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The Lavender Rooms

16 Market Place, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AG, England
+44 1423 860555
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“soup” (35 reviews)
“sandwiches” (56 reviews)
“cake” (30 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
16 Market Place, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AG, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Charming cafe with traditional ambience. Lovely service. Tea for Two looked great value, however serving 'speciality' teas via a tea bag doesn't quite do it. The cappuccino sadly arrived very tepid and the gluten free ground rice cake with honey & lemon could have a...More

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch during a fly by visit to see the beautiful view of the river. It looks very quaint from the outside and the history behind the building is very interesting. Downstairs is a sweet shop and upstairs is the small cafe....More

Thank Claudstar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was really good. Cosy little cafe upstairs. I ordered the afternoon tea for two. The sandwiches provided were nice, you do get a good amount of filling in each sandwich. However, the cakes weren't great. The selection was good, but the quality unfortunately was...More

Thank egroeg95
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Always have a problem with TripAdvisor. This place is good. Not very good. Not average. But have gone with average. We cleared the table as they were understaffed. No problem, just saying. The soup came x 3 and was fine. My Brie and Bacon melt...More

Thank MStJB
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We go here for lunch every time we visit Knaresborough. It's a really old building in the centre of town. It looks a bit 'touristy and twee' from the outside, but don't be deceived. All their food is homemade and is good value. I had...More

Thank FynnNorthYorkshire
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I stupidly thought that the whole place had undergone a refurbishment, it hasn't only the outside painted. We went in on a wet Sunday too late to find anywhere else and realised on the stairs that the tearoom had not been decorated since our last...More

Thank marionb899
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I love this cafe. It's charming and original, totally unspoilt by time. The little sweet shop beneath is also as charming. So quaint.

Thank Beverley H
Reviewed 3 September 2017

On our first visit to knaresbrough we came across this business which we both found intriguing. The building had such a wonderful story behind its history. We only required refreshments and are great tea drinkers. I asked a pleasant member of staff whether I could...More

Thank yorkshireterrier13
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely little tea room afternoon tea was delicious fresh bread tasty sandwich and scone and cakes delicious struggled to finish it all price was really good would definitely go again .

Thank glenlinda1967
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We left our AirB&B who do not provide breakfast, so this was the stop for us, Knaresborough, having seen this place yesterday.. and breakfast, tea, coffee, all good, and a very helpful young lady, who had just started work that morning, I think she will...More

Thank Jacques-Pierre77
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Response from Barbara P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. You can book.
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Response from tchgate | Reviewed this property |
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18 June 2016|
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Response from Elaine376 | Reviewed this property |
We have only been for their excellent value afternoon tea for two which includes tea, sandwiches and cakes and scones for around £12, but remember everything on the menu seemed to be reasonable there and looked delicious and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Market Place, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate  >  Knaresborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 860555
A warm welcome awaits you in the Lavender Rooms where you can relax and enjoy a break in an atmosphere full of Olde Worlde Charm.
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