My friend and I went for afternoon tea on a Wednesday afternoon and it was perfect. I was able to book in advance, with just one days notice, and secure a buy one get one half price deal. So the value was outstanding.
The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was of a very high standard, with a good mix of sandwiches, cakes and a wide choice of different teas. There were even 4 varieties of jam for the scones!
The restaurant was really quiet with only a couple of other tables occupied. This meant we were left to take our time and have a very leisurely afternoon in grand but relaxed surroundings.
I have also had afternoon tea at Betty's, which pales in comparison. Although the food is lovely at Betty's you have to queue for a silly amount of time before being squashed into a crowded room and rushed through an overpriced meal. If you are having afternoon tea in York I would strongly recommend visiting Cedar Court Grand instead. Here the food is just as good as Betty's, but with more variety - whilst the setting, atmosphere, pace, service and price are far better!
We will definitely be back!
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