Hotel opens new botanical-inspired restaurant in Harrogate town centre
It's good news for those who love dining out in Harrogate today as a brand-new restaurant has just opened its doors.
The Pickled Sprout is part of The Yorkshire Hotel on Prospect Place and offers a secret garden inside the restaurant, as well as a private dining room, an extensive drinks and cocktail list and a juice bar.
The eatery takes the place of the former Scran Restaurant following a half a million-pound refurbishment programme and is now unrecognisable - boasting a unique suspended floral ceiling and décor resembling a botanical garden.
The new restaurant sees executive chef Richard Ferebee heading up the kitchen, moving from the HRH group's AA rosette restaurant The Fat Badger, and will offer a variety of European dishes alongside vegan and superfood options,
Dario Silveria, Harrogate’s 'Barman of the Year', will be manning the bar, bringing his expertise on cocktails, fine wines and ales.
As part of the refurbishment plans a new and exclusive private dining room which can seat up to 20 people has been added to the restaurant, with views over the Stray.
Owners say the name was chosen with the sprouting of new plants in mind to fit in with its healthy, vegan and juice bar additions to the menu.
Phil Barker, Chairman and owner of the HRH Group, said: “We are delighted to be opening The Pickled Sprout after months of development work behind the scenes. The concept of The Pickled Sprout was carefully crafted when family members became vegan and we were looking for somewhere to eat that catered for the health conscious and those who wanted to indulge. The launch sees a range of vegan choices, including the introduction of Pure Soul, a vegan juice and smoothie bar.
"As a Harrogate businessman, I am always pleased to see investment and development taking shape to both attract tourists and offer something new for everyone who lives in our beautiful town. We look forward to welcoming everyone to The Pickled Sprout.”
And, it seems the development work is set to continue at the venue with a new wedding and function suite to be unveiled in the next few weeks. The new suite is sat on the fifth floor of The Yorkshire Hotel, offering panoramic views over the Stray and beyond.
Simon Cotton, Managing Director at the HRH group said: “The opening of The Pickled Spout is the next step in the development programme, restoring The Yorkshire Hotel back to its former glory in the heart of the town. It is an exciting day to be able to see the months of planning and development come to fruition and opening our doors with such a fantastic product to offer Harrogate.
“In the next few weeks we are continuing to invest in The Yorkshire Hotel with more bedrooms being added and Harrogate’s newest wedding venue being unveiled in the next few weeks. P.S. it will certainly be worth the wait for our brides to be!”
To book a table or view the menu, visit: www.thepickledsprout.co.uk