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Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms - Harrogate

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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had been told that we must not miss a visit to Betty’s and to not be put off by the long queues and we were very glad we waited. The afternoon tea was wonderful and the serving staff were super polite and helpful. A...visit to Harrogate is not complete without the Betty’s experience.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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This was an unplanned visit as we walked past when there unusually wasn't a queue so decided to pay a visit. Was a lovely impromptu treat. Food, drinks and service lovely. The downstairs where we were seated felt a bit dated but was clean and...fresh. The shop was lovely with lots of tempting goodies. I would defo go back (if there isn't a queue 🤣😂).More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely afternoon tea with prosecco and so well looked after. Bought gifts to take home as well. Should definitely be on your to do list when visiting Harrogate.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A step back in time for an afternoon tea experience. Better to pre book as long queues to get in. Well worth the money. Great experience. Afternoon tea with all the usual accompaniments. We also ordered 2 Fat Rascals to share( their signature) & we...weren't dissapointed! Ordered some to take back down south to be collected on the day we left! Staff were very attentive with nothing too much trouble Highly recommended experienceMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I treated my wife as she had always wanted to go, neither of us were disappointed, as it says on the tin, beautiful food, lovely servers, spotlessly clean and great value for money

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband booked a table for afternoon tea as a birthday treat. Sadly we were both disappointed. The tea and pink champagne were nice.But the sandwiches and the scones could have been supermarket bought. The ham was just that thin pink stuff you buy sous-vide,...not even thick cut. The 3 mini cakes on top were so sweet we struggled to eat them. I’ve had better afternoon teas for a much lower price elsewhere. We also tried to order rascals and curd tarts from the shop (the waiter gets them for you). After 10min waiting, we were told the rascals had sold out. Then after another 10min wait, it turned out the tarts had sold out too. The staff were friendly and did a good job. The imperial suite looked magnificent (and clearly freshly repainted as the movement sensor was still covered in frog tape). But the food didn’t live up to our expectations. Won’t be returning.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I just had to visit Harrogate's iconic tearooms when I was visiting! I had been warned about the queues and length of time I might have to wait but was pleasantly surprised as less than 20 minutes on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Sampled Betty's tea...blend and the famous rascal, both of which were great. Loved the old school charm and presentation. Definitely recommend as a must do if you ever visit Harrogate.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent breakfast in stylish surroundings with good service. Two well cooked and filling Breakfast Rosti and two large Cappuccinos equals £34.90 plus tip. An ‘institution’ which continues to deliver without fuss or pretension. An experience worth repeating. The shop also offers many other chances to...spoil yourself or others with my recommendation being a box of Betty’s Fat Rascal scones.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a superb afternoon tea. Made all the better by wonderful helpful staff and an extensive gluten free range for my cousin

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We managed to book on the day to take tea in the upstairs room which avoids the extensive queues for downstairs. The exterior is impressive and the tea room is the same along with the impeccably dressed staff. You are not rushed but there is...a definite impression that your table is going to be taken again as soon as you leave. We mentioned to 3 different members of staff that my partner needs GF food but when the food came out she was given the normal gluten selection so this had to go back. For the money I was expecting better, the small sandwiches were very tasty, the scone was Ok but nothing special and of a modest size and the small cakes less than impressive. I am glad to tick tea at Betty's off my list but i have had better afternoon teas before.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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You can park on the street immediately outside, but it’s not free
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No the m meat is not halal
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28 December 2019|
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms - Harrogate

Yes, Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms - Harrogate offers takeaway services.

Yes, Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms - Harrogate is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms - Harrogate is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4