Bettys York

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November, 2018

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Bettys York

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“Bettys York”: is a northern institution and as we were on a room-only deal at our hotel, we called in for breakfast. As we were meeting friends for lunch, we settled on something light despite the tempting sounds of crushed avocado on toast served with smoked streaky bacon, poached eggs and cherry vine tomatoes or Florentine breakfast rosti.
We had the Bettys café blend coffee (£6.70 for two) and shared a toasted teacake (£2.95) and a hot buttered pikelet (£1.50): the latter was like a flattened crumpet and oozed butter and with Bettys strawberry jam slathered on as well, it was truly scrumptious and decadent.

Everything was beautifully presented with white linen table cloth and polished silver milk jugs and cruets. The service was professional but friendly and all the staff were smartly dressed in black and white uniforms.

When visiting the loo downstairs, two ladies were sat polishing silver cruets. They told me that recently, they’d polished the 140 silver tea pots which had taken them two days
Before leaving we visited the shop and bought chutney and jam to take home as gifts for friends.

If you provide feedback after your experience, you’re entered into a drawer to win a Taste of Bettys Gift Box.

At 9.30am it was still only half full, but later in the day at 4.30pm, they were queuing round the block and in the rain for afternoon tea. Betty celebrates her 100th anniversary in 2019 and I suspect she’ll be going strong in another 100 years.

Although it used to be written as Betty’s the apostrophe was removed sometime in 1965 but no one knows why!

Helen Jackson

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