About the restaurant
Dear diners, to secure a table for five or more guests, a deposit of £10 per person must be paid within 24 hours of booking. Please bear this in mind when making your reservation.
If you’re looking for a restaurant with real pedigree, look no further than Harrogate’s Wild. The passion project of superstar chef Jim Key, this is a Yorkshire fine dining restaurant par excellence. Making the most of the natural bounty of the region, Wild focuses on innovative dishes made using the best locally-sourced ingredients to create masterpieces that match artful simplicity with unusual flavours. Besides a fantastic gourmet a la carte menu, Wild also offers an exclusive chef’s table experience – reserve this sought-after eight-seater culinary theatre and prepare to be blown away by some of the best cookery in the UK. Get Wild along Swan Road in the centre of Harrogate.
Wild’s mandate is to create a sensuous dining experience for connoisseurs in a kitchen crewed by award-winning chefs. This central Harrogate gourmet restaurant offers multiple ways to dine, from an a la carte menu packed with robust dishes that curious foodies will love to explore over several sittings, to a six-course taster menu, a special Sunday menu and – the piece de resistance – the eight-seater chef’s table option. Whatever you choose, expect locally-sourced Yorkshire ingredients to be fashioned into edible artworks, all accompanied by a superlative stash of international wines, port, and Champagnes, with much more in stock at the restaurant’s Swan Road premises itself.
Typical of Wild’s offering are starters like the Yorkshire rabbit with pickled mushrooms, bilberries and dandelion, or the hand-gathered scallops with foraged and candied celery, mustard, pollen and onion seeds. Already you can see the tone of Wild’s innovative approach to natural, British-based, but open-minded cuisine. Main courses like the Nidderdale lamb loin with sand-grown carrots, line-caught sea bass with foraged watercress and fermented ramsons, and the slow-braised leeks with burnt onion, birch sap and roasted salsify underline the truly wild sense of creativity at work in this central Harrogate kitchen. The penultimate option is to go for the tasting menu, letting you explore some of Wild’s signatures for a fixed (and very affordable) price. Even better is to book the chef’s table, where head chef Jim Key lets loose with his singular brand of culinary theatrics to an astounded audience of eight. Whether you desire the casual fine dining option, tasting menu, or the chef’s table experience, you are advised to book well in advance.