We couldn’t visit York without going to Betty’s, I was told anyway. So we did. It’s a proper English tea room, which really does try and retain the old standards, unfortunately not in price, but definitely in quality, taste and style.
It was a great experience, and you really did feel you were back in time. The food, coffees and teas on offer were amazing, and it was a real struggle choosing what to drink, never mind what to eat, but we managed yet again! There were just so many different cakes on offer, and deliciously tasty ones at that.
The service was excellent, and while you queued you could peruse the menu and were checked with as to the table you were after. The Maitre d’ looked after the incoming customers and also with the staff who all seemed to have a smile and a joke with each other while moving the tables through very quickly.
Before the tea room itself there’s also a shop where you can buy many of the teas and coffees that they use, and not only that the most amazing range of appetising cakes I have seen…I could have caused serious damage there, if it wasn’t for all the food we’d already eaten that day!
Well worth a visit for the experience, but be prepared to be seduced by the food and buy just as much as you leave through the shop. Watch though, prices are not old England.