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“Tasty bar lunch”

Banyan Bar & Kitchen
Ranked #85 of 436 Restaurants in Harrogate
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Tasty bar lunch”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

This city centre bar offers a good range of reasonably priced meals. Our waitress was friendly and the service was very speedy. There were plenty of other families in here, which is always a good sign. Only slight negative was that the floor looked a bit dirty/dusty, I wouldn't have let our son crawl about, but that wouldn't stop me returning here

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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice relaxing lunch”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Went to Banyan Bar for some food midday on a Saturday, met some friends there who had suggested this place to eat as they had heard good things. We all had burgers / wraps and chips, with a drink and the food was nice.

For each of the meals we could have upgraded our chips to chunky chips, or sweet potato fries for an extra £1, however instead of asking us all together if anyone wanted to upgrade, he asked everyone individually when they said their order, something which he was probably trained to do although it wasn't really needed.

The condiments were a bit messy though. The ketchup, BBQ sauce, and mayo were in little sealed pots, which had dripped over the side so if you picked up the pot you were more than likely to have had your hands covered in sauce. Then the vinegar comes out of the fancy bottle at about 400mph, which if you are not fast you will end up with at least 3 gallon of vinegar on your chips (good job I love vinegar).

The food was nice, we had a nice big booth, comfy seats and the staff were friendly and happy to help. The price wasn't too bad, 4 meals, 4 drinks (2 alcoholic drinks) came to £50. Not too bad really.

  • Visited August 2014
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Durham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent!”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We always call at Banyan when we visit Harrogate. Superb cocktails at reasonable prices. Clean comfortable and friendly. A mixture of all ages. Wonderful meal last night (Sat ) . Great place to people watch. Highly recommended .

  • Visited August 2014
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ArcInspirations, General Manager at Banyan Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review, 24 October 2014
Hi Magi,

Thank you for great review; I'm delighted to hear that you are enjoying the cocktails, the surroundings and of course, the people watching! We hope to see you the next time you're in Harrogate!

Kind Regards,
Adam Smith
General Manager
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely atmosphere on an evening”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We have been in here a couple of times, and the atmosphere is always lively.
Bar staff are really friendly, and work well under pressure.

I love sitting in the comfy booths, lit with candles on the tables at night. It feels very relaxing, yet lively because of the music, and how busy it is.

Prices are just the same as what you would pay in most places, although they do offer specials, and cocktails on offer if you go at the right time.

The bar area has a soft booth around it for you to lean on - its get very busy so isn't always somewhere to sit.

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Great Cocktail Class”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

I booked a cocktail class for 15 ladies in Banyan Bar on a Saturday afternoon and it was fab. They gave us our own section of the bar, with a nice Bellini as a welcome drink. They provided us with the history of the cocktails as we were making them.

Our bride to be got to make her favourite cocktail an Espresso Martini and we all also enjoyed a shot at the end!

All of the staff looked after us so well and made the class a really special part of the weekend.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank ChristaSyms
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ArcInspirations, General Manager at Banyan Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review, 24 October 2014
Hi ChristaSyms,

Thank you for your review; our cocktail masterclasses are a great hit with Hen parties and we're delighted to here that your bride to be and her good friends had a fantastic time shaking up some classic cocktails; the Espresso Martini is my personal favourite too! It's fantastic to hear that it played a part in what I'm sure was a great weekend for all your party, thank you once again,

Kind Regards,
Adam Smith
General Manager
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