Imperial Room , Bettys Harrogate , 1 Parliament Street, Harrogate, HG1 2QU +44 8439597863
Excellent, exceeded expectations.
07 August 2018
Bettys Harrogate has been offering afternoon teas, and a blend of British and Swiss cuisine since 1919. The original Bettys Café, the restaurant overlooks the floral landscapes of The Stray outside.
Afternoon teas at Betty Harrogate include a luxurious selection of sandwiches, cakes, patisseries and teas. Indulge in a traditional cream tea with scones and Yorkshire clotted cream, treat yourself to a champagne afternoon tea, or choose from the lavish cake trolley.
Combining the hearty influences of Swiss and Yorkshire cuisines, the Bettys menu places bacon and raclette rosti and swiss alpine macaroni alongside classics like fish and chips and slow-cooked steak pie. More Mediterranean influences also feature, including butternut squash tortelloni in sage butter with chestnut mushrooms, fresh spinach and toasted hazelnuts. For a lighter dish, try one of the speciality sandwiches, salads and omelettes.
In the centre of the picturesque North Yorkshire spa town, Bettys Harrogate is a 10-minute walk from Harrogate Train Station.
Imperial Room , Bettys Harrogate , 1 Parliament Street, Harrogate, HG1 2QU
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Customer reviews for Bettys Harrogate
((((* 14 August 2018 by Jack from LEEDS
1. We arrived ten minutes early and stood waiting for a member of staff to approach, when Staff did finally attend to us, they said we would have to wait in the upper stair foyer (there is no designated "Seated Waiting" area) standing amongst the coat racks located there.
2. When we were called forward, a rush of individuals burst past us to be attended to first..
3. However the window seat offered was ideal, with a cooling breeze from an open window and a view over the park area enhancing the feel good factor.
4. Although once again we had to wait for an unseemly period until a waitress appeared to take our order, followed by a further wait till the course arrived, we enjoyed the decor and ambience of the dining area which was further enhanced by the pianists' carefully selected ensemble of familiar tunes.
5. We would recommend Bettys as a worthwhile One-Off Experience adding to the memories of that special occasion.
((((( 14 August 2018 by Sharon from Manchester
Lovely experience, stepping back in time in the Imperial Room with champagne afternoon tea and serenaded by a pianist.
The staff were attentive and informative.
I can recommend the Rose champagne and Golden tipped Assam tea.
((((* 12 August 2018 by Terry from Southport
Generally good. I would prefer a little more savoury and less sweet, but my wife was happy and it was an afternoon tea after all. Service again generally good; not too cloying. Could perhaps have been more observant of our need for clean plates after the savoury courses.
(**** 9 August 2018 by John from Telford
5 O’clock Saturday 4th August 2018. Lady Betty’s Premier room. Loved the setting. The polite staff and the piano music. Happy to receive extra sandwiches. Soon ran out of tea. I did expect to be offered more tea. It would have been nice to have tea with the cakes. We were eventually offered more tea. But this never arrived. I was interested in trying one of the special teas. But never got the chance. We were the last to leave. By this time I was gasping for a lovely cup of tea. I bought a bottle of water from Sainsbury’s.
((((( 7 August 2018 by David from Manchester
Superb service given by all staff. Lovely food and drinks. Champagne glass to start and then glorious tea to follow. Excellent surroundings. A very pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Highly recommended.
((((( 7 August 2018 by Gina from Harrogate
Excellent, exceeded expectations.
((((* 7 August 2018 by Andrew from Lincoln
The atmosphere at Betty's is always perfect and the choice of teas is excellent. This was a celebration of my wife and I's 40th wedding anniversary and we were a little disappointed with the Gluten Free option for my wife. My wife was served gluten free thins rather than gluten free bread, it may seem a minor point but we felt that this element of the afternoon tea was a bit of an after thought. The rest of the gluten free tea was very good and the service from the staff was excellent.
((((( 6 August 2018 by Margaret from Ripon
My son and I were there for afternoon tea to celebrate his birthday and had a very enjoyable time. In addition to the excellent food and service, the pianist played 'Happy Birthday to You' and our waitress presented my son with a special little cake (complete with a candle to blow out).
((((( 5 August 2018 by Steve from Harrogate
Everything we were led to expect and more. We were visiting with French family and had what must be a quintessential English experience. Service, food, surroundings and ambience wonderful and worth every penny.
((((( 5 August 2018 by David from Sheffield
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