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“Delightful”
Review of Countess of York

Countess of York
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Mon, 12/6
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Ranked #30 of 941 Restaurants in York
Cuisines: British
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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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.
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Visited today with a friend.
Beautiful bone china, silver teapots & white table linen served by a lovely young lady. We never felt under any pressure to leave.
Theme for afternoon tea was Scottish with a nod to the soon to return Flying Scotsman, and was, without doubt, a delight, with 3 sandwich fillings, oatcakes, scones & 4 dessert offerings and of course a choice of teas from a tea menu.
Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: February 2016
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NRM_Countess, Public Relations Manager at Countess of York, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

Thank you for your lovely review, delighted to hear that you had a fabulous time aboard Countess of York. We hope to welcome you back soon.

Best wishes,
Countess of York team

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Reviewed 17 February 2016

Amazing afternoon tea, great selection of teas, quality food and if you find yourself returning to Betty's, give this a try. I think its much better!

Date of visit: July 2015
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NRM_Countess, Public Relations Manager at Countess of York, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2016

Thank you for your lovely review, delighted to hear you had a great time aboard Countess of York. We hope to welcome you back soon!

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Countess of York team

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Reviewed 12 February 2016

The Countess of York has undergone a massive refurbishment, and it is money very well spent! The carriage is beautiful, and it is obvious that great care has been taken with decor and design - from the soft furnishings to the lighting and even the lovely silverware!

There was lovely classical music playing, and the waitress was very knowledgeable about the items that were served for the afternoon tea (which had a Scottish flair to celebrate the Flying Scotsman Season as I understand). She was even wearing little white gloves, a lovely touch!

The afternoon tea was excellent, from the sandwiches to the scones, and all the lovely little bits that came with it (the cranachan was my favourite!). If by some miracle you still have room left for more, you are able to ask for additional sandwiches/cakes at no extra cost. The list of teas to choose from was extensive also.

I would love to go back!

Date of visit: February 2016
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NRM_Countess, Public Relations Manager at Countess of York, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2016

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time aboard the Countess of York. Lovely to hear such praise for the special Scotsman menu! We hope to welcome you back soon.

Best wishes,
Countess of York team

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Reviewed 10 February 2016

My trip to the Countess was the highlight of Christmas 2015 for me, it was a Christmas gift to me and was a thoroughly wonderful experience. The elegant old carriage and decor was relaxing and dressed beautifully for the festive season. My gluten free option was tasty and wasn't a problem to organise. The staff were very friendly and we stayed for hours not wanting to leave this wonderful experience. We certainly will be going back and I am sending my parents there for their anniversary!

Date of visit: December 2015
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NRM_Countess, Public Relations Manager at Countess of York, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2016

Thank you for your wonderful review, we're delighted to hear that the Countess afternoon tea experience was such a highlight for you. We look forward to welcoming your parents and hope to welcome you aboard again soon.

Best wishes,
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our Scottish themed afternoon tea - an extensive range of teas, finger sandwiches, scones with jam & vanilla infused clotted cream, exquisite macarons, mini Dundee cake, cranachan, choux buns & chocolate mouse with blood orange jelly. All beautifully served with pretty place settings by our attentive & friendly waitress. The Countess of York railway carriage has been beautifully restored and provides a most atmospheric setting. It beats all other afternoon teas in York.

Date of visit: February 2016
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NRM_Countess, Public Relations Manager at Countess of York, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2016

Thank you for your lovely review, we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience aboard the Countess of York. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Best wishes,
Countess of York Team

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