The cool Harrogate bistro, inspired by fashion photographer’s childhood dream


Last updated Nov 12, 2021

This article is sponsored by Fashion House Bistro

With a delicious seasonal menu serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, fresh coffee and fine wines, there’s plenty to love about Fashion House Bistro.

David Dresser’s dream of opening a restaurant was born whilst he was in sixth form, growing up and working in his father’s pubs.

He put his dream on hold to become a successful fashion photographer, working all over the world with the likes of All Saints, Sonneti Jeans, Lewis’ and Laura Ashley.

Then in July last year, David decided to return to his childhood dream and channel his passion into creating the Fashion House Bistro on Swan Road.  The walls pay homage to David’s photography career and other artists regularly host their work.

“Opening a restaurant has been something I’ve been contemplating for many years, in fact ever since a sixth form classmate at Granby High School suggested it!

“Working for my father as a teenager gave me an early insight into the hospitality trade and what was needed to run a successful business.

“It also taught me that to achieve this you need a number of key ingredients, namely the right product at the right price, and a great team to deliver it.”

The Food & Drink

The most important part of any restaurant is the food, and the Swan Road venue is no different. Head chef Richard Fagg has cooked up a spectacular breakfast and brunch menu, which includes classics like the FHB breakfast and beans on toast, and customer favourites like steak & eggs, eggs benedict, and American-style buttermilk pancakes.

The main menu offering includes quality burgers, freshly made pizza, and a new ‘small plates’ menu which includes Cajun Buttermilk Chicken, Spicy King Prawn Skewers and Szechuan pepper squid.

Experienced baristas are on hand to ensure your caffeine fix is perfectly attended to. Or, if you’re looking for something a little stronger, the bistro boasts an extensive menu of international beers, fine wines, and cocktails.

Get £25 worth of Fashion House Bistro’s delicious food for just £15 with our special offer!


From Halloween costume competitions and Christmas party packages, live music sessions to Caribbean tasting sessions, the Fashion House Bistro team certainly know how to throw a party.

You can find details of the latest events on the Fashion House Bistro website.


Visit Fashion House Bistro on Swan Road for breakfast, lunch or dinner – and enjoy a drink or two in between! Open 9am-late Tuesday – Sunday.


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