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Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms - Harlow Carr

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Harlow Carr Gardens Crag Lane | Beckwithshaw, Harrogate HG3 1QB, England
+44 (0)1423 505604
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Guyhirn, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nothing but the best, Betty's had been on my wish list, a good three hour drive but it was worth it. The menu is extensive but we only had afternoon tea on our minds with a glass of bubbly. A slight wait to be seated, but the staff looked after us, but despite how busy it was service was good... More 

Thank W1DSN
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The RHS Harlow Carr is a premier location for those interested in gardens. A bonus of these gardens is the Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms. Always busy, there are two queues, not immediately obvious when you enter. The left hand queue for the Coffee Shop (choose your food and order at the counter) is shorter than the Tea Room (waitress service... More 

Thank Nigel_HD
Oxford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

No queue, efficient service, reasonable prices and delicious food. Round that all off with lovely views of the gardens and it made for an excellent pit stop.

Thank EagleEyeSamurai
Paris, France
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Betty's is a famous tea room. While you don't expect the little branch in the RHS Garden at Harlow Carr to be perfect, you do not expect dull, insufficiently filled sandwiches and "scone, cream and jam" that comes ready prepared in a packet. You could do better almost anywhere, for less.

Thank barry w
Hartlepool, England
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited here after a day exploring the Harlow Carr garden. There was a queue waiting to get seated but this didn't take too long. The service was very good, friendly and efficient. The food was delicious and tasted a lot better than a meal I have previously had at the Betty's Tea Room in York. Would happily visit here again.... More 

Thank hpooljo
Henfield, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely Betty's tea and cakes. It's not cheap but well worth the occasional treat. It's lovely sat on the terrace outside on a summer's day. queuing system was a bit odd, signs weren't clear. The "Cafe" queue was short, the "Tea Room" queue had a wait. Seemingly the queues lead to the same room of tables but if you wanted... More 

Thank Ian M
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Betty's is synonymous with a luxury brew. We called in before we started the garden tour .. and before the inevitable crowds for a taste of Betty's provisions. We were early enough to be seated straight away. I had a cafeteria of java, a bold strong brew and hubbie opted for breakfast tea and we shared a fat rascal. As... More 

Thank Stella W
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for breakfast for my wifes birthday, it is a very nice place ,great food and great staff,definately go again.

Thank John P
Austin, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited 2016-08-13 at 1330.Upon arrival we purchased a date and apricot scone and water. Cafe had a queue for seating. Within the garden at the separate facility, we had teas and ate at a picnic table. As we departed the gardens, we purchased 2 scones and Yorkshire Fruit Cake for £11.90. Staff was attentive, efficient and professional at both locations.... More 

Thank GKLott
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone has heard of Bettys - and with good reason. Its a pleasant restaurant serving polite food in a genteel atmosphere. And isn't that what you want -AND pay for? But as its basic level, it has cornered the market for posh afternoon tea - and everyone wants to say that they've been to Bettys. It knows exactly where it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $24
Cafe, British, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harlow Carr Gardens Crag Lane | Beckwithshaw, Harrogate HG3 1QB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1423 505604

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