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All 27 Helmsley Restaurants

black swan

Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ, England
+44 1439 770466
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Ranked #7 of 27 Restaurants in Helmsley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $49
Cuisines: English, Brasserie, Tea Room
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Situated in the heart of the picturesque market town of Helmsley, The Black Swan Tearoom is both charming and traditional, and offers a fabulous quintessentially English Afternoon Tea experience, which can be enjoyed beside one of its many log fires or in the beautiful walled garden. In addition to the traditional Afternoon Tea which changes seasonally making best use of the fresh, local produce available, a wide selection of brasserie style dishes are served making the Tearoom the ideal place to meet up for lunch, or simply just a cup of tea and a chat. The Tearoom also boasts a fine selection of teas, each carefully and lovingly chosen by the Tearoom Manager, and with over 20 types of tea on the menu, there is something to suit everyone's tastes and needs.
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English first
Helmsley, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The Black Swan is renowned for its high standards. Being an author/novelist, I stay at many establishments around the country, and abroad. The Black Swan as far as I am concerned, is up there with some of the best. I am fortunate to be a resident of Helmsley, and I find it a real pleasure to pop around to the... More

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The moment you walk through the door at The Black Swan, you are greeted by friendly and attentive staff and most important of all, you will be served with the drinks of your choice straightaway. This is a most important element of dining out. Too many restaurants leave you gasping for a drink once they have handed out the menus... More

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middlesbrough
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Surprised the youngest of my three sisters for her fortieth, as she had always wanted to go to the tea room since she had seen an article in the Metro as she now resides in London. Sandwiches were very good and the macaroons lovely. But the scones were excellent, especially with Assam, Ceylon etc blended tea. A mention must go... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

After many years, we visited the Black Swan in Helmsley - a very old family "haunt" going back several generations. The place is full of atmosphere and history, but that needs to be supported by all the other things that go to make a good customer experience. Maybe the prevalence of tourism leads to an attitude that suggests customers will... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Already reviewed this in detail, but rooms were so comfortable, staff so friendly, food excellent and a wonderful place to make a stay so special.

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Corbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lovely bar/lounge area, very relaxing and great for sitting outside and people watching. Needs some work done on the journey from the upstairs landing to the rooms. Rooms are fine but the journey feels like walking through a council run day care centre. So easy to fix Black Swan!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I visited with my husband and must say we had lunch , the food was lovely and the staff were just as nice. Really enjoyed it was a beautiful summer s day so PERFECT! !

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We did not stay, just had afternoon tea but was excellent. The service was good and we were served by a lovely Polish gentleman who was very friendly. The tea itself was perfect, scones and cakes all lovely. It was a beautiful day and there were lots of people sitting in the garden, either drinking or having afternoon teas. We... More

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York, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We have visited twice now because we had such a luxurious experience. Enjoyed the ten course taster menu which was pure decadence but also really fun to eat, we spent 4 hours (!) giggling like children over our dinner and were made to feel extremely welcome and well looked after. We returned for our anniversary and had 6 courses which... More

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Belfast
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were staying in Helmsley as a base during Le Tour de France in Yorkshire and selected this as a lovely looking place to have a birthday dinner. We were not disappointed. Very welcoming, fabulous service and great selection. Thought the pricing was good, given the quality of the food. Can really recommend the Yorkshire Duck and the Feather of... More

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Additional Information about black swan

Address: Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1439 770466
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Helmsley
Average Prices: USD 13 - 49
Cuisine: English, Brasserie, Tea Room

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