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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 in the Garden Room 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.

Beautifully presented treats are packed into the afternoon tea menu. A selection of sandwiches and savouries showcase local ingredients such as Yorkshire ham and Harrogate blue cheese. These are followed by plain and sultana scones with raspberry jam and clotted cream, and sweet treats include macarons, éclairs and fruit tarts.

A superb selection of loose leaf teas are offered, including English Breakfast, Earl Grey and jasmine silver tip. There are also herbal infusions, and a choice of premium champagnes, including vintage Dom Perignon.

Also offering a children's afternoon tea menu, the Garden Room at 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 30 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (29)
  • luxury (8)
  • romantic (7)
  • dinner (5)
  • value (5)
  • lunch (4)
  • private dining (3)
  • views (3)
  • business (2)
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  • (**** 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.

  • ((((* 14 August 2016 by Janet Connolly from York

    Beautiful surrounding; very peaceful and private. Food delicious and very filling. My favourite was the Battenburg cake as I do prefer plain cakes. My request for the numbr '21' to be piped onto one of the cakes, as it was my daughter's birthday was carried out, thank you. Which pleased my daughter. Thank you. Staff were attentive but unobtrusive.

  • (((** 12 August 2016 by Olga Green from Bradford

    Due to not receiving what I had booked, a disappointing experience -see comments below

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