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“a lovely breakfast”

Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms - Harrogate
Ranked #49 of 403 Restaurants in Harrogate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$61
Cuisines: Deli, British, Cafe
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 3 May 2018

went here twice for breakfast recently and really loved the quality. Pricewise it's a little more than one might expect but the quality is good

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Given Betty's reputation we felt we had to go there but it was disappointing to say the least. All the surface stuff is there: waiters in uniform, marvellous décor, chintz curtains, comfortable seating, large airy room, but the cream tea was a different matter. Having just returned from Devon where the scones are light, large, fresh and fluffy, we were confronted by hard, dry and small scones that were clearly not baked on the same day. While the cream was adequate the portion was not generous (at least not be Devonian standards). We were given a small beaker of milk that clearly was insufficient for two teapots. For a tearoom that emphasises service that is not good.

Service was distinctly non-committal. Indifferent is probably the best word. Again this did not stand comparison to Devon where everyone was naturally friendly, whether they were owners or paid staff; this was a real contrast. And on top of that it was nearly twice the price of the average cream tea there.

Betty's makes a lot of its history. There is a real danger of resting on one's laurels.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Breakfast here is absolutely phenomenal. There is often a wait to be seated and long queues which is a shame if you get a window table and are robbed of the wonderful views of the stray due to an overbearing hungry crowd queueing round the building.
The staff are fantastic, where we were seated was perfect, spacious, light, and there's a real air of being somewhere special. The food was divine, fresh, adequately portioned, and served by such amazingly well trained waiting staff.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We had pleasant lunch with our granddaughter who enjoyed her chicken sandwich. We thoroughly enjoyed the earl grey tea and the smoked salmon and avocado sandwich. As always the service was excellent . Bettys Harrogate is a fine tradition, the food and cakes are of good quality and any waiting is worthwhile.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We had a posh cup of tea and each of us had a delicious slice of cake; I had lemon curd torte and DH had Engadine torte. Afterwards we went to their shop and bought a couple of pieces of fruitcake.

Thank MarjofromBrissie
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