Papa's Authentic Mediterranean Cuisine

Papa's Authentic Mediterranean Cuisine

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Hours
Sun
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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About
We are family independent Mediterranean restaurant. We prepare everything fresh on daily basis, you will taste the difference as soon as you try our food . We are very proud and passionate at what we do. Come and give us a try .
CUISINES
Mediterranean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles557 reviews
Excellent
471
Very good
49
Average
20
Poor
9
Terrible
8
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

NamasteHello
Harrogate1819 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
I've eaten here many times, but used it last night for takeaway as not yet entirely comfortable eating out because of Covid. Phoned an order, easy to pick up and ready on time. Restaurant was actually very busy which shows how local people value the good good they produce. My takeaway was well prepared, travelled well home and tasted as good as I remember Papa's food.
Written 9 August 2020
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olsip
Thank you for supporting us , hopefully soon you should come and enjoy the experience at Papas as before 😊 Best wishes Papas Family
Written 9 August 2020
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Mansell1
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
We arrived for an 8.30pm table on a busy Saturday night. We were told that there was a slight delay, so we enjoyed a drink in the bar area. We were in no rush at all, and it was nice to hear the hubub of a full restaurant after all this time. Once seated we were looked after extremely well by all of the staff. My partner is Vegan and had no issues in finding lots of dishes to eat. We ordered 8-10 dishes and found each and every one to be of very good quality. The price of these dishes ranged from £4-9 which was great value. We were offered a desert on the house, however, we literally couldn't fit any more in! As we paid the bill we were also 'forced' to have a shot of Ouzo!! Now that had a kick! All in all, would thoroughly recommend Papa's for anyone who enjoys good food in a relaxed atmosphere.
Written 26 July 2021
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Triv1008
London24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
Loved Papas as soon as we walked in, we were welcomed like old friends despite never visiting before. The young waitress was great at recommending the food and helped us have a lovely meal. The food.... simply amazing. I loved the interior and design and layout despite it being a small intimate restaurant, we certainly didn’t feel that the new covid restrictions had any negative impact on the atmosphere. The owner was on hand and a lovely young guy who we made friends with. Overall, better than Mykonos (another local Greek venue we have visited) by far, cheaper and definitely worth a visit. Highly recommended.
Written 9 August 2020
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olsip
Thank you for your review we appreciate your support, most of all I loved the “lovely Young guy “.😃 However I must say we all are individually good at certain things , and most importantly we should support each other , the independent restaurants are surviving in this current situation. Again thank you we love you 😍 Best wishes from Papas family
Written 9 August 2020
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Sheila
Harrogate7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
The owner clearly does not want customers to ‘dine out to help out’. We were made to feel unwelcome on arrival at 6pm and ‘warned’ that he ‘wanted our table back in an hour’. It was even suggested I come back another day. It was my 2nd visit within a week, I’d spent £70 with a friend the previous week and had been looking forward to a another visit with my daughter. However, the owner took the plates away while I still had a fork in my hand and food in my mouth. He then asked me to leave the table and said he had warned me. I said I’d ordered cheesecake and was informed ‘I’ll let you have dessert then you must leave’. I was marched to the bar to pay. I was out the door by 7.25pm feeling intimidated, shocked and disappointed. I hope he treats his staff better than he treats his customers?
Written 18 August 2020
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olsip
Dear Costumer I didn’t think you wore going to write a bad review, knowing you are very local and close to us , and you came before and enjoyed your meal . I did actually tell you as soon as you came through the door we are extremely busy I need the table back , the same thing I asked to the other people . People wore queuing by the bar to get a table . I thought you would’ve understood , eat out help out is for everyone not just for you , but for everyone , as well as for us restaurants to .
Written 22 August 2020
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Linda C
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 friends
I took friends from out of town to Papa's last night on a recommendation, but sadly felt very let down by the service. I chose Papas specifically because it catered for gluten free, but their attitude was terrible. I asked very reasonable questions about gluten free options and was told by the owner that it was 'obvious' that there was no gluten in the meat courses (although not detailed on the menu) and that this restaurant cooked 'proper food not like from supermarkets' in response to another simple query. The service was slow and inattentive, we had to ask for water 3 times before it came and a meal for 5 of us took 3 hours. The food was nice and we would have ordered more if we the service had been better. I wont be recommending this restaurant to anyone else in future.
Written 21 August 2020
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olsip
Dear Costumer We’ll clearly this should teach you a lesson, not To be asking silly questions, “is chicken or lamb gluten “ what did you expect from me to answer. I Can’t be dealing with people like you , we have had many gluten people dinning with us a and I have never heard anyone asking me is chicken or lamb gluten lol 😆 I’m actually laughing as I’m responding to this .
Written 21 August 2020
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Kristian F
York23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 none
We were just about to head home, but with 90 mins left on the parking and a blackboard declaring open for lunch, we hummed and hawed for about 2 seconds before poking our head around the door to see if Papa's was serving. For context, our family loves Greece and were sad not to have been able to visit this year, so there was quite a lot riding on this visit to rekindle some holiday memories of delicious, authentic food and somehow fill the void left by travel bans and everything else that 2020 has decided to dole out.... It did not disappoint We were greeted warmly and the chef also popped round to the table to help us as we indecisively grappled with the menu. It's not that the menu is long per se, there are plenty of choices for everyone, it was perhaps more that we were spoilt for choice. Initially, we were not sure what to expect of the dishes but the chef explained that it was tapas style and that 2-3 dishes per person would be plenty but we could order what we wanted and see how we felt as we went along. In the end, our group of four (2 adults + 2 kids 9/4) plumped for a mixture of seabass, various souvlaki, salad, grilled aubergine , spanakopita, courgette fritters amongst others. Everything was polished off (with a little Mythos for the grown ups) and without exception, was delicious. As a non-vegetarian, I would have to concede that the veg dishes were actually the best of the bunch. Afterwards, we were treated to an incredible baklava, orange cake and our little one a portion of greek yoghurt, honey and walnuts. We will definitely return and would be great to try in the evening when the atmosphere is understood to be more energetic than the laid back pace we enjoyed. As well as great food, the place is incredibly smart. Modern mediterranean but welcoming with some lovely nostalgic pieces dotted about. Definitely recommend. A new family favourite
Written 5 December 2020
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zt1974
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 friends
We were a group of six, not many of us having eaten at Papas before and it surpassed all our expectations in every way ... the deliciously tasty tapas, the warm, vibrant and attentive service and the overall relaxed ambience made it the perfect evening. We were greeted at the door, on entering and seated at a large table within a cosy, intimate enclosure, perfect for dining with family or friends. The tapas concept is fuss-free, yet enticing, with plenty of choice given for all diet preferences. We were a table of mainly vegetarians and the bounty of colourful dishes that promptly descended on our table was a feast for the eyes. The freshness of the dishes was palpable and immediately transported us to the Mediterranean. The feta dish was utterly sublime !!! The birthday boy was served with an orange polenta cake, a truly delicious end to a perfect evening. Reasonably priced for the quality. You get a real sense that Papas is a labour of love. We’ll be heading back there very soon. Thank you Papas !
Written 11 October 2020
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olsip
Dear Costumer We are so grateful to your amazing feedback. Catering industry is going through very bad times at the moment with COVID, reading your review it puts a big smile in our faces , we are thankful to people like you who really appreciate our food , service and the atmosphere we create in our restaurant. Recently we have had very bad reviews for the wrong reasons, which makes it very difficult for us as a family, is very upsetting for us , but in the same time it makes us even stronger to continue to provide great food amazing atmosphere for our costumers. Again big massive thank you from all the Papas family, we look forward to meeting you again soon. Best wishes Papas
Written 15 October 2020
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ClaydonUK
Warrington17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
On a three day staycation in Harrogate with my sister and niece. This restaurant was recommended to us and we actually visited twice in three days.. that's how good it was. The owner is wonderful, really friendly and makes you feel immediately at ease. The staff are also amazing. The food was excellent, we had different dishes on both occasions and could not fault the quality and taste. We also had a drink at the bar where we were made to feel really welcome by the owner and some locals. This restaurant is a real gem in Harrogate and if you get chance, you should definitely visit. The interior was also fantastic, really well decorated with lots of wonderful quirky ornaments and pictures. Fantastic restaurant....I would give it more than five stars if I could.
Written 10 August 2020
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Jon C
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 friends
Found this following reviews on Trip Advisor and wasn't disappointed at all. Had such a lovely meze with various dishes that were delicious and prices were good and reasonable. Staff were really lovely, care about what they do and the owner Ozi (hope I spelt it right) honestly seems to care about his food and the customer experience. Thank you for a great evening!
Written 20 October 2020
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Barnseybabe
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 friends
I booked a meal a few months ago for a friends baby shower and loved this place. They bought out dishes we could try and the food was delicious. The Venue is lovely and atmosphere is so relaxed and inviting. I rebooked for my friends 40th. Yet again we had a lovely visit. Everyone commented on the food being so tasty and we all had an amazing evening. Thanks so much to all the lovely staff at Papas xxx
Written 17 October 2020
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rhodsie2309
Leeds12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
Went last week for my son's birthday - party of 5. The food was absolutely fantastic. We go to Greece a lot and if you want authentic greek food with great, friendly service, this is the place to go. Great value too!! I am gluten free and there is so much choice available which makes a really refreshing change. Thank you Papas - you made it a very special night, we will definitely be back and will highly recommend you to friends and family
Written 10 March 2020
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olsip
Thanks for supporting us rhodsie , we are grateful to your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. 😊 Best wishes Papas family
Written 16 March 2020
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shortcake22
Wakefield713 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 family
We went after reading TA and prebooked a table of 4. The venue is beautiful with a nice atmosphere but the waitress let the whole evening down. She was short and didn't go over the menu with us, she then spilt water over the table and did not replace the napkins. The food arrived ina timely manner but they forgot the prawns and again we found it hard to find a waitress to order another drink. Another lady came over who was more efficient after seeing us sat waiting. We then order 4 desserts and one coffee and was abruptly told at 7.45pm they were too busy to make my coffee. The desserts lifted my mood by been delicious but the service was shocking the whole way through. There was no ask if we would like anything else and was everything ok, just the bill. Shame.
Written 5 June 2021
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Rony B
Hello Rach Thank-you for the postive comments in regards to the resturant and desserts. I am sorry that the service let your evening down, unfortunately when it is busy, which it was this weekend, that sometimes we cannot provide the hot beverage services. All your comments have been taken on board and staff training will be underway . Hopefully we may see you again at the restaurant in the future so you can receive the full Papas experience
Written 6 June 2021
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Traveller162014
Leeds1543 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 friends
I came here with a group of colleagues to celebrate the end of a long year. I have never been to this restaurant before but it is simply beautiful. We got the £25 a head deal where they delivered different courses throughout the evening. There was halloumi, chicken, pork, calamari, hummus, falafel and a DELICIOUS baked aubergine dish! It was all wonderful. I was very full by the end but I still had room for a pudding. I had the baklava which was very sweet and tasty. Overall, amazing service with delicious food in a very relaxed restaurant. 5 stars.
Written 23 July 2022
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GeoffandSandra
Harrogate234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 friends
Spent the first evening out for ages in Harrogate at Papitos Wine bar on John St, followed by dinner at Papa’s. Great atmosphere throughout, with great food, service and value at Papa’s. Four of us shared various mezze plates and every one was top quality. The team of servers were attentive and helpful and played a real part in making the meal so enjoyable. We had had a delivery a few weeks ago, looked forward to eating in, and Papa’s delivered a great evening. Strongly recommended!
Written 6 June 2021
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S80MJB2015
Manchester46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
Papa's is a wonderful restaurant hidden away in a quieter part of Harrogate. It is Greek Meze / Tapas format food, but good size portions and really tasty They have a great choice of wines (we tried the Sicilian Nero d'Avola one night and a Greek special the following night (sorry - the name was too long to remember), both really easy to drink ... ! The owner (Osli) has a great team working with him, everyone has a smile on their face (behind their masks !) and makes the effort to make you feel welcome. Service is really quick, but there is no sense of them pushing you out afterwards, quite the reverse in fact. A small bar area was perfect for a pre / post dinner drink A great find if you want a lovely meal in a family atmosphere. The owner and his partner also run a lovely B&B called Wynnstay House around 10-15 min walk from the restaurant, (see separate review)
Written 5 October 2020
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olsip
Hi Juliet , Let me say what a pleasure to have you guys dine at Papas and staying at our BnB . We can’t thank you enough. By the way what a great time we had Friday and Saturday night 😉 We look forward to meeting you again soon. Best wishes Papas Family
Written 10 October 2020
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