Drum and Monkey Seafood Restaurant in Harrowgate

A quality restaurant in Harrowgate

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Reviewed by:
Paul H

Category: Recreation Date: 31/05/2014 Location: Harrowgate, North Yorkshire Tags: Drum and Monkey

Drum and monkey

A staple quality seafood restaurant in Harrogate for at least 20 years that I know of.


£20-30 per head. Very clean and well-presented restaurant located behind Betty's. Bar and tables on the ground floor with large arched windows - this is the best location if you can get it. Upstairs its tables only with the best tables to the front by the window. We sat up-stairs at the back as we booked late.


Food is superb; we had fresh raw oysters, 6 for £11, home prepared Salmon gravlax with cream horseradish followed by Sole and king prawn curry. My children liked the tomato soup and salmon - they do half portions for little people. Portions are small but you can add items like a side salad and spinach for £3.50.


Most guests were adults though, a lot from the exhibition centre. Atmosphere was noisy and the service was casual but precise. The food took a while to come, which is a GOOD thing and we were well cared for.


It was full this Friday afternoon. I think I’ll try an early evening next where I think we’ll get a little more attention and time to chat and drink at the bar.


Gravlax is a Nordic dish consisting of raw salmon, cured in salt, sugar, and dill. Gravlax is usually served as an appetizer, sliced thinly and accompanied by hovmästarsås (literally steward sauce, also known as gravlaxsås), a dill and mustard sauce, either on bread of some kind, or with boiled potatoes.

FUNNY COMMENT: My kids said they 'did not like the food' but devoured the soup and the mixed salad. PS I got the Gravlax info from Wikipedia - I dont realy know what it is.

FINAL WORD: An unassuming gem of a seafood restaurant. I would of walked past had I not know about it.

Reviewer would recommend Drum and Monkey Seafood Restaurant in Harrowgate

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