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William & Victoria

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
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Updated 06/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
About
An independent family run restaurant and wine bar serving traditional British food in the heart of Harrogate. William & Victoria has developed a reputation for great food served in a relaxed and unfussy style. Hearty Yorkshire portions of locally sourced meat and fish served in a cosy wine bar/bistro that oozes character and personality with a buzz created by it's popularity with locals that you will find any day of the week. The wine bar is open all afternoon serving a variety of drinks along with bar tapas. Owner and front of house, David Straker, is at the 'helm' most evenings and on hand to recommend wines from an extensive and well balanced wine list. A more spacious dining area is available
PRICE RANGE
US$16 - US$34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
European, British
FEATURES
Buffet, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our dinner 'downstairs' in the W&V on a cold, Monday evening. Service was attentive, but not over the top. Food & wine were consistently high quality and we regarded the price as great value for what we had! Would not hesitate to return!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although it is small the heated area at the side for outdoor seating was so snug and welcoming! My friends and I had some drinks and a number of plates which were all incredible. I've been to the restaurant a number of times over the...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 19 December 2020 via mobile

Went to W&V for a birthday lunch. Atmosphere was fantastic and although we were told we would have a time limit for the table we were never rushed and ended up being a bit late. The food was absolutely amazing lovely big homely winter portions...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

Recently visited W&V with friends so we sat outside in the gazebo. We didn’t know what to expect and came prepared in layers but it was so toastie warm and festive it was perfect for a Christmas gathering and a world away from everything that’s...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 8 December 2020 via mobile

After weeks in after lockdown my wife and I went to William and Victoria's for a meal. We were not disappointed- a fabulous meal served by lovely staff in a very safe restaurant. Thank you to David and staff- we had a very relaxing evening...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 28 October 2020 via mobile

Lovely food at w&v, I’ve never been dissatisfied with the choices or the quality. Atmosphere was ok but not a fault of the restaurant, more the drunk guy at the dinner table opposite

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 27 October 2020

Lunched here recently to celebrate a friend's birthday . Needless to say , food and service were as good as ever . In spite of the limited floor area the owners have managed to create a safe space . As one would expect from this...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 6 October 2020

Visited W&V for Sunday lunch. My partner had mussels to start which he said were amazing. I ordered a Caprese Salad which was £6.95 - Very expensive for the size of the dish, one tomato which a piece of mozzarella on top, this would be...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 3 October 2020

First visit to W&V this year, great selection on the menu, great food, good friendly staff. Really missed W&V in lockdown.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 30 September 2020

Absolute quality and class in times of trouble. Had the pleasure of visiting this fine, timeless establishment for over ten years now and it never lets you down. Nostalgia. cracking house white, chilled and crisp. Tapa of fried chorizo. In and out in 30 mins,...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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11 March 2020|
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Response from BusinessOwner01423 | Property representative |
Hello, we welcome children and have a children's menu available for younger children (£8.95 for two courses) and are happy to adapt dishes or create smaller portions of our regular dishes as required. We do have high chairs... More
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Response from David_PaulaCH | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s cod
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5 September 2019|
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Response from BusinessOwner01423 | Property representative |
A bottle of house wine is £18.95.
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Frequently Asked Questions about William & Victoria
    Is William & Victoria implementing safety measures as a result of COVID-19?
    Yes, William & Victoria is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.
    How is William & Victoria rated?
    William & Victoria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5