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The Black Swan Tearoom

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Market Place | Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ, England
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Expensive? Yes. Quality? Yes. Attentive staff? Yes. Return visit? Definitely. The afternoon tea sounds expensive, and doesn't look much on the menu. But when the waiter congratulates you on finishing it all, you realise what a challenge it is to eat it all. Dainty finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, gorgeous cakes. Well worth it. The finest afternoon tea I've ever... More 

Thank Steve C
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely decor. Nice to sit outside on a sunny day and watch the world go by. Enjoyed a very good souffle for lunch.

Thank BillyBear01
Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just finished our 4 miles walked and decided it's time for a meal. And when we walked around, we found the Tea Room at Black Swan Hotel was appealing. Surprisingly they do the Sunday lunch as well. The meals was delicious! In the middle of my meal I was chewed on something hard and its a piece of rubber... More 

Thank NaniJalal
Darlington, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weather was gorgeous so jumped in the car and drove over to Helmsley. Always something going on there! Mind you, negotiating Sutton Bank takes a bit of skill!!! However, the market place a-buzz with bikers from wherever, little shops scattered around and many places to eat too! My choice was The Black Swan. Always reliably good. It was like... More 

Thank KathleenCruickshanks
Derby, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure why the hotel reviews come under the tearoom, which we didn't use. Stayed in room 2 which is a lovely large room overlooking the square, great for sitting in window seat watching world go by, so word of warning, not the quietest room if you sleep with the window open. Shower leaked water and due to age of... More 

Thank BarbaraK10UK
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely little tea room adjoined to the Black Swan Hotel. Very cozy atmosphere and the service was excellent. I really do appreciate clean crockery and cutlery and they hit the mark here! My only suggestion would be that £3.95 for a cup of tea is a little steep, no matter where you are. Having said that, this is a proper... More 

Thank Andrew S
Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon tea here on a very wet day. Food and cakes were lovely. My wife enjoyed the champagne too. Service was excellent but my only gripe comes here. The staff were very pushy on the romance bit. Flowers for a romantic tea, would you like a photo for a romantic couple? Just a bit too much. Having... More 

Thank Donkeyelddis
Waxahachie, Texas
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Such a lovely place for breakfast! We stayed at the Black Swan Hotel, and when we booked, we didn't pay for an included breakfast. But, when we told the concierge this they offered an included breakfast and past 10 am which was very appreciated. The service was phenomenal, very friendly. We could tell our waiter knew what he was talking... More 

Thank Jessica L
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Afternoon tea on a Sunday afternoon was very good. The service was excellent, friendly waiter with a good sense of humour made the difference as previous visit service was offhand.

Thank val1101
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151 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We were bought a voucher for Christmas and decided to visit The Black Swan this week. The staff were very friendly, yet so professional. The range of sandwiches, scones and cakes was very good and they were delicious. If you are looking for a traditional afternoon tea with a slight modernised twist and done to an exceptional standard, this is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $39
Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, 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: 441439770466
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?