Betty's: "Tea for Two" York Restaurant Tip by mdchachi
York Restaurants: 174 reviews and 243 photos
We were looking for a place to stop for afternoon tea in York. We saw this cute shop and went in. We only found out later that it was an immensely famous place with much history. The interior was designed in the same style as the 1930's cruise ship Queen Mary, very elegant. Although elegant, a casually dressed tourist will not feel out of place. Just outside the bathroom in the basement there are mirrors in which various American and Canadian airmen scratched in their names, dates and messages when Betty's was their hangout during World War II. It's an intriguing piece of history. Veterans are still coming back these days to revisit this place of their youth.
Favorite Dish: Afternoon tea. The food came on a little rack of plates. A bite of a sandwich, a lovely scone and a Yorkshire curd tart. Plus a choice of several different kinds of tea. Yum!
Address: In the center of town
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: In the middle of York. There are other Betty's in Yorkshire as well, including the first Betty's which opened in 1919 in Harrogate.
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