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“lovely but needed a little extra...”

The Grand Afternoon Tea
Ranked #11 of 57 Coffee & Tea in York
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“lovely but needed a little extra...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Went for the Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea Party at Cedar Court. (4 adults and 2 x 3 year olds). Lovely time had by all with lovely food and great service. Buffet table for the food which worked well. Felt the whole experience was lacking a little considering the Alice in Wonderland Theme which didn't extend past a couple of the cakes and a few decorations / tea pots for effect. Maybe a little bit of magic or something related to the theme (even if small) would have made the whole experience special, especially considering the theme and the price. Enjoyable but pricey.

  • Visited June 2014
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3 Thank hannahbella
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laura t, Manager at The Grand Afternoon Tea, responded to this review, 27 June 2015
Dear hannahbella,

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip to York and your experience with us at The Grand Hotel & Spa

We are delighted that you had an enjoyable afternoon tea and we are pleased to hear that the team were able to look after you so well

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Grand in the not too distant future

Kind regards,
Laura Spouse
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Yummy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

The setting and staff are wonderful. The tea was well worth the money. You can have a choice of teas and a second pot. The food was plenty we didn't finish it all !

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank 761jen
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laura t, Manager at The Grand Afternoon Tea, responded to this review, 27 June 2015
Dear 761jen,

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip to York and your experience with us at The Grand Hotel & Spa

We are delighted that you had an enjoyable afternoon tea and we are pleased to hear that the team were able to look after you so well

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Grand in the not too distant future

Kind regards,
Laura Spouse
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great afternoon tea in York”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

I visited with my mum whilst in York. The afternoon tea was lovely and the team were very friendly and attentive.

I would definitely visit again and would recommend to visit here instead of Betty's. The atmosphere is relaxing and the hotel is ideally located close to the rail station.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank heathersun
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laura t, Manager at The Grand Afternoon Tea, responded to this review, 27 June 2015
Dear heathersun,

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip to York and your experience with us at The Grand Hotel & Spa

We are delighted that you had an enjoyable afternoon tea and we are pleased to hear that the team were able to look after you so well

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Grand in the not too distant future

Kind regards,
Laura Spouse
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous afternoon!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Me and my friends visited for afternoon tea on a Saturday afternoon. From beginning to end we had a fantastic time. The service, food and surroundings were perfect. We were a party of 9 ladies and we were treated so well, nothing was too much trouble. The food was first class and when we couldn't manage our cakes, Thomas happily had them wrapped for us to take home! I had the gin and tonic afternoon tea, which was served in a Hendrick gonna tea pot with tea cup! I will definitely be returning! excellent value!

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Thank PennySAFCD
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laura t, Manager at The Grand Afternoon Tea, responded to this review, 27 June 2015
Dear PennySAFCD,

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip to York and your experience with us at The Grand Hotel & Spa

We are delighted that you had an enjoyable afternoon tea and we are pleased to hear that the team were able to look after you so well

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Grand in the not too distant future

Kind regards,
Laura Spouse
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Scotland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Afternoon Tea”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

We were meeting my husband's Godmother for the day and hit on the idea of taking her for afternoon tea at the Cedar Court. It was a definitely the right decision - the food was marvellous the staff very attentive and friendly, may well repeat the experience next time we are in the area.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Froz1
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laura t, Manager at The Grand Afternoon Tea, responded to this review, 27 June 2015
Dear Froz1,

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip to York and your experience with us at The Grand Hotel & Spa

We are delighted that you had an enjoyable afternoon tea and we are pleased to hear that the team were able to look after you so well

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Grand in the not too distant future

Kind regards,
Laura Spouse
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