Reviews 2017-04-08T13:22:42+01:00


We are so overwhelmed by the amount of reviews that our customers leave us.
As there are so many, here is a small selection.

Thank you so much everyone…

After my first meal at the Green Room I was telling my friends that Harrogate now has a place that can hold its own amongst the best in the country. Having said that, you can get carried away with first impressions, so I went again; and I thought “Yes, I was right the first time”
Mathew S – Harrogate

I have known Andy for many years now and have used his impressive skills for corporate
entertainment and our own 25 th wedding anniversary.
His new venture at the Green is a breath of fresh air to the crowded culinary offerings in Harrogate. His enthusiasm and inventive approach is only surpassed by the quality and size of food.
What can be better than great sounds and great food. Ensure you arrive hungry
Ian L – Knaresborough

“A fabulous family dining experience.”
“Quite possibly the best Sunday lunch I’ve ever eaten.”
“Having been to The Green Room above The Blues Bar for both the Sunday lunch and one of their famous barbecued “Crackerjack Sharing Platter”, I find it very hard to pick a favourite. Fantastic food served in a cosy booth by friendly, helpful and informative staff”
Jonny H – Methley

We had heard great things about The Green Room, and wanting to support our independent restaurants we decided to give it a try.
We took advice from our waitress to try the sharing platter between 4 of us …… WOW. The food arrived at our table, along with the chef to tell us all the
different cuts of meat and how they had been cooked (we thought that this was a great touch and made us feel extra special). The food was plentiful, the atmosphere was relaxed and the service second to none. Keep up the good work and we will definitely be back x
Vanessa A – Harrogate

Having been to The Green Room @ The Blues Bar on many occasions I am happy to say I have never disappointed! All our friends who we have either taken or recommend it to have been more than impressed by the food and especially the welcome Andy & his team always give.
An independent, local chef offering delicious food AND great service…what more could you ask
for? One tip….Make sure you go with an empty stomach as you won’t be able to stop eating…’s that good!
Olivia Mitchell – Be Ba Bo

I visited Harrogate from Australia and being from Thailand I heard about a place recommended to me called the green room, we ordered meat platters that took my breath away, for me coming from Thailand it was like nothing I have ever tasted before! With a lovely warm feel to the place with staff that welcomed us with smiles and couldn’t do enough for us!
This place is simply one of my highlights traveling to harrogate
Yui – Australia

Andy has taken all the knowledge and experience he has acquired from many years of BBQing and globe trotting and applied them to the Green Rooms in Harrogate. In a town currently under siege from chain restaurants the Green Rooms really is a showcase for how independent restaurants can outshine their larger competitors in every way. Andy brings ‘low and slow’ to a whole new level with sumptuous cuts of meat cooked to perfection but don’t be fooled into thinking this is a run of the mill grill house, the flavours and range of food that is served up (my favourite being a shared ‘platter’) is a feast for the eyes as much as it is for the belly. Coupled with fantastic, friendly and knowledgeable front of house staff this really is a must for food lovers. Just make sure you arrive hungry!
Derek R – Harrogate

“The Green Room, A Hidden gem in Harrogate serving superb food at value for money prices with a great atmostphere served by people who really want to serve you and make your expierience a good one .Would deffinitly recomend a visit ..we cleared our plates . ……”
Steve M – Harrogate

I first tried hear with my wife who’s not particularly a meat lover and we soon realised that this was not your normal bbq place. What can I say but wow this is another level. The food was way beyond anything we expected and everything was cooked to perfection.we liked it so much we booked our
Christmas works do for 14 people and weren’t disappointed.
Looking forward to my next visit.
Lee D – Harrogate

Andy Annat prepares food that can tickle senses of taste you never knew you had.
The menu offers a great variety of the best bbq food I have ever tasted, and I have tasted alot of it around the world.
Be prepared to not want to eat anywhere else ever again.
Chris W – Harrogate

Not only out of this world food with phinominal range of taste and choice but a great atmosphere with friendly fantastic staff, would definitely recommend this fantastic restaurant for group gatherings or just a meal out for two…. Make sure your hungry….. ???? Xx
Gaynor R – Harrogate

You’d be forgiven for thinking ‘gourmet BBQ’ was an oxymoron. Most people think of charred sausages and burgers you could tile your roof with. Coming from the home of BBQ (I will slap anyone who says Australia – just kidding – no but I will), I know just how good food cooked over a charcoal grill can be. And so does Andy Annat. He’s travelled and cooked all over the USA and produces BBQ dishes that would make a Michelin inspector salivate. With tapas dishes, such as
crispy crayfish mac and fritters, to such main course delights as bourbon glazed Duroc pork rib eye or the Costela beef rib with espresso sauce, your taste buds will be both surprised and ecstatic.
Oh, and try the lemon posset – ideal when you think you have no room for pud. For the adventurous among you, the enormous sharing platter is an eclectic array of ‘chef’s choice’ items.
No bravery needed however, as everything is delicious. And there’s plenty for vegetarians too.
Regardless of how good the food is, service and ambiance are just as important. Well, Andy has put together an excellent team (you’ll be BFF’s with Pennie after one meal) to ensure your dining pleasure. I can’t rate Andy highly enough because he really cares about his customers and is always pushing the boundaries of BBQ cuisine. A bonus to dining at the Blues Bar is that afterwards you can enjoy some excellent live music downstairs. Try Andy Annat at the Blues Bar for yourself. You’ll be glad you did!
Susan B – Harrogate

“Obscenely Good”
With the glut of have-a-go BBQ nonsense that has invaded our food culture of late, this is truly a thing of beauty.
By all means, peruse the extensive mouth-watering menu but ultimately, leave yourself in the hands of Mr Annat to deliver perfection.
The lamb and pichaña are particularly good but it is all genuinely wonderful.
3 times in 3 weeks now, hoping to make it 4 next week!
John K – Leeds

Up until 1 week ago I had heard about andy Annat in the green room, but as many people know, with a busy schedule and time flying by I just hadn’t visited. All I can do is ask myself why I had left it so long in booking in for a meal. Some say that the unplanned things in life turn out better, well I
After a hectic day my boyfriend asked if u fancied going out and so we decided to book in for a meal and at last minute notice, andy was great In fitting us in. On arrival we were greeted by pennie m, who has be nominated for ‘Harrogate’s best waitress’ which she certainly is. She was so welcoming and happy to see us. After been shown to our pod for 2, which looks out onto Harrogate, we were overwhelmed by choice on the menu, and as if that wasn’t enough there is
also an extensive range of cocktails and drinks from the bar.
We ordered a sharing platter for 2 and although it was quiet we didn’t feel as though we were waiting long for the food. Andy brought our platter out to us and talked us through every section, just another detail to add to their excellent customer service.
The food was absolutely spot on, so full of taste and we couldn’t have asked for more. Although we couldn’t finish it all we were delighted when pennie asked us if we would like a doggy bag to take it home.
The green room is most certainly one of Harrogate’s hidden treasures, agreed it is by far the best restaurant we have visited, not only for its mouth watering food but great atmosphere and would definitely recommend!
Savannah G – Harrogate

What a wonderful concept at The Green Room ! Awesome food, socially fabulous sharing platters, great tasting meat & seafood! This is just what Harrogate needs and love the fact that it is advertised by word of mouth as its like our little secret! All you need now is a bookcase to walk through and a secret code and it would be a fabulous Gin speakeasy from the prohibition era! Andy & Pennie have created something very special xxx
Kate G – Harrogate

Upstairs at the blues bar, Andy Annat’s comfortable little restaurant is certainly one of Harrogate’s
best, if not THE best.
The food is superb, cooked to perfection and portion sizes fill the biggest of appetites.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend for a great meal.
Dave T – Harrogate

Andy, Pennie and the rest of the crew at The Green Room provide a cosy, social atmosphere.
It is a meat lovers paradise, a feast of unique taste sensations.
Keep it up guys.
Dave U – Harrogate

All we can say is WOW WOW WOW!!! Location, Food & Service 1st Class!! Andy & Pennie keep up the amazing work!!!
Debbie & Rich – Knaresborough

Andy Annat’s at The Blues Bar is a totally unique eating experience in Harrogate. Yes the venue might be a bit quirky, however the food is simply amazing. Andy takes BBQ to another level, whether you’re a meat, fish or veggie lover. My personal favourite is his Sunday lunch, again it’s not your usual offering, but you’ll struggle to find a better one!
Si McInery – Harrogate

“If you need a great venue for any event and need to know that you’ll get prize-winning food, go to Andy Annat’s “Green Room” above the Blues Bar, Harrogate. We go there for family treats. We go for a good night out with friends, and as a big thank you, we treated our staff to a Christmas “do” there. Each and every time we get fantastic, friendly service from the wonderful Pennie and superb food served with flair and a smile.”
Elisabeth – Leicester

Eating at the green room was an absolute treat!when we ordered the platters I can only describe them as a ‘meat mountain’ which was cooked to perfection! Even the chef himself came to ask how everything was!
Hands down the best restaurant in Harrogate!!
Rob Annat – Australia

Green room at the blues bar is a must for anyone that loves amazing food that is different, tasty and high quality! It also has a great atmosphere with staff that pride themselves in looking after you, of corse if your lucky enough to meet the kitchens mad scientist Andy I’m sure you will be charmed by his genuine hospitality! And if that isn’t enough try the selection of puddings they are a taste sensation and that’s why I go back time after time!
Richard T – York

I have visited the Green Room on several occasions & have always been greeted with a warm & friendly smile by the professional & dedicated team. You will not be disappointed by this unique dining experience with generous portion sizes, excellent food & delicious flavours. I can highly recommend this superb value for money restaurant & can’t wait to visit again!
Janie C – Harrogate

Rarely will a restaurant deliver on all fronts. The Green Room does it all. Great service, an electric atmosphere and the most incredible food!
Hidden away above a Blues Bar you have to go looking for it. It’s worth it. It is Harrogate’s best kept secret after all.
Those that do venture inside will soon discover something rather special. Whether it’s the personal & passionate service or the mouthwatering menu, this independent business go the extra mile every time.
Highly recommended!
Rick P -York

Having stumbled across Andy Annat’s restaurant above The Blues Bar in Harrogate by accident. I haven’t stopped telling people about it since. The food is phenomenal, the atmosphere is ace and they do a great Gin and Tonic. Don’t bother with the menu, just ask Andy to feed you, you won’t be disappointed. Think America’s deep south meets Betty’s. Strange combination, but you will know what i mean.
Chris G – Harrogate


Grahame Johnson 2016-11-28
If you want the most amazing and different dining experience in vintage surroundings with food that will have you telling all your friends about it…

Steven Campbell 2017-01-20
Fantastic food and service from Andy and his team.

Julie Duxbury 2017-01-08
Had the meat and seafood platter…..absolutely amazing!

Gemma Crabtree 2016-12-18
The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great!

Michael Shelton 2016-12-18
Food was spot on service was great all in all had a really good night will definitely be going back

Linda Wood 2016-12-16
I went on my works Christmas party here last night and the food was actually tremendous!! All the meats where cooked to perfection and I could have…

Karen Bell 2016-11-27
Popped in for a late Sunday lunch last week. A real different take when all the meats and veg were served on like a wooden cake stand, but it worked,…

Steve Draper 2016-11-13
Great food and service the chicken was awesome. Thank you.

Phil Thacker 2016-10-24
Had a great time food fantastic the young waitress was really helpful Andy popped out for a chat with the diners music downstairs added to a great…

Amber Henderson 2016-10-23
Absolutely fantastic food ! Lovely friendly staff and would highly recommend a visit

Louise Zena 2016-10-23
What a great night we had. Food is fantastic and very reasonably priced too. Will definitely be back. Thank you �

Lyndsey Burns 2016-10-20
Hidden Gem…

Jonathan Richard Armstead 2016-10-20
Awesome experience and food! Simply love the experience! Jx

Lucy Mizen 2016-10-16
Delicious! Food was so fresh and seriously good quality meat. Meat and seafood platter was stunning. Can’t recommend enough.

Andrew Townend 2016-10-16
The food cooked to perfection highly recommended

Jayne Winn 2016-10-11
Amazing food and fabulous dining experience .. The VERY best Harrogate has to offer

Dancematt Pullan 2016-10-10
Best food ever ! Always my first choice when I want an amazing evening with the best food I’ve ever eaten !

Louise Annat 2016-10-10
Amazing food….. The best I’ve had in Harrogate, the meat is cooked to perfection- well done Andy

Yui Katewadee 2016-10-10
The best BBQ food ever !! Love the way Andy always come from the kitchen to say hi with big smile on his face!! The bands downstairs are ace perfect…

Olivia Mitchell 2016-10-09
DELICIOUS!!! Truly amazing and not to be missed! Make sure you go with a empty stomach as you will just want to keep eating it all even when you are…

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