Found in the centre of Harrogate, a mere stone’s throw away from the Harrogate train station, is Alexandra, a traditional pub with plenty of character.
Once a 19th century hotel, this pub has been assimilated into the Nicholson’s Ale and Gin Establishments group, which has helped revamp Alexandra to a modern location with features like grand lounges, while still retaining classic touches like the original rear stable.
Sharing the same menu as other Nicholson’s eateries, diners can expect some delectable dishes to grace their tables at Alexandra. The restaurant offers mostly British cuisine, though there are the odd internationally inspired items found within the menu, with quirky twists that feature many of the gins and ales that made the Nicholson’s group so beloved.
Offering a wealth of options across all three courses, diners can enjoy everything Alexandra has to offer, all at fantastic prices thanks to the tastecard discount. With this in mind, why not consider one of the exquisite starters, or for groups, one of the sharing platters. Exemplary appetisers include the fresh Devonshire caught potted crab, paired with a toasted ciabatta, the irresistible London Particular, hand pulled ham hock accompanied by a crisp Braeburn apple salad, and the classic nachos, home cooked and topped with jalapenos and mature Cheddar.
The main courses encompass a myriad mouth-watering choices, which will leave plenty of diners considering their options for some time. Despite this overwhelming diversity, some particularly noteworthy examples include the juicy wild boar and chorizo burger, spiced with paprika and chilli, the refreshing quinoa, edamame bean and brown rice salad, tossed with Heritage tomatoes and an English herb oil, and the meaty ensemble that is the Nicholson’s Mixed Grilled, a grilled cornucopia consisting of chicken breast, gammon steak, ribeye steak and much more.
With so much to choose from, including some sweet treats in the dessert section, there’s sure to be many tantalising choices for every diner who visits Alexandra.