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Bettys York

Belmont Room , Bettys York , 6-8 St Helen's Square, York, YO1 8QP +44 1904595718

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Main course: £0
Food spend: £30

The ambience was very good. The food was excellent we could not find fault with anything. The service was exceptional nothing was too much trouble. This was our second visit and consistency was faultless.

Janet Coombes 19 May 2017
from Doncaster

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On the picturesque St Helen’s Square, Bettys York is an elegant café serving lunch, dinner and afternoon teas. Inspired by the founder’s experience on the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary, the café is decked out in wood panelling, with large curved windows and ornate mirrors.

Afternoon tea at Bettys York involves a vast selection of teas, served with sweet and savoury delights. Classic blends join exotic black, green and white teas, as well as herbal blends on the lengthy tea menu. Traditional fresh sandwiches are followed by freshly baked sultana scones with strawberry preserve and Yorkshire clotted cream, as well as a selection of handmade cakes.

Add a touch of indulgence to afternoon tea with a glass of champagne, or sample the wide choice of specialty coffees, world wines, and local ales. Bettys also hosts regular events and live music, making it a lively venue day and night.

Bettys York is a 9-minute walk from York Train Station.

Bettys York

Belmont Room , Bettys York , 6-8 St Helen's Square, York, YO1 8QP

Contact +44 1904659142
Reservations +44 1904595718

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Customer reviews for Bettys York

4.7 (((() (based on 779 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (733)
  • luxury (353)
  • romantic (239)
  • lunch (181)
  • private dining (132)
  • large parties (68)
  • value (66)
  • entertainment (65)
  • breakfast (63)
  • dinner (60)
  • child friendly (49)
  • views (32)
  • trendy (28)
  • business (24)
  • al fresco (7)
  • ((((( 26 May 2017 by Nigel Walliss from York

    It was a lovely quaint atmosphere. Reminiscent of the 1930s. Very enjoyable. Not a restaurant, a team room.

  • ((((( 23 May 2017 by Caroline from Nottinghamshire

    We were greeted on arrival and taken to our table, which was placed with plenty of space around it. The waitress/ manager pulled out our chairs and placed the napkins on our knees.
    We were told that Amy would be our waitress for the afternoon.
    Amy arrived and gave us the menus. She advised us on teas that would suit our individual tastes from the information that we gave her. She was very attentive but also gave us space to enjoy our meal. She was very informative about the food we were presented with and she spoke eloquently and precisely. Nothing was too much trouble.
    The food was well presented and tasted delicious. Amy offered us more sandwiches and checked regularly to make sure everything was just right.
    The cakes that were not consumed were packaged up for us to enjoy at home.
    The ambience in the room was Perfect. A pianist was playing the piano gently in the background and other guests were equally enjoying themselves. We couldn't have asked for better service, food and location.
    Thank you Betty's of York. We will definitely be visiting again

  • ((((* 22 May 2017 by John Parkin from Scunthorpe

    Excellent service and quality of food. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience

  • ((((( 22 May 2017 by Alice Strickland from York

    Had a lovely time at Betty's really look after you and the food was lovely. My partner had a lovely jug of coffee and I had the best hot chocolate,would really recommend going if you are visiting york and would strongly advise to book a table as the que was out the door when we got there for people who had just turned up.

  • ((((( 21 May 2017 by Andrew Marsh from selby

    perfect everyone should try it at least once??

  • ((((( 21 May 2017 by Susan Shaw from Barnsley

    Lovely afternoon tea nice atmosphere and a very pleasant waitress

  • ((((( 19 May 2017 by Janet Coombes from Doncaster

    The ambience was very good. The food was excellent we could not find fault with anything. The service was exceptional nothing was too much trouble. This was our second visit and consistency was faultless.

  • ((((( 19 May 2017 by Jasper Poon from Hong Kong

    The afternoon tea experience at the Betty's York was fabulous. Service was good, the interior was good, live music was good, FOOD WAS DELICIOUS. Love the fact that sandwiches could be refilled. All the food served were being introduced professionally and it was a really relaxing moment. Just one tiny improvement was if only the scones were a little hotter that would have been the bonus point on top of the perfect score.

  • ((((( 16 May 2017 by Mary Burns from Knottingley

    Lovely surroundings for a special treat. The decor is very relaxing. The food was good although I did miss my gooseberry and rhubarb cakes this year. The gooseberry macaroon wasn't quite the same. The pea, cucumber and mint was different. I was really happy that the staff helped me choose my selection as I have an allergy to peppers and all capsicum family.

  • ((((* 16 May 2017 by Beverly from Sheffield

    Appetiser was very refreshing. Waitresses were very attentive. Lovely sweets. Jam was great. Didn't like the pork pie as it was hard. Sandwich fillings could be more interesting although the flavour was fine. Lovely piano tunes. Felt decor could be improved to look posher given the cost of the afternoon tea.

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