Fodor's Expert Review Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms

$ York Casual

Betty's has been a York institution since 1936. The decor—inspired by the art deco ocean liner the Queen Mary—the dessert trollies, and the solicitous white-aproned staff all contribute to an impression of stepping back in time to a more genteel era. An excellent afternoon tea is served in the café downstairs; breakfast and light lunches are served in the Oak Room upstairs, where you can see the mirror inscribed by the RAF air aces who dined here during WWII. An in-house store sells a range of specialty coffees and teas, plus pastries and old-fashioned sweets like rose and violet creams.

Casual $ Café Breakfast Lunch Dinner Dessert

Quick Facts

6–8 Helen's Sq.
York, York  YO1 8QP, England


Known For:
  • Charming afternoon tea
  • Cool World War II history
  • Pastries and old-fashioned sweets
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

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