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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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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were pleasantly welcomed with a warm open fire and given a table by the window. The menu is pleasantly short but with an interesting selection. It came in good time, nice and warm with good portions.

Thank John T
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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Situated in the heart of Helmsley. A real find. Wonderful cakes and sandwiches. We could have stayed all the afternoon. Not to be missed!!!!!!

Thank BarbadosJaguar
Beverley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful afternoon tea to mark a special occasion but rather expensive for an everyday experience. Delightful surroundings and excellent customer service made this a fantastic experience.

Thank Julia B
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do visit The Black Swan if you are in Helmsley. Small but good atmosphere. Very interesting prawn cocktail idea with Parmesan wafer , cubed watermelon dice, delicious dressing, if only the chef would have given me the recipe!

Thank Lottie42
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little gem in a historic building providing not only wonderful afternoon teas, but excellent lunches. The teas is served in china teapots and made from a good list of loose leaf fine blends drunk from fine porcelain tea cups. The cakes & pastries are excellent, perfectly made and presented. The warm atmosphere & friendly service is overseen by Alison... More 

Thank PSherrington
West Yorkshire
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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261 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $37
British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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: 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?