We first came here after seeing the restaurant a few times on our way to dine elsewhere & always wondered why it had such a strange sounding name! When I got round to it I read the positive reviews & thought we must try it.
We decided to visit for a family meal to celebrate my son going to university in September. We all had a lovely time.... even me, being a vegetarian! Food was nice, cocktails great too!
My husband & I went again at the end of October. The staff are so friendly & attentive. However, I do wish management would add a few more items to the vegetarian options. There is only a handful of dishes compared to the list for non-veg & by my 2nd visit I found the choice quite repetitive. I’d rather eat a vegetarian Bao Bun than boring old “Chips” with some sort of mayo dip but sadly no veg Bao Bun option.
Come on Taste Social.... get a bit more adventurous for us vegetarians too & i’ll want to come back for more.
That aside, it’s a lovely place to hang out on a Friday or Saturday night so try it if you haven’t already
In November 2018, paul343smith said:
incredibly beautiful restaurant with a wonderful atmosphere, dishes are wonderful if you enjoy trying lots of different little dishes, lovely cocktails and very helpful staff. Highly recommend going here.
In November 2018, Hoinville05 said:
We paid our first visit to Taste Social last Friday evening after hearing good reports. All I can say is AWESOME! Is now going to be a firm favourite when choosing somewhere to eat out. Staff were friendly & welcoming and gave us advice on choices on hearing it was our first time there. The food was all fantastic and beautifully presented. The restaurant itself is warm and inviting with perfect lighting. Staff were so welcoming. I’d highly recommend it. We’ll definitely be back!
In November 2018, Lisanewton82 said:
Excellent as always, one of our favourite restaurants, lovely friendly staff would recommend the chicken bao bun and the chicken dumplings,
In October 2018, Button1321 said:
We visited Taste social with friends in sept 2018 after being recommended by friends.
It’s a lovely little restaurant which basically serves Chinese tapas and a great variety of cocktails.
The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and the food was delicious.
I would highly recommend eating here and trying their delicious menu.
We will be regular visitors
In September 2018, nicholaj9976 said:
Awesome food and a great atmosphere,our new favourite place 😊
Amazing cocktails too!
In September 2018, ValBHertfordshire said:
Unusual and inspiring ‘tapas’ dishes, served with an oriental twist.
Food tasted great and there was a brilliant selection of drinks - I enjoyed my ‘cocktail of the week’.
Great concept for a friendly and informal dining experience - would highly recommend.
In September 2018, Lisanewton82 said:
We have been here a few times and always found it exceptional we took my parents here for lunch and had the best lunch, service is flawless and the food comes out very quickly, everything on the menu is delicious one of our favourites is the chicken bao bun and the prawns wrapped in bacon we shall continue to return.
In August 2018, eedsmya said:
After eating at Han me and my husband decided to give downstairs a try after the waitress told us it was from the same kitchen. We weren't disappointed the food was light and delicious, the deco was amazing. Very impressive, this has became one of our favourite restaurants in Harborough
In August 2018, Carlk44 said:
I’d seen this place before but thought nothing of it, it looked like a posh wine bar but is actually a great place to eat and drink, once inside we were impressed with the decor and the atmosphere, I ordered a gin cocktail to see how good it would be and I was very impressed, we ordered 3 dishes each, chicken chowmein, pulled pork, butterfly prawns, chips with curry sauce etc, the food was great with the chips and curry sauce being the best curry I’ve ever tasted, always busy so make sure you book a table.
In August 2018, 388shanes said:
We visited Taste Social on a Thursday evening, the place was starting to fill up & get busy,
We were escorted to a table by a very attentive staff member, he quickly sorted out our drinks & asked if we required any help with the menu...Taste Social is basically Chinese tapas, lots of small dishes delivered promptly, without fuss & hot!
Trying to show off with chopsticks to my lovely lady I managed to drop a duck spring roll, the very attentive staff member quickly cleared up my accident & delivered another portion (all without fuss & no additional charge which was a wonderful touch)We would both recommend Taste Social & will be back very soon.
A big thank you to all the staff.
In August 2018, Tlsyorkshire said:
We popped into Taste Social by chance a few months ago for lunch after a meeting and had such great food, when we had to return to Market Harborough last Monday we headed straight there for lunch again. The food is exceptional here, everything is freshly prepared and cooked as you order. The plates are small and the staff suggest 3-4 plates per person, designed to share, although, each plate is so good it makes choosing really difficult! The chow mein is gorgeous, the dim sum light and so mouthwatering, even the steamed buns are light and fluffy and not at all stodgy (as is so often the case) .Every thing is beautifully presented too.
The wine list offers a small but good choice, will suit most tastes, there is a selection of cocktails too (we didn't try these at lunch)The staff are polite and helpful and the service was good.
We live hours away otherwise this would be a regular haunt for us, but when we return to Market Harborough we will most definitely be eating here again.
In August 2018, adamwJ6698SF said:
After a recommendation from a work colleague, myself and my partner went for dinner. It really was an enjoyable dining experience. The food was well presented and tasted really good. I don’t write reviews often but this place definitely deserved it!
In August 2018, Chris S said:
Wow. Everything perfect. We ordered about 10 dishes. Each one tasted perfect and beautifully presented. The Dim Sum, chow mein (cooked so much better than other takeaways), chicken balls. They used fresh oil which is why everything came out so perfect. There were 2 of us and the food was so good there was nothing left over.
In July 2018, scaryrobot said:
The menu is brief but full of good stuff. Order a few small plates and you'll find that they're all delicious, but the crispy beef and the chips are particularly great. In fact, just writing this review I can't wait to get back there. The service is pretty good too. Enjoy!
In June 2018, Lisanewton82 said:
We recently discovered this little gem In Market Harborough, very good friendly service lovely choice of wine, beer and cocktails food was quick to come out and was delicious, was nice to have small portions of everything so you could try different dishes, everything we had was absolutely amazing the chicken bun was the best bun I’ve ever had and the custard pudding was lovely, will be recommending and we will definitely be returning. 10/10
In May 2018, Katrinaf1972 said:
Was not impressed by this place, except for the fancy teas. The food was OK but for what you get its expensive, I would rather eat elsewhere, far better options in Mkt Harborough.
In April 2018, RoseEddy said:
I really wanted to leave a review as I had such fantastic meal, the food was just unbelievable, so so tasty. I cannot recommend trying this place out enough!
The decor is fab, the food is exceptional, service equally as good.
Highly recommend - gem of Market Harborough!
In March 2018, MiguelinaMishina said:
A little gem in the rather boring town of ours. Frankly our town is flooded by endless coffee shops and hair places, that this was a lovely addition (and much needed!). We went as a family and the small tapas were fantastic. Squid crackers, sticky rice parcels,amazing chow mein. It will fill you up, food as it should be: small bites to make a whole meal. Will recommend it 100%
In March 2018, Sophie M said:
Visited here during the really cold snowy weather, unfortunately they struggled to warm up the restaurant with only one small air con unit so it was rather chilly.
Food however was lovely, was nice to share and try so many different bits. All were really yummy although fish balls were a very strange texture so may avoid these next time.
Staff were friendly and attentive.
I would go back to try some more of the dishes.
In February 2018, Arden24 said:
Visited today with a friend for lunch. Friendly service and nice surroundings. I tried the chicken dumplings and the chicken chow mein - both were delicious. My friend enjoyed her chilli beef. We shared prawn crackers and drank cucumber tonic water. Everything was delicious- I will be going back.
In February 2018, Alan W said:
Had a table of about 12 people here as a leaving meal before returning home to NZ. The food was first class but I found it a bit noisy with everybody talking as it has minimalist furnishing so nothing to absorb sound. Great place to share plates with mates.
In February 2018, A2624LCsarahd said:
My daughter requested a visit for her 18th Birthday and we were not disappointed. Service was excellent and the food delicious! There was a really good choice of cocktails and the ones we had were attractively presented and very quaffable.
We chose 3/4 dishes each on the advice given which was about right and everything was yummy! Can highly recommend the duck bao bun and the crispy beef. All in all a lovely evening and we will definitely return!
In February 2018, smarbers said:
tried this place with the family and we loved it!!!
great value and the highest quality
loved the crispy prawns
good choice of mocktails
great looking venue
good for a date night and for the family
In January 2018, HLR said:
My husband and I visited this restaurant and had an amazing meal. The decor is modern and the staff were really helpful. The plates are small for sharing and so you need a number of dishes each but the staff talked us through how many and the food arrived quickly. Would recommend it for groups, friends, couples.