Bettys Tea Rooms have been around for 96 years and their lines are as big as their reputation. When I was in York last month, the weather was lovely and I was hell bent on a table this the lovely restaurant. So I waited, for only about 20 minutes, and indulged in the classic Afternoon Tea. It was fab! Although I think what made it so amazing was the atmosphere.
I was seated in a lovely sun filled room with tall windows, mirrored partitions, and stained glass and served by incredibly attentive and friendly staff, where carts of beautiful cakes and tarts were in view at all times.
When I was done gorging myself, I went straight to the bakery where I purchased a box of Bettys signature Tea Room Blend, fresh vanilla slices, and a box of Yorkshire shortbread. The only thing that survived the trip back home was the tea.