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Earl Grey Tea Rooms

13, The Shambles, York, England
+44 1904 654353
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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13, The Shambles, York, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Me and my friend was looking somewhere for some afternoon tea and stumbled across this tea room. There was plenty of seats as we went quite late like 3pm on a Sunday. We both chose the high tea asvwe liked how we can choose what...More

Thank alisonpo
Reviewed 5 days ago

Popped in here often because of the cakes! You can also buy tea to take home at at at counter. The tea room is not the cheapest place in York, but is light, airy and worth a visit for a treat.

Thank ElindalV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely tea room we stumbled across whilst walking through the shambles. Great selection of tea and cake; however the tea wasn't brought out the same time as the cake (which is the only fault of the trip). Lovely garden to sit in,...More

Thank victoria m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely setting, historic building very friendly staff and great selection of tea's coffees and cakes.

Thank thamara42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been twice now to this gorgeous tearooms and to be fair we will not go anywhere else now. From the greeting as you walk through the door to the very friendly and helpful staff whom are all very professional to the absolutely fantastic...More

Thank Margaret Ruth W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting York, we stopped for lunch at the Earl Grey in the Shambles. The café has a lovely atmosphere and is surprisingly spacious. I recommend the cream tea, which comes with a pot of leaf tea (my choice was Assam), two delicious scones, cream...More

Thank Lucretia2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went into tea garden for coffee etc-waited and waited to be served and saw someone who had come in after us being served. Eventually decided to move on- the young man who had shown us to our table looked surprised so we told him we...More

Thank EnglandPoppy
Reviewed August 5, 2017

While rambling through The Shambles we stumbled upon the Earl Grey Tea Rooms. We tried our luck as we didn't have a reservation but we were in luck and got a table. The host was very friendly and bubbly and took our order very promptly...More

Thank ScottMoore444
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Visited here with friends for lunch and seen as one friend had been several times before, we thought we'd try it too. When we arrived and gave our reservation name, the gentleman asked whether we wanted to eat in or out, we weren't bothered either...More

Thank Joanne E
Reviewed August 4, 2017

My husband always makes better orders! He got the grilled cheese which I wanted to steal as soon as I saw it. It was a cozy, open face sandwich with plenty of melted cheese that he ate with a knife and fork. I got a...More

Thank louisianagal
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April 17, 2017|
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Response from Bruciesmate | Reviewed this property |
I did ask them and they said they were purchased from the bakers across the road. However I must say they were very nice.
Sara B
September 9, 2016|
Response from Jimmuswell | Reviewed this property |
There is an Earl Grey Tea Rooms Facebook page so you can send them a message via Facebook messenger.
Sara B
September 9, 2016|
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Response from Jimmuswell | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you contact the tea room directly. Contact details will be on TripAdvisor, or drachmas for Earl Grey Tea Rooms.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13, The Shambles, York, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 654353
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