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Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms

32 The Grove, Ilkley LS29 9EE, England
+44 (0)1943 608029
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Ranked #19 of 74 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
Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

A firm family favourite. Service is excellent and food wonderful regardless of the narrow selection. My favourites for breakfast are their rosti or the eggs Benedict.

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North West
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I was saddened recently to read a review in The Observer giving the Bettys in Harrogate a bit of a grilling; and like someone insulting an elderly relative became quite defensive...I travel miles annually to visit the Bettys and on this occasion was not disappointed. We had the Bettys blend tea, a vanilla slice and a strawberry and cream pastry.... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A trip to Ilkley, a charming market town in the Yorkshire Dales never feels complete without a trip to Betty's. The service is always impeccable, the food, delicious and the pastries sweet. Children are very welcomed and provided with crayons and a colouring sheet while waiting for their meal. The prices are on the high side, but the quality of... More

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It's so easy to pick holes in any establishment. If you search hard enough and make a big thing about it - it's easy to be negative. I suppose few places are like this one - Betty's. Best tea rooms in the world I'd say without a shadow of a doubt. Expensive, yes - but the regular queues to get... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have looked forward to a trip to Betty's for a long time and today we had the opportunity to stop for a leisurely afternoon tea. I wish we had not bothered! I could have bought some scones, jam and cream from the Coop on the high street and they would have tasted the same! Where were the home baked... More

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

On the morning of my 50th birthday four of us popped to Betty's for breakfast....and were not disappointed! Three of us had the traditional full English breakfast, whilst my daughter had the Rosti with a portion of toast. Everything was delicious from the tearoom blend tea to the toast oozing with butter! I am lucky enough to live in Ilkley... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

I love Bettys and this is my favourite one. I love their quiche and eggs florintine the best. As well as any and all cakes. It is crazy expensive but it's part of the experience you are paying for. It is quite small and I wouldn't like it if I didn't have a window seat. I will drive to ilkley... More

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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Having heard so much about Betty's we decided to stop in and see what all the fuss is about! To be honest my "worlds greatest coffee blend" was rather bland and tasted like instant coffee but the earl grey tea was pleasant! The staff are a little too grumpy for my liking and I felt as though I was inconveniencing... More

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Betty's is always a great breakfast, brunch and lunch option. It's a popular choice so be prepared to queue. We are fans of the Rosti's and it does a good eggs Benedict and kedgeree. The teas and coffees are as you expect excellent as is the selection of cakes. Great for a treat.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Met family and had the afternoon tea Pluses Nice cakes,nice traditional and pleasant waiting staff and a shop full of loss of treats to take home, delicious lemongrass and ginger tea Minuses unimaginative and small sandwiches, very cramped setting the waiters find it hard to pass each other and fit everything on the table, charged extra for herbal tea. I... More

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