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Cleveland Way | Helmsley Walled Garden, Helmsley YO62 5AT, England
+44 1439 771194
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Snaith, United Kingdom
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297 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Called for a coffee and a cake. There was a good selection of cakes and decaf coffee available too. The polenta cake was lovely. Very moist with lots of flavour. I would call here again.

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1 Thank YorksUKYorksUK
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Fell in love with the walled garden & café 7 years ago and have visited every year since. This unique café served vegetarian/vegan food of the highest standard. On Saturday just two vegetarian mains, one already sold out. Three of the four open sandwiches on offer were meat/fish, and one of the salads. Setting still beautiful, local produce still great... More 

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1 Thank lucylocket1553
Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us. I'm sorry you were disappointed with our current menu. I took the cafe over in May this year and have increased the number of vegetarian choices! You are thinking of the owner before that who ran the cafe as purely vegetarian. On the day you visited we had a vegetable soup of... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

There was not a great deal of choice and we decided to eat in Helmsley itself. We have had wonderful food here on previous visits. We returned to tour the garden and have teas and coffees. I thought the drinks menu was overpriced - £3 for a flat white is a piece of nonsense frankly, however attractive the setting.

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2 Thank Jill S
Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us I'm sorry you didn't think there was enough choice but we have in fact increased the menu considerably this year. The coffee prices are clearly displayed A flat white is a double shot of coffee and priced accordingly. We are a unique cafe in a stunning location that is only open for... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food made from ingredients from the walled garden. It's not cheap, but the food is great. Homemade cakes to die for.

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Thank MrsACr
Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us More 

Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This cafe is overpriced for lunches, although they are quite good. The tea tastes very nice. One pot was fine for us

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Thank Nick B
Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this review

This review made me laugh!!😆 How many pots do you usually have??!! Can't really say much as you thought the lunch was good and the tea tasted nice! As for price it depends where you usually go and how much you usually pay. Some reviewers say we're very reasonable. Thanks for taking the time to review us. More 

York
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I have taken visitors twice to the Vine House cafe since the new ownership, and had different salads on both visits, both were delicious, and have also been for coffee and cake - our visitors and us were truly delighted with the food. The cake selection is quite different to anywhere else, and sells out quickly, so the coconut buns... More 

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Thank carolyn f
Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this review

Lovely review. Thanks so much More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Had a really enjoyable lunch of mackerel salad whilst my wife had a apple and pear with brie salad. Both were tasty and filling. Outside area is perfect for a warm day. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Baby changing facilities on site are much appreciated too.

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Thank TIGGY_MALOO
Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the positive review Come back and see us soon More 

Byron Bay, Australia
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

What a great find, we visited the Walled Garden which we loved. Then thought lunch and we had a fantastic lunch at the Vine, the menu was simple but with a good selection of some different things and served in a fun way. It all tasted great and good value too. We then went off and had a walk around... More 

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Thank SKaustralia
Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this review

What a great review Thanks so much Hope to see you again More 

Wetherby, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We used this for lunch when we visited the Walled Gardens. The salads were all freshly prepared and delicious. They staff were helpful and friendly. You can eat outside or in the conservatory. We felt that the food served was good value for money. Soups, salads, sandwiches as well as home made cakes and scones. All delicious.

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Thank WetherbyLady
Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

While visiting the adjacent walled garden we popped in for coffee and cake. The cafe setting is pleasant but the prices seemed very expensive. A very slim piece of nice enough lemon sponge set us back £3.50, a pound more than it was worth, or would have cost elsewhere locally. Incidentally, the walled garden also seems to be suffering from... More 

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1 Thank RouteCanal
Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us Im sorry you thought we were expensive but I do think that depends on where you normally eat and how much you normally pay! If you look at other reviews a lot of people think we are very reasonable. The cafe setting is unique with views of the gardens and the castle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$19
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Healthy, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cleveland Way | Helmsley Walled Garden, Helmsley YO62 5AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Helmsley
  • Phone Number: +44 1439 771194
Description
PLEASE NOTE THIS CAFE HAS RECENTLY CHANGED HANDS.....DO COME AND TRY US We have recently taken over the helm at The Vine House Cafe at Helmsley Walled Garden. Using produce from the Walled Garden where possible as well as meat and vegetables from local suppliers we offer beautifully presented fresh food (vegetarian meals always available), along with homemade cakes and seriously good coffees. As well as traditional items such as Yorkshire platter, ham sandwiches and homemade soups we also have a constantly changing specials board with choices such as: Harissa marinated Prawn Platter. Melon, Feta, Chilli and Pomegranate Platter. Pasta Alla Puttonesca Tacos de Pollo The cafe is housed in Victorian Glass Houses with vines running through it and has a large outside area with tables and seating so you can sit back and enjoy views of the gardens along with Helmsley Castle. It is one of Helmsley's best kept secrets, just a 5 minute walk from the centre of town. There is disabled parking to the rear and the cafe along with The Walled Garden itself is wheelchair friendly. We are lucky to have lots of space so pushchairs are not a problem and we are dog friendly. (We usually have a dog biscuit on hand to keep the boss happy!) Our stunning venue can be hired after 6pm for private events and parties. Just call to discuss your requirements.

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