Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel

(79 Reviews)
Station Road, York, N Yorkshire, YO24 1AA
Afternoon Tea

Top offer

TDH Menu - 2 course £21 or 3 courses £25 with 50% off a bottle of house wine

This offer is available from June 13, 2018 until December 31, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers.

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
4.5
(based on 79 reviews)

96%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (72)
  • breakfast (3)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • dinner (8)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (5)
  • lunch (12)
  • luxury (24)
  • private dining (8)
  • romantic (14)
  • trendy (5)
  • value (12)
  • views (17)
  • By Jane B from Darlington
    20 November 2019

    Surprise 70th for my sister Delay in serving and disappointing afternoon tea

  • By Karen H from Leeds
    15 November 2019

    Loved the relaxed setting to enjoy a lovely afternoon tea and a champagne cocktail with my friend on our girls treat , , staff were really helpful

  • By Ann S from Beverley
    15 November 2019

    A birthday gift for myself I went with a very close friend as my guest. The room is beautiful. A charming young man was our meet & greet & showed us to a lovely table by a window overlooking the garden with York Minster in the back ground . My friend is gluten free & this was not a problem as she had the alternative menu. The pumpkin soup was with the sourdough cracker & mackerel pate & the beetroot muffin were the outstanding things for us as most unusual but the rest of the afternoon was delicious. The selection of teas was a very nice touch my friend had earl grey & I had the lemongrass.

  • By Olive S from York
    14 November 2019

    The whole experience was an absolute delight - such friendly, accommodating staff. Food was scrumptious, particularly the first course. Decor so elegant. We loved every minute.

  • By Sarah W from YORK
    2 November 2019

    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.

  • By Sarah T from York
    24 October 2019

    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.

  • By Sue W from York
    19 October 2019

    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.

  • By Claire W from Manchester
    19 October 2019

    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.

  • 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

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

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