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Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel

Station Road, York, YO24 1AA

(((() Afternoon Tea
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 11:30 - 18:00

We enjoyed afternoon tea after a busy shopping day. The room is beautiful, the food was lovely and the service was first rate.

Verity Pick 12 December 2016
from Beverley

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Afternoon tea at The Principal York Hotel is a luxurious and quintessentially British treat. This stunning Grade-II listed building sits in the city centre, with diners given spectacular views of the hotel gardens.

The Principal York afternoon tea showcases a range of classic Yorkshire dishes, as well as local ingredients such as Yorkshire ham and Slingsby rhubarb gin. Enjoy finger sandwiches and savouries followed by a trio of freshly baked mini scones with raspberry jam and clotted cream. The final tier includes a showstopping array of dainty cakes and pastries, from macarons to éclairs and fruit tarts.

The Principal York is a wonderfully luxurious British treat, and is just a one-minute walk from York Rail Station.

Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel

Station Road, York, YO24 1AA

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Customer reviews for Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel

4.5 (((() (based on 32 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (31)
  • luxury (9)
  • romantic (7)
  • value (7)
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  • lunch (4)
  • private dining (3)
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  • ((((( 22 March 2017 by Becky from Lancaster

    Best afternoon tea I've ever had! Loved the savoury dishes - a lovely touch.

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Jill Gill from Bingley

    Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea. Beautiful room in a beautiful hotel. Staff were very helpful.
    I did feel that maybe having two slightly larger scones would be better than three small ones. Also with having afternoon tea for two maybe having a choice of four different cakes but having two of each. That way both get the same cakes instead of dividing them as we did. That said I know it's a personal choice and not for everyone.

  • (**** 2 February 2017 by Robert Hillhouse from London

    Mr. Mansall Afternoon tea with my daughter and young son was great..
    service was attentive
    ...however I had major concerns
    with the evening dinner in the refectory .. the menu and choice was well sourced...
    However the choice of starter,
    main course where inedible...
    an effort to provide an alternative choice was a disaster . . the " chunky" chips
    where ok..front of house where attentive .. and great.. but maybe .. put in a difficult position ..this is not their problem ... this is the Chef and his kitchen ..this is not to do with ****rating... just making the best of good ingredients and edible
    ... Robert Hillhouse

  • ((((( 12 December 2016 by Verity Pick from Beverley

    We enjoyed afternoon tea after a busy shopping day. The room is beautiful, the food was lovely and the service was first rate.

  • ((((( 7 December 2016 by Kate Rudland from London

    We had a lovely day with afternoon tea in the Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel. The food was delicious and the service was great, in a perfect setting.

  • ((((( 26 November 2016 by Bev from Newcastle upon Tyne

    Lovely place lovely veiw from the tanle i prior requested lovely staff very attentative nothing was a problem lovely food
    Would highly recommend and Definantly come back

  • (((** 22 November 2016 by Debbie Johnson from York

    Lovely food, maybe an extra sandwich & less cake? Ham was fatty so they were left, we had to ask for more tea! The staff were happy to oblige, lovely service & surrounding.

  • ((((( 21 November 2016 by Helen Tenwick from York

    Wow what an amazing experience we had having afternoon tea! Amazing hotel really gorgeous garden room with beautiful elegant decor. Service was wonderful and our waiter was lovely. Afternoon tea was very tasty and beautifully presented. We went for my friends birthday and they even decorated the plate with "happy birthday " wrote it chocolate. Would definitely recommend and will be returning asap!!!!

  • ((((( 15 October 2016 by Steve Atkinson from Washington

    Had a lovely afternoon tea in fabulous surroundings with great staff. Highly recommended!!

  • ((((( 3 October 2016 by Wendy Marshall from York

    Excellent service, in lovely surroundings. I would highly recommend afternoon tea at the Royal York Hotel to anyone.

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