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The Vine House Cafe

Cleveland Way | Helmsley Walled Garden, Helmsley YO62 5AT, England
+44 1439 771194
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good16%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“salads” (17 reviews)
“polenta cake” (3 reviews)
“cakes” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Healthy, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Cleveland Way | Helmsley Walled Garden, Helmsley YO62 5AT, England
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1 - 10 of 90 reviews

Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3 of visited the Wallen Garden today and enjoyed a late lunch at this wonderful cafe. Two of us had the specials and they were delightful with local produce from the garden and full of flavour and very good portions. The food is served on...More

Thank Chris1230
Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your lovely review Please come back and visit us again soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like others, I like this cafe and really appreciate the friendliness of the staff but the prices are difficult to accept. We recently ordered five hot drinks and five scones - £30! Someone else was paying and, as a local resident I was highly embarrassed,...More

Thank nomisDevon
Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there and thanks for reviewing us Just to let anyone who is reading this know OUR HOT CHOCOLATES ARE MADE WITH ITALIAN HOT CHOCOLATE AND STEAMED MILK FROM OUR ESPRESSO MACHINE Your comments on prices made me get out of the kitchen and check...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the cafe on Sunday..it is beautiful..could have sat outside in the sunshine all afternoon..all the staff were lovely and very helpful..the ..only gripe I have is the cost of the drinks..I ordered a diet coke which cost me £2.40 !! This I find appallingly...More

Thank deborahmonroe4
Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for reviewing us. Lovely to hear that you found the cafe beautiful. We are a unique destination. Many people do sit for an hour or so just enjoying the views of Helmsley Walled Garden when the sun is shining. Or they spend...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

The Vie House cafe is part of the Helmsley walled garden but you don't have to go into the garden to visit the cafe. The cafe serves some delicious and imaginative food. the menu often changes depending on the food in season and uses a...More

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

Thanks so much for the brilliant review. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 August 2017

Set in a greenhouse full of mature vines this is a fabulous setting for any meal. The staff are quiet and efficient and the menu has some wonderfully enticing dishes.

Thank CaravannersDandK
Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thanks so much for your great review

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Discovered the cafe accidentally, while walking around Helmsley. I have to say, it looks very lovely, and I have never seen a place like this before. However, when I sat down, the first thing I noticed was the table, which was not actually clean. It...More

Thank tetsume
Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Hi Thanks for taking the time to review us I'm sorry if the table wasn't as clean as you would have liked. The cafe is not watertight ( being in Victorian glasshouses ), and just lately it keeps raining on and off constantly. We do...More

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Hilary C
19 September 2016|
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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
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CFD_at_IG
9 August 2016|
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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
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 14
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, 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
  • E-mail
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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