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“All round 5* excellence!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of China Blue - CLOSED

China Blue
Cuisines: Cafe, Chinese, British
Dining options: Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Seating
York, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“All round 5* excellence!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

Visited on Friday 17th January (non market day) for lunch & this must have been the only busy place in the town! A truly wonderful friendly welcoming atmosphere, especially considering how quiet the town was (it is January & only to be expected!)

Homemade mushroom soup to start, served with a cute little ramekin of butter & plenty warm bread. Couldn't be faulted, clearly homemade as was full of mushroom chunks, served hot (making a lovely change from the usual warm soup from elsewhere!) A lovely starter.

Followed by homemade ham cheese & tomato quiche & salad - a very generous serving as advertised, quiche filling soft & fluffy with freshly melted cheese & sliced tomato topping & crisp pastry base (clearly freshly made that day, as I was advised when ordering) & a "side salad" to die for! Side salad was an understatement! Half a plate of generously served fresh mixed leaf salad, complete with fresh tomatoes, cucumber, clearly homemade coleslaw & crisps on the side - more than can be expected from just a "tearoom"!

I also sampled both their tea & coffee - a traditionally served pot of Taylors breakfast tea, in beautiful blue & white china, followed by a cafetierre of Taylors Cafe Imperial, a completely new coffee to me, but sold to me by the waitress (the owners mother!) & exactly as described! Staff that know their food & drinks, beats a clueless kid any day!

Too full for cake, but a fabulous selection to choose from! All displayed in glass cake stands & all a beautiful selection of home baking - the W.I would be proud! I'll definitely be back to sample the cakes with friends!

A lovely visit & all at a bargain price! Prices very middle of the row for exceptional quality! Highly advise a visit, expect a tearoom & be pleasantly surprised when you receive alot more! Miniature restaurant standards!

Many thanks to all at China Blue!

  • Visited January 2014
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3 Thank Tourguide1010
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14 reviews from our community

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English first
Scarborough
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Gorgeous cakes. Excellent service. Average savouries.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013 via mobile

This is a lovely little tearoom. The owner and her mother work together and create the most welcoming cafe, they really do play the host and are very accommodating. They offer a great selection of Taylors teas and coffees and the home made

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1 Thank Gis0u
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knaresborough
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“great cuppa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

Been in Knaresborough all my life and this is one of the friendliest and relaxed tea room i have been in the staff definitley make you feel welcome.
Their light lunches are very filling and lovely you leave feeling very full and satisfied.
I definitley will be making this tea room one of my regular pit stop. xx
Thank you

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank 2jillk
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North Yorks
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“A Hidden Treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

It is a little tucked away, but it is well worth the slight detour. Great tea and cakes. Good service and a nice atmosphere.

Visited June 2013
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Thank MontagUK
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“a hidden gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

How nice to find somewhere that doesn't have ordinary cups and saucers, that takes the time to find quirky, odd bits of proper china on which to serve delicious scones and cakes, and a good selection of coffees and teas. Tea shops like this should be cherished - let's not lose them to yet another faceless Caffe CostaBucks

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank DaveMilnes
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