Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel

Station Road, York, N Yorkshire, YO24 1AA
Afternoon Tea

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.

Customer reviews for Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel
(based on 53 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • large parties (4)
  • trendy (3)
  • romantic (12)
  • private dining (6)
  • entertainment (2)
  • views (7)
  • dinner (6)
  • value (9)
  • child friendly (1)
  • luxury (16)
  • lunch (8)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (3)
  • afternoon tea (50)
  • 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

  • By Liz B from Cheshire
    20 August 2017

    Had afternoon tea here in the Garden Room. This is a luxurious experience. A well appointed room, good quality afternoon tea with excellent champagne. The staff are young, friendly and efficient. Highly recommended.

  • By Collette K from York
    18 August 2017

    Love the tro of warm appetisers as starter to afternoon tea. Make the experience unique, professional and friendly service. Beautiful room and decor.

  • By Maggie P from Leeds
    17 August 2017

    Posh and different afternoon tea in palatial surroundings. The room where we ate was stunning - too busy looking round to eat! Service was excellent - nothing too much trouble. great attention paid to my husbands food intolerances - so good to have. Three small varied scones with clotted cream and jam were my favourite, closely followed by the savoury appetisers.

  • By Shirley R from York
    11 July 2017

    We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. What was unusual and a lovely surprise was the starter for afternoon tea - soup in a small cup and two canapés. The atmosphere was very relaxed.

  • By Catherine S from Doncaster
    8 July 2017

    Everything was more than i expected

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)
  • 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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