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The Black Swan Tearoom

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Market Place | Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ, England
+44 1439 770466
10:00 - 17:30
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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for a hot chocolate on a cold day - nice warm fire inside. Only issue was the price - £4.50 for a hot chocolate is over the top - we pay half that at our local café.

Thank linjanie2017
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here for lunch on our way to Whitby, the next day and was greeted by a knowledgeable member of the team who settled us down in the bar and brought the menus over. Two of our party had sandwiches whilst my wife had a courgette tart with a side of chips and I had the cheese soufflé. Cooked... More 

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Thirsk, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a voucher for afternoon tea so we reserved a table for today. We were taken to our reserved table but offered a different table in the window which was lovely overlooking the square, all lit up with Christmas lights. We didn't change anything on the afternoon tea menu and chose the house tea. The choice of sandwiches was... More 

Thank Sue W
York, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is the third time we have been to The Black Swan for afternoon tea and, as usual, it was fantastic. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the food and choice of drinks was excellent. We took a doggy bag home with us (again) as there has been too much for us to eat (which was no problem... More 

Thank Hazel F
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We really enjoyed out afternoon tea here. Staff were friendly and attentive. The food was delicious! We couldn't eat all ours, it was deceptively filling. The tearoom itself is warming and cosy. The only slight niggle I have is that we asked to take our 4 scones home but when we got home we found the waiter had only put... More 

Thank BagTeaBag
Rye, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Finished sight seeing, too early to drink so a trip down memory lane with a tea from the past, Big scones light and tasty, lots of extra cream and jam and delicious cakes good choice of tea.

Thank Lizalugs
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Well worth a visit to rest your tired legs. The cream tea is excellent, if hungry go for 2 scones over the 1.

Thank mick592015
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We were pleasantly welcomed with a warm open fire and given a table by the window. The menu is pleasantly short but with an interesting selection. It came in good time, nice and warm with good portions.

Thank John T
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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Situated in the heart of Helmsley. A real find. Wonderful cakes and sandwiches. We could have stayed all the afternoon. Not to be missed!!!!!!

Thank BarbadosJaguar
Beverley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

A beautiful afternoon tea to mark a special occasion but rather expensive for an everyday experience. Delightful surroundings and excellent customer service made this a fantastic experience.

Thank Julia B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$37
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place | Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Helmsley
  • Phone Number: +44 1439 770466
The Black Swan Tearoom, located in the picturesque market town of Helmsley in the North York Moors, is both charming and traditional, and offers a fabulous quintessentially English Afternoon Tea experience which even the connoisseurs of Afternoon Tea wouldn't be able to fault. In addition to the traditional Afternoon Tea which changes seasonally making best use of the fresh, local produce available, a wide selection of brasserie style dishes are also served making the Tearoom the ideal place to meet up for lunch or simply just a cup of tea and a chat.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?