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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
09:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its not fine dining (try Rudding ) but its not meant to be! The Cafe is never disappointing and the cakes are genuinely incredible! The apple crumble cake is the star of the show with Vanilla ice cream!!! Do not share! I haven't found anybody worthy of my last spoonful yet! Sorry darling if you ever read this! And dont... More 

Thank Jeremy M
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267 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had brunch here on Easter Saturday. Full Yorkshire breakfast, which was well cooked, lovely bacon. Good value and fresh orange juice. The menu looked great for lunch too.

Thank BarlowO
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place. Every time I come back to Harrogate, I have brunch/lunch here every time without fail. Local produce, top quality, generous quantities, great value and a great business.

Thank BobbyWelch
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were staying next door at the Harrogate Caravan Park. Reception recommended the Fodder Cafe and Farm shop to us. We called in for breakfast on a Tuesday morning. The Cafe was very busy. The staff were very friendly and efficient. I had a very tasty well filled bacon roll with coffe and wife had a large... More 

Thank John M
York, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fodder is based behind the Harrogate branch of Sainsbury’s and before the Yorkshire Showground. There is adequate car parking on site with over flow car parking on the opposite side of the street. Fodder is mixed vendor retailing all grocery and meat products, many products are sourced locally and are organically produced. But the highlight of the location is the... More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here a few times before but not reviewed it.This time I thought I would.My daughter and I went Mothers Day which did not help. Plenty of parking with the overflow parking.Usually have to wait a while to be seated but seated quickly this time.The food is always very good though we do tend to go for the... More 

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

Hi Thank you so much for your feedback something we really appreciate as we constantly strive to improve. We were particularly busy, as you might expect on Mothers Day. As we were a little unexpectedly short staffed we thought it was the best option to draw staff from other departments to help during the cafe's busy period. We appreciate this... More 

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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favourite cafes for years. I now live overseas but always visit Fodder on my return to Yorkshire each year. I visited with a girlfriend today and we chose our favourite chicken caesar salad. The 'crispy bacon' was cold and rigid not crisp and tasted greasy it had clealry been made a couple of days ago, The croutons... More 

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

Dear Nelly, I am ever so sorry to hear we were not up to our usual standard on your recent visit. Please get in touch with us via enquiries@fodder.co.uk as we would like to rectify this with you personally. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards Jane More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to get a table on one of the busiest days of the year. You cant book a table but we arrived just after the lunch time rush. We have always enjoyed the food here. One of my favourites is the warm cheese scones, I can also recommend their cakes. The Bakewell is delicious. The staff were very... More 

Thank discerning_critic_11
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291 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Fodders certainly do the best afternoon tea in Harrogate. There's a very good menu. The cakes are amazing and the portions are large. The afternoon tea is a little pricey but it's for two people and you receive plenty of sandwiches, quiche, cakes etc. It's certainly better value than Betty's and the food is superior too. It would be nice... More 

Thank Lucia2Uk
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We visited today and even though the restaurant was 20 mins away from closing we were met by Ella who welcomed us with a warm friendly smile. The food was served very quickly and was very nice at a reasonable price. Thanks everyone.

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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
USD 9 - USD 18
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Groups
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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