Supporting the indies: Deli Bar in Harrogate can get through anything with loyalty of its customers

For 15 years owner Darren Winder has stood at the counter of the Deli Bar in Harrogate serving homemade hot deli dishes, bean to cup’ coffees, fresh sandwiches and more to local residents, workmen and office staff.

Friday, 20th November 2020, 3:06 pm
Updated Friday, 20th November 2020, 3:10 pm

The loyalty of his customers has got him through everything, even Covid - well, almost.

Darren Winder said: “We had to close from March to July when everyone was working from home. Business has obviously been very inconsistent but what has shone is the loyalty shown by our customers built up over the last 15 years.”

Still trading for takeaways - Owner Darren Winder outside the Deli Bar in Harrogate with staff, from left, Ilona Diduch, Hayley Francis and Lisa Wilson. (Picture Gerard Binks)
Still trading for takeaways - Owner Darren Winder outside the Deli Bar in Harrogate with staff, from left, Ilona Diduch, Hayley Francis and Lisa Wilson. (Picture Gerard Binks)

Since then the Deli Bar, which is located on Regent Parade facing Devonshire Place not far from the Stray, has continued to offer the full menu as takeaway. It’s not been easy but the Deli Bar endures.

Darren said: “Our aim is to survive and come out the other side with new customers and old.

“One of the major challenges for the Deli Bar as been adapting to how our suppliers have had to operate.

“With our fantastic loyal team of staff I’m as confident as I can be in this situation.”

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LIST OF SHOPS OPEN IN HARROGATE (as normal or click and collect and/or takeaway only)

Ake & Humphris Wine & Beer Merchants, 32 Leeds Road, Harrogate

Addyman K Butchers, 20 Commercial Street, Harrogate

Mr Arkwright's Tool Emporium, 2 Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate

("As an essential retailer, we will remain open seven days a week during this lockdown")

Beks Electrical, 1 Commercial Street, Harrogate

Blameys Florist Harrogate, 42 Beulah Street, Harrogate

Black Sheep Brewery, Wellgarth, Masham

(door-to-door beer delivery via

Boots, 26-28 Cambridge Street, Harrogate

The Cheeseboard, 1 Commercial Street, Harrogate

Daleside Brewery Ltd, Camwal Road, Starbeck, Harrogate

(new home delivery service via [email protected] )

Elite Meat, 53-57 High Street, Starbeck, Harrogate

(Order online for home deliveries Thurs/Sat)

Games Crusade, 13 Oxford Street, Harrogate

(01423 566357

Grape Tree Health Foods, Victoria Shopping Centre, Harrogate

Imagined Things bookshop, Westminster Arcade, 4, Parliament Street, Harrogate

Lush handmade cosmetics, 30 Beulah Street, Harrogate

M & S, 18-20 Cambridge Street. Harrogate

(food hall and ladies clothing only)

News & Co Newsagents, 22B Station Parade, Harrogate

NM Money Harrogate (formerly Eurochange), Victoria Shopping Centre, Harrogate

Poundland, Victoria Shopping Centre, Harrogate

Post Office, Victoria Shopping Centre, Harrogate

Rafi's Spicebox, 15 Commercial Street, Harrogate

Tarbett's Fishmongers, 18 Commercial Street, Harrogate

Timpson shoe repairs, 1 Garrick Buildings, Oxford Street, Harrogate

Waterstones book shop, 15 James Street, Harrogate

(online order and collect)

WH Smith, Victoria Shopping Centre, Harrogate

Yorkshire Farmers Meat Company, Oxford Street, Harrogate

CAFES/bars/restaurants/bakers OPEN in Harrogate (for takeaways and/or click and collect)

53 Bo’ Grove Cafe, Grove Road, Harrogate

Bakeri Baltzersens, 2 Garrick Buildings, Oxford Street, Harrogate

Bettys Parliament Street, Harrogate (shop is open but the cafe is closed)

Bettys Harlow Carr, Harrogate (shop is open but the cafe is closed)

Lago di Como cafe, 40 Beaulah Street, Harrogate

Caffe Nero, 2 Beulah Street, Harrogate

Caffe Nero, 6 Cambridge Crescent, Harrogate

Costa, 11 Beulah Street, Harrogate

The Fat Badger, Cold Bath Road, Harrogate

Graveleys of Harrogate – Fish & Chips, 8-12 Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate

Major Tom's Social bar, 3 The Ginnel, Harrogate

Mama Doreen's Emporium, 9-11 Station Square, Harrogate

Marconi, Princes Square, Harrogate

North Bar, 2D, Oxford Buildings, Cheltenham Parade

(email/phone or message in advance then collect)

Roosters Brewing Co Taproom, Unit H5, Fifth Avenue, Hornbeam Park Ave, Harrogate

Sasso, Princes Square, Harrogate

The Deli Bar Harrogate, Regent Parade, Harrogate

Truffles Cafe, 22 Station Parade, Harrogate

Vivido Bar & Restaurant, 16 Cheltenham Crescent, Harrogate

(Open 7 nights per week for takeaway collection and deliveries, 01423 566453)

William & Victoria restaurant, 6 Cold Bath Road, Harrogate

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