Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel

(82 Reviews)
Station Road, York, N Yorkshire, YO24 1AA
Afternoon Tea
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Afternoon Tea

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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 13:00 - 17:00.

Restaurant description

Twilight tea at The Principal York Hotel is a unique, luxurious and quintessentially British treat. This stunning Grade-II listed building sits in the city centre, with diners given spectacular views of the hotel gardens.

The Principal York Twilight tea is an evening alternative to traditional twilight tea, a lighter, later afternoon tea experience including finger sandwiches, scone selection, jam and playful petit fours with a sharing cocktail tea pot.

The Principal York is a wonderfully luxurious British treat, and is just a one-minute walk from York Rail Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel
4.5
(based on 82 reviews)

96%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (75)
  • breakfast (3)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • dinner (8)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (5)
  • lunch (12)
  • luxury (25)
  • private dining (8)
  • romantic (16)
  • trendy (5)
  • value (12)
  • views (18)
  • By Ruth W from Durham
    15 January 2020

    Lovely room and setting, good service, friendly and helpful, unrushed, well presented and tasty food, excellent quality tea. Having happy birthday written on the cake plate was a lovely touch. We love the idea of a tiny cup of very tasty soup.

  • By Lorraine W from York
    23 December 2019

    Beautiful venue, really nice service. Not at all rushed.

  • By Ali G from York
    21 December 2019

    Beautiful setting and very comfortable surroundings. The food served for the festive afternoon tea was superb. However, the English tea that was served tasted dreadfully smokey and was not at all the same taste that I have experienced before when drinking the English Breakfast tea. I feel it may have been muddled with the Keemun tea that is also served. My party queried the flavour of the tea, but were told it was English Breakfast.

  • By Jane B from Darlington
    20 November 2019

    Surprise 70th for my sister Delay in serving and disappointing afternoon tea

  • By Karen H from Leeds
    15 November 2019

    Loved the relaxed setting to enjoy a lovely afternoon tea and a champagne cocktail with my friend on our girls treat , , staff were really helpful

  • By Ann S from Beverley
    15 November 2019

    A birthday gift for myself I went with a very close friend as my guest. The room is beautiful. A charming young man was our meet & greet & showed us to a lovely table by a window overlooking the garden with York Minster in the back ground . My friend is gluten free & this was not a problem as she had the alternative menu. The pumpkin soup was with the sourdough cracker & mackerel pate & the beetroot muffin were the outstanding things for us as most unusual but the rest of the afternoon was delicious. The selection of teas was a very nice touch my friend had earl grey & I had the lemongrass.

  • By Olive S from York
    14 November 2019

    The whole experience was an absolute delight - such friendly, accommodating staff. Food was scrumptious, particularly the first course. Decor so elegant. We loved every minute.

  • By Sarah W from YORK
    2 November 2019

    Very friendly and helpful staff, the room in which we had afternoon tea was delightful, the food served was delicious and beautifully presented A very enjoyable experience made possible by the staff serving our table.

  • By Sarah T from York
    24 October 2019

    It was an amazing experience. The garden room was very cosy and luxurious furnished, making you feel very special. The staff were really nice and attentive and couldn't do enough. The food was amazing and I especially liked the warm starter and that the champagne came in a saucer glass rather than a champagne flute.

  • By Sue W from York
    19 October 2019

    Enjoyed the afternoon tea food but very disappointed with the service. Requested a window table when booking, but this was not offered when we arrived. Tried to order a bottle of wine after we had eaten tea - but was told I couldn’t order from the waitress but she would send someone to take the order - nobody came. Had to ask twice for a box to take home left over cakes and requested the bill several times. We were never asked if everything had been ok.

Restaurant Location Map
Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel
Station Road, York, N Yorkshire, YO24 1AA

Available offers

  • Afternoon Tea
  • TDH Menu - 2 course £21 or 3 courses £25 with 50% off a bottle of house wine
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea with a complimentary glass of prosecco

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