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Lovely little seafood restaurant in Harrogate. Highly recommend, welcoming and attentive staff, food is absolutely delicious! We would definitely go again.
First time here but it won't be the last. Lovely experience all round
Almost as good as it was 30 years ago ! The best of contemporary dining in 2019
Everything about it but most importantly the food, was brilliant. Great food, great value. Can’t beat it
Everything - food, service, ambiance, etc - was excellent as always except in one respect. There is a fine line between friendly and over familiar staff. One cheery waitress stepped out of line when she jokingly asked one of my guests if he was "a man or a mouse" because he declined to have a dessert and pressured him twice more before accepting his refusal. He is diabetic and has to carefully control the quantity of sweet things he consumes!!!. I am loathe to even mention it and know she was making what she thought was only cheerful banter but simple things like this can so easily cause embarrassment. Luckily, our friend is understanding and quickly dismissed the incident so no lasting harm was done and we all thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We shall be back.
I had not visited this restaurant for over 15 years, and it was delightful to enjoy another pleasant meal at the Drum and Monkey. I decided to take the special lobster menu that was on offer, which was quite delicious and well presented. The staff and service levels were of the highest order, and although I was eating on my own I was made to feel like a valued customer. Thanks to David and the team at the Drum and Monkey for making me feel welcome once again. I hope I will return in a much shorter time period in the future!
The restaurant was buzzing downstairs, however we had booked a table and was shown upstairs. The upstairs room was perfectly fine but had zero ambiance. It was only a Monday lunchtime but the Christmas spirit hadn’t extended upstairs at all. We ate from the set lunch menu and the food we had was very good. The service was also very good and cost as expected. We did feel as if we has been naughty and placed in the naughty room. Maybe some Christmas deccos and background music might have helped. The ivy brassiere and other restaurants were very busy in Harrogate. Won’t stop us returning but not on a weekday lunchtime.
I booked it for me and my husband for our anniversary meal as we fancied a seafood restaurant. I had half lobster Thermidor and my husband had scallops for starters, they were honestly cooked to perfection! The mains we had were faultless too and we just about had room for dessert, but glad we had them. The lemon meringue pie was to die for! Friendly service and lovely atmosphere. One of the best meals out we’ve had in a long time! Thanks to all at drum and monkey!
A fish restaurant that has maintained a consistently high standard for many years. A starter of skate wing followed by halibut were both cooked to perfection - my only slight criticism was a lack of flavour in the veloute that accompanied the halibut but the fish was the star and it shone in both dishes. Service was excellent - prompt and attentive with a maitre de who makes you feel at home without being over familiar - an art rather than a craft! Overall another very enjoyable meal in one of Harrogates best restaurants.
I went with my daughter on our visit to Harrogate she loves fish but her husband doesn't which was why we booked & went, neither of us were disappointed, we were greeted with a warm welcome, menu had everything you could want, wine menu was perfect for the food, everything freshly cooked & tasted amazing, it is small but as they say 'perfectly formed' I would recommend anybody to go if they are visiting Harrogate.