The heart of York city centre is the location for this renowned tea room. The decor is nice and it has the feel of an established tea room. All the staff are dressed in the classic black and white uniforms.
We had the Bettys Tea Room Blend which is a blend of African and Assam teas. The Warm Yorkshire Fat Rascal was a good accompaniment. This is a hearty scone (double the size of a normal scone) with cherries and almonds. A special touch to this cafe is that is has a traditonal cake trolley which has a good variety of fresh cakes and tarts. The strawberry tart was well worth it with its melt in the mouth pastry.
This cafe has such a good range of teas and coffees. They also do hot chocolate and milkshakes. Even though Bettys has the title of a tea room, they do other food, ranging from cold sandwiches, breakfasts, salads to hot main meals and desserts.
One thing to note is that you may have to wait a little more time to be able to get a table at street level. If you fancy taking some tea, coffee or cakes home with you, then there is the Betty’s shop just inside the entrance to the cafe.
Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms, 6-8 St Helen’s Square, York, YO1 8QPRating: