Friday, 16 May 2014

Betty's Tea Rooms in Northallerton - Afternoon Tea Review

Betty's Cafe is somewhere that I wasn't all that interested in when I walked past it in York. I always used to wonder what all those people were queuing for. I learnt more about Betty's as the company I work for handle all Taylors of Harrogate's tea that is imported. Through this I tried their amazing fondant fancy cakes. This had made me really want to visit. One day when there was going to be a planned electricity cut in my house from 8am-4pm I decided to make some plans. I asked Mum if she wanted to visit Betty's tea rooms in Northallerton and of course she did.

Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms Northallerton Review - North East - Afternoon Tea

Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms Northallerton Review - North East - Afternoon Tea

Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms Northallerton Review - North East - Afternoon Tea

Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms Northallerton Review - North East - Afternoon Tea

Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms Northallerton Review - North East - Afternoon Tea

Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms Northallerton Review - North East - Afternoon Tea

Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms Northallerton Review - North East - Afternoon Tea

Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms Northallerton Review - North East - Afternoon Tea

Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms Northallerton Review - North East - Afternoon Tea

Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms Northallerton Review - North East - Afternoon Tea

Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms Northallerton Review - North East - Afternoon Tea

Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms Northallerton Review - North East - Afternoon Tea

The tea rooms weren't hard to find when we were pointed in the right direction as the huge gold letters outside definitely indicate you are in the right place. I didn't pay too much attention to the front of house when I walked in as I was scouting for the tea rooms. We were seated right away as there was only two of us. When the lady told us about the menu we instantly knew what we wanted and we asked for two afternoon teas!

When the stands came with our food on they looked so amazing. Three tiers filled with sandwiches, cakes and a scone! The tea that accompanied it came in elegant metal tea pots with pretty little tea cups. The whole thing definitely makes you feel very sophisticated. We chose to have only egg and chicken sandwiches as we are fussy but they usually come with salmon and ham as well.

As we were tucking into our sandwiches and scones we noticed there was no fondant fancies included on our tier of cakes. They are my favourite! When the lady came past I asked if we could both get one each. I think she was a bit shocked by this request considering the amount of food we already had as she said "as well?". We bashfully said yes, and she brought them over.

Most of the cakes we had to get boxed up to take home as we were so full from the other food and numerous cups of tea. Whilst sitting in the tea rooms we saw a lot of other tables being brought food that looked amazing. Some people had english breakfast that looked so yummy with little towers of toast soldiers.

When we finished our afternoon tea we ventured into the shop at the front. This was full of so many goodies such as cakes, bread, chocolates and of course tea! We picked up a few treats for my sister and then we were on our way.

Although it was £18.50 for the afternoon tea and another £2.50 for my fondant fancy it was definitely worth it. I really enjoyed having a little time to drink tea and eat cake in a relaxed fancy atmosphere. I can't wait to visit more Betty's!
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  1. We went to Betty's in York and I was really disappointed. I think it's cos we went for lunch though, we had to join a massive long q of tourists and it took about 30 min to get in just to be given an overpriced sandwich. Next time I should have cake!

    Love that you asked for more cake :D

    x

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    1. Aw that is a shame! The Northallerton one seemed a lot quieter :)

      Of course we asked for more cake ;) haha
      xx

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  2. The Bettys in Northallerton is the only one I haven't visited yet, so will have to make it back up there soon! And would you believe I've never had one of the fondant fancies there! Next time :)

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    1. WHAT WHAT?! you NEED one in your life! :)

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  3. I do really like Betty's but sometimes I find it a little too formal. I usually have the BLT and a little cake- the food is always amazingly good!

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  4. I really want to take my gran to Betty's is it near the train station? I must visit this summer! I love afternoon tea haha
    Kloe xx
    skullsnkisses.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I'm yet to make it to a Betty's tea rooms but have heard so much about them that I've been desperate to for a long long time! Nothing beats a lovely afternoon tea... I'm hoping to make it to York next month though so fingers crossed I'l manage it there. Your post has made me ever so excited about it :)

    Faye | freckles-and-all.blogspot.co.uk

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