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Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms

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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: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 37
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  • 15
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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
Great experience

You don't expect Bettys to be cheap but the whole experience is good quality. Great mix of Switzerland and Yorkshire, the rarebit is excellent and choice of teas great. Service friendly and professional.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
CathyS51
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

You don't expect Bettys to be cheap but the whole experience is good quality. Great mix of Switzerland and Yorkshire, the rarebit is excellent and choice of teas great. Service friendly and professional.

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

After a short wait , me and my guests got a table. The staff whilst not being unfriendly seemed a bit jaded and not actually that attentive. Order taken after a little too long wait - delivered and then getting the bill was a bit of a mission. For Bettys prices I expected excellence - in the end I received... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

All branches of Betty's are elegant -perhaps a little up themselves, but the tea and cakes are excellent and the atmosphere refined. Great for afternoon tea as it used to be

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Strathdon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It was mid morning and quite busy,but the staff were coping well and the waiting time was acceptable. The Fat Rascal buns were as good s ever and are a Betty's speciality. The vanilla slice was perfect. Clearly it was ladies in the main who have the lions share at this time and the atmosphere was friendly. Newspapers were available.... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Our first visit to Ilkley how delighted we were to find Betty's Cafe and Tea Rooms, a short wait for a table for two, then we enjoyed a delightful lunch, and wonderful care from our waitress. Betty's although never inexpensive is worth every penny......we also took advantage and purchased some treats from the shop to take home again staff were... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

World famous for old fashion service, cakes and much more. Afternoon Tea is a speciality as are the cakes all baked by Bettys. Staff are polite and the standard of service is very high. Prices are high but one often has to wait for a table. Very popular with visitors and tourists.

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Ottershaw, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We always make a point of popping in here when in the area either for lunch or morning coffee. It's such a special experience and the staff are always a delight. Be prepared for a wait as it is always busy but we always come out feeling happier and more relaxed than when we went in.

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I have eaten at Ilkley Bettys several times as well as Harrogate and York. You have to time it well or queue but it's worth the wait. It is consistently good in all respects, quality of food, service and setting. Definitely worth a visit!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

yes you have to join the wait to get into the Tearoom but worth it! The service was excellent and the food beautifully presented. The selection of cakes was lovely and the tea choice is very good.We had a glass of bubbly which did add to the cost but, as it was a celebration the price wasn't over the top.

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Northumberland
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116 reviews 116 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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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 24
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, 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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