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Fodder Cafe

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Great Yorkshire Showground Railway Road | Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ, England
+44 1423 546111
08:30 - 18:00
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Sun 09:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Can't think of a better roast dinner I have eaten in a restaurant or pub before and for £10 it's definitely the best value one I have ever eaten. I am from the south though so it's been about 10 years since I even paid less than £10 for a roast! Excellent quality food especially the gravy which was incredible.... More 

Thank nickadams11
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought it would be too busy at Saturday lunchtime, but we didn't have to wait long. One of our group was in a wheelchair, but access was easy. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We all decided to have the scampi and chips, and what a great choice! Generous portions, beautifully cooked. On a lovely, sunny November day,... More 

Thank Usamah_London
Handforth, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fodder is principally a farm shop, but when you have all that good produce available it would be silly not to have a café as well to serve some of it to the visitors. And what food it is - pretty much the peak of what Yorkshire can offer. We went for breakfast. There are plenty of options as well... More 

Thank Simon T
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place for a catch up with my bestie. Food arrived quickly and promptly regardless of a busy restaurant and the Mushroom Wellington with Sunday lunch trimmings is definitely something I'm hearing back for - delicious! Loved the little shop to explore homemade gifts and the food on the shelves have made some lovely xmas hamper gifts. Top place!

Thank MrsH4321
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped off for a look around the farm shop and decided to stop for lunch. We both had a sandwich which was very tasty and served with a lovely side salad and couscous. We also shared a portion of chunky chips. It was all delicious and beautifully presented. It's easy to see why this is such a popular place.

Thank LincolnshireAbbie
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are no longer able to sit outside with our dog whilst being served by the café. We were redirected to the outside kiosk to order coffee and cake. The server had to phone the café for the slice of cake which arrived in a plastic tray with wooden forks which ruined the overall taste. I had paid before I... More 

Thank Rita P
Jane T, General Manager at Fodder Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Rita, Many thanks for your feedback something we greatly appreciate here at Fodder. We still very much welcome dog walkers in the colder months. We have to pack the outside café tables and chairs away for winter to keep them in good condition until the weather becomes warmer in the Spring. We appreciate dog walkers are hardy folk and... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous food, great service, good atmosphere and an all round good experience. Altogether well worth a visit, bring all tour friends. I do!

Thank Meg P
North East England
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at the adjacent caravan site, we were very pleased to breakfast at Fodder before visiting an exhibition at the Showground. Have been here before and have always enjoyed the food, We were not disappointed this time and enjoyed shopping in the locally sourced food store as well. Highly recommended whether for a snack or a full Sunday lunch

Thank RStan56620
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come here regularly to buy fresh local produce. It is all well priced and can often be cheaper than the supermarkets. You can buy all your fresh veg, fruit, meat, bread and plenty more all under one roof. And then when you have finished sit down and have something to eat and drink too-and the food tastes just as... More 

Thank Colin H
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time here and not disappointed Lovely large portions and very reasonably priced Very good extensive menu Situated at rear of shop with some lovely local produce Will go again

Thank 707Rachel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Great Yorkshire Showground Railway Road | Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 546111
Fodder is the home of tasty, local, food based on the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate. Fodder sells the very best food and drink from Yorkshire; with a fully stocked butchery counter, a deli counter laden with fresh pies, pasties and amazing cheese. Fruit and veg straight from the farms and lots of lovely jams and chutneys alongside freshly baked local bread and mouthwatering cakes. Fodder also has a lovely cafe which serves everything from a full Yorkshire Breakfast through to cream teas and an extensive lunch menu. Fodder is run and championed by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and acts as a shop window for local farmers and producers giving a crucial local market for their produce. The shop is Britain's first charitable food hall with all profits re-invested to benefit the rural community. Fodder is dedicated to delivering the best possible service to its customers. In fact, we have regular mystery shopping reviews to help maintain their high standards of customer care.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?