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The Black Swan Tearoom

Market Place | Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ, England
+44 1439 770466
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“sandwiches” (34 reviews)
“tasting menu” (16 reviews)
“macaroons” (4 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Market Place | Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

£15 for 4 coffees,sorry but I don't know how they justify this price. They're just ripping off tourists. There are much better tea rooms in Helmsley but would recommend you avoid this one

Thank 2Frenchy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff here are excellent, very attentive and couldn't do enough to ensure that you had the best quality experience. Very impressive and refreshing.

Thank Briony F
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Had the lunch menu in the Tea room. Beef cheeks and Cod. Nice service, nice room, nice view and a good beer, Both dishes had one key note - SALT and then more salt. Thank goodness we did not go for the evening tasting menu...More

Thank Regdor
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

£9 for two small cold Lattes! If you don't mind being over charged the. It's a nice place to sit. A cold sandwich was nearly £11 though.

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Great stop for a decent cup of tea and a quick bite. Cake and sarnies are good, although a little pricey; a coronation chicken baguette was just over £10. Good service and great location in the heart of Helmsley.

Thank KJL41
Reviewed 28 May 2017

A must place to visit for a unique aternoon tea experience lovely food fantasic service and helpful staff all located in a bueatiful North Yorkshire village

Thank richarddiane2016
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

In my opinion our visit here today was very average . It was by no means busy and after I cleared it with reception that food was still being served , we made are way into the garden at the back ,where we would be...More

Thank Tracey G
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Called in for a late lunch and really enjoyed it. Nice sandwiches and afternoon tea, good drinks. Friendly staff and nice décor.

Thank MikesTrips01
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We have been to these tea rooms many times and have always been impressed by the cake selection on view. We ordered from the written selection on offer that day. Which stated two scones with jam and cream intending for it to be shared and...More

Thank marionb899
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely little tea room with a decent amount of choice. May be best finding out what they do at different times as there was breakfast, lunch and other menus. Food was okay but not that special, not what I was expecting for...More

Thank georgemill95
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 39
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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