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Countess of York

Leeman Road | National Railway Museum, York YO26 4XJ, England
+44 1904 686295
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Overview
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
Leeman Road | National Railway Museum, York YO26 4XJ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great place to entertain friends who are visiting York,I usually surprise our visitors and say we are going to the railway museum and then we walk thru the building to this fabulous carriage were our afternoon tea awaits. Times for tea are...More

Thank delph17
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had afternoon tea here for my hen do. Perfect place, full of character and tasty food. Lots of choice of teas. Betty’s you have to queue for ages & can’t pre book so I thought countess of York much better. The railway carriage is...More

Thank LizJohno2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely tour of the Museum then came to the vintage rail car for tea. The woman who served us was wonderful. The tea was delicious and she even boxed up the goodies we couldn't finish. I love York, we will be back.

Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our anniversary with an afternoon tea here on our last day. It was delicious, with faultless service. A lovely and unique environment, with fantastically high quality cakes and nibbles. Heartily recommend!

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious afternoon tea. Sandwiches were lovely and fresh scones were beautiful and light cakes were delightful and lots of them. The staff were friendly and helpful.A lovely way to spend an afternoon with friends. The surroundings are so beautiful I have been a few times...More

Thank namwob1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice afternoon tea and would not hesitate to recommend the experience to anyone. I loved the Jasmine green tea and all the food tasted good too, the waitress was friendly and helpful too and they managed to cater for my wife...More

Thank cjdoug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in York, and came here for my birthday, after being let down by Goddard’s. Thank goodness they did, as this was exceptional. Tea is served in a converted 1920s style railway carriage separate from the main museum buildings. Service is exceptional, as was...More

Thank cazz75
Countess-of-York-2, Public Relations Manager at Countess of York, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello there, Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are so glad that you had a lovely time with us aboard the Countess of York. Best wishes, Countess of York team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy afternoon teas and have been avoiding taking my 6yo until now. Decided having it on a train would be fun since he loves trains. Staff were very attentive and friendly. Food was delicious. Would strongly recommend for the experience with kids. Only downside...More

Thank Blurpyblurp
Countess-of-York-2, Public Relations Manager at Countess of York, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello there, Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are so glad that you had a lovely time with us aboard the Countess of York. Best wishes, Countess of York team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was wildly impressed when they brought out a full three-tiered tray with all the gluten free tea snacks. And not only was I able to eat all the same food that my other families members were able to eat - it was amazingly delicious...More

2  Thank mapelprup
Countess-of-York-2, Public Relations Manager at Countess of York, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello there, Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are so glad that you had a lovely time with us aboard the Countess of York. Best wishes, Countess of York team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here with a friend on his birthday and what a treat it was to have Afternoon Tea in a railway carriage at the excellent National Railway Museum. The carriage itself was well decorated as were the tables. The service was superb, with attentive...More

Thank James B
Countess-of-York-2, Public Relations Manager at Countess of York, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello there, Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are so glad that you had a lovely time with us aboard the Countess of York. Best wishes, Countess of York team

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Chris T
30 April 2018|
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Response from Pea777 | Reviewed this property |
yes, if you call ahead they will accommodate your allergy. I also have a serious nut allergy, and they always ensure my afternoon tea is separate from any others and they change the items on the menu to accommodate it.
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enzmagrin
2 February 2018|
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Response from k1of2ksy | Reviewed this property |
If you contact them direct by email they will be able to help you, we made several changes to the menu due to allergies with no problems
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Diane-EW1946
30 November 2017|
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Response from DAVID C | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but it’s possible they do . If you phone them they are extremely helpful . Well worth it .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Monday
12:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 17:00
Thursday
12:00 - 17:00
Friday
12:00 - 17:00
Saturday
12:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leeman Road | National Railway Museum, York YO26 4XJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 686295
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Description
Enjoy an exquisite dining experience aboard a beautifully restored railway carriage. Book now for our award-winning traditional Afternoon Tea or use this luxurious setting to indulge in an evening of fine dining.
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