survey result

Summary

£43
    £
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You haven’t had afternoon tea ’till you’ve been to Bettys”“a peerless institution” for over a hundred years, which “has not really changed” and where a visit “is likely to involve you in a long queue for a table (which says it all)”. “Go there hungry” to make the most of the brunch, sandwiches and cakes – all “beautifully presented in opulent surroundings”.

Summary

£40
    £
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still the most civilised place on Earth” – these archetypal tea rooms have been a “Yorkshire institution” for a century now, founded as they were in 1919. There’s “no point wasting calories elsewhere” when here you can enjoy “afternoon tea, exactly as it should be”: “surrounded by starched white tablecloths and napkins, plus silver teapots, with a great selection of sandwiches (extra if you want them!) and cakes, plus unlimited tea or coffee served in grand surroundings by lovely staff”. “Every town should have one. Why don’t they?”

Summary

£40
    £
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still the most civilised place on Earth” – these archetypal tea rooms have been a “Yorkshire institution” for a century now, founded as they were in 1919. There’s “no point wasting calories elsewhere” when here you can enjoy “afternoon tea, exactly as it should be”: “surrounded by starched white tablecloths and napkins, plus silver teapots, with a great selection of sandwiches (extra if you want them!) and cakes, plus unlimited tea or coffee served in grand surroundings by lovely staff”. “Every town should have one. Why don’t they?”

Summary

£46
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”.

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Restaurant details

Entertainments,Highchair,Menu
30, 80
No dress code
166

Bettys Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Bettys Restaurant in HG1, Harrogate by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Bettys restaurant.
Simon B
Always the same high standards, and large q...
Reviewed 5 months, 23 days ago

"Always the same high standards, and large queues."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£11.20 £11.40 £4.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.50
Filter Coffee £3.75
Extras  
Bread £0.00
1 Parliament Street, Harrogate, HG1 2QU
Opening hours
Monday9 am‑5 pm
Tuesday9 am‑5 pm
Wednesday9 am‑5 pm
Thursday9 am‑5 pm
Friday9 am‑5 pm
Saturday9 am‑5 pm
Sunday9 am‑5 pm

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