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In amongst a sea of Chinese and Indian eateries, this cafe and restaurant on Oxford Street is offering Harrogate foodies a different kind of dining experience. At Norse/Baltzersen’s, you can delve into the less-explored world of Scandinavian cuisine. A cosy cafe by day, and a gourmet restaurant by night, Norse/Baltzersen’s attracts adventurous eaters from all over Yorkshire to its location in Harrogate’s town centre, close to many of the landmarks in Low Harrogate that are popular among the tourist set. Booking a table in advance is recommended!
Amazing place - I found the whole experience so totally unpretentious yet rather inspiring. Amazing bread, homemade schnapps, delicious food make with only the best ingredients. Lucky Harrogate to have such a place!
Of course, as you would expect from a Scandinavian joint, Norse/Baltzersen’s is decked out in traditional yet stylish decor, with wooden furniture and that understatedly cool and minimalistic aesthetic that Scandinavia is known for. The concept for Batlzersen’s was inspired by the owner’s Norwegian grandmother, and at this cafe in Harrogate town centre you can expect to find homemade cakes and pastries and other homely treats taken from the family’s 100-year-old recipe book, as well as some speciality coffees that will soothe your soul. Come evening time, Baltzersen’s closes for one hour and re-opens again as Norse, a fine dining restaurant.
When you think of Scandinavian cuisine you’ll probably think of either herring or those meatballs you had on your trip to Ikea, but Norse is shaking up these stereotypes with their gourmet Scandi-inspired dishes. Using traditional techniques like fermenting, pickling, curing and dehydrating, each dish is created with locally-sourced produce, and the menu is small but perfectly curated with just eight savoury dishes on offer. You’ll find options like smoked Lincolnshire eel, carrot, beetroot and spinach salad, horseradish dressing and sorrel sauce, and loin of Scottish red deer with BBQ shoulder, smoked heart, quince, beetroot salad and lovage purée. We recommend trying the tasting menu with five savoury and two sweet dishes that will allow you to really explore Scandinavian cuisine. Located on Oxford Street in the town centre, this cafe and restaurant is a popular choice among Harrogate foodies both day and night. Make a reservation in advance to avoid disappointment.