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Bettys Café Tea Rooms, York

6-8 St. Helen’s Square, York, YO1 8QP.

Tea at Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms, York

Ah, Bettys. Bettys is one of my very favourite tea rooms and I was a little perturbed that it wasn’t on the blog, especially as that meant I hadn’t got to go to one in over a year.

On New Year’s Eve we were all in York and just before they stopped letting people in, we went to Bettys. Bettys is popular and I have always had to queue to get in, but the queue does go down quickly and it’s worth the wait.

They are traditional and the waitresses have pinafores and the waiters have waistcoats. There is cake and then more cake. There are main meals and breakfast specials and ice cream sundaes and chocolate pancakes and on the day we went, four different types of mince pie. And the tea! The same company is also Taylors of Harrogate so they naturally have a very wide range of tea (and coffee, if you like that sort of thing). Taylors of Harrogate tea is gorgeous, if you are further south than Bettys and want to try some, try The teashop by the canal.

I had Christmas Spice Tea, that was spicy and orangey but made with a black tea also. Surprisingly it came out bright pink. R had China Rose Tea (my favourite), Mum had Bettys blend coffee, Dad had Bettys blend tea and S had Earl Grey. We also had food and yes, I did have the chocolate orange pancakes. They were scrummy.

Teapot? Yes.
Leaf tea? Yes, Taylors of Harrogate.
Milk jug? Yes.
Price? £33 for 5 lots of tea and 4 lots of food.
Cake? Yes and afternoon tea and scones and main meals and sandwiches and ice cream and coffee.
Go again? Always.