Bettys Tea Rooms – Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a selection of frequently asked questions
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Reservations for Lady Betty Afternoon Tea can be made in the Imperial Room, Harrogate and the Belmont Room, York every Thursday to Sunday from 1pm and every Saturday from 11am. Our Café Afternoon Tea, available in all six Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms, is served all day but it is not possible to reserve a table.
In our Café Tea Rooms we operate a queuing only system so unfortunately we cannot take reservations. However, the queue always moves quickly and is well managed by members of our café team, ensuring that you receive the first available table. If you require a chair while you wait, please let a member of our team know and they will be happy to help.
Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed in any one of our six Café Tea Rooms on any day of the week at the price of £19.95 per person (or £27.95 per person if you would like to add a glass of champagne). You'll receive a warm welcome and the finest Bettys service whenever you visit.
We also serve our exclusive, reservations only Lady Betty Afternoon Tea in the Imperial Room at Bettys in Harrogate and the Belmont Room at Bettys in York, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1pm (11am on a Saturday). During school holidays we also offer extra sittings Monday to Wednesday. We’ve distilled everything we know about this most treasured British pastime to create an Afternoon Tea that we hope will tempt, delight and surprise.
Reserve your table for £32.95 or enjoy with a glass of Champagne for £39.95, please reserve your table here
To make a reservation please telephone either Bettys Harrogate on 01423 814043 or Bettys York on 01904 659142.
Bettys Traditional Afternoon Tea is served all day in our café tea rooms at a cost of £18.95 per person. This includes a pot of Tea Room Blend tea, the following sandwich selection: Scottish smoked salmon, roast Yorkshire ham, roast free-range chicken breast and egg mayonnaise & cress; a sultana scone with strawberry preserve and Yorkshire clotted cream and a selection of hand-crafted miniature cakes. Add a glass of Champagne to your Afternoon Tea for £26.85.
Alternatively, you can reserve a table for Lady Betty Afternoon Tea in the Imperial Room, Harrogate and the Belmont Room, York at the price of £32.95 per person. It features a delightful selection of sandwiches made with breads from our award-winning Craft Bakery, delicious savouries, two types of freshly baked scones and an exquisite range of miniature cakes with your selection of tea from our extensive menu. You can also experience our Lady Betty Afternoon Tea with Champagne for £39.95 per person.
You are more than welcome to share our Café Afternoon Tea but our Lady Betty Afternoon tea is only available per person.
We do offer a menu for gluten intolerant diets which you can view our menu page. Our staff in the Tea Rooms are happy to advise how other dishes on our main menus can be tailored for any special dietary requirements.
Dishes on this menu have been created without gluten-containing ingredients, however there is a possibility that the ingredients could come into contact with small amounts of gluten or wheat either through our suppliers or in our kitchens. Consequently, we cannot guarantee a total absence of wheat or gluten. Items listed on this menu that are deep fried will be fried using the same fryer as wheat or gluten items.
Please contact your preferred Bettys Cafe Tea Room directly for advice on local car parking facilities including disabled spaces.
Highchairs are available at each of our Bettys café tearooms for your use as we like to ensure that all our young customers are comfortable during their visit.
At Bettys Parliament Street Harrogate, Bettys Harlow Carr Harrogate and Bettys Northallerton, the café (or part of the café), shop and toilet are all at pavement level and so are easily accessible. In Bettys York and Ilkley we provide a small access ramp at the front door for wheelchair access.
In our York branch, we are fitting a new lift which means there is currently no access to the accessible toilet. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Regrettably we are unable to allow dogs (with the exception of assistance dogs) into our Bettys café tearooms.
Breakfast is served all day at Bettys Harrogate, Bettys Northallerton, Bettys Ilkley and Bettys York. Breakfast is served until 12pm at Bettys Stonegate.
We do sell Bettys Gift Vouchers and these can be purchased from any of our six Cafe Tea Room shops, online or by phone on +44 (0)1423 814008. The line is open 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
The gift vouchers are available in £5 or £20 denominations and can be redeemed in our shops or cafés, from our Bettys ordering service by phone or at Bettys Cookery School. Please note that change cannot be given if the purchase is worth less than the voucher.
Yes, with our Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers, you can treat someone special to a delicious, traditional Afternoon Tea. Choose from a Luxury Afternoon Tea in the Imperial Room, York or Belmont Room, Harrogate which the recipient can reserve at a time to suit, for £32.95, or Traditional Afternoon Tea at any one of our six café Tea Rooms on any day of the week for £18.95. Add a glass of champagne to make the occasion even more special.
Afternoon Tea Gift Voucher £18.95
For use in any of our 6 Café Tea Rooms, any day of the week.
Afternoon Tea with Champagne Gift Voucher £26.85
For use in any of our 6 Café Tea Rooms, any day of the week. Includes a glass of champagne.
Lady Betty Afternoon Tea Gift Voucher £32.95
Reserve your table in the Imperial Room, Harrogate and Belmont Room, York on a weekend date to suit you.
Lady Betty Champagne Afternoon Tea Gift Voucher £39.95
Reserve your table in the Imperial Room, Harrogate and Belmont Room, York on a weekend date to suit you. Includes a glass of champagne.
We don't publish prices on these vouchers which makes them the perfect gift to give. Price is per person.
The vouchers are only redeemable in our cafés. (Excludes purchases from our shops and mail order catalogues).
You can order products through this website. Alternatively you can order by telephone: +44 (0)1423 814008 or 0800 456 1919. The line is open 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
Lines are also open on the following Saturdays: 20th, 27th February and 5th, 12th and 19th March.
Unfortunately we are unable to offer this facility at the moment but you are more than welcome to contact our Sales Team on 0800 456 1919 to place an order to be collected from your preferred Bettys shop.
Bettys lost its apostrophe around fifty years ago, so the exact explanation is lost in time. It's generally believed that the name was thought to look better without one - more distinctive, less messy - and as a brand name was not subject to the same rules as everyday words. Many trademarks and brand names eschew the rules for similar such reasons, even more so now thanks to the rise of the internet. Taylors has never had an apostrophe as the 's' is a plural to reflect the fact that various family members were involved in the company.
As a traditional family-run business, we pride ourselves on the craft products made at our Harrogate Bakery, which are delivered fresh to each branch on a daily basis
This means all our branches need to be within a reasonable distance of Harrogate. For this reason we are not looking to open another branch anywhere outside of Yorkshire. We aim to keep Bettys small in order to look out for every detail and maintain the best possible quality and consistency.