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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

Absolutely lovely as always!
Went with my 2 Grandaughter's and the staff were lovely as was the food!

Vera Spink 06 March 2018
from York

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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

4.7 (((() (based on 956 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (904)
  • luxury (425)
  • romantic (288)
  • lunch (213)
  • private dining (155)
  • large parties (82)
  • value (80)
  • breakfast (75)
  • entertainment (72)
  • dinner (70)
  • child friendly (60)
  • views (38)
  • trendy (34)
  • business (26)
  • al fresco (9)
  • ((((( 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.

  • ((((( 6 March 2018 by Vera Spink from York

    Absolutely lovely as always!
    Went with my 2 Grandaughter's and the staff were lovely as was the food!

  • ((((* 3 March 2018 by Vic Demciuch from York

    Start off with Not happy they phoned morning of booking to make sure we were going only for my wife to answer the phone and ruined the surprise I was giving her for our 38th Anniversary which I had put on booking info Anyway arrived sat down had to move as the place was freezing and got seat next to radiator The food and service was impeccable would recommend on warmer day.

  • ((((( 6 February 2018 by Janine Roberts from York

    Outstanding - the pianist really made the afternoon special along with the attentive good humoured staff. The food was faultless and very tasty. Everything was described in detail to us. The whole dining experience was a delight and was a special birthday treat for myself and my husband.

  • ((((* 3 January 2018 by David Martin from Chesterfield

    The service in the Belmont room was good. The atmosphere was very agreeable, with a live pianist in the room, and the food and tea was to a good standard. Our coats were taken on being shown to our table and we understood that they would be taken to a cloakroom. After settling the bill we were left sitting at our table and I had to ask where our coats were; we were told that we should collect them from the cloakroom... it transpired that they were simply hanging on a coat hook outside the dining room, but in an area that was open to the street. Anyone could have walked in and taken any of the coats without being challenged. As stated, the food was good, but overall I felt that the 'experience' was a little pricey for what was delivered.

  • ((((( 25 December 2017 by Kan Kwong Fai from Hong Kong

    Overall, including service, is very good. I would introduce my friends to come.

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Erica Holbrook from London

    Very good

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Amanda Stratford from York

    On arrival myself and partner were greeted by very welcoming staff, who looked after us the moment we arrived to the moment we left. We enjoyed a pink champagne afternoon tea, the food was most delicious. We sat just at the side of a lady playing Christmas songs on the piano... this was most delightful!

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