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The Black Swan Tearoom

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Market Place | Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ, England
+44 1439 770466
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited The Black Swan Tearooms towards the end of the day after a long walk. A most charming little place, with quite an extensive menu. We both had a hot drink and a cake. The only reason in which I'm not giving them 5 stars is just purely down to price. £15 for 2 hot drink and a piece... More 

Thank ameliasuitcase
Helmsley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a super evening! The whole ambience was delightful. We had the seven course taster menu and chose to have the accompanying wines. Both food and wine was first class. The staff were pleasant and knowledgeable. We were made to feel very special even though the restaurant was busy. We had a wonderful, relaxed evening which we completed with coffee... More 

Thank Goodfoodie64
Kent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time visiting the Black Swan Tearoom and it lived up to the memory of our first. Really good champagne afternoon tea, with the hotel accommodating our collective food foibles! The sandwiches were tasty, the cakes plentiful and the scones delicious. Will definitely be coming back for a third visit.

Thank iandrakesmith
Bathgate, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After walking around Helmsley on a cold Sunday afternoon, my mother and I decided to stop in this tearoom for tea and cake. We were quickly shown to a table, which started off promising. At least two other couples were shown to tables, had their order taken and drinks brought to them before we had been acknowledged at the table.... More 

Thank Gemma T
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A real blast from the past very befitting of this beautiful town best tea i have ever tasted and and cakes to die service was perfect for not to be missed

Thank sylvia b
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118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant little tea room serving afternoon teas cakes sandwiches etc. Ditsie decor, excellent service! Will return!

Guisborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Called in for a hot chocolate on a cold day - nice warm fire inside. Only issue was the price - £4.50 for a hot chocolate is over the top - we pay half that at our local café.

Thank linjanie2017
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104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Called in here for lunch on our way to Whitby, the next day and was greeted by a knowledgeable member of the team who settled us down in the bar and brought the menus over. Two of our party had sandwiches whilst my wife had a courgette tart with a side of chips and I had the cheese soufflé. Cooked... More 

Thank Optime_UK
Thirsk, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

We had a voucher for afternoon tea so we reserved a table for today. We were taken to our reserved table but offered a different table in the window which was lovely overlooking the square, all lit up with Christmas lights. We didn't change anything on the afternoon tea menu and chose the house tea. The choice of sandwiches was... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

This is the third time we have been to The Black Swan for afternoon tea and, as usual, it was fantastic. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the food and choice of drinks was excellent. We took a doggy bag home with us (again) as there has been too much for us to eat (which was no problem... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $37
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place | Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Helmsley
  • Phone Number: +44 1439 770466
The Black Swan Tearoom, located in the picturesque market town of Helmsley in the North York Moors, is both charming and traditional, and offers a fabulous quintessentially English Afternoon Tea experience which even the connoisseurs of Afternoon Tea wouldn't be able to fault. 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 also served making the Tearoom the ideal place to meet up for lunch or simply just a cup of tea and a chat.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?