Eating Out York

Afternoon Tea

Come and visit our Cupcakery where we hold cupcake decorating tea parties, make birthday cakes to order, and serve afternoon tea (booking required).

We are super child friendly and offer mini hot chocolates, pink milk and mini cupcakes for the little people! We also have a changing table, high chairs and are breast-feeding friendly too.

We’re open 10am-5pm from Monday to Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sundays.
Afternoon tea is just £12.50 per person

Open for take-away and deliveries.

10 College St, York YO1 7JF

01904 638282



People flock to Bettys from all over the world to enjoy our famous Afternoon Tea. We’ve spent 96 years perfecting this quintessentially English tradition, blending it with the Swiss perfectionism of our origins and the warm character of our home county of Yorkshire.

Upstairs in Betty’s. You book in advance and no queuing. Is luxury at its best.

SD, Jan 18

Personally I’d recommend little Betty’s, I think it has a nicer atmosphere too but that’s just me

ALS, March 18

6-8 St. Helen’s Square, York, YO1 8QP or 46 Stonegate, York, YO1 8AS
T: 01904 659142 (St. Helen’s Square)
T: 01904 622865 (Stonegate)

Café Rouge

Located in Low Petergate, this bistro is kids friendly with stunning views of York Minster. There is a kids menu for anytime of the day.

Cafe rouge on low Petergate is fab highly recommend they couldn’t do enough for us it’s very family friendly x

TAB, Jan 2018

Cafe rouge has a lovely upstairs area or a separate dining room downstairs. Good kids menu too.

GH, Jan 2018

The Adams House, 52 Low Petergate, York, North East, YO1 7HZ
T: 01904 673 293

Cakes D’licious

Cakes d’Licious is a Vintage Tearoom and Cakery in York. We proudly serve our Vintage Afternoon Tea which includes freshly prepared sandwiches, crisps, salad, mouth watering scones, strawberry jam, fresh cream and a selection of cakes.

We also create bespoke celebration cakes and host events such as baby showers and hen parties in our tea room.

They have toys and books and are really accomodating and good with kids. My mum takes my son about every fortnight and has done for the last two years since he was born. The staff all make a fuss of him. Book ahead if going at the weekend. They are fine with prams coming in even though they are small as long as not too busy. Their food is super tasty especially the cakes but also the scrambled egg. It’s a very relaxed place and you never feel rushed through.

RM, Jan 19

Cakes D’Licious is our favourite. Best hot chocolate around, always friendly and lives up to its name. Great for lunch and a cream tea is a real treat.

EB, Jan 19


61 Clifton, York, YO30 6BD
T: 01904 541100

Countess of York at The National Railway Museum

Enjoy a traditional English Afternoon Tea surrounding yourself in the opulent carriage décor and elegant furniture. Indulge in a delicious selection of dainty sandwiches, fine leaf teas and scrumptious homemade cakes.
Served at 12noon, 2pm and 4pm daily. £25.50 (children £15.50), £35.50 with champagne. Phone to book.

“Countess carriages at the National Railway Museum! It’s just beautiful.” 

NL, Jan 18

“The National Railway Museum Countess of York, it’s an old train carriage dining car. It’s excellent.”

RF, Jan 18

Countess of York, National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ
T: 01904 686295

Dean’s Garden Centre – The Bothy

Serving breakfast, afternoon tea, hot & cold snacks and a variety of freshly cooked meals. There’s also a children’s activity area.

‘Dean’s garden centre is fab. There is a little play area in the cafe too. I run story times there every month.’

AT, Nov 18

‘We like Dean’s garden centre. The cafe is lovely with a little area of colouring, books and toys to one side. We liked their display last year.’

DY, Nov 18

The Bothy, Deans Garden Centre, Stockton Lane, Stockton-on-the-Forest, York, YO32 9UE
T: 01904 400141

Grays Court

Serving light lunches and afternoon tea from 12pm to 5pm and dinner from 6pm to 9pm daily.

‘Grays Court just near monk bar. Beautiful hotel. And fab afternoon tea you can book.’

NB, Jan 18

‘Grays Court. you can stay for drinks too in their beautiful garden or relax inside. It’s a stunning place and feels like you’re really getting away from it all.’

CNC, Nov 18

(Grays advise they are child friendly and have lovely gardens for children to play in – parental supervision required)

Grays Court Hotel, Chapter House Street, York YO1 7JH
T: 01904 612613

Hotel Du Vin

At Hotel du Vin York you can retreat to a nook or cranny for morning coffee, afternoon tea or your favourite tipple. Enjoy candlelit dining and seasonal dishes in the cool ambience of our trademark bistro. Explore our extensive wine list with expert guidance from our Sommelier.

Hotel du Vin was extremely good last time we went.

GP, Jan 18

Hotel du Vin did a kids one but I’m not sure if they still offer this. Their standard afternoon tea includes candy floss and looks fab! X

JS, April 18

89 The Mount, York, YO24 1AX
T: 01904 405260

Middlethorpe Hall

Afternoon Tea at Middlethorpe is a long-lasting tradition enhanced by a local luxury connection with the old established family tea merchants “Taylors of Harrogate”.

Middlethorpe hall is fab with lovely food too if your not wanting to go to far out of york xx

JL, Feb 18

Middlethorpe Hall in York is lovely

CT, April 18

(Advised by Mumbler CM that children are not able to accompany you if under 6 years of age)

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa, Bishopthorpe Road, York, YO23 2GB
T: 01904 641241

Patisserie Valerie

There are three Patisserie Valerie patisseries in York. Famous for individual patisserie classics and beautiful celebration cakes, Patisserie Valerie is the perfect place to enjoy a handmade afternoon tea, or iced afternoon tea in the summer. They also have a contemporary menu of freshly prepared dishes for breakfast and lunch.

Pattiserie Valerie is lovely xxx.

ALW Jan, 18

Patisserie Valerie. Lovely. One in York & designer outlet xx

CI, July 18

T: 01904 635983 (Feasegate)
T: 01904 630014 (Coppergate)
T: 01904 637145 (McArthur Glen)

Principal York – Afternoon Tea

With views across sweeping manicured lawns all the way to the Minster, The Garden Room is a beautiful setting for afternoon tea. With a passion for local, seasonal ingredients, the team prepare hundreds of afternoon teas every week. Offering vegan and non-gluten options, as well as a children’s afternoon tea.

Principal York, Station Road, York, YO24 1AA

T: 01904 688677


On offer are an array of delightful home made cakes scones and pastries as well as home made soups, quiche, sandwiches, paninis and jacket potatoes. The three-tiered traditional Afternoon Tea is a feast for the eyes.

Tealicious in Haxby is lovely. I did a baby shower for my friend there, you can hire the whole place on a Sunday for a fee & they decorate it too Xx

KE, Aug 19

Tealicious in Haxby myself and 2 friends have just been today for afternoon tea,lovely staff and delicious food

VB, Sept 18

6, Haxby Shopping Centre, The Village, Haxby, Haxby, York, YO32 2LU
T: 01904 764906

The Grand – Afternoon Tea

Celebrate with Afternoon Tea at York’s finest hotel. Enjoy a tower of treats and themed experiences at The Rise Restaurant, or indulge in the signature experience, Afternoon Tea by Hudsons, where sweet and savoury treats are silver-served in the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant. Children’s Afternoon Tea and Private Bookings also available.

“The Grand Hotel near the train station do a lovely afternoon tea!”

AH, Jan 18

“Another vote for the Grand Hotel – had a fabulous afternoon tea for my birthday last year.”

JS, Jan 18

Afternoon Tea at The Grand, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GD
T: 01904 380038

True Story

Independent Vegan Cafe

Also we love True Story (used to be and Mrs fisher) exclusively vegan now

AG June 2018

Second this, been in a couple of times with the buggy and always made welcome. On Lord mayors walk where the bile beans sign is.

ST June 2018

Afternoon tea pre-booking only

Opening Hours: 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday

18 Lord Mayors Walk, York,YO31 7HA
T:01904 656566

Willow Farm Cafe

Reopening 4th July 9am-4pm.

‘Willow farm cafe get my vote as a grandma. Our grandaughter loves it there foods scrummy and well priced and she loves musical moo and the craft table which is free to use.’

WV Jan 19

‘Brilliant free children’s facilities and amazing food options. There is loads for the kids to do of all ages from covered smaller play items like ball pools and kitchens cars etc to outdoor slide/ climbing frames, sand section and a bouncy castle in the summer the variety keeps them entertained for hours the wonderful free crafts table inside means we always take a memory home with us x’

LM Jan 19

Willow Farm Cafe, Wigginton Rd, York, YO32 2RH
T: 01904 766822

York Cocoa Works

At York Cocoa House we love everything chocolate – eating, making, cooking and most importantly sharing. Afternoon chocolate isn’t like a standard afternoon tea; we put chocolate in everything, including the savoury items!  Suitable for Mini Mumblers, York Cocoa House advise that for small children sharing an afternoon chocolate for one person between two would suffice. Booking advisable.

If you like chocolate the York Cocoa House do an amazing afternoon tea.

MH, Jan 18

York Cocoa House is definitely the best one. They’ll also do a dairy free afternoon tea if you book in advance…it’s amazing! X

AC, Sept 18

10 Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN
T: 01904 675787