Eating Out York

Afternoon Tea

Featured Listing

Crumbs Cupcakery

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

“Crumbs Cupcakery near the Minster does a lovely afternoon tea but you need to book.”

RW, June 17

“Crumbs Cupcakery near the Minster is small but lovely.”

EJJ, Jan 18

10 College St, York YO1 7JF

T: 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

“For afternoon tea for a treat. Betty’s in the Belmont rooms upstairs. You do have to book it.”

PB, Nov 17

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)

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.

“Cakes D’licious at Clifton Green. Amazing afternoon tea and they are fab with children. They have a small selection of toys and books to keep them entertained. My friend and I went with our 4 year old girls just before they started full time school. Their lunch was every bit as fab as ours.”

AC, March 17

“Cakes Delicious near Bootham is lovely too and very relaxed atmosphere.”

CB, January 18


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. £22.50 (children £15.50), £29 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.

“Just wanted to recommend The Bothy at Deans Garden Centre to anyone who hasn’t been. It’s a really lovely spacious cafe, great with kids, small play area with crayons, papers, books and toys. The food is all fresh and home cooked.”

SB, Dec 17

“Myself and my mini Mumbler had a lovely lunch at Dean’s Garden centre in Stockton on the Forest today. Lovely garden centre and beautiful coffee shop serving hot and cold meals, cakes and snacks. There was also a lovely small enclosed play area in the coffee shop, lots of decent highchairs, space for wheels and clean toilets/baby change/feeding area. I thoroughly recommend it!”

FT, Oct 17

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

T: 01904 400141

Filmore & Union

Relax and take in the calming atmosphere in our stylish York restaurant. Housed in one of York’s oldest buildings, our ground floor health cafe and juice bar and elegant first floor restaurant offers Californian-style, healthy, naturally-wholesome dishes and gluten free cakes. We’re dog friendly too – so bring them along on your next visit! 100% Gluten free afternoon tea available.

A Mumbler asked: “Does anyone have any recommendations on a gluten free afternoon tea in or around York?”

“Definitely Filmore and Union.”

NH, Jun 17

“Filmore & Union is absolutely delicious on Petergate. Best veggie food I’ve ever had.”

LG, Jun 17

62a Low Petergate,York, YO1 7HZ

T: 01904 654123

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 afternoon tea is lovely.”

KF, Dec 17

(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

“Gorgeous little bar to relax with a cocktail or glass of fizz in a cosy quiet lounge followed then by beautiful food in their fabulous bistro. Gorgeous steak or even octopus to choose from off their interesting menus.”

MJ, Feb 2017

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 everytime, lovely cakes and rooms are really nice big comfy sofas it’s my favourite.

DB, June 17

Middlethorpe Hall, comfy sofas, fabulous setting, served impeccably, lovely food, selection of teas / coffee and finish with a walk round the garden. Perfect for any occasion or just a treat yourself ( free parking too)

ZB, June 17

(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


All our food is made from scratch so we can accommodate to most dietary requirements. Our vegan gluten free and vegetarian options are big and delicious using only best organic when possible ingredients. Our vegan cakes are not longer made with soya. We are a cafe/ restaurant.

We love the partisan on micklegate, breakfast was amazing, lots of choice and fabulous tea!!

Mumbler KMB, Jan 18

Partisan on Micklegate do a really good range of vegan cakes 

Mumbler NM, Feb 18

112 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX
T: 01904 629866

Patisserie Valerie

Patisserie Valerie was first opened in Frith Street in London’s Soho in 1926 by Belgian born Madam Valerie. There are now three in York offering breakfast, lunch, a huge range of cakes and afternoon teas with a stylish 1950’s style decor.

“Pattiserie Valerie is lovely xxx.”

ALW Jan, 18


“I like Patisserie Valerie,  I’ve took my son who is one a couple of times and they were lovely.”

DB, Aug 17

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


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.

“I took my little girl to Tealicious in Haxby last week it was lovely the staff are nice and good with children definitely recommend it.”

DB, Aug 17

“Tealicious in Haxby is great and if you can’t get through it all they pop it in a box for you to take home.”

ED, June 17

6, Haxby Shopping Centre, The Village, Haxby, Haxby, York, YO32 2LU

T: 01904 764906

Willow Farm Cafe

“The service was great very busy and the 2 waitresses handled it very well, defo a new chef as food was lovely … we had ice creams and cakes too. Colouring books and crayons where brought straight over. Kiddis spoons and forks even wrapped in fancy napkins . She also mentioned they where stocking up the play area with more new books and toys too. 100% will go back again … btw the afternoon teas looked so yummy”

Mumbler LP, March 18

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

The Grand Hotel

The Grand’s Afternoon Tea is the perfect opportunity for friends and family to get together and celebrate that special occasion in the only 5-star Hotel in Yorkshire.

“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

Grand Hotel & Spa, Station Rise, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 6GD

T: 01904 894712

The Teddy Bear Tea Rooms

Charming, atmospheric and unique, our tearoom is set in a beautiful medieval building filled with history.

“Teddy Bear Tea Rooms Stonegate!! do a fantastic afternoon tea and also very reasonable. Also if you go to the top floor you have a fantastic view of Stonegate and the minster. Word of warning one afternoon tea will do two people.”

HH, Jan 18

“Teddybear tearooms is lovely and they do lovely children’s boxes with a little teddy in.”

MJW, Jul 17

Stonegate Teddy Bears,13 Stonegate, York, YO1 8AN
T: 01904 641074

True Story

Independent Vegan Cafe

Also we love True Story (used to me 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

18 Lord Mayors Walk, York,YO31 7HA

T:01904 656566

York Cocoa House

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 do an afternoon chocolate. Everything is chocolate based. Bit different but very nice. I got it as a gift and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff made us feel very special and the food was lovely.”

RM, Jul 17

3 Blake St, York YO1 8QJ

T: 01904 675787