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Garden Room at the Royal York Hotel

Station Road, York, YO24 1AA

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

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

Wendy Marshall 03 October 2016
from York

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Afternoon tea in the Garden Room at the Royal 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 at the Royal York Hotel Garden Room. 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 a strawberry and Pimm’s tart, chocolate orange éclair and lemon sherbet macaron.

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

Garden Room at the Royal York Hotel

Station Road, York, YO24 1AA

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Customer reviews for Garden Room at the Royal York Hotel

4.6 (((() (based on 24 reviews)
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  • ((((( by from Washington

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

  • ((((( by from York

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

  • ((((* by 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.

  • (((** by from Bradford

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

  • ((((* by from York

    The afternoon tea was delicious! When we arrived we were given a glass of Lanson champagne each and we chose which tea we wanted, we both chose the Darjeeling.
    The first plate was a selection of savourys, the blues cheese scone was delicious and I don't even like blue cheese, and the salmon mousse was just divine!
    Then came the cake stand... We couldn't believe how full it was... On the bottom, four finger sandwiches, two ham and mustard, two cucumber mint and cream cheese, both lovely. Next level were the scones, two fruit, two plain with clotted cream and jam... Really delicious but far too much would have preferred just one each. The top layer looked beautiful... Gorgeous little cakes, we had half each of each of the cakes, all gorgeous but the passion fruit meringue was the best! The tea was also lovely, very delicate.
    The service was friendly but we only got one small pot of tea to share which was refillable but it was hard to get the attention of the staff and they didn't check once if we wanted a refill which was a shame, in the end we only managed one refill but have done with a couple more.
    Also when we got the bill they had charged us for the champagne afternoon tea which was a lot more even though our booking clearly said we had got the Afternoon tea with free champagne, so a lack of communication there. Also there was a service charge added on the the meal which I didn't feel was entirely deserved and it hadn't been mentioned at the time of booking.

  • ((((* by from Newcastle upon Tyne

    Had again Afternoon Tea stunning venue and the Garden Room was amazing
    Staff were very good
    Will be coming back to York soon and will be coming back here to stay and dine

  • ((((* by from York

    A really lovely experience, in a beautiful room.

  • ((((( by from Lincoln

    Amazing afternoon tea and at a reasonable price!

  • ((((( by from York

    Great place

  • ((((* by from Manchester

    Average price for an average afternoon tea in the lovely Garden Room.

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