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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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“scones” (585 reviews)
“rosti” (118 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (56 reviews)
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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 today via mobile

Betty's Tea Rooms have a great reputation. My wife and I have been going on and off for years and are frequent users of the shop parts in both York Betty's. Of late we have taken to going for breakfast on a weekend day. The...More

Thank John A C
Reviewed yesterday

Been coming to Betty's every time we visit York for last 30+ years and it has maintained its quality. As there tend to be queues for lunch/afternoon tea we find it is quieter for a light early evening meal. Came twice this holiday and both...More

Thank JanandDavid
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The nice place to waitres very nice and beautiful, I did not find anything free from gluten and vegan I could not eat anything Very bud experience :-(( Is toooo much expancive

Thank Johm S
Reviewed yesterday

Never before in the profession of cake baking, has so much good stuff been many by so few, for so many. Winston Churchill never said - but he never came to Bettys. God bless Betty's, one of the jewels of Western Civilisation. An Oasis of...More

Thank MrWhitborough
Reviewed 2 days ago

These people are crazy about the tea,scone etc and I admit I got hooked on it too.This is a very popular place.It had a nice carry out store of biscuits,candy etc.Had a line out the door when we were there.

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved the cakes but the queuing was horrendous as I have difficulty standing for too long. We had to just use the shop and missed out on the vintage waiting in the restaurant. Gutted

Thank polarhbear
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A really hot and humid day so we popped in for a cuppa and some cake. Short queue but then given a lovely seat upstairs where we could watch the world go by. The air-con was a godsend! Staff were lovely. Had tea, buttered pikelets...More

Thank sarahwee
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yes it is expensive; afternoon tea with a glass of champagne £29 each. However the surroundings, the service, the food and drinks were all superb

Thank NigelM63
Reviewed 2 days ago

Betty's is busy so expect a line - but more than worth the wait! We stopped for a late breakfast and got a table within 5 minutes. Service was fantastic. Ample menu. The food and tea were really good. Betty's is a "do not miss"...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been before and ad afternoon tea so we thought we would try breakfast eggs bendick to die for and the fresh lemonade with raspberry the service was good too we will be going again in the near furture ❤️

Thank Tinafromheanor
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
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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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