Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel

(91 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
(based on 91 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (80)
  • breakfast (3)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • dinner (8)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (5)
  • lunch (12)
  • luxury (26)
  • private dining (8)
  • romantic (17)
  • trendy (5)
  • value (12)
  • views (20)
  • By Angela J from Notts
    13 October 2019

    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.

  • By Martin D from THWING
    10 October 2019

    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

  • By Chris B from Cumbria
    20 September 2019

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

  • By Claire P from YORK
    15 September 2019

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

  • By Denise R from York
    10 September 2019

    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.

  • By Kevin G from Goathland
    3 September 2019

    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.

  • By Patricia J from Northallerton
    20 August 2019

    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.

  • By Carole F from Grimsby
    17 August 2019

    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

  • By Elizabeth F from Bedfordshire
    16 August 2019

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

  • By Helen F from Barmby Moor
    15 August 2019

    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!

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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