Category Archives: History

Baltzersen’s celebrates Norwegian Constitution Day

Kransekake

It’s Norway’s national day on May 17 so we’re preparing to celebrate it in typical Norwegian style – with lots of flags, delicious food, and fun! Our owner Paul has family in Norway; indeed, a 100-year-old recipe book belonging to … Continue reading

Think Indie: Return of the Damn Yankee in Harrogate

Damn Yankee in Harrogate is set to re-open in November 2017

It’s great to hear that Damn Yankee, one of Harrogate’s oldest restaurants, is about to re-open its doors. There was widespread disappointment around town earlier this year when it was announced the restaurant was closing down with immediate effect. Anyone … Continue reading

We can’t believe Baltzersen’s is 5 today

Everyone says it, but it’s true – time flies when you’re having fun. Today marks 5 years since we first opened the doors at Baltzersen’s.  It was such a big job to get those doors open, taking a shell and … Continue reading

Happy birthday to Baltzersen’s!

It’s our birthday! On October 1 it will be four years since we opened the doors at Baltzersen’s. And what a great four years we’ve had! We’ve been featured regularly in national magazines and newspapers, and were finalists last year … Continue reading

National day in Norway and Sweden: time to celebrate!

national day

At Baltzersen’s we love any opportunity for a celebration, so it’s lucky for us that Norway and Sweden each have an official national day when people celebrate their history and traditions with lots of delicious food, flag waving and fun! … Continue reading

Fika: Swedish-style afternoon tea in Harrogate

afternoon tea in Harrogate

We’ve all heard of afternoon tea – but were you aware that the Swedish have a similar concept? ‘Fika’ is traditionally a coffee break accompanied by a sweet baked treat – and it’s a big thing in Swedish culture. It’s … Continue reading

International Waffle Day – 25th March

Photo of a waffles at Baltzersen's Scandinavian cafe in harrogate for international waffle day

Our waffles have been a favourite from the word go. With International Waffle Day approaching we thought we would share our recipe for how to make the best (gluten free) waffles! (And some salted caramel to go with them!)  International … Continue reading

Easter in Norway

Photo of painted eggs in Scandinavian cafe Baltzersen's in Harrogate

Easter in Norway: Traditions Easter in Norway is still a very prominent festival. Though many people are no longer religious, religious traditions are carried out none-the-less. The traditional colour which symbolises Easter in Norway is yellow. Another important traditional symbol … Continue reading

Baltzersens on Tour: ‘Cooks’ at Carlton Towers

On Monday, Paul and I ventured out into the Yorkshire moors to visit ‘Cooks’, situated in the magnificent Carlton Towers. The drive was long, but as we turned into an extended, twisting driveway we knew that we were in for … Continue reading

A Nordic lunch in Harrogate – Baltzersen’s lapskaus

lunch in harrogate

If you’re looking for a decent lunch in Harrogate, there’s a lot on offer. The range of independent businesses and services providing unique, quality eating and service, is abundant to say the least. However we don’t like to see this … Continue reading