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Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms

32 The Grove, Ilkley LS29 9EE, England
+44 (0)1943 608029
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Ranked #17 of 73 restaurants in Ilkley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $24
Cuisines: Delicatessen, British, Café, Tea Room
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

After driving around Yorkshire for hours we finally stopped at Betty Tea Room in Ilkney and it was lovely. Afternoon tea was excellent with a lot of sandwiches, scones and cakes. Service was good. A bit overpriced but for a special occasion it is perfect ;)

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Four of us visited Bettys Cafe and Tea Rooms in Ilkley and all had different things. My poached salmon sandwich was delicious and the vanilla slice full of flavour. The best thing apart from the friendly efficient staff was the coffee, it had a superb flavour and I bought two bags on the way out. We will visit again.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely lunch here, love the traditional service white and black waiters and waitresses. for lunch get there early as it is popular. Food and service impeccable loved the choices of rosti , schnitzel and Alpine macaroni and several other dishes. Cakes and desserts wunderbar.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I visited on a friends wedding. The seated area is nice and the service is impeccable. The food and drinks are very good, however a tad expensive (but you can see the quality in what they serve). Be aware however that you will likley have to wait to be seated, and although there is no formal dress... More

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Doha, Qatar
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I am a big Betty's fan and always go with high expectations and this time it did not fail to deliver. I had a yummy Yorkshire goats cheese salad and split a hazelnut, marzipan type pudding with my mum! Service was great and got some great little gifts to take away!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Yes it is known to be a nice twee place but have to say was disappointed. The staff were fabulous , the food over priced and the room, we were seated after a 20 minute wait by the window , was freezing.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The tea took us back to our youth. We bought some and have invested in a teapot so we can appreciate proper tea. The food was delicious, chicken schnitzel and sausages wonderful. Cake trolley a delight to see and taste. Service fantastic. Overall a great experience and we can't wait to return. Many thanks to all.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I visited Bettys tearoom in Ilkley yesterday with family. The four of us girls arrived at 3.30pm and queued for a table. As Bettys do not take table bookings, you have to queue for a table. This was fine as we were seated within 15 minutes of arriving. We all had the afternoon tea, which is £18.50 per person. This... More

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Colne, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I love going to Bettys when I shop in Ilkley or Harrogate,but I am put off by the queue at times because I may have to wait at busy times for up to 30 minutes to to get a table.It has the old style waitress service,and a cake selection for you to choose on a trolley.the coffee and the tea... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The trip to Betty's was lovely. Beautifully presented food and attentive staff. The food was lovely - fresh, tasty ingrediants. Be warned though, you will need a second mortgage!

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