There is superb food, there are great chefs, and there are cool cafes, bars and restaurants. Six Poor Folk greedily swallows up all of these elements. Found on Castlegate, an easy walk from Knaresborough station just outside Harrogate, Six Poor Folk is an example of how far fresh, high quality ingredients can carry you. The secret is already out, though, so be sure to book in advance to rediscover the pleasures of real food.
Excellent food. Busy night with large group in but kept checking we were ok. Would recommend!! Excellent rissotto / steak. Reasonable prices for excellent quality.
What a lovely restaurant! Excellent food, atmosphere - nicely done out - and friendly attentive staff who made us feel very welcome. Would definitely go again.
As the name suggests, this outstanding Knaresborough cafe and restaurant seeks to serve humble, wholesome food to ordinary folks, with little fuss and minimal fanfare. Well that’s all well and good ﹘ but if they didn’t want fuss, Six Poor Folk shouldn’t have made food like this! A growing number of real-food connoisseurs, from far further afield than kooky Knaresborough and nearby Harrogate, are fussing excitedly over what this little kitchen on Castlegate is managing to do, creating first-rate restaurant-quality food in a casual cafe and bar, relying on high quality products from producers from around Knaresborough, Harrogate, wider Yorkshire and the rest of the UK.
With the combined professional experience of their passionate chefs and worldly inspiration of the well-travelled minds behind this Castlegate market cafe and bar, these ingredients become an outstanding selection of lunch and dinner meals somehow simple, sophisticated and satisfying all at once. With fantastic fish from Hartlepool straight to Harrogate, mouth-watering meat from Kirkby, barrows of fresh vegetables and hand-picked craft beers and boutique wines from the bar, Six Poor Folk ﹘ and their popular ploughmans lunches, evening share platters and dozens of individual dishes ﹘ are throwing their weight behind the fight to remind people what food is meant to taste like.