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Harlequin Coffee and Tea House

King's Square, York, England
01904 63063
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (15 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British
$$ - $$$
King's Square, York, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is upstairs and thus easily missed but you shouldn't miss it. It's functional rather than fancy and the clientele range from girls in their teens to couples in their 90s. It's reasonably priced and the scones are excellent. The Yorkshire tea is good...More

Thank LSO1973
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Harlequin Coffee and Tea House for afternoon tea on 2 occasions during our time in York. We had a delightful Ceylon Tea and scones. Very pleasant and relaxing spot in the middle of York.

Thank browney237
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in with friends and although quite a small cake selection the scones were tasty and the toasted cinnamon bagel amazing. One of the best I have had our of New York and huge! Friendly chatty staff too.

Thank katie26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for a place to relax over a coffee and to rest my legs while sightseeing in York. I spotted the sign for this cafe which is up a flight of stairs and so glad I found it. Very friendly staff and the...More

Thank Anne_Stu_T
Reviewed September 7, 2017

We popped in for a snack and although they were about to close they made us very welcome and provided some fresh tasty sandwiches. We were so impressed that we went back the next day with some fiends and had a great lunch.

Thank JES_0635
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Came here one Saturday lunch time during a day trip to York on a whim. We ordered sandwiches on white bread and a coffee each. Coffee was okay but the sandwiches were a bit disappointing. Fatty bacon, chicken was barely warm and the serving of...More

Thank beccajade-h
Reviewed September 2, 2017

You might have to look hard to find this cafe in the centre of York, but it would be worth it. They make good coffees and teas and have home made scones (+ jam and cream) to die for. It's up stairs, the staff are...More

Thank Gerald C
Reviewed August 20, 2017

I was looking for a place to have lunch that wasn't too crowded. Almost walked right by Harlequin's but am glad I noticed it. Lunch was very good, and the orange-chocolate cake I had to finish was superb. Service friendly and prompt. Well worth a...More

Thank lonsdale2016
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

A great selection on the menu of both food and drinks with something for everyone. Great service and delicious food with a great view!

Thank curawsgf
Reviewed July 19, 2017

My daughter & I came here for lunch while shopping in York. The food was lovely and the staff were friendly and attentive. They had a nice range of made to order sandwiches. There was a lovely atmosphere, we'd definitely come here again. Reasonable prices...More

Thank jmmbg4
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: King's Square, York, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: 01904 63063
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Recent winner of an all-GB coffee/espresso competition. Quiet, inexpensive, locally-popular -- great sandwiches, sweets, coffee
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