RestaurantsNorth YorkshireYorkY01

survey result

Summary

£42
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3
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4
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Like being on the Titanic without the iceberg!” – with its “piano music and wood panelling taking you back to a bygone age”, its “super service and such attention to detail”, (not to mention its “perfect cakes”) – this iconic tearoom sails serenely on. The same couldn’t be said, though, for its nearby Little Betty’s offshoot, whose closure was announced in Spring 2021.

Summary

£41
    £
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A must-visit experience” – brave the queues which “move surprisingly fast” at this iconic tearoom, which turns out “great breakfast and brunch”, but really “stands head and shoulders above others when it comes to afternoon tea”. The latter features “traditionally clad waitresses and a range of old favourites (you “cannot beat a fat rascal”) in surroundings that seem dated but somehow are just what you want”.

Summary

£41
    £
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A must-visit experience” – brave the queues which “move surprisingly fast” at this iconic tearoom, which turns out “great breakfast and brunch”, but really “stands head and shoulders above others when it comes to afternoon tea”. The latter features “traditionally clad waitresses and a range of old favourites (you “cannot beat a fat rascal”) in surroundings that seem dated but somehow are just what you want”.

Summary

£39
    £
3
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4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”.

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Bettys Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Bettys Restaurant in Y01, York by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Bettys restaurant.
Robert M
Well worth getting up in time to be near th...
Reviewed 9 months, 6 days ago

"Well worth getting up in time to be near the front of the queue and to get a table as soon as they open. The delights of Betty's never fade; their rosti with their excellent coffee is hard to beat. Service manages to be charming and efficient."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Main
£22.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £2.95
Extras  
Service 12.50%
6-8 St Helen’s Square, York, Y01 8QP
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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