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“Lunch at Bettys” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms

Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms
Ranked #1 of 2 Dessert in Ilkley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $24
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Oxfordshire
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lunch at Bettys”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Visited Bettys for lunch on a Saturday. We expected it to be busy so arrived at what we thought would be early 12.10. However the queue was right out to the front of the shop. It took about half an hour to get seated. We soon found our why there was such a queue - it took 10 minutes before we asked for our order. The food took about 15 minutes. When we had finished it took 10 minutes to attract someone's attention for the bill then we had to get up and ask someone to take our money. The service was so slow which was a pity because all the staff are very friendly and helpful and the food is really excellent.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Ralphhhh
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English first
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Fabulous Service Yorkshire Style!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed Afternoon Tea here!
We'd been given vouchers for afternoon Tea for Christmas. (What a great idea!!)
Shared 2 Teas between 3. My mother has a tiny appetite & the staff couldn't have been more helpful as she is disabled.
Seats were provided on our arrival, and we were assissted to our table by lovely employees.
The Brown Bread Kickerbocker Glory is AMAZING!!
Took home a Yorkshie Curd Tart & some Rose & Violet Creams ( Dont bother with the latter..... many choclatiers provide as good or better for less)
A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Try any of the Bettys. All Superb!!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nigel1959
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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Old fashioned service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

What can one say about Bettys, other than expect to receive old fashilned service at a pace that is far from hurried.
The food is excellent, not recommended for anyone on a diet, the cakes all look too good to eat.
Just turn up and be transported back in time and forget the rush of the 21st century.
Best part is the entire restaurant is a mobile free zone.
Not cheap, buta quality isn't.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rickfug
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clitheroe
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Breakfast meeting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

What could be better than a trip to Bettys first thing in the morning for a catch up with a business colleague. A chat over scrambled eggs and bacon on a toasted muffin washed down with fresh coffee was the perfect way to start the meeting. The environment was first class along with the service from the team working away quietly in the Tea Rooms. A trip to the shop on the way out seemed obligatory. Two freshly made egg custards joined me on my way home.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank phil b
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Nottingham
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75 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Not as good as it could be.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

We called into the Ilkley Bettys with my friend, who is a coeliac, as Bettys do a good selection of gluten-free cakes and pastrys. However, when we asked the waitress what was on the menu today that was suitable for my friend she had absolutely no idea. Which was a shame, as my friend is a regular at the York Bettys and knew there was usually a mouth-watering gluten-free delicacy she would enjoy. Our waitress, instead, suggested we get something from the on-site shop. Not ideal really. It marred what had otherwise been a perfect day.
All in all, I would say that the Ilkley branch is an overpriced cafe for overpriced people.
A great shame.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank BigRoj
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