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We can no longer guarantee delivery for Easter. However, our Yorkshire shops still have a host of delights available.

Bettys York

Right in the heart of York, you’ll find St Helen’s Square and our York branch of Bettys.

In 1936 the founder of Bettys, Frederick Belmont, travelled on the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary. He was so enthralled by the splendour of the ship that he commissioned the Queen Mary’s designers and craftsmen to turn a dilapidated furniture store into his most sophisticated branch yet – an elegant café in the land-locked location of St Helen’s Square. Today, as you sit in Bettys surrounded by huge curved windows, elegant wood panelling and ornate mirrors, you can almost imagine yourself aboard a luxury liner.

The art deco elegance of the Queen Mary is particularly evident in our first floor Belmont Room which was inspired by one of the cruise liner’s state rooms. Throughout the year we host musical evenings and events here.

A few years after Bettys opened its doors in York war broke out, and Bettys – in particular the basement ‘Bettys Bar’ – became a favourite haunt of thousands of airmen stationed around York. ‘Bettys Mirror’, on which many of them engraved their signatures with a diamond pen, remains on display today as a fitting tribute to their bravery.

Reserve your table for Afternoon Tea

Although we don’t take reservations in our café, we do take reservations for Afternoon Tea in the Belmont Room at Bettys York every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12.30pm.

Please note, the Belmont Room is also open every day throughout Half Term, from Monday, 17th February.

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Twice the Delight in York!
Enjoy two of York's most delightful experiences with the new Bettys and York Minster voucher.

Each voucher entitles the holder to both a Champagne Afternoon Tea in the Belmont Room and admission to York Minster, including a guided tour. Combining our most luxurious Afternoon Tea with the treasures of our city's historic Minster, it's an ideal gift for a visiting loved one. Or treat yourself, and enjoy an extra-special Bettys visit and the chance to really get to know York's most celebrated landmark.

Bettys and York Minster vouchers cost £35.00 per person and can be purchased from the Bettys shop or by calling Bettys York on 01904 659142.


Special Events at Bettys York
Tuesday 6 May 12:30 PM Molton Brown Luncheon

Take home a goody bag worth £18.

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Tuesday 13 May 12:30 PM Molton Brown Luncheon

Take home a goody bag worth £18.

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Sunday 15 June 9:30 AM Father’s Day Breakfast

Treat Dad on his special day with breakfast at Bettys

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Friday 27 June 7:30 PM Summer Jazz Dinner

Listen to famous songs from Ella Fitzgerald and others with The Impressions Jazz Trio. FULLY BOOKED.

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  1. Address:

    6-8 St. Helen's Square
    YO1 8QP

    +44 (0)1904 659142

  1. Opening Times:

    Our Café & Shop are open every day from 9am to 9pm.

    We are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

  1. Special Access:  At York there is a step up to the entrance, for which we provide on request a ramp to enable access.The shop and café are at ground floor level and there is a wheelchair lift to the toilet downstairs.