Harden's survey result
“Everyone who visits York goes to the iconic Betty’s” – so “be prepared to queue” – but everyone also agrees that it’s “always worth the wait”, with its “lovely baked goods and treats to buy in the shop and a fabulous afternoon tea with a good selection of cakes and speciality brews. Highly recommend!” Or “proper leaf tea and a fat rascal completes a memorable brunch”.
“In a very pleasant timewarp” – a “splendid” room “with its Art Deco windows and mirrors”, where a “pianist plays through the afternoon” – this institution continues to turn out “legendary” vanilla slices, “perfect sandwiches, cheese scones I’d travel miles for” and a “real treat” of a breakfast. Given the above, it’s “worth every penny and every minute spent queuing up”.
An “incomparable” institution and “time warp delight” that’s “so good you won’t mind the queue” – these epic tearooms “never disappoint for afternoon tea” (featuring “outstanding cakes” and “cream teas to die for”), and are also “worth remembering for a light meal, and in particular a very good breakfast”.
Bettys Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Choose your moment.The queue is usually out of the door in all weathers."
|Wine per bottle||£20.95|
6-8 St Helen’s Square, York, Y01 8QP
|Monday||9 am-9 pm|
|Tuesday||9 am-9 pm|
|Wednesday||9 am-9 pm|
|Thursday||9 am-9 pm|
|Friday||9 am-9 pm|
|Saturday||8:30 am-9 pm|
|Sunday||9 am-9 pm|