Now, please hate me if i'm the only one but i was never very up to speed with the hype that was Betty's Tea Room until I was lucky enough to visit on a recent trip to York for a good friends hen do. Kudos to the ladies who planned that trip as Betty's was the perfect way to spend a hungover Sunday morning, having a chit chat and catching up with the previous night's events before we headed back.
In typical blogger style, I took a SHED LOAD of photos but half of them were rubbish because i was too busy concentrating on how much i wanted to eat it all to take lots of decent photos, so here are a collection of the good ones ;)
When we arrived we were shown to our table upstairs in the very fancy dining area. Once we were settled we chose our partners to share the afternoon tea with and picked a loose leaf tea to go with it. I chose Betty's Afternoon Tea mix as i figured this was the only way to go at afternoon tea! Then it was time for the food! After a starter of Prawn Cocktail and Smoked Salmon a stand was brought which was filled with amazing food. Sandwiches including Coronation chicken, Egg Mayonnaise and Yorkshire Ham & Tomato Puree were on the menu as well as scones & cream followed by a selection of desserts! I was in heaven!
The waiter explained the starters to us as he brought them out and went through all the food on the stand. If you had any allergies, were vegetarian/vegan or didn't like any of the food they would bring you a replacement too. We were very well looked after!
Although slightly on the expensive side at around £33 each even if you're sharing, i'd say it was worth every penny if you're looking for a treat! We also got to take a small tin of Betty's Afternoon loose leaf tea home with us each so i was a very happy Bev!
I definitely think i will be returning, maybe this time for the Champagne Afternoon Tea!