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Fodder Cafe

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Great Yorkshire Showground Railway Road | Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ, England
+44 1423 546111
08:30 - 18:00
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Sun 09:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been here a few times before but not reviewed it.This time I thought I would.My daughter and I went Mothers Day which did not help. Plenty of parking with the overflow parking.Usually have to wait a while to be seated but seated quickly this time.The food is always very good though we do tend to go for the... More 

Thank itmar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of my favourite cafes for years. I now live overseas but always visit Fodder on my return to Yorkshire each year. I visited with a girlfriend today and we chose our favourite chicken caesar salad. The 'crispy bacon' was cold and rigid not crisp and tasted greasy it had clealry been made a couple of days ago, The croutons... More 

Thank NellyTrolley
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky to get a table on one of the busiest days of the year. You cant book a table but we arrived just after the lunch time rush. We have always enjoyed the food here. One of my favourites is the warm cheese scones, I can also recommend their cakes. The Bakewell is delicious. The staff were very... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fodders certainly do the best afternoon tea in Harrogate. There's a very good menu. The cakes are amazing and the portions are large. The afternoon tea is a little pricey but it's for two people and you receive plenty of sandwiches, quiche, cakes etc. It's certainly better value than Betty's and the food is superior too. It would be nice... More 

Thank Lucia2Uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited today and even though the restaurant was 20 mins away from closing we were met by Ella who welcomed us with a warm friendly smile. The food was served very quickly and was very nice at a reasonable price. Thanks everyone.

Thank Ainsel
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited for one of their evening dos. Cooking with cheese. Very interesting food, using in the main Yorkshire produce. Owned by the agricultural assoc and all profits ploughed back into supporting agriculture. Visited the shop. Eighty five per cent of the produce from Yorkshire. Wonderful selection of cheese, meat fruit and veg, deli products, booze. Excellent!

Thank poggy11
Preston, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Having been here a few times while on holiday in Harogate we usually drop in for lunch with the family, on this occasion the service was slow, tables not cleared and the food was average, it's a shame as it used to be much better, will try somewhere else on our next visit in summer

Thank Graham J
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for a drink and slice of cake with my Mother i havent been for months.We all know that Fodder Cafe is well designed bright airy etc and it has a Loyal Popular Following of Regulars but Its Vastly Overpriced! And the Queue to get a seat is Stupid especially when theres lots of empty tables that just need... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited sunday morning for brunch very busy but staff seemed to be calm and friendly however food was average nothing special which is a shame as we heard good things about this place...

1 Thank Amy K
Jane T, General Manager at Fodder Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Amy, Thank you so much for your feedback. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the service on your recent trip to Fodder but not pleased to hear the food was not up to scratch. I would love to hear more about your experience particularly what you ordered. Please e-mail enquiries@fodder.co.uk so we can rectify this matter with you... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic food every time,Sunday lunch is a must.also great food to take away ,always fresh.good choice for all the family

Thank 649amandajaynew

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Great Yorkshire Showground Railway Road | Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 546111
Fodder is the home of tasty, local, food based on the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate. Fodder sells the very best food and drink from Yorkshire; with a fully stocked butchery counter, a deli counter laden with fresh pies, pasties and amazing cheese. Fruit and veg straight from the farms and lots of lovely jams and chutneys alongside freshly baked local bread and mouthwatering cakes. Fodder also has a lovely cafe which serves everything from a full Yorkshire Breakfast through to cream teas and an extensive lunch menu. Fodder is run and championed by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and acts as a shop window for local farmers and producers giving a crucial local market for their produce. The shop is Britain's first charitable food hall with all profits re-invested to benefit the rural community. Fodder is dedicated to delivering the best possible service to its customers. In fact, we have regular mystery shopping reviews to help maintain their high standards of customer care.

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