There is superb food, there are great chefs, and there are cool cafes, bars and restaurants. Six Poor Folk greedily swallows up all of these elements. Found on Castlegate, an easy walk from Knaresborough station just outside Harrogate, Six Poor Folk is an example of how far fresh, high quality ingredients can carry you. The secret is already out, though, so be sure to book in advance to rediscover the pleasures of real food.
As the name suggests, this outstanding Knaresborough cafe and restaurant seeks to serve humble, wholesome food to ordinary folks, with little fuss and minimal fanfare. Well that’s all well and good ﹘ but if they didn’t want fuss, Six Poor Folk shouldn’t have made food like this! A growing number of real-food connoisseurs, from far further afield than kooky Knaresborough and nearby Harrogate, are fussing excitedly over what this little kitchen on Castlegate is managing to do, creating first-rate restaurant-quality food in a casual cafe and bar, relying on high quality products from producers from around Knaresborough, Harrogate, wider Yorkshire and the rest of the UK.
With the combined professional experience of their passionate chefs and worldly inspiration of the well-travelled minds behind this Castlegate market cafe and bar, these ingredients become an outstanding selection of lunch and dinner meals somehow simple, sophisticated and satisfying all at once. With fantastic fish from Hartlepool straight to Harrogate, mouth-watering meat from Kirkby, barrows of fresh vegetables and hand-picked craft beers and boutique wines from the bar, Six Poor Folk ﹘ and their popular ploughmans lunches, evening share platters and dozens of individual dishes ﹘ are throwing their weight behind the fight to remind people what food is meant to taste like.
Excellent food. Busy night with large group in but kept checking we were ok. Would recommend!! Excellent rissotto / steak. Reasonable prices for excellent quality.
What a lovely restaurant! Excellent food, atmosphere - nicely done out - and friendly attentive staff who made us feel very welcome. Would definitely go again.
Lovely place, really nice feel to it, fantastic food and great service. Sunday lunch was delicious, meat really tender and great yorkshire pud.... Will be returning!
A lovely evening for my birthday. Great food and superb staff. It really could not have been any better. Thank you to everyone at 6 Poor Folk. Maybe a few more Vegan options but the Beetroot and coconut curry was amazing .
Pre-theatre supper, but no problems. We were welcomed and looked after warmly, and the food was served prmptly but not rushed. There was an interesting selection of dishes for all courses, which made it difficult to choose. We all chose asparagus, but we're delighted with the surprise of the accompanying crispy duck eggs. The egg was very complementary with the asparagus and added substance. I thoroughly enjoyed my main course of baked aubergine and mushrooms, by my fellow diners were very impressed with the dramatic presentation if their vege burgers, which arrived as towering stack to the table. They spent the rest of the meal extolling the virtues of celeriac (which is not something you normally hear, even if it is one of THE most versatile vegetables). Lovely meal, but no room for dessert!
The food and service were exceptional. Our server couldn't have been more helpful and friendly, guiding us through the menu and explaining that the ingredients are locally sourced from award winning suppliers . And that the dishes were freshly prepared and when our food arrived we were not disappointed. It was a great experience and excellent value for money. Thankyou Six Poor Folk.
Always love the atmosphere here especially when Paul Mirfin band is playing! Disappointed with the food in that the meat served to one of the party was pretty tough however everyone else seemed very pleased. Service good in that there was a replacement meal offered but the bill was not reduced to include the cheaper meal. The service was already added to the bill and we were told it wasn't so we contributed again without realising it. Felt a bit done about that. Things always get complicated when a group is being catered for but that seems to be the nature of the beast. On the whole would go back especially for our group gatherings, the staff are always very pleasant it's just the end where you have to work out the bill, there must be an easier way!
Another great evening at Six Poor Folk in Knaresborough. The food was as ever fantastic freshly prepared local produce served in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. We loved the new additions to the menu and are looking forward to the live music this Friday evening from 8pm, Friday Night is Music Night is now a regular event.
Fun night out, we popped in for dinner . The food was up to Six Poor Folk's usual high standard and then stayed to listen to the band The Birdman Rallies and 6PF's resident singer Sarah Boyle. Very talented and a great evening good food, good drink and great entertainment....what more could you ask for.
I've been waiting to go to six poor folk for a couple of years now so was really looking forward to our booking and thankfully I was not disappointed at all! The service was superb. Very friendly and efficient staff who were comfortable to make a little joke here & there and the food was amazing too. Had the Hanger Steak and it was cooked to perfection and as for the mushroom ketchup...sounded weird but can I buy a whole jar please??? Best meal out I've had in a long time. Can't wait to go again.