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Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms

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Café, British, Delicatessen, Tea Room
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32 The Grove, Ilkley LS29 9EE, England
+44 (0)1943 608029
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 186
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    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Had a good meal with friends, service was excellent and meal was served fairly promptly, despite it being busy. The quality of the food was good and we didn't feel hurried and had a leisurely relaxing meal. Prices are on the higher side but Betty's always has been.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Tallis
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Northumberland
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Northumberland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Had a good meal with friends, service was excellent and meal was served fairly promptly, despite it being busy. The quality of the food was good and we didn't feel hurried and had a leisurely relaxing meal. Prices are on the higher side but Betty's always has been.

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newbury
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

You just have to go to Betty's if in ilkley. It isn't the cheapest (@ £3.40 for tea for one) but the room is beautiful, the cakes etc excellent quality and the staff highly professional in the old fashioned way. It's an institution.

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Yorkshire
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Excellent service by smiling, welcoming and pleasant staff. Nothing was too much trouble and my dietry requirements were seen to without quibble. Elegant surroundings, relaxed and spacious, and although a busy service we had no feeling of being rushed. Meals are cooked to order and beautifully presented. Excellent choice on the menu of meals, snacks, drinks (plus speciality teas and... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Visited with my wife. It was busy and we waited fifteen mins to be seated. Staff were lovely. We ordered tea and cakes, I had Betty's special blend and a Fat Rascal which is the most delicious scone I've tasted....cost £17 but worth every penny ;-)

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Tywyn, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We have been to Betty's in Harrogate some time ago and was in Ilkley so had to try the Ilkley Betty's. We called in for a cup of tea and a Custard Slice. When we arrived we were shown to a table straight away. We were given time to settle down and read the menu before the staff came for... More 

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Leeds
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34 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Pleasant surroundings, very good service from all the staff but the food, though good, is very overpriced. We have experienced Bettys but I doubt we will go back again.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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182 reviews 182 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I have longed for afternoon tea at Betty's and treated myself and family on the Easter weekend. As delightful as it was I did feel overcharged for the privilege. Betty's is a delightful 'experience', the traditional decor, staff uniforms and impeccable service cast you back to a bygone era when gentle folk enjoyed tea served in best china. I loved... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Nice to say I've been there but 37.50 for tea for 2 with 4 quarter of sandwiches and little sample of 3 cakes and tea very expensive

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Weybridge
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Perhaps I was expecting too much having read the superlatives that are always attached to Bettys' name, but I have to admit I was a little disappointed. The members of staff were all polite, helpful and knew their job, though I was surprised to discover they didn't do fruit tea and when I asked if they had Earl Grey the... More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Just had my first visit to Bettys tea room. Thought it would be full of pensioners it wasn't all ages use the cafe. Arrived around 12 o'clock given a table straight away the first thing I noticed was how smart the staff were, The food was presented first class there is a very good menu to choose from tea and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 The Grove, Ilkley LS29 9EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Ilkley
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1943 608029

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 24
  • Cuisine: Café, British, Delicatessen, Tea Room
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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