Bettys York

Afternoon tea, British·

SquareMeal Review of Bettys York

Back in 1919, Frederick Belmont used the interior designers and craftsmen who worked on the ocean liner Queen Mary to create the original Harrogate branch of this most stylish of Yorkshire’s traditional tea rooms. These days, there are offshoots of Bettys across the county, although standards remain scrupulous and the original ethos still applies – whatever the location. The original idea was to sell only homemade produce, and the bakery now delivers countless different lines, including cakes, breads, scones and muffins. During the day speciality teas and coffees complement all-day fry-ups, Yorkshire rarebits, sausages with rösti, omelettes and salads – plus legendary afternoon teas loaded with sandwiches, Yorkshire fat rascals, fruit loaves and traditional patisserie. Queues are de rigueur, but persevere because Bettys is required visiting for anyone who wants to sample an English tradition that has all but vanished.

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Afternoon tea, British
Cosy, Glamorous, Lively
Food Occasions
All day dining
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Birthdays, Celebrations
Food Hygiene Rating


Do you need to book a table?

No, there is no need to book a table.

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Do you have vegetarian options?

Yes, we cater for different dietary requirements and preferences.

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6-8 St Helen's Square, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8QP

0800 456 1919 0800 456 1919


Opening Times

All day
Mon 09:00-17:30
Tue 09:00-17:30
Wed 09:00-17:30
Thu 09:00-17:30
Fri 09:00-17:30
Sat 08:30-18:00
Sun 09:00-17:30


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