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The Black Swan Tearoom

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Market Place | Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ, England
+44 1439 770466
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10:00 - 17:30
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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563 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

Having just been around Helmsley Castle we thought that we would stop for some food and drink. We chose here as they are dog friendly, and once we had ordered and received our drinks our dog received a bowl of water and a biscuit without us even having a chance to ask for a bowl of water for him. The... More 

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Thank Mikey_P7
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Having enjoyed the taster menue here before , it was quite a pleasure to go with the 6 course taster menue here again .as we knew we could have booked the menue with a different glass of wine for each course on this particular occasion we just went with the 6 course menue itself.a sumptuous wine list with fair prices... More 

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Thank patrick s
west Yorkshire
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

We booked this as a special offer and had a lovely evening meal and stay. The 3 course evening meal couldn't be faulted, everything was beautiful and there was a wide choice of dishes to choose from. The hotel room was very modern with a really nice bathroom with molton brown toiletries. A lovely touch was a gift as we... More 

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Thank boothysyorkshire
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

Great spot for lunch, lots of choice and good for gluten-free options. Very friendly staff and a nice place for a few drinks too.

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Thank Ruth A
Bedford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Had a Refreshing pot of tea made exclusively for the Black Swan and good choice of delicious cakes. Nice atmosphere. Friendly and attentive staff. Definitely reccomend

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Thank 351david
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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595 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Silver stag candlesticks on the tablecloth covered table. Nice presentation of the prawn cocktail. Usual selection of roasts plus fish and I think a vegetarian. The meat was good, good crackling, well flavoured gravy. The Yorkshires were dry and a bit sub standard. The food took a long time coming. They were busy. My view is the premises are very... More 

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Thank Tolroy
Northumbria
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Stayed in a double room which was small but very cozy and overlooking the market square. Had the gallery restaurant three course evening meal which was excellent. Was concerned portions may be small but need not have worried. Highly recommend.

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Thank OnthewallNorthumbria
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

We tried the afternoon tea here for the first time and it was beautifully made, very generous and tasty. Lovely welcoming atmosphere and nice chatter amongst other diners too. Service was relaxed and friendly, just what you would like when taking time out. Coffee very nice. Would recommend the bite size coronation chicken sandwiches.

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Thank coussonya
Watton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Excellent food from unusual menu (the Gallery special). This was gourmet/nouvelle cuisine at it's best. Great service from friendly efficient staff.

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Thank Martinanscombe
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Enjoyed a good meal, but menu is somewaht misleading. It appears to offer a limited "two or three course" selection from two different menus. In practise, more options are available, but pricing is not clear. Good food but somewhat overpriced. Lovely hotel but some staff (only some) lack the customer-friendly approach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 37
Cuisine
British
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:30
Monday
10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:30
Thursday
10:00 - 17:30
Friday
10:00 - 17:30
Saturday
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
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?