Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel

(58 Reviews)
Station Road, York, N Yorkshire, YO24 1AA
Afternoon Tea
A la carte menu

Top offer

Star Deal - Twilight tea & a bramble cocktail or virgin blueberry mojito £21.95 per person (Sat-Sun £25)

Subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu and subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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
4.6
(based on 58 reviews)

97%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (54)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • dinner (6)
  • entertainment (2)
  • large parties (4)
  • lunch (9)
  • luxury (17)
  • private dining (6)
  • romantic (12)
  • trendy (3)
  • value (10)
  • views (9)
  • 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

  • By Philip P from Wakefield
    21 May 2018

    Beautiful building and decor. Staff/service was top notch.

  • By Karen R from York
    1 November 2017

    Great service. Interesting afternoon tea with a choice of scones and some unusual tastes like the velute and the lemon curd eclair. Nice refurbishment. Good value for money

  • By Sharon P from BARNSLEY
    22 August 2017

    Very lavish. Comfortable, relaxed and very acomodating staff. Shame the view isn't a garden saw car park!! Lovely comfortable setting and very filling tea for 2. Shame some cakes were only in 1 so had to half them!!! Abundance of tea very good

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

Available offers

  • Star Deal - Twilight tea & a bramble cocktail or virgin blueberry mojito £21.95 per person (Sat-Sun £25)
  • Star Deal - Traditional afternoon tea £17.50 per person or Champagne afternoon tea £20 per person
  • 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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