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Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel

Station Road, York, YO24 1AA

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Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 13:00 - 17:00.

Excellent setting with food to match. The service was very good and they made a special effort given it was my grandmas 91st birthday.

Chris 22 September 2019
from Cumbria

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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.

Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel

Station Road, York, YO24 1AA

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Customer reviews for Garden Room at The Principal York Hotel

4.6 (((() (based on 70 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (65)
  • luxury (21)
  • views (14)
  • romantic (13)
  • lunch (11)
  • value (10)
  • dinner (8)
  • private dining (8)
  • large parties (5)
  • business (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • entertainment (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • ((((( 2 November 2017 by Karen from York

    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

  • ((((* 23 August 2017 by Sharon from BARNSLEY

    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

  • ((((( 21 August 2017 by Liz from Cheshire

    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.

  • ((((( 19 August 2017 by Collette from York

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

  • ((((( 18 August 2017 by Maggie from Leeds

    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.

  • ((((( 13 July 2017 by Shirley from York

    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.

  • ((((( 9 July 2017 by Catherine from Doncaster

    Everything was more than i expected

  • ((((( 2 July 2017 by Gillian from South Shields

    Visited York. Wanted a high class afternoon tea. Booked via this website. Excellent all round. Beautiful Garden Room, top service as expected at top end hotel The Principle. Food delicious, well worth the price with a glass of champagne. Will definitely visit again.

  • ((((* 23 June 2017 by Clare from Holmfirth

    The hotel and Garden Room are stunning - classic styling with immaculate decor and set table.
    The service both inside and out was very good (the hotel attendant outside for parking was extremely friendly and polite).
    For the afternoon tea itself it was a delightful selection carefully explained by the waiter and the children's version was a brilliant addition.
    My only comments would be that four of us chose coffee and were never offered a refill, hence just one cup for the whole service. The tea drinkers had a pot but only offered more hot water instead of another pot. Obviously the menu does not state refills will be offered but other establishments I have visited do come round and check if any more tea/coffee is required (within reason of course).
    A minor comment was that a clotted cream dish had a huge chip and crack on it which just fell short of a perfectly set table.
    I would certainly come back, it was a good price but most importantly the service, setting and afternoon tea did not disappoint only for the drinks comment above.

  • ((((( 14 June 2017 by Terence from York

    Lovely relaxed atmosphere and an added touch of an extra decorated brownie to go with our afternoon tea as it was our wedding anniversary.

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