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6 Delicious Afternoon Teas to Indulge in York

We love going for afternoon tea. This quintessentially British tradition is the perfect pastime at any time of year. With so many delectable places to try in York, the only question is, which one to visit?


Impossible Wonderbar and Tea Rooms

Located in the historic Terry’s Chocolate building, Impossible offers classic experiences with a twist. This unique venue has even created its own chocolatey coffee inspired by its location. Their afternoon tea includes a selection of sandwiches, pastries, scones and sweet treats. Select tea, prosecco or champagne.

Cup of Tea


The Ivy

A famous and classy restaurant in the heart of York, mirroring the original London venue. The Ivy offers a smaller Cream Tea, a mouthwatering Wonderland Afternoon Tea and a glamorous Champagne Afternoon Tea. Expect style and sophistication with every sip.


The Countess of York

All aboard! Head to the National Railway Museum for a high-class, vintage experience. The Countess of York is an immaculately restored Victorian carriage, serving delicious finger food. With a variety of options for different dietary requirements over four courses, this is a delightful way to spend an afternoon.

Afternoon Tea Sandwiches


The Grand

With views of York’s City Walls, afternoon tea at The Grand offers a luxurious experience. You’re offered an indulgent selection of sweet and savoury treats to enjoy, with impeccable presentation. Choose from their signature afternoon tea, or opt for a tipsy option with gin or champagne.


City Cruises York Afternoon Tea Cruise

If the railway isn’t your thing, head to the water! Expect a scenic trip down the river towards the incredible Bishopthorpe Palace. In 90 minutes, you can enjoy refillable tea and coffee, sumptuous treats and handmade finger sandwiches. This excursion adds a touch of novelty and fun to traditional tea.

Scones in York


Bettys Tea Room

Whenever you think of afternoon tea in York, you think Bettys. With over 100 years of history, their delicious range of treats are famous in Yorkshire and beyond. Be prepared to queue out of the door, and even sometimes round the corner. However, their afternoon tea is now bookable, with a large range of teas and snacks.

From famous cake shops to independent favourites, York is a hotspot for delicious afternoon teas. Whether you choose a quirky adventure or a classic experience, Make the most of your stay with our incredible York hotel offers.

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Hotel Indigo York Reviews



A lovely hotel within walking distance to the centre of York. Very friendly, helpful staff on reception, bar area and dining room. The rooms were immaculately clean and well presented. The bed was absolutely huge and was extremely comfortable. The hotel has a modern, funky feel to it and was very welcoming. The breakfast was superb . Would definitely stay here again.



<p>Conveniently positioned within easy walking distance of the city and Minster. This was our third visit so obviously we’re fans. That said although the previous visits were excellent this time the stay was even better. On check in we were given a complimentary upgrade to a superior room as IHG elite members. The room was spacious, clean and well furnished. Large TV. Massive comfortable bed with high quality bedding. Complimentary snacks with fresh milk and the bonus of a Nespresso coffee machine complete with six “pods”. Decent sized bathroom which was clean and well stocked with quality toiletries. Breakfast on both mornings was excellent. Wide choice of hot and cold items. Plenty of quality juices and smoothies. Service excellent even when busy nothing seems rushed. Very highly recommended.</p>



Excellent hotel. Rooms very nice and extremely clean and quiet. Friendly staff both at reception and restaurant. Breakfast had fantastic choice. Location was really good lots of nice bars and restaurants just minutes away. Short walk to the Shambles and they offered parking just 2 minutes away for a small daily charge. Would definitely stay again. 5 Stars.


Perth, Australia

We have found that it’s the little things that make a huge difference when you’re travelling. They’ve nailed the little things here! You’re always warmly greeted when you pass reception. Comfortable bed, soft towels, immaculate room and free chocolate in the fridge! Breakfast is delicious and finally a coffee I enjoyed. Location is fabulous and parking was easy. Well done to the Team at Hotel Indigo.



We stayed at the Indigo for my birthday recently. It was very modern with quirky room features. The breakfast was world class - such a great variety of treats, including a good selection of gluten and dairy free food. The staff were very helpful and attentive.


Milton Keynes

Stayed for 2 nights, very good quality modern hotel with good sized rooms and breakfast. Cold buffet and hot food freshly cooked to order . Great location within a 5/10 minute walk of York center. Would highly recommend.



<p>My partner, daughter and I stayed for 3 nights on a city break in April 2018. The room was great, Fresh milk in the complimentary mini fridge, fantastic big bed, really really clean, excellent room service and thick black out curtains. The service was excellent from all the staff at all times - reception staff were helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast was also fantastic, so much choice on offer and again, nothing was too much trouble. The hotel is really well located for the city. It was excellent value for money and we would definitely stay there again. Absolutely 10/10 all round.</p>


South Ayrshire

This is a nice hotel in a quiet area of York, but still within easy walking distance of the city centre / shambles walls etc. Lovely continental breakfast and a quiet bar area. Ideal if you want a bit of peace in a busy city.



Stayed one night in this hotel ,was very impressed. A warm welcome on arrival from the receptionist and the room was ready ahead of check in time. The room was lovely, very luxurious with lots of nice touche. Biscuits, chocolate and drinks in fridge. Very close to main town and York Minster. Had a lovely evening meal in the hotel restaurant, very reasonable priced and a nice breakfast in the morning before leaving. Would definitely stay here again.



Lovely hotel close to York centre and near all the main sites. Within 5 minutes walk to the Shambles. Excellent staff and facilities. On arrival complimentary mini treats in room due to it being my Birthday. Complimentary water and chocolate and biscuits in room together with tea making facilities. Made the 2 night stay in York most enjoyable. Would definitely stay there again and recommend.


Greater Manchester

We had a very pleasant stay on a Saturday night when visiting York. The hotel is only a few minutes walk from the Shambles and central York area. The staff were all good and friendly with good check in service and also in the bar. The breakfast choice and service was also very good. The room and the hotel was decorated very well. We stay here again if staying in York.

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