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Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms - Harrogate

1 Parliament Street, Harrogate HG1 2QU, England
+44 1423 814070
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“scones” (623 reviews)
“cake” (408 reviews)
“bread” (103 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Parliament Street, Harrogate HG1 2QU, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

As expected on a Saturday we had to queue to get into the famous tea rooms despite it being 15:00. We were not after a full meal, just tea and cake so we were happy to be shown to the upper room which is self...More

Thank 1RDavido
Reviewed today via mobile

What a great place. As good as we had hoped. Such friendly, enthusiastic staff. Great food and service.

Thank Betty C
Reviewed today

Unfortunately I cannot comment on the quality of the tea room itself, as we did not have time to go in. However, we did buy two wholemeal date and apricot scones from the little bakery. The lady who served us was exceptionally polite and helpful....More

Thank Traveller162014
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The location in the centre of Harrogate is ideal, close to the Pump Room and the Stray. The service is first class. We opted to have afternoon tea, one of us is vegetarian and was delighted to find that a vegetarian option is offered. When...More

Thank Jacqueline E
Reviewed yesterday

We were in Harrogate for the Flower Show, but decided to go to Betty's on another day for the legendary tea. We did have to wait for about 10 minutes in a queue, and were then shown to a table down to the mid floor...More

Thank sussexite
Reviewed yesterday

We booked in advance and on arrival were shown to a window table in the exclusive area upstairs at Bettys. Our server explained everything very clearly and looked after us very well. As an "experience" this is a "must do". Probably no better than many...More

Thank Keith_Parry
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I know it’s the thing to do in Harrogate, so we did it. We waited patiently for a table, were told waitress service was a level down, which runs parallel with the street. But we were then guided to a wood panelled basement. Disappointed we...More

Thank Veggiemel
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife has always loved Betties, after all it is an institution ! However over the past year she has noticed that both the service and food quality has dropped off. She has mentioned it to the manager before. We went there today ( Betties...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really disappointed that bettys don't cater for people who are gluten free or have dietary needs but can't complain about the standards they meet with their products they sell.

Thank Dianne B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An enjoyable visit to Betty's on Thursday lunchtime, my wife had a lovely afternoon tea and we appreciated the attentive waitress who helped with the choices of sandwiches with a friendly manner.

Thank Brian W
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8 June 2018|
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Response from Louise K | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, it's a case of queuing up outside and waiting your turn to be called in.
Mal G
4 June 2018|
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Response from Frequenthotelstayer1 | Reviewed this property |
We’re were there recently and found people queuing right round the building to get seated - that was about 11am and again around 12-1pm. We went at 4:30pm there wasn’t any waiting.
6 May 2018|
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Response from stevegrumps | Reviewed this property |
I wasn’t aware of one but the majority of the customers were smart / casual. If you were scruffy or in trade work clothes I doubt that you would feel comfortable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Parliament Street, Harrogate HG1 2QU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 814070
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