Harrogate's Scandi restaurant Norse is set to move into the town’s former Wild/Mirabelle site

For almost three years, the restaurant has acted as an after-hours pop-up in what is, by day, the Scandi-inspired café, Baltzersen’s. After a great review from Jay Rayner just six months after opening, Norse has gone on to achieve listings in the Good Food Guide and Michelin Guide, receive two AA rosettes, and has been runner-up in the Observer Food Monthly Awards, twice.

Building on the Yorkshire-sourced, Scandi-inspired ethos of Baltzersen’s daily offering, Norse channels a more refined and innovative concept for evening diners. Two set menus and a bar menu showcase modern and traditional techniques such as curing, pickling, fermenting and dehydrating. Norse celebrates the local, the seasonal, and the innovative. This focus has led to their status as one of the leading restaurants in Harrogate.

A new location will mean more creative freedom and space for experimentation with the food, although the menu will retain its local, seasonal focus. It also means Norse will finally be able to serve lunch!

After securing private investment locally, Norse have launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise the rest of the funds required to open their new venture. They have also launched the season ticket, something new and unique in which diners get to experience the restaurant in each season of the year.

Paul Rawlinson, owner and founder of both Baltzersen’s (named after his Norwegian grandmother Liv Baltzersen) and Norse: “This is a really exciting time for the whole Norse team. Although Norse has seen plenty of success sited in Baltzersen’s, we know that having our own space will allow us to make countless improvements at the same time as spending more time making the food even better. Right now we’re keen to raise the money necessary, and start making our new site a reality!”

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