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Welcome to ‘Bistro On The Park’, our new fully equipped training Bistro, open to the public, staff and students! 

Nominated for Team of the Year at Harrogate’s prestigious Hospitality and Tourism Awards 2017, Bistro on the Park is a contemporary and exciting dining experience, run by Harrogate College’s Catering and Hospitality students, industry expert chefs and tutors.  

The Bistro has had a successful first year of business, having proved extremely popular with members of the public, staff and students and already has bookings for the next of the ever popular themed evenings, beginning again in October 2017.

The spacious Bistro can be transformed into an ambient space, making it the perfect location to hold an event whilst providing food, service and value for money that rivals that of a high street restaurant. Themed evenings and events offer students an outstanding opportunity to gain valuable hands on work experience, at the beginning of their careers in Harrogate’s thriving hospitality industry.

You will find a selection of mouth-watering dishes freshly prepared by our hospitality and catering students under the expert supervision of industry qualified tutors.

  • Exceptional value for money
  • Attentive staff
  • International dishes
  • Monthly themed evenings (call for further information)
  • Available for events including staff parties
  • Free car parking available
  • Easily accessible by public transport

Take advantage of the fantastic prices and extensive selection of dishes whether you are an employee located on the Hornbeam Business Park, local resident, college student or staff member.

Your support in dining at the restaurant ensures that we can train future chefs and hospitality staff offering experience of work as part of the study programme.  

Opening Times: (term time only)

Monday & Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 11.00am - 12.30pm for Coffee and Cakes

Thursday:  12.00pm - 1.00pm and 6.30pm Monthly Themed Evening*  

Friday: 12.00pm - 1.00pm for £5 Buffet (£3.50 for takeout)*

*Note that Christmas pre-booked lunches will be served in lieu of Thursday coffee and cakes and Friday buffet will be Christmas themed throughout the month of December*

Themed Evenings:

Our monthly themed evenings are an exciting opportunity to sample a three course menu, for just £15 per head! The evenings are extremely popular so please do book in advance. Please see tab for upcoming themed evenings in the Bistro, from October 2017. These may be subject to change.

(Please download Calendar of Events below)

To book a table:

Call us on 01423 878300, email Bistro@Harrogate.ac.uk or please complete our enquiry form.