The British know the joys of casual dining, too, as can be seen from the growth of casual dining establishments and fast-food joints in the United Kingdom. The culinary traditions have evolved, too, since there are dozens of burger-centric restaurants sprouting up like mushrooms across the country.
The Harvester Restaurants cater to the demand for casual dining with a waiter service segment among the Brits. The family-friendly, farmhouse-style chain offers its diners delicious burgers, salads, and entrees, as well as a limited selection of desserts.
Below are the latest Harvester menu prices.
|Mac & Cheddar Cheese Bites (V)||£4.50|
|Falafel & Houmous (V)||£4.50|
|Portobello Mushrooms (V)||£4.50|
|Sticky Chicken Wings||£4.50|
|Jalapeño Cream Cheese Poppers (V)||£4.50|
|Spicy Crackerjack Prawns||£4.50|
|Garlic Bread (4 Slice)||£4.50|
|Cheesy Garlic Bread (V)||£4.50|
|Halloumi Skewers (V)||£4.50|
|Potato Skins Loaded with Cheese||£4.50|
|Potato Skins Loaded with Cheese and Bacon||£4.50|
|Cajun-Fried Green Beans (V)||£4.50|
|Any 2 Starter||£8.50|
|Any 3 Starter||£12.00|
|Any 4 Starter||£14.50|
Available until 5pm.
|Grilled Cajun Chicken Breast, Buttermilk-Fried Chicken, Grilled Chicken Breast or Falafel Wrap||£7.99|
|Steak & Eggs||£7.99|
|Chicken & Waffles||£6.49|
|Eggs California (V)||£5.99|
Ribs & Slow Cooked
Slow cooked for at least 4 hours, and then glazed to perfection by our chefs.
|Cornish-Kiln-Smoked St Louis Ribs||£15.49|
|Ribs (Full Rack)||£12.49|
|Spiked Maple-Glazed Pork Belly||£13.49|
|Bourbon-Glazed Short Rib of Beef||£12.99|
Burgers & Buns
Our Burgers are served in a Brioche Bun with Baby Gem Lettuce, Beef Tomato, Burger Sauce and a Pickled Chili, with Fries & Coleslaw on the Side.
|Peri-Peri Chicken Burger||£9.99|
|Cheese & Bacon Beef Burger||£8.99|
|BBQ Pulled Pork Beef Burger||£9.99|
|Beetroot & Halloumi Burger (V)||£8.99|
|The Ultimate Burger||£13.99|
|Southern-Fried Chicken Bun||£9.49|
|Rib-Eye Steak Bun||£9.99|
|Add Extra Beef Burger or Chicken Breast||£1.99|
Chicken & Combos
All our Rotisserie Chicken and Combo dishes are served with our speciality Gravy, Buttered Corn, Coleslaw and Sage & Onion seasoned Fries. Let us know if you'd like plain Fries or to swap to another Side.
|Rotisserie Chicken (Half)||£8.99|
|Rotisserie Chicken (Whole)||£16.99|
|The Original Combo||£9.99|
|The Triple Combo||£10.99|
|The Harvester '83 Combo||£12.49|
|BBQ Chicken Stack||£9.99|
|Cajun Chicken Penne Arrabiata||£10.49|
|Spicy Chicken & Chorizo Stack||£9.99|
|Simply Grilled Chicken||£6.99|
|Spicy Chicken Breast & King Prawns||£12.49|
|Fish & Chips||£7.99|
|Simply Grilled Salmon||£11.99|
|Crispy Wholetail Scampi||£7.99|
|Spicy Seabass & Chorizo Stack||£12.99|
Steaks & Grills
Our Steaks are matured for 28 days and come with Fries, Beef Tomato, Watercress, a Garlic glazed flat Mushroom and Onion Rings.
|Rump (8 oz.)||£11.49|
|Sirloin (10 oz.)||£14.99|
|Fillet (8 oz.)||£18.49|
|Rump (12 oz.)||£15.99|
|Add Half Rack of Ribs with BBQ Sauce||£5.99|
|Add King Prawns in Garlic Butter||£3.99|
|Add Mac 'n' Cheese||£2.49|
|Whisky & Mushroom Sauce||£1.49|
|Smoked Bacon, Red Wine & Mushroom Sauce||£1.49|
|Gammon Steak (with a Beef Tomato, Garden Peas, Fries and your choice of fresh grilled Pineapple or a Fried free-range Egg)||£6.99|
|Mixed Grill (quarter portion of our Rotisserie Chicken, a 4oz Rump Steak, half a Gammon Steak, a Pork Sausage, a Fried free-range Egg and Black Pudding)||£13.99|
|Upgrade Mixed Grill to a 5 oz. Rib-Eye or 8 oz. Rump||£2.00|
Vegetarian & Vegan
|Aubergine & Red Lentil Tagine (VE)||£9.99|
|Sweet Potato Jambalaya (V)||£9.49|
|Herb-Battered Halloumi & Chips (V)||£8.29|
|Penne Arrabiata (VE)||£6.99|
|Stuffed Red Pepper (VE)||£10.49|
Swap & Upgrade
|Steamed Vegetables (VE)||£0.00|
|Jacket Potato (VE)||£0.00|
|Spicy Rice (VE)||£0.00|
|Sage & Onion Seasoned Fries (VE)||£1.00|
|Jacket Potato with Sour Cream (V)||£0.49|
|Sweet Potato Fries (VE)||£1.00|
|Mac 'n' Cheese (V)||£0.49|
|Sage & Onion Seasoned Fries (VE) (Side)||£2.49|
|Sweet Potato Fries (VE) (Side)||£2.99|
|Buttered Corn (V)||£2.49|
|Mac 'n' Cheese (V) (Side)||£2.49|
|Onion Rings (V)||£2.49|
|Spicy Rice (VE) (Side)||£2.49|
All made with real Dairy Ice Cream and topped with fluffy Cream and a sugar Cone Wafer.
|Mango & Passion Fruit Blizzard (V)||£4.79|
|Rocky Horror (V)||£4.49|
|Strawberry Eton Mess (V)||£4.79|
|Blueberry Waffle (V)||£4.79|
|Sundae Best (V)||£3.99|
|Knickerbocker Glory (V)||£4.49|
|Baileys® Mississippi Mud Pie (V)||£5.49|
|Add Munchies, Skittles or Oreo Biscuit Crumb||£0.79|
|Chocolate Fudge Cake (V)||£5.49|
|Cherry Pie (V)||£4.79|
|Salted Caramel & Chocolate Bar (V)||£4.79|
|Key Lime Pie (V)||£4.79|
|Baked Vanilla & Lemon Cheesecake (V)||£4.79|
|Sticky Toffee Pudding (V)||£4.49|
|Coconut & Raspberry Rice Pudding (VE)||£4.29|
|Unlimited Coffee or Decaf Coffee||£2.49|
|Cappuccino or Latte||£2.49|
|Hot Chocolate with Cream||£2.49|
|Kids Meal Deal (Smaller Bite or Bigger Appetite Main, Drink, Dessert & Unlimited Salad)||£5.99|
Pick Your Main
Recommended for under fives.
|Mini Sausage Whirl||£3.99|
|Simply Pasta (V)||£3.99|
|Vegetarian Sausage (V)||£3.99|
|Macaroni Cheese & Veg (V)||£4.99|
|Fish Fingers (Bigger Appetites)||£4.99|
|Buttermilk-Fried Chicken (Bigger Appetites)||£4.99|
|Omelette (V) (Bigger Appetites)||£4.99|
|Battered Cod Fillet||£4.99|
|Build Your Own Beef Burger||£4.99|
|Build Your Own Chicken Burger||£4.99|
|Add Diced Pineapple||£0.49|
|Mini Sausage Whirls||£5.99|
|Vegetarian Sausage Chargrilled & brushed with BBQ Sauce||£5.99|
|Ribs (Half Rack)||£5.99|
|Rump Steak (4 oz.)||£5.99|
|Build Your Own Wrap||£5.99|
|Grilled Chicken Breast||£5.99|
|Aubergine & Red Lentil Tagine (VE) (Harvester Recommends)||£5.99|
A selection of tasty Heinz Baby jars, sweet and savoury, is available for babies of +4 months and + 7 months.
|Baby Cheesy Fish Pie (Jar)||£0.85|
|Baby Chicken Dinner Pot (Jar)||£0.85|
|Baby Creamy Oat Porridge (Jar)||£0.85|
|Baby Egg Custard (Jar)||£0.85|
|Build Your Own Chocolate Cookie Pizza||£2.49|
|Yummy Lolly (VE)||£0.99|
|Banana Custard Face (V)||£1.49|
|Fruitypot Jelly (VE)||£0.99|
|Tutti Frutti Salad (V)||£1.29|
|Strawberry Yoghurt (V)||£1.29|
|Rocky Horror Sundae (V)||£1.89|
|Sundae Best (V) (Kids Sundae)||£1.49|
|Build Your Own Sundae||£1.99|
All our Kids' Drinks only contain good stuff, you won't find any added sugar, artificial colors or flavourings here.
|Yazoo Strawberry or Banana Milk||£1.30|
|Orange, Apple or Pineapple Juice||£1.80|
|Fruit Shoot (Orange or Apple & Blackcurrant)||£2.00|
|Fruit Shoot Hydro (Apple & Raspberry or Orange & Pineapple)||£2.00|
|Fresh Milk (Glass)||£1.00|
|Henry's Saint Clements Softails (Orange Juice & Lemonade)||£1.80|
|Harvey's Sunrise Softails (Orange & Cranberry)||£1.80|
|Hayley's Pineapple Fizz Softails (Pineapple Juice & Lemonade)||£1.80|
|Robinsons Family Fruity SQUASH'D Jug||£4.49|
Served until 11:30am.
|Belgian Waffles (2 Pc.)||£5.99|
|Chicken & Waffles (Breakfast)||£6.49|
|Steak & Eggs (Breakfast)||£7.99|
|Eggs California (V) (Breakfast)||£5.99|
|Harvester Recommends Breakfast (Two Pork Sausages, two rashers of grilled Back Bacon,two fried free-range Eggs, two Hash Browns, Tomato, flat Mushroom & baked Beans)||£4.99|
|Add Rump Steak to Harvester Recommends Breakfast (4 oz.)||£1.99|
Unlimited Cooked & Continental
Choose: Pork Sausages, Soya & Leek Sausages (V), Back Bacon, Black Pudding, flat Mushroom (V), Tomato (V), baked Beans (V), Fries (V), Hash Browns (V) and Fried, scrambled or poached free-range Egg (V).
|Unlimited Cooked & Continental Breakfast||£5.99|
Go All In
Enjoy Unlimited Cooked PLUS help yourself to our Continental Breakfast Bar & unlimited Tea, Coffee and Chilled Fruit Juices.
|Go All In Breakfast||£8.49|
Continental Breakfast Bar
Choose: Strawberry Yoghurt, Greek-Style Yoghurt, American-Style Pancakes, Pineapple Pieces, Fruit Salad, Classic Cereals, Wholemeal or White Bread, Breakfast Muffins, Crumpets, Chocolate Sauce, Marmite, Honey, Jam, Marmalade, Maple-Flavour Syrup.
Free with any of our Breakfasts.
|Continental Breakfast Bar (Adult)||£3.29|
|Continental Breakfast Bar (Kids)||£30.99|
|Add Porridge (Bowl)||£0.50|
Kids' Cooked Breakfast
Choose 5 items from the list: Pork Sausage, scrambled or poached free-range Egg, baked Beans, Hash Brown, Chips, Tomato or Mushroom.
For kids aged 10 and under.
|Kids' Cooked Breakfast||£1.99|
|Unlimited Tea or Lavazza Filter Coffee||£2.49|
|Unlimited Tea or Lavazza Filter Coffee PLUS Unlimited Fruit Juice||£2.99|
|Unlimited Fruit Juice||£2.79|
|Kids' Unlimited Drinks||£0.99|
|Espresso (Breakfast Drinks)||£1.99|
|Fruit Tea (Breakfast Drinks)||£2.29|
|Hot Chocolate with Cream (Breakfast Drinks)||£2.49|
Available 11.30am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.
|Gammon Steak (7 oz.)||£5.99|
|Beef Classic Burger||£5.99|
|Grilled Chicken Breast Burger||£5.99|
|Beetroot Burger (V)||£5.99|
|Ribs (Half Rack) (Earlybird)||£5.99|
|Sausage & Mash||£5.99|
|Sausage & Mash (V)||£5.99|
|Simply Grilled Chicken (Earlybird)||£5.99|
|Crispy Wholetail Scampi (Earlybird)||£5.99|
|Fish Finger Bun||£5.99|
|Greek Style Pasta (V)||£5.99|
Every Day from 5pm.
Main Meals: Half Rotisserie Chicken, Fish & Chips, Peri-Peri Chicken Burger, Aubergine & Red Lentil Tagine (VE), 8 oz. Rump Steak £3.00 extra or Full Rack of Ribs £3.00 extra.
Starters: Buttermilk-Fried Chicken, Portobello Mushrooms (V) or Nachos (V).
Desserts: Sundae Best (V) or Rocky Horror (V) £1.00 extra.
|2 Course Evening Meal (Main & Starter or Dessert)||£10.99|
|3 Course Evening Meal (Main, Starter & Dessert)||£12.99|
In July 1995, the Harvester chain was bought by Bass for £165 million with plans for its rebranding. By 2000, Six Continents managed the chain until 2003; Six Continents was a renamed company.
When Six Continents divested its chain of hotels in April 2003, Mitchells & Butlers took over the chain. By then, there were already 127 outlets, which grew to 200 locations across the United Kingdom by 2012. As of December 2015, the chain consisted of more than 230 locations.
What They’re Famous For
The Harvester chain is known for its spit-roasted chicken, which has been praised for its succulent, flavorful and tender quality, as well as for its flame-grilled food and help-yourself salad carts.
Why Eat Here
All Harvester restaurants have a family-friendly atmosphere so it’s no surprise that families (i.e., parents with their children) are usually seen enjoying their food and drinks from Mondays to Sundays. The efficient waiter service ensure that the orders are delivered as fast as possible to the tables, thus, lessening the possible tantrums by young children who can’t seem to sit still. The servers are also friendly, helpful and attentive so the adult diners can enjoy their meals, with or without kids in the group.
In keeping with the family-friendly atmosphere, the casual dress code and casual ambiance reinforces the relaxed vibe across the restaurant. Just make sure that everybody in your group is suitably dressed – these aren’t beaches but restaurants – for casual dining, be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Even during peak hours, usually lunchtime, the average noise level can be tolerated, especially when you’re a regular patron of casual dining and fast-food restaurants. The underlying buzz is proof that the Harvester restaurant is a popular one so your palates in good hands, so to speak. The television screens across the restaurant provide entertainment, too, although there’s no Wi-Fi connection, which can be a boon or bane depending on your Internet dependence level.
The full bar provides guests with a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from beers and wines to cocktails and spirits. This may seem like a counterintuitive move for a family-friendly restaurant but it makes sense on several grounds. The adults will likely need a drink or two to deal with the kids and to enjoy their meals (i.e., food-and-drink pairing, such as grilled meat and beer).
The young guests (i.e., children) will also find the children’s menu to be right up their alley. There are two choices – Bigger Appetite and Smaller Bite – so both the parents and kids can decide which size best suits their appetites. Each order from the children’s menu already includes a drink, a dessert, and unlimited servings of salad, as well as the opportunity to make your own chocolate pizza.
The main menu is already bursting with choices including burgers, salads and entrees like the famous spit-roasted chicken, a bestseller in Harvester restaurants because of its delectable flavors from the skin to the meat itself. The portions are generous so sharing may be possible between two persons depending on their appetites.
In case you’re watching your daily calorie intake, you will find the nutritional information placed beside the food items as helpful in your health goals. But keep in mind that the rich dishes and desserts on the menu will probably result in overshooting your target daily calorie intake – sharing will be necessary.
We liked the Butternut Squash and Chickpea Burger for its unique flavor profile, thanks to the use of the unconventional vegetables in a burger. You can swap the chips, too, in favor of the sweet potato fries without paying extra. You also have the Mixed Grill if you’re into grilled foods for which the chain is famous for.
The desserts, which are limited in number, are must-haves, nonetheless. The choices include Rocky Horror, sundae with fudge brownies, chocolate fudge, and vanilla ice cream, and Cookies N Cream with Oreo, a vanilla ice cream treat with Oreo biscuit crumbs. The servings are huge, too, so sugar rush is likely.
The Harvester chain may be in the United Kingdom but it’s safe to say that the food and drinks are rooted in American cuisine, particularly Middle America. There are quintessentially British fare so the menu becomes more balanced. Most of the menu items feature the budget-friendly Harvester prices.
Just walk into a Harvester restaurant – no reservations necessary – and enjoy the great food and drinks with your family and friends. You may even find yourself making good memories with them!
To learn more about Harvester or to find a location near you, visit their website at www.harvester.co.uk.