were excellent and the food was delicious. Highly recommended.

JB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a little gem! Great ambience, the restaurant has s real cozy feel to it. The staff pay you just the right amount of attention. Don’t know where to start on this mouth watering menu. Usually one or two dishes stand out on a menu but everything here sounded delicious. Needless to say the quality of the dishes were fantastic in flavour and presentation. Excellent value for money and I want to return to sample some other dishes. 5 out of 5 all round, well done Tannin Level.

AA
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and would recommend it.
However, access via taxi was difficult on 21 September due to the excessive and unnecessary road closures created by the World Cycling Championships.

LK
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really good. Basement restaurant, full of character, quite full of people obviously having a good time and enjoying the food, which is an encouraging sign. Not overfull though, we arrived on Saturday evening having booked but we were 20 minutes early and they could seat us right away in a very pleasant table in the window. Great service, very prompt and efficient. Menu choice interesting and based on local food, and the food we had was very good. Except the cheese, which I have told my husband many times never to let me choose the cheeseboard in a restaurant as it is never top quality, and I did again here, as I was interested in the selection - it wasn't at the peak of ripeness that I hoped for. That is the only quibble with the food, and they are not alone in finding good cheese difficult to provide in restaurant conditions. All the other food was excellent, I had steak which was tender and perfectly cooked.

RT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I forgot this was my favourite place in Harrogate until I revisited on Saturday night. So many restaurants to choose from in Harrogate but Saturday reconfirmed Tannin Level is my favourite.

BL
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, great food and great service! The staff here are very welcoming and they make you feel valued. The chefs do a fab job too ... The food at Tannin Level is consistently good.

LS
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best roast dinner I have ever had, ever!

I can’t say enough about the food - the roast beef was perfection!

The price point is quite high (£17.95) for a roast, but it was so incredible it was well worth it! We will be back.

HG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is always of a high standard; long-term staff who look after us well

SS
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food, attentive but unobtrusive service. So good, I am off again tonight!

TW
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great staff, attentive service. Excellent menu, food very good, presentation and taste fantastic, small problem with the quality of a Steak which was managed impeccably by the staff. The early/theatre menu represents exceptional value for money
Wine list excellent. A very enjoyable evening.

b
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and lovely atmosphere