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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great experience in Helmsley- delightful tea room. - lovely decor. Great selection of fresh produce and friendly efficient staff. Priced at too end of market but worth a visit for a treat and a lovely afternoon tea experience !!

Thank Paulsmithcasty
Tarporley, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We always call here if we are visiting or travelling through Helmsley. This is a typical English Tea Room offering a touch of class and elegance. You do pay for it though. They offer a lovely range of tempting cakes as well as soup, sandwiches etc. The cafe is attached to the Black Swan Hotel. In summer they also have... More 

Thank ILStourton
Solihull, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed locally, but had afternoon tea here, And very pleasant it was too. Lovely staff tasty food and a typically North Yorkshire welcome. Worth a visit for a treat in this lovely olde worldly county town.

Thank Bob M
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been calling in here for many years. Good service and well prepared food. I have friends who have stayed here and they tell me that it is very good.

Thank Graham H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice ambience. Gr8 service of food from courteous very nice kind French waiter and Lady there also very nice house coffee choices of food drink very good nice high tea and cosy bar not door to cafe only slight downside is we saw some owners WI dogs there so that's not good but delicious scrumptious cakes r plentiful and... More 

Thank simoneclare
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always good food for both lunch and afternoon tea, but the he service is sometimes patchy. Suggest booking at weekends.

Thank Ann B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've had afternoon tea at about 15 other hotels etc - this was, without doubt, the best afternoon tea I have ever had. The sandwiches were delicious, the scones were warm with plenty of cream and jam, the tiny pastries were so delicate and unusual (a tiny creme caramel in an egg shell, tiny flowers almost looking like butterflies) There... More 

Thank WilliamsLeeds
Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This was the first night of walking the Cleveland Way . We didn't see food this good for another ten days! Excellent imaginative menu with good veggie options.

Thank ProfRoj
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Wow!! I visited here with family as part of a Christmas present(!) and was blown away. I contacted the hotel a few days before as I have recently had to start a gluten and dairy free diet (boo!!) and this was to be my first meal out and was unsure how easy/difficult it would be.I was emailed back quickly by... More 

Thank Melissa J
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We called at 'THE BLACK SWAN',just for a coffee,BUT!we also ended up with Cake....just couldn't pass them by!!The Service was 100%,took real good care of us,couldn't do enough!!

Thank christinekirman18

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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
$7 - $39
British, Gluten Free
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, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?