New restaurant and bar planned on Harrogate’s King’s Road


Oct 4, 2021
The design for the restaurant, which would be based in the Ocean House building on Kings Road.
The design for the restaurant, which would be based on King's Road.

Plans have been submitted to open a restaurant and bar, three apartments and retail space on Harrogate’s King’s Road.

GMI Developments, which is based in Leeds, has lodged the proposals for Ocean House and the former Ramus retail unit on Kings Road.

The developer said the disused properties offered 7,300 square foot of space to be redeveloped into a mixed-use lifestyle and residential development.

The proposal will see a restaurant and bar, called Frog, open. It would be managed by Roger Moxham, one of the founding owners of the Cold Bath Brewing company.

The new restaurant, which will be based in Ocean House and create up to 20 new jobs, comprises a 70-seat internal restaurant and bar with external pavement and courtyard seating.

Mr Moxham said:

“We will serve a diverse array of global meals rooted in Asia and the Americas which we intend to rotate throughout the year. 

“The menu will be underpinned by a weekend brunch offer all supported by a full range of hand crafted cocktails and beers and an interesting selection of soft drinks, teas and coffees.”

The Ocean House and former Ramus unit have stood empty since January last year.

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The proposals include creating two apartments above the restaurant. Meanwhile, the former Ramus unit will remain in retail use with an apartment above.

An industrial unit on Bolton Street would be demolished to create parking space and outside amenity space for the new apartments.

Chris Gilman, managing director at GMI Developments, said:

“Following the recent acquisition of the Kings Road property, we are excited to take this mixed-use development forward to regenerate the vacant site, subject to planning approval.

“With a proven, successful hospitality expert in Roger on board to create the new restaurant and bar, we are confident that his team will bring a unique and exciting destination restaurant offer to the town complemented by the rest of this high quality scheme.”

Harrogate Borough Council will make a decision on the proposal at a later date.

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