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Bettys York

Belmont Room , Bettys York , 6-8 St Helen's Square, York, YO1 8QP +44 1904595718

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Main course: £0
Food spend: £30

Lovely afternoon tea, possibly slightly overpriced as you would pay similar price for this in London, but we had a nice time and enjoyed the food and tea.

Petra Pavlaskova 02 April 2018
from London

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On the picturesque St Helen’s Square, Bettys York is an elegant café serving lunch, dinner and afternoon teas. Inspired by the founder’s experience on the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary, the café is decked out in wood panelling, with large curved windows and ornate mirrors.

Afternoon tea at Bettys York involves a vast selection of teas, served with sweet and savoury delights. Classic blends join exotic black, green and white teas, as well as herbal blends on the lengthy tea menu. Traditional fresh sandwiches are followed by freshly baked sultana scones with strawberry preserve and Yorkshire clotted cream, as well as a selection of handmade cakes.

Add a touch of indulgence to afternoon tea with a glass of champagne, or sample the wide choice of specialty coffees, world wines, and local ales. Bettys also hosts regular events and live music, making it a lively venue day and night.

Bettys York is a 9-minute walk from York Train Station.

Bettys York

Belmont Room , Bettys York , 6-8 St Helen's Square, York, YO1 8QP

Contact +44 1904659142
Reservations +44 1904595718

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Customer reviews for Bettys York

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96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (910)
  • luxury (428)
  • romantic (291)
  • lunch (214)
  • private dining (155)
  • large parties (83)
  • value (81)
  • breakfast (77)
  • entertainment (72)
  • dinner (71)
  • child friendly (60)
  • views (40)
  • trendy (34)
  • business (26)
  • al fresco (9)
  • ((((( 17 April 2018 by Carole Mckenzie from Edinburgh

    I like to walk into Betty's whenever I am in York and feel like I am stepping back in time. It's like I have pressed the rewind button on a remote and am transported to a different era, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It's lovely. The atmosphere is relaxed, service impeccable and food excellent.

  • ((((( 2 April 2018 by Kimberley from Leeds

    Fantastic service. Personal and friendly. Delicious little portions. We had extra sandwiches and several refills of tea. Lovely experience for a special treat. X

  • ((((( 2 April 2018 by Petra Pavlaskova from London

    Lovely afternoon tea, possibly slightly overpriced as you would pay similar price for this in London, but we had a nice time and enjoyed the food and tea.

  • ((((( 31 March 2018 by Jm Cheetham from York

    Excellent service. Best afternoon tea I’ve ever had. A great treat...

  • ((((* 29 March 2018 by Ann Briggs from Doncaster

    A great one off experience. Too expensive to do more than once.

  • ((((( 22 March 2018 by Patricia Shaw from Arundel

    It was great being able to book. The tables were beautifully set the food and service excellent the chicken sandwich was out favourite

  • ((*** 19 March 2018 by Janice Poulter from York

    I am writing with great disappointment at our experience yesterday.
    I had corresponded on more than one occasion that we were visiting for a special occasion (60th birthday) and it wasn’t even mentioned or acknowledged yet surprisingly I had also asked to upgrade to champagne afternoon tea and this was done.
    One of our party was a vegetarian and the choice of sandwiches given was very disappointing. Also we were not served tea with our afternoon tea. It wasn’t until the lady came to clear our table that this was rectified by ourselves having to ask but by this time we had finished our sandwiches and cakes. The lady served our tea with an apology followed by us being told we have 15 minutes to drink it before our table was booked for another party.
    I’m sure you will agree this is not the service your customers would expect from your establishment and to be experienced on such a special occasion is very disappointing.

  • ((((( 14 March 2018 by Julia White from Wakefield

    Booking the table at Betty's in York was no problem at all and the waitress was expecting my daughter and I; even commenting that we were celebrating our birthdays. The Lady Betty tea was wonderful. We went up to the Belmont Room and avoided the long queue (speedy boarding). The staff in the restaurant were very attentive and the food special and delicious with plenty of refills for our pots of tea. We will definitely go again.

  • ((((* 14 March 2018 by Ann from Rossendale

    Very friendly polite staff. Helpful and knowledgeable. Think £35 for Afternoon Tea is expensive compared to other venues in area.

  • ((((* 14 March 2018 by Patricia Sanderson from York

    Mother’s Day treat was good value. Service was excellent. Waitresses seemed to enjoy what they were doing.
    Only complaint the “Mother’s Day Treat” was in the upstairs part of Betty’s. My Mum with walking stick and my self using two crutches, ensured we were never going to manage the stairs and there is no lift to the upper floor. Recovery of the situation was made by providing a table in the general ground floor restaurant, which we both enjoyed. No mention was made in the on line booking about access.

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