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Summary

“The most civilised hour or two you’ll ever spend” could well be at this archetypal and epic English team room “institution”“a legend that always lives up to its reputation”, with “exquisite” cakes, teas and light bites that are “a fabulous treat” (“can be pricier than most, but not to be missed”). It’s “always busy”, though, and “the queues are not so good”.

£46
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Proper cakes, proper teas, silver service” and “outstanding Yorkshire hospitality” combine to make this legendary spot “the quintessential English tearoom that never fails to please”; indeed, “once you have got through the vast queues” it’s “the most civilised place you’ll ever spend an afternoon”.

£46
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“You can’t go to Yorkshire without eating at Betty’s!”; for “the definition of an afternoon tea”, and “classic old-world charm”, head to these legendary tearooms – everything is “simply perfect”. If there’s a caveat, it’s that you “can expect to queue most days”, but it’s “worth the wait”.

£44
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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For a “leisurely afternoon tea, elegantly served”, few institutions deliver such a “lovely, traditional experience” as these renowned, “stately” tea-rooms – “even though there are long queues to enter, once inside you are in an unhurried world where time stands still”. “It’s always a magical visit; a treat for my mum, shared history with my sister, and introducing my daughter to its delights; the raclette, the fish ’n’ chips, the citron pressé, the cake trolley… need I go on?”

£43
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu, Entertainments
30, 80
166

Prices

Traditional European menu

Main Veggies Pudding
£12.50 £3.95 £4.75
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.95
Filter Coffee £3.85
Extras  
Service 12.50%
1 Parliament Street, Harrogate, HG1 2QU
Opening hours
Monday9 am-9 pm
Tuesday9 am-9 pm
Wednesday9 am-9 pm
Thursday9 am-9 pm
Friday9 am-9 pm
Saturday8:30 am-9 pm
Sunday9 am-9 pm

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