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Address: 6 Cold Bath Road / Harrogate /

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      21.06.2012 15:40
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      A very good restaurant and somewhere for every occasion

      I took my partner to William and Victoria's this past Tuesday for her birthday and I can honestly say it was absolutely fantastic. There are two sections to Will&Vics, there is a wine bar downstairs and the restaurant upstairs, the menu for the two is pretty similar but i'd recommend having a look online before you go, also the wine bar opens slightly earlier than the restaurant so there is that to consider.

      We booked a table for 6pm in the restaurant as we were planning to get across to the pub to meet a group of friends prior to the England match! We turned up slightly early but we were shown straight to a table, very friendly staff, all smiles and a nice atmosphere to the place, it wasnt long before the restaurant started to fill and in fact when we left every table was full so i'd strongly suggest booking the day before.

      There is an early bird menu on offer but the choice of mains available was slightly limited but i'd already seen something on the main menu i fancied, we both ordered starters, a main with a couple of sides to share and a nice bottle of pinot grigio. The double pork loin i ordered was cooked perfectly and my partner said the same about the lamb (in fact i tried a bit and can vouch for that myself!) Everything was brought out in a timely fashion and i noticed that even the larger tables were all being served promptly and food was always coming out of the kitchen, a good effort for the few waitresses that were working that night.

      All together it came to around £64 which i thought was very reasonable for such a lovely meal and pleasant surroundings and we were out by just after 7 so that shows how good the service was...

      If you live locally i really hope you'll give Will&Vic's a visit and if you are just passing through or here on a short break you would not be disappointed to spend an evening here. I myself am looking forward to another visit and many more to come! :)

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      12.03.2009 20:30
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      the best!

      This is one of the best restaurants in Harrogate, the food is fantastic and it has a great setting and a real buzz about the place. It is really hard to get a table here and you have to book weeks in advance to get a space on a saturday night.

      You can choose to sit upstairs in the restaurant, or downstairs in the wine bar. the wine bar is quite a small area, the tables are quite close together and it is usually difficult to move on a saturday night.

      They serve English food, a good selection of meat and fish, with great starters and hand made deserts. The food is to die for.

      I think the menu upstairs is slightly different to downstairs, although i may be wrong, but whereever you sit you are guarenteed to have a a good night out!

      When i went I ate downstairs - the menu consists of starters such as fried brie, pate, whitebait, kidneys, liver, garlic mushrooms, salmon, salad, scampi, prawn cocktail, fishcakes, herring, chorizo or soup, ranging from £3.95 - £4.95.

      Main course - prices £9.95-£14.95
      Roasted pork with crackling and apple sauce
      Fresh poached salmon
      Chicken casserole with a cream tarragon sauce and puff pastry
      Lamb roasted with mint & rosemary
      Beef cooked in red wine with horseradish dumplings
      Slow roasted ham hock, broad beans & parsley sauce
      Chicken tikka masala, cucumber raita, poppadoms & rice
      Fresh tuna with lemon and ginger dressing
      Fresh swordfish with lemon & caper dressing or chilli jam
      Fresh Scottish halibut with hollandaise

      For the started I would recommend the Fish Cakes with Tartare Sauce (home made) and for main its the Ham Hock, or the Tikka Masala.

      Everything is made from scratch here, and you can tell! The deserts are great too so be sure to leave some room!

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      22.02.2009 19:20
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      Unmissable

      William and Victoria's is arguably the most popular restaurant in Harrogate (North Yorkshire) and has been for many years.

      It comprises of a wine bar downstairs and a main restaurant upstairs. They are run as two separate restaurants (i.e. have their own bars and kitchens).

      Downstairs:

      Is renowned as having more of an atmosphere than upstairs but if you don't like slightly cramped restaurants then you might want to avoid the wine bar; personally I like the buzz. On entering you will more than likely be offered a drink at the bar whilst you peruse the menu on the blackboard. David Straker is now the main owner and has been working in the wine bar for nearly 20 years, he is extremely good at his job. There is a large list of starters available:

      STARTERS
      Deep fried brie with port & cranberry - £4.95
      William & Victoria chicken liver pate
      with tomato & apple chutney - £4.95
      Avocado pear with prawns - £4.95
      Half galia melon with prawns - £4.95
      Deep fried whitebait - £4.95
      Devilled lamb's kidneys - £4.95
      Pan fried chicken livers in a pink peppercorn sauce - £5.95
      Game terrine with cumberland sauce - £4.95
      Button mushrooms with garlic butter - £4.95
      Locally smoked Scottish salmon - £6.95
      Warm chicken liver salad - £4.95
      Deep fried scampi with tartare sauce - £4.95
      Spiced prawn cocktail - £4.95
      Homemade salmon fishcakes with tartare sauce - £4.95
      Marinated herring fillets with mustard & dill - £4.95
      Spicy chorizo sausage with mashed potato & onion - £4.95
      Beef & vegetable broth - £3.95
      Fresh homemade cream soup of the day - £3.95
      MAIN COURSES
      Roasted pork with crackling
      and apple sauce - £9.95
      Fresh poached salmon - £10.95
      Chicken casserole with a cream tarragon sauce
      and puff pastry - £9.95
      Lamb roasted with mint & rosemary - £10.95
      Beef cooked in red wine with horseradish dumplings - £10.95
      Slow roasted ham hock, broad beans & parsley sauce - £10.95
      Chicken tikka masala, cucumber raita, poppadoms & rice - £9.95
      Fresh tuna with lemon and ginger dressing - £12.95
      Fresh swordfish with lemon & caper dressing
      or chilli jam - £12.95
      Fresh Scottish halibut with hollandaise - £14.95
      See blackboard for daily specials
      Selection of fresh seasonal vegetables
      £1.25 each, £2.50 selection
      DESSERTS
      Homemade desserts - £4.95

      My personal favourites are the chicken liver pate, followed by the lamb (slowed cooked for 5 hours and melts in your mouth) and then Bannoffe pie, be warned however, it is extremely rich!

      Unlike most places nowadays you will be given loads of bread (fresh from bakers up the road) free of charge when you are seated.

      Food is very reasonably priced but be warned, the portions are huge!

      You are now able to book and recommend that you do. They are also now open on Sunday lunch.

      Upstairs:

      Less cramped, better food, more expensive, fairly subdued atmosphere:

      STARTERS
      In-house smoked trout pate with melba toast
      and a chilli tomato and dill chutney - £5.95
      Crispy duck, cashew nut and roast pepper salad
      with a balsamic, honey and soy dressing - £6.95
      Sauteed chicken livers in a brandy and
      wild mushroom cream sauce on toasted bruschetta - £5.95
      Chilli tempura king prawns, citrus couscous
      and a saffron and garlic aioli - £6.95
      Roasted beetroot and goats cheese tartlet on baby rocket
      with a pinenut and red onion salsa - £5.95
      William & Victoria chicken liver pate
      with a tomato and apple chutney - £4.95
      Chefs soup of the day - £3.95
      Cajun chicken, baby spinach and sun-blushed tomato
      filo parcel with homemade picccalilli - £5.95
      Black pudding and crispy panacetta salad
      with a soft poached egg and house dressing - £5.95
      Smoked haddock, prawn and caper fishcake
      on dressed leaves with a chilli plum marmalade - £6.95
      Asparagus, wild mushroom and provolone risotto - £5.95

      MAIN COURSES

      William and Victoria drunken bullock served
      on fondant potato - £18.95
      Nidderdale lamb rack with a dijon mustard and juniper
      berry crust, sweet potato puree and port wine jus - £15.95
      Half crispy roast duck with Yorkshire sauce - £14.95
      Corn-fed chicken supreme sitting on a risotto cake,
      fresh asparagus and wild mushroom ragout - £13.95
      Salmon fillet topped with a crayfish mousse,
      braised spinach and a hollandaise sauce - £13.95
      Boeuf en daube red wine, winter vegetables
      and olive oil mash - £12.95
      Medallions of beef fillet steak on fondant potato
      with a red wine and mushroom sauce - £16.95
      Calves liver on champ mash with crispy panacetta
      and a red wine sauce - £13.95
      Seared snapper fillets with steamed pak-choy,
      ratatouille and ginger dressing - £14.95
      Fusilli pasta with baby mozzerella, roast butternut,
      baby spinach and aubergine in a garlic cream sauce - £11.95
      Fillet steak (9oz) served with a choice of red wine
      and mushroom sauce, bearnaise, peppercorn sauce
      or grilled tomato and onion rings - £21.95
      Sirloin steak (10oz) served with a choice of red wine
      and mushroom sauce, bearnaise, peppercorn sauce
      or grilled tomato and onion rings - £18.95
      Braised lamb shank, red wine sauce, bacon,
      wild mushrooms, new potatoes and thyme leaves - £13.95


      I used to work there as a wash up, then waiter, then chef and can vouch for the quality of the ingredients and that it's not all microwaved!

      Highly recommend you give it a go.

      Restaurant
      Dinner served Monday to Saturday 6pm - 10pm
      Licensed until midnight
      Wine Bar
      Open all day Monday to Saturday
      Lunch served midday - 2.30pm
      Dinner served 5.30pm - 10pm
      Licensed until midnight
      Open Sunday (Lunch served midday - 5pm)

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      A family run restaurant and wine bar serving traditional British food.