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Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms - York

6-8 St. Helens Square, York YO1 8QP, England
+44 1904 659142
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
Cafe, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6-8 St. Helens Square, York YO1 8QP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We came to York on a shopping trip and stopped off at Bettys for some lunch. The staff were all so friendly and helpful and the food was absolutely beautiful - we particularly enjoyed the Bacon & Raclette Rösti and the chips were just gorgeous!...More

Thank annaguy95
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to Betty's tea room today, we were waiting in the queue for maybe 10 minutes which isn't a great deal of time. The staff were friendly and welcoming. We both ordered the haddock and chips with mushy peas along with a coke and...More

Thank Yusuf N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked this over the phone just a few days before visiting for a long weekend in York with my sisters. It was lovely to arrive to no queuing ( huge queue downstairs) and it took around 5 minutes waiting in the seating area till...More

Thank medsdemon
Reviewed 2 days ago

No trip to York would be complete, for me, without a stop at Betty's. We had dinner here and it is did not disappoint. Friendly fast service and excellent food. I had the afternoon tea complete with sandwiches, scone and cakes and felt really spoiled!

Thank Little Jenny
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had afternoon tea at Betty's last week, making the decision to reserve a table in the Belmont Room and away from the queuing hoards winding around the building. Service was exemplary both from our host and from our waiter who explained the process and...More

1  Thank LAT72
Reviewed 3 days ago

And glad I did!!! There are two Betty's Tea Rooms, right around the corner from each other. You may find a long line at the corner one, but may get right in at the smaller venue. The smaller venue's menu is much less, but has...More

Thank disneykathie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The service is absolutely top notch, and the venue traditionally lovely, but unfortunately I ordered the steak sandwich and not only was the meat tough, but paired with the crunchy toast, it made for an embarrassing chomping nightmare. Also I thought the chocolate cake/torte thing-...More

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a champagne afternoon tea bought for our Silver wedding anniversary. Today we went to York especially to enjoy our treat. We queued outside , but not for very long at all, luckily the weather stayed fine and dry. We were seated downstairs, I...More

Thank gr8holsinturkey
Reviewed 3 days ago

Came up with a friend who had told me about Betty's and it lived up to expectations! Had the eggs florentine which was delicious, staff are lovely and the setting is beautiful

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Couldn't get in for afternoon tea yesterday as the queue was down the street so be warned! However went for breakfast and it didn't disappoint. Crushed avocado on sourdough toast with 2 poached eggs - delicious. Place is quaint and reminiscent of a Victorian era....More

Thank s-pestic
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Questions & Answers
20 June 2017|
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Response from Martyn A | Reviewed this property |
They are open to 9:00 pm so there is the potential but being the end of the day they may be sold out.
9 June 2017|
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Response from allytabs | Reviewed this property |
You can book Lady Betty's afternoon tea, can be done on line. There have always been queues when we have been until last time when we arrive at around 11.15am on a Sunday morning and went straight in for brunch. If you are... More
14 October 2016|
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Response from sjyork |
They have one that is extortionately priced (double the price of the other) where your only extras to downstairs is a pea purree in a short glass and a sliver of pork pie. They have a pianist which is nice but it's just... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-8 St. Helens Square, York YO1 8QP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 659142
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