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Little Shambles Tea Room

#146 of 757 Places to Eat in York
Certificate of Excellence
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1 Little Shambles, York YO1 7LY, England
+44 7734 800054
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped at the Little Shambles Tea Room for some dinner after a long morning shopping on The Shambles. Lovely little place to sit and look out onto the cobbled street while enjoying some lovely food. Staff were warm and welcoming and excellent value for money.

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Boston
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a traditional quality place thats cosy and delicate, this is for you. Lovely little place for a quality breakfast and somewhere to just sit and watch people pass by. Its Run in a very organised way, food and drink a plenty, excellent quality, and credit to all concerned. Gonna keep visoting here when in York. Just whats... More 

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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worst scone I have ever had I'm afraid. Went with my daughter recently as we were visiting York for a few days. Staff were lovely but felt like you were in an old aunties house which they had just scattered a few tables - didn't really have much character apart from being old. The tea was nice but the scone... More 

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Thank Dawn D
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We came here for breakfast before leaving York. It is a tiny cafe in the corner of the Shambles market with only 3 tables downstairs and 4 or 5 tables upstairs. I had the full English breakfast which was completely delicious and excellent value for money at £6.50. This included a locally sourced sausage, bacon, egg, baked beans, grilled tomatoes,... More 

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Thank mwchyn
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Very reasonable prices and really good service. The little shambles tea room is in a really good spot but can be hard to see because it is very small. Also I found out that the building is over 500 years old which is fun to know. Really recommended this place if you're looking for somewhere to have lunch!

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Thank Daniel T
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Great location! But when I visited, the second floor are was not open. What a pity! Will pay it another visit for breakfast and scone.

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Thank Suki F
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This quaint little tea Room is ideal for a coffee break or full English. They also have a trailer catering van attached outside, ideal in the summer. Food excellent, value for money at the trailer, and right in the hub of the shambles market! An experience in itself.

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Thank anf111
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Had a lovely afternoon tea here while Christmas shopping in York. Will definitely be going back! The room is very nicely decorated and the staff were very welcoming.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Just off the Shambles, reasonably priced with great tasting coffee. Service efficient and friendly, and the tossed tea cakes taste nice and cinnamony. Would have been a 5 but it was a little chilly upstairs.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We were looking for somewhere to get breakfast to start our day in York and stumbled across this nice little cafe next to the Shambles Market. There were only a couple tables downstairs, but enough room for us and our little boy in his pram. I had the English breakfast and my partner had eggs and ham. Both were spot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Little Shambles, York YO1 7LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 7734 800054

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?