- 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
((((( 2 September 2019 by Christie from Denver
Excellent experience! We were seated right away and served. The food was excellent and the tea was wonderful! I only wish that the tea I loved would have been available for purchase!
((((( 2 September 2019 by Adam from Sheffield
It was my girlfriend's birthday so I wanted to take her somewhere special. Betty's certainly did not disappoint. Walking up the stairs we were greeted by very welcoming staff, and it was wonderful to see a pianist playing whilst we had afternoon tea. We were very surprised to see the vast range of tea available to choose from, and the decor was lovely to look at. Our server (Anna) always had a smile on her face, not just with us but with other customers too. Her service was impeccable and her knowledge of the menu, including the tea's, was excellent (she helped me decide which tea to choose!) Anna was always happy to help us, especially as this was our first time in Betty's. My favourite dish was the sandwiches, and we were encouraged to have more than one serving if we wished! The salmon sandwiches were my personal favourite, although the others were delightful.
I couldn't fault the whole service. Everything from the room to the service was faultless, and I couldn't have asked for a better birthday present for my girlfriend. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the food was incredible. I would recommend the Belmont Room to anyone.
((((( 1 September 2019 by Gary from North HykehamLincoln
Absolutely amazing, the setting the pianist and of course the food. Small is beautiful, the different tastes the textures. A special experience for a special occasion.
((((( 1 September 2019 by Joan from Newark
Needed to ask for new plate and clean knife after eating starters, everything else was perfect.
((((( 1 September 2019 by Sonya from London London
Afternoon tea, planned as a treat for 9 friends visiting York for the weekend. This was definitely a highlight of our trip. The food was outstanding, enjoyed by us all. The individual advise from the waitress about tea choices was fantastic. The pianist set the right mood for the afternoon and was an unexpected bonus. My husband and I have been to Betty’s a number of times previously but for the other members of our group it was their first time. Thank you for making our visit so memorable.
(((** 30 August 2019 by Avril from York
Excellent experience, from moment greeted at the entrance and throughout afternoon tea. Presentation perfect and our waiter attentive at all times. The piano playing in the background added to the lovely ambiance.
((((( 29 August 2019 by David from Liverpool
Lovely day spent at Bettys York.
((((* 29 August 2019 by M from Lincoln
Food and service lovely. Pianist was fantastic. Afternoon tea option for children was just right. Was difficult to access restaurant with a pushchair (no lift, lots of stairs) but thankfully a passer by helped us. Overall an enjoyable afternoon.
((((( 29 August 2019 by Polly from York
Lovely afternoon tea .The service was lovely and not rushed at all .
Met the assistant manager .very smart and lovely lady .
((((( 28 August 2019 by Steve from Swindon
As vegetarians we were thrilled to be able to have the amazing Bettys afternoon tea. We were also able to mix and match between the vegetarian and vegan choices, so tailoring our perfect afternoon teas. Our server, Sadie was very attentive and recommended the appropriate teas to accompany our food - they were so good that we bought some to take home. The meal felt very special and completely unhurried. The piano music throughout, courtesy of talented pianist Helen, definitely added to the atmosphere and brought a touch of real decadence to the occasion.
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