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The Retreat Tearoom & Bistro

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14-16 Main Street, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Grassington BD23 5AA, England
+44 1756 751887
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 20:45
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Although this is a vegetarian café/restaurant I defy any meat-eater not to find the meals imaginative and absolutely delicious - no pasta bakes here! We were so impressed with our first visit that we returned the following evening. The meals are prepared with great care and it is obvious that a lot of thought and effort has gone into the... More 

2 Thank ramagar68
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

After a day out walking we were planning to eat at one of the local pubs in Grassington when we saw that The Retreat had started to also open as a Bistro in the evenings. We had visited the coffee shop on numerous occasions before and were never disappointed so we decided to give it a try. What a good... More 

1 Thank Kathryn M
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Called in on spec. We were welcomed, offered a menu , and given plenty time to peruse it. The atmosphere is relaxed, modern yet with character. When the food arrived it was piping hot, well presented and VERY tasty. All 3 courses were. Contrary to my build, i am in fact super fussy with food, but i was spoiled for... More 

1 Thank kim n
North West England, United Kingdom
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367 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The Retreat Tearooms is a vegetarian cafe during the day and bistro on Friday and Saturday evenings and happily caters for vegans and those with allergy requirements. I and my husband visited on a Friday evening and both chose the aubergine stack to start ,with houmous replacing the goats cheese for myself and it was a tasty start to the... More 

1 Thank Veganolive1
Workington, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We called in on a busy Saturday afternoon after having a wander around the village looking for somewhere to enjoy a bite to eat. We liked the look of the place and sat down to read the menu and were very pleasantly surprised to see that it is vegetarian cafe. There are good few tempting things to go for but... More 

2 Thank Angela T
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

A lovely tea room, with lovely hosts. We arrived at 4pm the time they close during the week, we didn't realise this until our cuppa arrived, they didn't mind at all 😄 the menu is really good with plenty of choices if you're looking for Gluten Free food, something you don't normally find somewhere rural, brilliant 🍰 we definitely will... More 

1 Thank Lynn B
Beverley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Well, it is according to our 8 year old! First class coffee and yummy ginger flapjack too. all served in a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Our favourite cafe in Grassington.

1 Thank CampeyA
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The Yorkshire Dales is a fantastic area and after a lovely drive around the quiet roads we stopped off in Grassington for a cuppa. A quick walk round the village showed quite a few tearooms or other places available for refreshment but we were caught by the amusing chalkboard for this place. A friendly and good humoured greeting as soon... More 

1 Thank LonelyBlade
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

My partner and I recently stayed in Grassington for a week and were therefore keen to try the various hotels and pubs in the town. Our first experience of the Retreat was to have a coffee and cake break late one morning .(both very good) We realised that this establishment also functions as a Bistro at weekends offering a vegetarian... More 

1 Thank Cycleman010
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We booked a table for the Friday evening Bistro night, having never eaten in a vegetarian restaurant before. It was tricky to choose our meal as everything sounded so appealing & we were certainly not disappointed! The food was extremely tasty and the staff very friendly, helpful & polite. We'd certainly return when we visit Grassington again in the future.

1 Thank hjt2013

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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, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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, 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. The Retreat caters for many dietary requirements, including Dairy Free, Gluten Free and Vegan diets. The Tearoom has a selection of specialty teas, freshly ground coffees, Fresh Fruit smoothies, cold drinks and delicious homemade cakes, bakes and Gluten Free loafs. We serve a section of Breakfasts, Lunches & Evening meals and are pet friendly too. Pop along and see us 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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