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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.

Excellent setting with food to match. The service was very good and they made a special effort given it was my grandmas 91st birthday.

Chris 22 September 2019
from Cumbria

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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

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Customer reviews for Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel

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  • afternoon tea (69)
  • luxury (23)
  • views (16)
  • romantic (14)
  • lunch (12)
  • value (12)
  • dinner (8)
  • private dining (8)
  • large parties (5)
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  • breakfast (3)
  • child friendly (3)
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  • ((((( 4 November 2019 by Sarah from YORK

    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.

  • ((*** 28 October 2019 by Sue from York

    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.

  • ((((( 26 October 2019 by Sarah from York

    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.

  • ((((( 21 October 2019 by Claire from Manchester

    Absolutely stunning hotel. The owners have clearly worked hard to make the interior as beautiful as the exterior, if not more. The afternoon tea was delightful, peaceful and tasty. Put a request in for plain scones to which no fuss was made. Thank you all for such a wonderful experience, my friend loved her 21st birthday present. Five stars all round! Would give more if I could.

  • (**** 17 October 2019 by Martin from THWING

    We were disappointed the table allocated was for 6/8 people, we had booked for three, the staff said it was not possible to change, in my view it could have been achieved. The quality of the food left much to be desired. The white break of the sandwiches was nearly stale and they had been made for some time. The cakes gave no impression of 'home-made' but part of a bought in consignment. We asked for hot water, no hot water jugs the teapots were taken away and re-filled. Chloe a new staff member did her best but should have been better looked after by senior staff. We wishes we had gone to Middlethorpe Hall where at least you can park your car

  • ((((( 14 October 2019 by Angela from Notts

    Loved it form the moment we walked in, the Garden Room is gorgeous, so beautifully decorated and very relaxing. We chose afternoon tea and we were not disappointed, a lovely selection of savouries, including a savoury macaron, which I had never had before, and which was delicious! The scones and cakes were also delicious, as was the second flush Darjeeling. A great place for afternoon tea, we will definately go back.

  • ((((( 22 September 2019 by Chris from Cumbria

    Excellent setting with food to match. The service was very good and they made a special effort given it was my grandmas 91st birthday.

  • ((((( 18 September 2019 by Claire from YORK

    Had afternoon tea in the garden room. Great experience, lovely atmosphere and helpful polite staff with luxurious surroundings.

  • (((** 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.

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