I have to admit, when I was in England I drank all the tea. I’m talking at every opportunity to have afternoon tea, I did. I’m slightly obsessed now. I am always looking for the best place to have tea when I was traveling so that’s why I made this list for y’all! If you enjoy a good traditional English afternoon tea as much as I do then you’ll love these three restaurants!
1. The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre
17 Blossom Street
open 10am – 4pm
Take afternoon tea in the garden or enjoy home-cooked food in the café. Explore the 300+ years of history in their new exhibition.
2. Earl Grey Tea Rooms
open daily from 10am
In this most historic of thoroughfares, sit amidst oak beams and tapestries and enjoy hot buttered tea cakes, exotic teas and coffees, delicious cream scones, hot dishes and salads. The quintessential English tea room and garden. High Teas has been a tradition there for over 30 years. The Shambles is one of the coolest places to visit in York so dining there is an experience in itself.
3. Afternoon Tea at The Grand
The Grand Hotel and Spa, Statin Rise
And because it’s famous I can’t end this post without mentioning York’s world-renowned tea room, Bettys Café Tea Rooms. Bettys is simply the place to sample a Yorkshire Fat Rascal and a ‘proper’ cup of tea. So although the line is usually wrapped around the building, if you have time try to stop in.
Need more flavor in York, head to visityork.org/taste to see more of what York has to offer!