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Upstairs at Institution

42 Market Place, Bedale DL8 1EQ, England
+44 1677 425541
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (47 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (6 reviews)
“halloumi” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
42 Market Place, Bedale DL8 1EQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Often visited lunchtimes in Bedale , if driving along the A1 leaving at Leeming Bar / Northallerton slip road . Swiftly prepared tasty vegetarian dishes not to be missed with the bistro now extended on the ground floor . I particularly like their avocado salad...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great Food, comfortable, perfect for a relaxed lunch. Good choice of food, friendly staff, one of the best in Bedale.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a firm favourite when we are in the area. Homemade scones in a variety of flavours, lemon drizzle cake, chocolate orange cake and more - hard to choose, all delicious. Great savoury choices too, check out the halloumi fries with chilli jam -...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

recently stopped here for afternoon snack - ate downstairs. The owner was chatty and friendly and love the decor of the cafe. Yummy goats cheese toasty and as the owner is a bit of a gin connoisseur it would have been rude not to try...More

Thank paulap p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beast coffee and food. Far better than you would think for a small town. The staff could not be faulted. They not only gave great service, but also gave us ideas for place to go and visit that were not the usual things you...More

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So impressed with this little gem. Had smashed avocado and poached egg which was beautiful with an extremely generous portion of avocado. Coffees were great and the lovely waitress came over with treats for our little dog. Will 100% be back :) fantastic staff

Thank amyjayxo
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Unexpectedly found ourselves in Bedale - charming little market town with a really nice atmosphere - a decided to have a light lunch. Welcomed in (because our dogs could tuck in a corner) everything about this place is very good. The food is excellent, the...More

Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Bedale needs a classy eatery like this the food served here is high quality freshly prepared and the selection is fabulous. Anyone visiting Bedale must put the institution top of their list to visit

Thank MarkwYorkshire
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Call in here at least once a week, excellent choice of modern bistro cuisine served in a wonderful relaxing setting.. Can highly recommend it. Even let you take you dog in downstairs and the get a small bowl of dog biscuits. Great.

Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We always used to stop on the A1, for breakfast, on our journeys from Peterborough to Scotland. However they now all seem to be Burger King/Costa/Road Chef etc etc so we tend to look a little further afield. This was the first time we had...More

Thank johnboyPeterborough
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Questions & Answers
Sarah B
2 February 2016|
Response from Nigeparkin | Property representative |
Hi Sarah, so sorry for not replying sooner, for some reason we didn't get the notification of your question. We keep a limited amount of Gluten Free in, so sandwiches and toasting are fine, we also hold gluten free... More
8 January 2016|
Response from Nigeparkin | Property representative |
Thanks for your kind words, hard work but very rewarding.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Market Place, Bedale DL8 1EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Bedale
  • Phone Number: +44 1677 425541
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A gorgeous, intimate, boutique style cafe in Bedale. Set over three floors the cafe has a reading room, a private dining room and a gin lounge. Eat, meet and relax in style.
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