6 of the best afternoon teas in York

PUBLISHED: 10:38 12 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:38 12 June 2017

Afternoon Tea at the Countess of York, National Railway Museum

Afternoon Tea at the Countess of York, National Railway Museum

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York is one of the most visited locations in the UK, afternoon tea should be on the itinery of every one who visits the city,

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Bettys

When you think of afternoon tea in York, Bettys immediately springs to mind. The afternoon tea has become a bit of a tourist destination over the years and it’s easy to see how. The pastries from the famous bakery are a delight and for those looking to indulge a little, there’s a special Luxury Lady Betty Afternoon Tea in the Belmont Room on selected days.

£18.95 pp with champagne £26.85pp

www.bettys.co.uk/cafe-tea-rooms/afternoon-tea-at-bettys

Principal Hotel, York

Afternoon tea at the Principal Hotel is served in the stylish Garden Room. There’s plenty of local produce included in the offering, including: Yorkshire rarebit, with fruit chutney; Yorkshire ham and pickle sandwich; Parkin loaf and Yorkshire curd tart.

£22.95pp with champagne £29.50pp

www.phcompany.com/principal/york-hotel/dining/garden-room

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National Railway Museum

You won’t find a more unusual place to have afternoon tea in York than at the National Railway Museum. The Countess of York is a beautifully restored railway carriage situated between Great Hall and Station Hall in the South Gardens. In addition to the standard items, the award-winning afternoon tea includes seasonal dishes such as fresh pea and asparagus soup and Yorkshire rhubarb and crème patissière tart.

£22.50pp with champagne £29pp

www.nrm.org.uk/planavisit/visityork/countess-york/afternoon-tea

The Grand Hotel

The Grand is Yorkshire’s only five star hotel and the afternoon tea meets their exacting standards of food and service. The menu is seasonal but has included Apple and fennel sausage rolls as well as Date Sponge with Stem Ginger Frosting. There are vegetarian and gluten free options available as well as a Hendrick’s Tipsy G&Tea for gin lovers (£32.50pp)

£25.50pp with champagne £39pp

www.thegrandyork.co.uk/afternoon-tea

Bullivant of York Tea Rooms

This quaint tea room just around the corner from the visitor centre is a truly vintage experience. This is very much a traditional offering with all the fine china in a cosy setting.

£17.50pp

www.bullivant-of-york.co.uk/vintage-afternoon-tea-york.htm

York Cocoa House

The York Cocoa House Afternoon Chocolate has seasonal menu but has featured savoury chocolate treats such as Yorkshire Blue Cheese & Chocolate Tart and the York Cocoa House Rarebit made with York Chocolate Stout.

£13.50pp with sparkling wine £4.25 extra.

www.yorkcocoahouse.co.uk/collections/afternoon-chocolate

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