Cafes / Restaurants

McQueens Cafe

This friendly cafe is known for its delicious breakfasts, brunch, lunches as well as its famous Sunday lunch! Serving jacket potatoes, homemade chilli, stew and soup as well as sandwiches, paninis, scones, fresh American pancakes and the amazing DOE doughnuts. Most items are homemade using local suppliers. Vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options are also available.

51 High Street, HG5 OHB. Tel: 01423 860089. [email protected] [email protected]


Two Brothers Grill & Pizzeria Restaurant

This fabulous, family Italian restaurant serves a fantastic selection of food from homebaked pizzas to delicious pasta to their famous calzone which is said to be the 'best in Yorkshire!' You can eat inside the stunning restaurant or for that authentic Italian style dining, why not eat in the beautiful courtyard. They are dog friendly too!

10 Castle Courtyard. HG5 8AE. Tel: 01423 860006.

Email: [email protected]

The Old Ticket Office Coffee Shop

Enjoy the nostalgia of bygone days by enjoying coffee and homemade cakes at this vintage style coffee shop situated on the platform at Knaresborough Station. Lunches and takeaway drinks also available. Dog Friendly.

Opening Times - Mon-Fri - 6.30am-3pm. Sat-Sun - 9am-2pm.

Station Road, Knaresborough. HG5 9AA.

The Lavender Tea Rooms

Steeped in history, you will find this iconic tea room in the heart of Knaresborough. Situated upstairs in Ye Olde Chemyst Shop the tea room offers a wide selection of delicious meals & home baked cakes. The Tea Room serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea in cosy surroundings with welcoming and friendly staff. Downstairs you will find a wide variety of unique gifts, including handmade chocolates & retro sweets. 

16 Market Place, Knaresborough. HG5 8AG. Tel: 01423 860555

Cafe Di Lucca

This independent coffee shop in the heart of Knaresborough serves barista style coffee, specialist tea as well as good old Yorkshire Tea! All food on the menu is made fresh to order and caters for gluten free and any other personal requirements you may have. All cakes are home baked and they even serve a wonderful afternoon tea - booking is required for this. 

The coffee shop has outdoor seating, both to the front, overlooking the olde world Market Square and to the rear in the covered courtyard. Dog friendly too!

Castle Court, Market Place. Knaresborough. HG5 8AE. Tel: 01423 862600.

Marigolds Cafe & Boat Hire

Marigolds Cafe & Boat Hire is situated right on the banks of the River Nidd and has one of the best views in Knaresborough & probably Yorkshire. This is the perfect place to enjoy some home cooked food, delicious cakes and coffee and watch the world (and the ducks) go by!

Spectacular outdoor seating and indoor seating with a cosy fire for those cooler days. Dog friendly too! Why not hire a boat and explore the stunning river from your own personal boat.

23 Waterside. HG5 8DE. Tel: 01423 869773.

Black Mulberry Cafe

This cosy licensed cafe is situated on Waterside with views of the river from the terrace seating. Enjoy home cooked food, delicious cakes and barista style coffee while relaxing and watching the world go by.

Dogs are welcome and they can even enjoy a famous Black Mulberry dog sausage!

Please note Black Mulberry is closed at the moment. Due to reopen Sept 2020.

29 Waterside. HG5 8DE. Tel: 01423 797930 

Spice Village Restaurant / Take Away.

The Spice Village team, part of which has won the British Curry Award three times in Top 100 UK Restaurants in 2006, 2007 and 2008. All beautifully prepared meals and remaining true to the regional cuisine of Bangladesh and India. The variety of starters and accompaniments chosen by their chef, combined to create a glorious fusion of flavours and exotic palate of sub-continent to compliment your main course.

Open Tues-Thurs & Sun 5.30pm-11pm. Fri & Sat 5.30pm -11.30pm.

14-16 Castlegate, Knaresborough. HG5 8AR.
Tel: 01423 861777 / 01423 862777  Email: [email protected]

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Donkeys Years Cafe

This quirky cafe is situated upstairs from the popular Donkeys Years Antiques in the heart of Knaresborough.

The cafe sells fresh, home cooked breakfasts, lunches and delicious cakes and various baked goodies. Freshly brewed coffee, tea and a good selection of soft drinks are also available. With relaxing surroundings this cafe really is a hidden gem in Knaresborough. Plus it's dog friendly too!

9 Silver Street, HG5 8AJ. Tel: 01423 869564. Please note you can also access the cafe via Fisher Street. 

The Ugly Duckling Riverside Tearooms

Located on the riverside at Conyngham Hall, this traditional cafe is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious lunch or coffee and cake following a leisurely walk or cycle around the area. This family owned cafe run by Juliet and Paul serves freshly prepared food ranging from breakfast sandwiches to substantial lunches and not forgetting those delicious slices of homemade cake to go with your afternoon coffee. Dogs are most welcome with doggy treats always available. Seating is available outside for those warmer days.

52 Bond End. HG5 9AX. Tel: 01423 868090



Zolsha is a sleek & sophisticated Indian dining restaurant located in the heart of Knaresborough. Serving high quality food, with a first class service and vibrant atmosphere, Zolsha is the place to visit for an intimate meal for two or a family celebration. Take out is also available. 

38 High Street. HG5 0EQ. Tel: 01423 866555.

Dil Raj Restaurant

For authentic Indian cuisine at fantastic prices why not visit Dil Raj? With a brand new exciting menu for 2021 with dishes such as the old favourites, Chicken Tikka Masala to flame grilled kebabs and last but not least a fabulous vegetarian section. Open 6 days a week 5pm-10pm (closed Wednesday) with takeaway and delivery also available when open.

44 Market Place, Knaresborough. HG5 8AG. Tel: 01423 865956.