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The Black Swan Tearoom

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Market Place | Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ, England
+44 1439 770466
10:00 - 17:30
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We knew it wouldn't be cheap, but wanted to try it anyway It was raining, so a tea room seemed a good place to take cover. The food was very nice. I tried a 'flavoured' tea, rather than my normal 'PG', and it was OK. We enjoyed the visit, but I doubt I would return, given the cost, compared to... More 

Thank wamish
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service although friendly was very slow, we waited for nearly half an hour for our food and were about to leave when it arrived they did admit the service had been slow and did in fact offer us money off the bill. which was a nice gesture. Having said that the food was fine but I think expensive.

Thank pearl944
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Afternoon tea was OK, but I felt as though we were too cramped in on small tables. Selection was fair, but the price over the top given the cramped surroundings. I have had much better experiences at other venues and would not rush to return to this tea room.

Thank Kevin I
Redcar, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Black Swan for couple of drinks, we saw some Sunday Lunches and decided to stay and try some ourselves, beef was sold out so we both opted for pork which was lovely. Nice pub, with friendly staff, comfortable and popular would look into staying there in the future as it looks so nice.

Thank Angela H
England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Black Swan Tearooms towards the end of the day after a long walk. A most charming little place, with quite an extensive menu. We both had a hot drink and a cake. The only reason in which I'm not giving them 5 stars is just purely down to price. £15 for 2 hot drink and a piece... More 

Thank ameliasuitcase
Helmsley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

What a super evening! The whole ambience was delightful. We had the seven course taster menu and chose to have the accompanying wines. Both food and wine was first class. The staff were pleasant and knowledgeable. We were made to feel very special even though the restaurant was busy. We had a wonderful, relaxed evening which we completed with coffee... More 

Thank Goodfoodie64
Kent, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Second time visiting the Black Swan Tearoom and it lived up to the memory of our first. Really good champagne afternoon tea, with the hotel accommodating our collective food foibles! The sandwiches were tasty, the cakes plentiful and the scones delicious. Will definitely be coming back for a third visit.

Thank iandrakesmith
Bathgate, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

After walking around Helmsley on a cold Sunday afternoon, my mother and I decided to stop in this tearoom for tea and cake. We were quickly shown to a table, which started off promising. At least two other couples were shown to tables, had their order taken and drinks brought to them before we had been acknowledged at the table.... More 

Thank Gemma T
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

A real blast from the past very befitting of this beautiful town best tea i have ever tasted and and cakes to die service was perfect for not to be missed

Thank sylvia b
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118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Pleasant little tea room serving afternoon teas cakes sandwiches etc. Ditsie decor, excellent service! Will return!


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$37
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place | Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Helmsley
  • Phone Number: +44 1439 770466
The Black Swan Tearoom, located in the picturesque market town of Helmsley in the North York Moors, is both charming and traditional, and offers a fabulous quintessentially English Afternoon Tea experience which even the connoisseurs of Afternoon Tea wouldn't be able to fault. In addition to the traditional Afternoon Tea which changes seasonally making best use of the fresh, local produce available, a wide selection of brasserie style dishes are also served making the Tearoom the ideal place to meet up for lunch or simply just a cup of tea and a chat.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?