Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel

(94 Reviews)
Station Road, York, 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 94 reviews)

94%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (84)
  • breakfast (4)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • dinner (8)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (5)
  • lunch (13)
  • luxury (27)
  • private dining (8)
  • romantic (18)
  • trendy (5)
  • value (12)
  • views (20)
  • By Faiza A from York
    2 August 2020

    The food, staff and ambience was exquisite. Lovely experience. Anyone who hasn’t been there is missing out. Thank you to the wonderful staff for meeting our difficult dietary needs and making our visit top class

  • By Margaret H from York
    25 July 2020

    What can one say the experience was great the ambiance of the garden rooms was very relaxing. The service was 5 star never rushed, food was delicious

  • By Simon M from York
    17 July 2020

    Went for an afternoon tea. Food was perfect, service excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed our time there.

  • By Peter D from York
    5 March 2020

    Had Afternoon tea . Not as good as last year..!. Sandwiches cut down, only 2 finger sandwiches each. So so fillings, beetroot & goats cheese & Ceaser Salad chicken .Cake fancies were very good & Tasty. Plenty of nice tea. Biggest shock was a visit to the Gents toilets . !. Beautiful old style Marble sinks & toilets , but the smell ! . Just what you would expect in a very well used Public Gents toilet , not in an upmarket Hotel .

  • By Carol W from York
    1 March 2020

    Staff were friendly, polite and professional. The Hotel is stunning and the garden room a beautiful place for afternoon tea One downside the dead flowers at the table and the little slug on the plate slug dealt with very quickly no offer of a complimentary pot of tea or coffee made though as a goodwill gesture

  • By Amanda W from Wilmslow
    25 February 2020

    We had the most gorgeous afternoon tea, it was lovely to have such different but tasty things to try from the red pepper soup to the beetroot and goats cheese sandwiches everything looked fabulous and tasted beautiful. We had a table in the window overlooking the gardens and the chairs where soft and comfortable. We weren’t rushed and the afternoon raced by. The service was attentive but not intrusive and we can’t wait to return.

  • By Claire F from York
    23 February 2020

    A lovely room, great service and a fabulous afternoon tea.

  • By Rob C from Fareham
    7 February 2020

    Excellent, table was ready on arrival and we all had an enjoyable afternoon tea.

  • By Samantha F from York
    2 February 2020

    I went here for afternoon tea and it was wonderful service, amazing food and the Garden Room was a lovely venue. Would definitely recommend this place for an afternoon tea experience in York

  • By Charlotte S from York
    26 January 2020

    Lovely starter of soup and muffin. Sandwiches were disappointing with only two options and far too much horseradish in the beef sandwich. Would be better to have smaller finger sandwiches with more choice. Scones and cakes average although the pumpkin spice macaroon was absolutely delicious - very light and aromatic. The children’s afternoon tea was very disappointing. We would have expected it to be more “fun” for a child and my daughter was not as enthused as the afternoon teas on offer at the Grand or other establishments in York. Tasty in parts but I feel that the Garden Room could do more to make it more enjoyable especially for their younger diners.

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