What took me so long to visit the amazing Wild Plum café in the outskirts of Harrogate? ead on to find out. Believe me though, I will be going back – very soon. The team here have something special going on, all chefs should take note.
The Wild Plum, Harrogate From the Yorkshire Post December 2019 Pictures by the Wild Plum
I had heard of the Wild Plum in Harrogate for quite some time, but, for whatever reason, it took till now to visit. Not being able to book – which is the policy at the Plum – had put me off; I hate queuing no matter how good the food is. So, thought I, we will go a little ahead of lunch, and hopefully, it won’t be too busy. Haha, how wrong was I, the place was heaving and looked like it had been for hours. Feeling somewhat victorious, we did manage to bag one of the purportedly hard-to-get lunch tables quickly. We enjoyed our time waiting for the switch from breakfast to lunch drinking coffee and watching plates piled high with seriously good brunch food wafting by and hoping that if this was anything close to what was to come, we were on to a winner.
Wild Plum is above Snooty Frox, one of Harrogate’s best award-winning dress shops and owned by Hilary Haresign, and as her chef-daughter, Bethany, heads the café, it is no wonder this place is so popular with these two at the helm. I have heard the Plum called an Instagrammer’s dream, and it is easy to see why. Everywhere a talented interior designer has been at play.
The Wild Plum, 34-36 Hookstone Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8BW. Tel: 01423 815320.
Open: Tues-Sat: 9:30am-4:00pm, Sun & Mon: closed.