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Fodder Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We dined at Fodder today, and the food was excellent, if expensive. The lunchtime waiting line was massive. Fodder should extend the dining room, and soon.

Thank Pigglywiggly_10
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I forgot my lunch and I glad I did as it gave me an excuse to return to Fodder. The sandwiches were so beautifully made - properly filled with top quality ingredients. The staff were very sweet and the selection of tea is great. (As a non coffee drinker, this is something I always notice.) I've had soup and cheese... More 

Thank HerHoldingTheFlowers
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We go for Sunday lunch at Fodder very often. Surgery has kept me mostly confined to base for 6 weeks, missed Fodder so much! Managed to make it yesterday. The roast lamb lunch was the best I've ever had there. Succulent medium roasted meat, gravy, crispy roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, green beans, mange tout and mashed carrot/swede and a HUGE... More 

Thank FluffyMog
Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After experiencing many relaxing and enjoyable lunch with friends and family I could not recommend this wonderful restaurant more. The staff are polite, smart and very personable and the great, fresh food is a real treat. I struggle to walk back through the shop without stopping at the friendly smiling butchers as the selection of meat is wonderful. I can... More 

Thank Lisa S
Ripon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a shame that such a wonderful venue is on a downward spiral because of declining standards. My daughter took my wife here for a birthday treat and for the third successive visit they left disappointed. As myself and my daughter have been in catering all our lives we don't tend to complain or write bad reviews as everyone has... More 

Thank Paul N
Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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283 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called today as we were at Sainsbury's shopping and fancied a coffee.When we got there and sat down we noticed the lovely food coming out of the kitchen.My partner and I decided to order the home made steak and ale pie with chips and veg.The pieces of meat were exceptional.Chunky chips cooked to perfection and a mixture of cabbage,peas... More 

Thank Dale P
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't beat the local produce at Fodder. Great breakfast can be had outside with a range of coffees and teas. Don't miss out on the butchers inside before you travel home!

Thank Craig B
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you want quality foods and a drink to go with it Fodder's is an excellent destination farm shop to consider. Fresh, tasty products with friendly knowledgeable staff make the visit great value, relaxing and worth the trip

Thank AndyIBG
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 

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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$17
Cafe, British
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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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