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)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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  • Ambience
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Recommended for

  • 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 Lee P from Abu Dhabi
    7 August 2019

    Great food, ambiance and service!, amazing experience

  • By Rebecca C from York
    3 August 2019

    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.

  • By Fiona B from York
    21 July 2019

    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.

  • By Kirsti J from Fredrikstad
    11 July 2019

    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.

  • By Dominique S from Doncaster
    8 June 2019

    Loved the passion fruit eclair!

  • By Kirsti H from Zoetermeer
    31 May 2019

    Wonderful setting, delicious food and the most friendly staff !

  • By Ruth L from Scarborough
    29 May 2019

    The venue, quality of food, service etc were excellent.

  • By Helen B from Thorpe Willoughby
    15 May 2019

    Booking was very easy. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our twilight tea in the garden room. We sat by a window looking to the garden and the Minster. Service was efficient, friendly and informative. Sandwiches, scones and the cakes were lovely and I will certainly be booking again.

  • By Catherine M M from Newcastle upon Tyne
    18 August 2018

    Afternoon tea with family. Superb service and lovely selection of sweet and savoury food. Scones fabulous

  • By Angela D from Auckland
    20 June 2018

    Excellent service and fabulous restaurant decorations. We had traditional afternoon tea with Earl Grey. They are warm and fresh. Definitely recommend to friends

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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