From tasty meals and bar snacks, to Afternoon Tea with a glass of Prosecco

There are many dining options at the Cairn Hotel. We pride ourselves on our food combining this with our relaxed but attentive service amidst the splendour of this Victorian building. From our beautiful Windsor Restaurant dining room to our grand bar and lounge area, there is plenty to choose from.


The beautiful and large Windsor Restaurant offers a choice of daily changing main dishes from our carvery, featuring prime cuts and tasty dishes, and is complimented by beautifully prepared and tasty side dishes. Our friendly and talented chefs will be on hand to serve you and help you choose. You can also select from the delicious freshly-prepared steak and fish supplement dishes Рsee menu below. Local produce is used wherever possible and special dietary requests can be catered for (hotel to be notified prior to arrival). This informal restaurant is the ideal place to relax after a strenuous day.


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Beautifully refurbished, the large lounge, foyer and bar area with its classically styled decor and leather sofas, offers a warm and inviting place to relax and socialise. The ideal place to enjoy a morning tea or coffee and a read of the papers, or perhaps a drink before dinner, or even a liqueur after you have eaten. You can also have a light snack and watch the world go by or indulge in an Afternoon Tea.



Harrogate, the home of the tea rooms, why not indulge in this centuries-old tradition (or treat Mum, Gran or just yourself!) and join us at the Cairn Hotel for Afternoon Tea or simply enjoy a snack with our lovely lunch menu.Using some of Yorkshire’s finest ingredients including Wensleydale Cheese, plus homemade Scones, and all washed down with lashings of Yorkshire Tea – if your idea of a lovely afternoon is to sink into an armchair with fine tea and cake, then this is the perfect place!

See menu below and give us a call for more details or to book.

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Rumor has it that Low Tea was started by Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford (3 September 1783 – 3 July 1857). At the time, there were only two meals: Mid-morning breakfast and late dinner. However the Duchess was having a ‘sinking feeling’ in the late afternoons and as a solution she started having a pot of tea and a light snack in her boudoir in the afternoon. Later the Duchess decided to invite friends to join her in the sitting room where the food was served on low tables (coffee tables) placed next to sofas. 

See menu below and give us a call for more details or to book.

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