Former Michelin team to open new lakeside café in Harrogate

Former Michelin-starred team, Frances Atkins, John Tullett and Roger Olive are to launch a new lakeside cafe in Harrogate.

By Graham Chalmers
Friday, 18th February 2022, 5:31 pm
Inside Paradise at the Wagon - the new lakeside café in Harrogate.
Inside Paradise at the Wagon - the new lakeside café in Harrogate.

The team are set to open ‘Paradise at Daleside’, a new permanent Lakeside Café at Daleside Nurseries in Killinghall on Saturday, February 26.

Frances, John and Roger first opened ‘Paradise at the Wagon’ at Daleside Nurseries on August 1, 2020, serving seasonal, healthy dishes to customers from an Airstream wagon whilst the new Café was built on the premises.

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Frances Atkins commented on the new Paradise Café, saying: “We are thrilled to be finally opening and very excited about our location, many people are unaware of the beautiful lake which sits behind the nursery, and it’s a stunning location for the new café.

"We’ll be offering dine in for breakfast and lunch, and evening ‘take away’ meals to enjoy at home. We very much see the café as something that will become a much-loved neighbourhood spot.

"It was always the plan to open a café at Daleside, but owing to the difficulties ensued over the pandemic, we are over a year late in producing our forward plans.

"The extra time has given us a real opportunity to settle down with our partners, Daleside Nurseries, and form a great bond of trust.

“The look of the Paradise Café is fresh, clean and botanical, with eye-catching green service furniture and a very special Chef’s Table with beautiful granite surfaces that has been provided by MKM Kitchens, with whom we are very proud to be associated with and have an exciting ongoing relationship with.

"Our operative kitchen and the ever-important back of house has been supplied by Marshalls Catering Services.

“The feel of the Café will be relaxed, friendly and all about quality.

"Our food is all made to order and from British producers. It will be seasonally led – fresh, nourishing and full of flavour, with many of the herbs and vegetables coming straight from our own Paradise Garden and Daleside Nurseries.

"Of course, vegetarians, vegans and allergies will all be looked after.”

Stuart Townsend, managing director of Daleside Nurseries said: “We were really excited when Frances, Roger and John decided that they wanted to join us on our café venture.

"Working with them over the last 18 months we’ve developed a great partnership.

"We have the same ethos in that.we want to grow and sell top quality plants and they want to provide the very best quality food in a great environment.

"We can’t wait for the doors to open.”

The new Paradise Café will seat up to 60 inside and out onto their terrace space, ensuring everyone feels comfortable.

Paradise Café will also cater for Private Dinners and Parties – with more information on this to come at a later date.