Saturday, 4 February 2012

FOOD AND DRINK | AFTERNOON TEA AT BETTY'S YORK

I went to York the other day with my friend mainly to go to Betty's for afternoon tea as a little treat but also just to have a day away from usual everyday life. If you haven't heard of Betty's it's a gorgeous traditional tea room which was established in Harrogate in 1919 and eventually opened 5 other tea rooms in various other places in Yorkshire, including York. For me, although it originated in Harrogate, I always associate Betty's with York... during the school holidays and at weekends it's notorious for having a queue right around the corner for a table and they have certain rules when it comes to booking so definitely check out their website before having your heart set on going.

 

They serve all manner of gorgeous treats from Yorkshire Cream Tea to Steak and Ale Pie, but let's be honest if you have to treat yourself to Afternoon Tea at Betty's least once in your life. Their Afternoon Tea consists of 4 crustless triangle finger sandwiches (Salmon & Prawn, Roast Chicken, Roast Beef and Egg), A sultana scone with jam and clotted cream and a selection of 3 mini cakes (I got brownie, pistachio macaroon and a raspberry tart) all washed down with a few china cups full of their finest tea (made with proper tea leaves, you get a strainer and everything). 

I'll be honest when I went I was expecting to want something else to eat when I got home but what you get is surprisingly filling (I even saved a cake and asked them to box it up for my other half, he thought I was being really nice, but really, I was just too full to eat it haha). Sitting in Betty's is not something I'd actually put my other half through but I'm definitely planning to take my nana at some point (72 and never been to Betty's, she'd LOVE it).

It's not cheap, but for all the tea and cake lovers out there, it's a definite must! Afternoon tea isn't cheap at £17.95 (2012 price) but it's not something you'd do every weekend and we all deserve a treat once in a while so next time you're in York or Harrogate, seriously consider a visit!
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  1. This looks really lovely, I miss traditional quaint English places like this! xx

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  2. Aw I've been to Bettys in York a couple of times. Nice little outing xx

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  3. I love Betty's, we go whenever we're in York. Not been since my hen do 4 years ago!! Need a visit soon! xxx

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