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“Poor overpriced food and service!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of High Parks Tearoom

High Parks Tearoom
Ranked #4 of 5 Coffee & Tea in Bedale
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Our tearoom is a traditional dales experience with home bakery, homemade soups, afternoon teas, savouries, and full hot as well as cold meals. We offer traditional Yorkshire breakfast, have daily specials and a brunch menu on Sundays. We are proud to use local ingredients wherever possible, including Taylors of Harrogate teas and coffees, Brymor ice cream and clotted cream as well as Cockburn's of Bedale. The tearoom offers a beautiful panoramic view over the dale, a terrace for those sunny days, indoor and outdoor areas for kids to play rain or shine, as well as a coffee loft for a quiet place to chat and relax.
Yorkshire, England
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Poor overpriced food and service!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is the first time I have ever written a review but felt compelled to after a very disappointing visit to the tea rooms today. We have been a couple of times in the past and always felt fairly satisified.......but today was a different matter! We visited with our grandchildren after the eldest asked if we could go, as he loves playing in the little shops. The service was poor and the quality of the food very poor given the cost!! My sandwich was dry and looked like it been hanging around for ages. Our soup was cold,as was my husbands coffee. There was hardly anyone in when we first arrived so I cannot imagine why everything was so cold and took so long to arrive? It appears there was only one lady cooking in the kitchen but there were 4 or 5 girls waiting on the tables. We had to wait ages to pay as one girl was "entering this" (what appeared to be several orders) in to the till. What should have been a lovely morning out with our grandchildren was spoilt by poor service and over the top costs for food. On the plus side, the setting is lovely and the facilities for children are great but I cant help feeling they are at risk of losing a lot of customers by not keeping on top of the catering side of the business.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Ripon, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

Really lovely tea rooms in a fab setting, great if you have kids, lots for them to do inside and out. Visit here quite a lot, The menu is lovely but everything is massively over priced and the staff could do with learning how to smile and communicate. Often left standing at the counter whilst staff just bustle round in the kitchen looking at you. Not helpful with menu variation such as:
" please could my little one just have a sausage sandwich" " we dont do sausage sandwiches" !!??
or.."
"I am not sure we could do sausage, Beans and Mash without the Mash? id have to check with the chef"!
A cup of Tea will knock you back £2.25!
Doesnt stop me going, just always ask for tap water with the meal, and obviously DO NOT stray from the menu.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Rachel W
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North Yorkshire, England.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Food with a view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

Very good freshly cooked food, in extremely pleasant surroundings, with a magnificent view across Wensleydale, through the floor to ceiling windows. There are two parts to the restaurant, one which caters purely for adults and an adjoining, separate adult and childrens area with imaginative entertainment for the children. Service needs to be improved, and I did register my annoyance/dissatisfaction, which was accepted with good grace and a very profound apology by the Manageress.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Scarypete
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Bedale, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fab place to meet if you have kids.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

A wonderful tea rooms that has a separate room to keep kids entertained. The food is usually very good. All cakes are homemade and you can buy some lovely gifts. It also has some beautiful views. The service isn't always top quality though. We go regularly to meet up for a coffee with our children as they are very child friendly.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank EvelynArmstrong
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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“Quality of food, service, location and setting all Excellent.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

We turned up without a booking at Midday on a Sunday, and although it was not exactly heaving we got served promptly, ordered our food and enjoyed our meal. Yes, I suppose its a little on the pricey side but just the normal price for a nice little North Yorkshire Tea Room.

Fantastic for people with children, lots to keep them occupied and also for couples / others without children as there are areas that are just for kids, away from the main restaurant / cafe area so you can still enjoy a quite meal / cuppa away from the noise. The balcony area looks especially tranquil.

Will definitely return with friends and family in the future.

(maybe the salad could of done with some dressing, but that's just splitting hairs)

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank TomM2011
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