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“A birthday treat”

Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms - York
Ranked #82 of 975 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 6 April 2018

For my wife's birthday, we decided to revisit Bettys for breakfast, on a gloriously sunny morning after what has seemed like endless weeks of rain. It could not have been a better choice. My wife had a filling and delicious plate of roesti with bacon and poached egg. She found it scrumptiously filling and was hesitating over whether to have anything further - such as a patisserie. To our pleasant surprise, the person serving us then turned up with a small cake with a lit candle on top - a gift from Bettys. Who could ask for more? Our sincere thanks go to what has become a great York and Yorkshire institution.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Betty's is a York institution and a definite must for tea and cake lovers! A queue is highly likely at peak times (most of the time) but do wait. The choice of teas, coffees, cakes, dainty sandwiches or afternoon teas are worth it. The service is quick (but not too quick), polite and with silver service!! The infamous Yorkshire Fat Rascal (warm, fruity scone) was delicious!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This was our second port of call after arriving in York, after queueing for 20 minutes we were seated and served by delightful staff delivering lovely food in a very decorative environment (the mirrors opposite the wc's are engraved by the airmen that were looked after here during World War 2, fascinating).

We ate bacon rarebit on toast (we wanted to share this as we weren't too hungry and they served it separately in dishes which was a nice and thoughtful touch) followed by jam and clotted cream scones and a big pot of tea for two.... really enjoyed it here and one to tick off on our first trip to York.

Thank spwait
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We go here regularly to meet friends and family, You have to pick your times carefully otherwise you queue but we tend to go for early breakfast once we arrive in York for the day, so never have too! We love all the Betty's products and they never disappoint! This is a must do if you are in York, Ilkely, Harrogate or Northallerton!

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Thank Mrsnorthyorkshire
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I went here with my kids on a very busy day in York. Not too big a queue when we joined it at around 11.20 but it soon grew as Betty's is so popular! We got a perfect seat looking out onto the square. Service was efficient and very very friendly. The food was delicious. I had fish and chips, without doubt the best I've ever had. The kids had sausage and chips which they loved. My desert was a rhubarb frangipane which was to die for. I love Betty's!

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