- Main course: £0
- Food spend: £30
very enjoyable afternoon tea. lovely food and excellent service. Apple tarts superb
04 June 2019
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.
Belmont Room , Bettys York , 6-8 St Helen's Square, York, YO1 8QP
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Customer reviews for Bettys York
((((( 22 July 2019 by Mary from worcestershire
Booked afternoon tea to celebrate our daughters graduation. The date happened to coincide with Bettys 100th birthday! - our server arranged for our daughter to receive a lovely mug. We arrived a little early, but this was no problem. At no point were we rushed - wonderful service from everyone -polite, friendly, & very attentive. The food & it's presentation was lovely. You get as many sandwiches as you can eat. & between the four of us, we sampled seven types of tea! The piano playing softly in the background enhanced the experience. If you want full afternoon tea, it is definitely worth booking. A final point, I have food allergies & am vegetarian, I emailed beforehand & was very well catered for.
((((( 22 July 2019 by Carole from York
Very good food, nice room and music. A little pricey but we were guaranteed a table. Might need to think about disabled people as room upstairs and toilet also. We had elderly with us and managed ok but only just (we were made aware before booking)
((((* 22 July 2019 by Julie from Cramlington
Beautiful room. The staff were very attentive. Food delicious
((((( 22 July 2019 by Beverley from Lincoln
Wonderful champagne afternoon tea for our 40th wedding anniversary. Beautiful building, the staff were excellent and so was the piano player.
((((( 21 July 2019 by Zoe from NY NY
Molly - our server, was lovely. We were there for a graduation, and my niece (the graduate) was very late to meet us, but Molly took care of us and managed it all, got us going and then took care of my niece when she arrived. It was a beautiful ending to a lovely, exciting day!! Thank you.
((((( 21 July 2019 by Angela from ST. HELENS
What a lovely experince ! Afternoon tea was a fabulous treat for my partner who they gifted a boxed little french fancy for his birthday. The service was excellent from the outset. Our waitress Alex was second to none.
((((( 19 July 2019 by Sharon from Edinburgh
Lovely friendly staff, very informative and live pianist playing in the background, what an experience and on the 100th Anniversary - food was amazing
((((( 19 July 2019 by Joy from Westerham
I am York born and bred and have been to Bettys many times in the past (pre 1973)but wanted to treat my sister in law on a visit back to the city.The experience is OUTSTANDING. I pre-booked to avoid any waiting, and I would recommend this brilliant service.Many thanks to Anna who was so attentive but not intrusive. The entire experience could not be improved.
((((( 18 July 2019 by Jill from Birmingham
It was for a special occasion, my husbands 70th. The food was excellent and the service was also. The ambience was lovely especially with a pianist.
((((( 16 July 2019 by Fiona from Dumfries
We had afternoon tea with champagne served to
Us by Anna.She was expert in her job and deserves full praise from us and her manager. We had a delightful array of sandwiches cakes and scones the usual superb standard always offered by Betty’s
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