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The Vine House Cafe

Cleveland Way | Helmsley Walled Garden, Helmsley YO62 5AT, England
+44 1439 771194
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good16%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (26 reviews)
“polenta cake” (3 reviews)
“cakes” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cleveland Way | Helmsley Walled Garden, Helmsley YO62 5AT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a cuppa and cake after visiting the walled garden with hubby & our dog. Pretty vintage crockery and views of the garden. Well worth a visit. Love it!

Thank DJRangoon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love eating lunch here, true, sometimes it is busy and you have a longish wait but the food is usually worth it. They have a good variety of lunches and cakes but they do go quickly, so check your timing if going. The coffee...More

Thank sealdriver
Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou for your lovely review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in after a walk around the gardens - we made it just in time prior to the rain starting - Liz & A Daphne enjoyed the avocado crushed on toast & I had a thoroughly enjoyable ham sandwich - good sized portions & very...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After wandering around the lovely gardens we stopped for a pot of Yorkshire Tea. At £4.60 for a pot that contained 7 cups, the price was an absolute bargain and the tea delicious!

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this cafe because of the delightful location in the old greenhouses of the Walled Garden and were delightfully surprised by the imaginative cooking. Great use of fresh produce. Quite special.

Thank Rosamund C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My hot chocolate was absolutely gorgeous; my husband's pot of tea was like dishwater (1 teabag in a large pot of hot water). So we were disappointed. Set in lovely gardens with helpful staff reasonably priced.More

Thank Margaret W
Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Margaret I'm pleased you loved the hot chocolate ❤️ I will mention to staff about the tea. If they use large pots for one person they should only be filling half full. We use Yorkshire tea which with the correct amount of water makes...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a large group of people at the counter choosing cake etc when we arrived so it took a while to get served but that was fair enough. After I'd paid £11.20 for tea for two and two slices of cake (which seemed pretty expensive)...More

Thank Olwen P
Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there So sorry to hear we missed your order. We serve literally hundreds of people and occasionally mistakes do happen. Food goes to wrong tables, drinks are missed, pots are smashed etc etc. We all survive and to be honest it's not the end...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to have some late summer sun and be able to sit in the lovely patio area. Good coffee, tasty scones and a lovely bacon sandwich. Exceptionally polite staff. Maybe not the cheapest but not expensive and you get what you pay...More

Thank Steven C
Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review

Reviewed 29 August 2017

We had a lovely lunch both having the melts which were delicious. They were accompanied by amazing salads, spicy carrot, kale and some sort of cauliflower cous cous. They were so different and original. We were also able to take our two dogs and have...More

Thank kensmith1810
Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Brilliant to hear you've enjoyed The Vinehouse Come and try one of our new range of homemade pies that will be going on the menu in September

Reviewed 28 August 2017

We only visited the cafe, as unfortunately we didn't have time to visit the walled garden on this occasion - will definitely return. It was a beautiful bank holiday Sunday early afternoon and as the inside conservatory seating was too hot we sat outside at...More

Thank Amanda230689
Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thanks so much for the lovely review So pleased you enjoyed our food and I will be buying the staff a beer!! A few people have recognised the hard work they are putting in lately The salad was one of our 'specials' which we constantly...More

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Hilary C
19 September 2016|
Response from Sue C | Property representative |
We usually have at least one hot veggie meal. At the moment it's a Greek bean stew. Fasoulaki. It's £8-60 served with pitta. Just ask for it without feta. We always have a veggie soup This weeks is garden squash green Thai... More
9 August 2016|
Response from Sue C | Property representative |
Yes we certainly do. We serve a lot of salads and veggie food and always have gluten free cake option. Please let us know you are gluten free when you order Regards Sue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$11 - US$13
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
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Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
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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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