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Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel

Station Road, York, YO24 1AA

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

Wonderful setting, delicious food and the most friendly staff !

Kirsti 04 June 2019
from Zoetermeer

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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.

Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel

Station Road, York, YO24 1AA

Contact +44 1904688677

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Customer reviews for Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel

4.6 (((() (based on 67 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (62)
  • luxury (20)
  • views (14)
  • romantic (13)
  • lunch (11)
  • value (10)
  • dinner (8)
  • private dining (7)
  • large parties (5)
  • business (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • entertainment (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • (((** 12 September 2019 by Denise from York

    We had afternoon tea in the lovely surroundings of the Garden Room. The staff were very polite and helpful but we had to ask for more tea and hot water. The scones were odd shapes and over baked. The carrot and coriander soup lacked taste and the accompaniments tasted ok but the presentation was poor. However we enjoyed the sandwiches and Cakes.

  • ((((* 7 September 2019 by Kevin from Goathland

    A most satisfying and relaxing experience for myself and my two guests. Every aspect of the booking (afternoon tea in the Garden Room) came up to our expectations as anticipated in the viewing of your on-line site description.

  • ((((( 23 August 2019 by Patricia from Northallerton

    Lovely and relaxing surroundings, attentive and friendly staff. Afternoon tea a real treat, loved the soup in a little cup, very sweet. Would definitely do it again.

  • ((((( 19 August 2019 by Elizabeth from Bedfordshire

    Very good afternoon tea of savoury and sweet items, beautifully served by Daniel in gorgeous surroundings. Highly recommend this venue and experience.

  • ((((( 18 August 2019 by Carole from Grimsby

    Garden room was a lovely setting, but perhaps a little stuffy - just needed some better air circulation
    The three savoury starters were lovely, particularly the soup
    The sandwiches were very nice, but I would have preferred more dainty - with less thick bread
    The scones were delicious
    The cake selection was good and sizes right, but they would have benefitted from sitting on a cooled dish as the fillings were melting by the time we got to them
    More regular drinks would have been nice

  • ((((( 17 August 2019 by Helen from Barmby Moor

    Celebrated my wife's birthday with a champagne afternoon tea! Most enjoyable. The service was quiet but most efficient. There was too much for us to eat but we took it home in a container given to us by the staff.
    Two years running we have had a wonderful day.
    The champagne was excellent and we'll worth the extra!

  • ((((( 9 August 2019 by Lee from Abu Dhabi

    Great food, ambiance and service!, amazing experience

  • ((((( 7 August 2019 by Fiona from York

    Incredible. The Garden Room is beautiful and I've never found a fully vegan afternoon tea that actered to my food intolerances before! My sister was actually jealous that the vegan one looks so much more colourful and exciting than the regular afternoon tea. It was my sisters birthday and they brought a birthday brownie and honeycomb platter out, hand messaged with white chocolate at no extra cost. Not rushed to leave at all, we sat for a few hours getting through the food and ordering mroe coffee. Would definitely go again.

  • ((((( 5 August 2019 by Rebecca from York

    Myself and 2 family members had afternoon tea here and it was the best we have ever had. The food was amazing and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful.

  • ((*** 16 July 2019 by Kirsti from Fredrikstad

    Overall we were not satisfied with the Afternoon Tea. The sandwiches had a strange taste which was not to our taste. The scones were dry and the cakes were too sweet. The tea and the soup was good.

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