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The Retreat Cafe & Tea Rooms

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14-16 Main Street | Grassington, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Grassington BD23 5AA, England
+44 1756 751887
10:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 20:45
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Fri - Sat 18:30 - 20:45
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was the fourth bistro evening I have now attended. Went with a group of friends. I had a starter which consisted of three different dips with pitta bread and a selection of vegetable sticks, followed by chicken wrapped in bacon and filled with a delicious cranberry stuffing, and to finish I chose the bread and butter pudding, which was... More 

Thank Marion F
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A warm welcome, nice atmosphere, good service and excellent coffee. The menu looks simple but I am sure the food will be excellent.

Thank BillM007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Called in to get out of the rain, Pot of tea with, plenty of hot water, good coffee. Cheese & chutney toastie was lovely as was my wife's Butternut squash & Thyme soup, both came with a good choice of bread all served with a smile. Cakes looked very good also. Didn't even realise that it was a vegetarian café.... More 

Thank samjake
Alcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many cafes to choose from in Grassington but we thought this one looked nice from the outside. We are not vegetarians but that didn't affect our afternoon tea experience at this veggie cafe! We had white wine, earl grey tea, cheese scone with cream cheese and chilli jam and fruitcake with Wensleydale - lovely. The menu is very... More 

1 Thank Autodelta
Chorley, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited this café on a couple of occasions but not on a Saturday. The café was busy but we were quickly seated and served. The food as usual was excellent and the service was with a smile. All the staff are very pleasant and attentive. Lots of choice on the menu and good to see that there are other... More 

1 Thank AED123
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent café serving original vegetarian food, as well as particularly good coffee. A good place to meet locals too, and the locals of Grassington must be among the friendliest of all Yorkshire people.

1 Thank JONNParis
Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I visited here on my wedding day. We were in grassington for my hair doing and arrived early. We dipped in here for breakfast and what a delight. Lovely choice on cakes and snacks. Very impressed. Would visit again. Highly recommended

1 Thank sarah_guest
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really lovely visit for lunch. We were a party of 7 and as soon as we arrived the staff were on hand to create a table large enough to seat us all comfortabley. The choice of food was excellent. We actually had two vegetarians in the party so it was wonderful to find a place where they had lots... More 

1 Thank Love-Bardi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to Grassington and we picked out The Retreat Cafe and are glad we did. It was about 2pm, the cafe was almost full, a good sign of popularity, service was very quick and the quality of food, Wensleydale Cheese and pickle sandwich and an Orange chocolate cake with a cappuccino was all excellent. We sat in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food, beautiful surrounding and the most friendly staff, this place has a great atmosphere and vibe ! The food is Gluten and Diary free, packed full of flavor and verity, the interior is traditional and cost, a real must Visit !

1 Thank Tenerife C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Cafe, British, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 20:45
10:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14-16 Main Street | Grassington, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Grassington BD23 5AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Yorkshire Dales National Park  >  Grassington
  • Phone Number: +44 1756 751887
Adele and Rick run the Retreat Tearoom & Bistro, with their friendly team in Grassington, which is located on the main street. The Retreat is Vegetarian and caters for many dietary requirements, such as Dairy and Gluten Free. The Tearoom has a selection of specialty teas, freshly ground coffees, Fresh Fruit smoothies, cold drinks and delicious homemade cakes, all made by Adele. We also serve Breakfasts, Lunches & Evening meals. We are pet friendly and you will receive a warm Yorkshire Welcome when visiting us in Grassington. Our Bistro is open on Friday & Saturday Evenings from 6.30pm - 8.45pm, Reservation only, so just give us a call to book your table.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?