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Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel

Station Road, York, YO24 1AA

(((() Afternoon Tea
  • Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel - York
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  • Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel - York
  • Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel - York
  • Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel - York
  • Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel - York
  • Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel - York
  • Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel - York
  • Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel - York
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Monday to Sunday: 11:30 - 18:00

Lovely relaxed atmosphere and an added touch of an extra decorated brownie to go with our afternoon tea as it was our wedding anniversary.

Terence Golds 14 June 2017
from York

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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 42 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (39)
  • luxury (13)
  • romantic (9)
  • value (8)
  • dinner (5)
  • lunch (5)
  • private dining (5)
  • views (5)
  • trendy (3)
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  • child friendly (1)
  • ((((* 23 June 2017 by Clare Hinze from Holmfirth

    The hotel and Garden Room are stunning - classic styling with immaculate decor and set table.
    The service both inside and out was very good (the hotel attendant outside for parking was extremely friendly and polite).
    For the afternoon tea itself it was a delightful selection carefully explained by the waiter and the children's version was a brilliant addition.
    My only comments would be that four of us chose coffee and were never offered a refill, hence just one cup for the whole service. The tea drinkers had a pot but only offered more hot water instead of another pot. Obviously the menu does not state refills will be offered but other establishments I have visited do come round and check if any more tea/coffee is required (within reason of course).
    A minor comment was that a clotted cream dish had a huge chip and crack on it which just fell short of a perfectly set table.
    I would certainly come back, it was a good price but most importantly the service, setting and afternoon tea did not disappoint only for the drinks comment above.

  • ((((( 14 June 2017 by Terence Golds from York

    Lovely relaxed atmosphere and an added touch of an extra decorated brownie to go with our afternoon tea as it was our wedding anniversary.

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Rebecca Holcroft from Nottingham

    Beautiful tea room. Lovely cakes. Polite staff but were a bit forgetful. Chairs were very comfortable. Weren't rushed at all. Ask for a table by the window.

  • ((((( 3 May 2017 by Sarah Webster from York

    Afternoon tea was superb. The garden room is stunning and the staff are both knowledgeable and attentive. They were fantastic with my 7 month old.

  • ((((* 22 April 2017 by Judith Edwards from york

    afternoon tea was good the cakes and scones were lovely but the sandwiches were not to our taste at all this is twice we have been the same last time .So we ordered sandwiches of the menu egg and ham in bloomer my ham was not good at all fat and not lean left it so did my friend I would have thrown it out .The garden room is very pleasant it is a shame the food was not good .

  • ((((( 17 April 2017 by Sarah Hutton from Dagenham

    It was a very cold wet easter sunday we came into the hotel and the Staff were lovely, they showed us to our table with lovely comfy chairs. we were bought our tea and champagne. loved the butternut squash and chorizo veloute just what we needed to warm us. the passion fruit macaroons were both pretty and tasty. would definitely recommend this afternoon tea to friends and family

  • ((((( 14 April 2017 by Hardacre from York

    Absolutely fantastic afternoon tea

  • ((((* 8 April 2017 by Samantha Spurr from York

    Afternoon tea experience was average & a little over priced. Lovely venue though & excellent service.

  • ((((( 2 April 2017 by Gerald Holliday from Elloughton, EastYorkshire

    We enjoyed our visit to the Garden Room very much. Everything was just perfect. The food, service and ambience were excellent. We were celebrating our 61st wedding anniversary and nothing could have been more perfect for this iccasion. We will certainly be coming again.

  • ((((( 25 March 2017 by Michelle Wood from York

    Fabulous! Love it. The seating arrangements were nice and the decor was lovely. We enjoyed all elements of the afternoon tea and the service was pleasant too. We will definitely visit again.

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