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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

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    Very good
  • 34
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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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
woody559
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We went to Betty's for coffee and cake and were not disappointed. They have retained the old-fashioned style, with all the waitresses wearing white aprons, which I think is one of the best things about it. Despite there being a queue we were seated within twenty minutes. We all had coffee and cake which we really enjoyed and I thought... More 

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North East
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117 reviews 117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We had been given vouchers for afternoon tea at Bettys so we went to the Ikley tea rooms. The cafe was quite busy,but we were seated very quickly by a very nice attentive waitress. The sandwiches were very dry and quite frankly boring,nothing to tickle the taste buds,and no refills for either sandwiches or the bog standard pot of tea,unlike... More 

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Yorkshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Very overpriced for average food and not the best service. There are better places to try in Ilkley.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had lunch at Bettys in Ilkley and were not disappointed. The service and food were excellent and so was the atmosphere. Very 'British old style' comfort, service and surroundings. A great place if you want a nice quiet meal, snack or just a cuppa. A bit pricy, but you get what you pay for and as such, is well... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This tea room is special, with first class service, and food, the staff and kitchen pay close attention to detail. If ever stopping in this charming little English village known as llkley, I can guarantee a memorable experience that will be looked back upon fondly. Enjoy!

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Barnsley
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Had a morning tea break in Bettys. As usual the service and refreshments were first class, If you've never experienced Betty's its worth going in if only for a cup of tea to savour the atmosphere. If you're not old enough to remember "tea strainers" you may not recognise one when it comes with your morning tea.

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Ive visited most all of the Bettys over the years but Ilkley is my favourite its as Yorkshire as you get. There's always a queue which tells you something and the swiss style macaroni never fails. Their fat rascals with lashings of butter are to die for. Great service from lovely staff all in matching coordinated pinnies.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Betty's is a wonderful one-off institution. We have been visiting their various tea rooms around Yorkshire for at least 30 years. As Brighton residents we do not, of course, visit as often as we would like - and we bemoan the fact that our nearest Betty's is in Harrogate. The highest compliment I can pay Betty's is to say that... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My wife and I visit Bettys at least once a week. The staff are brilliant. There really is no where quite like Bettys....long may they continue.

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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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