Visitors have long flocked to historic Harrogate for the area’s healing spa. Nowadays, it’s not just the waters that draw crowds: also popular are the Royal Horticultural Society’s Harlow Carr Gardens, along with the many excellent boutiques and restaurants in Harrogate.
When it comes to the area’s eateries, Harrogate restaurants offer an eclectic mix of chain and independent venues. Locally, Harrogate is Yorkshire’s go-to destination for upmarket shops and gourmet restaurants.
Just outside Harrogate, get a warm rural welcome at The Pine Marten. This pub and restaurant is housed in an impressive historic country residence. On the menu, look out for modern British favourites with Mediterranean influences. Delicious dishes include a generous selection of fired pizzas, grill meats, and pasta dishes like tiger prawn and chorizo linguine.
In central Harrogate, head to Sasso for authentic Italian flavours. Just minutes from Harrogate train station on foot, this Mediterranean marvel has several menus filled with tasty treats, spanning from slow-roasted lamb shank, to panna cotta with cantuccini crème Anglaise. Sasso has an extensive wine and champagne list to match its gourmet food menus.