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Little Shambles Tea Room

1 Little Shambles, York YO1 7LY, England
+44 1904 627871
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Little Shambles, York YO1 7LY, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming to the Little Shambles Tea Room since I was a child. We came here two weeks ago and we were surprised to learn that new owners have taken over. We knew the last owners very well so this was disheartening. Regardless, we gave...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was here a few days ago, the location is amazing, overlooking Shambles market. However, the staff, two young girls were so timid, almost as though they were frightened of the customers. Made me feel quite uncomfortable as a result. Had scrambled eggs on toast which...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a busy day walking round York and looking for a reasonable refreshment we stumbled upon little shambles tea room. Cream tea for only £4 and the staff are lovely

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Waiting to get a table was a bit precarious as we had to wait on a upward bound staircase, quite dangerous really. Luckily the wait time wasn't too long, maybe fifteen minutes. It was very cramped for elbow room for sure. Good service, tasty food,...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017

Me and my husband stumbled on to the little tea room by chance and the smell of scones was to good to just pass by. we walked in and was greeted by a lovely lady who showed us to our table. we ordered 2 lots...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I randomly found this place at the Shambles. It has outdoor and indoor seating arrangement. The ground level seating area is small but comfortable. Good ambience. We ordered latte and a scone set ( which has jam, cream and Yorkshire tea). As...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017

This was a lovely find, recently taken over by a young man, who bakes all the scones himself. They are delicious and light. He has lots of plans one being starting a boxed take out service. After a chat with him he`s going to try...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

We visited York for the day and stumbled across this great little cafe while walking through the Shambles. Tea was excellent and my friend enjoyed their coffee. We saw some food being taken upstairs which looked delicious. If we had more time we would have...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Visited with family and enjoyed the cosy setting. I am informed that the scones are comparable to somewhere like Betty's tearooms albeit for somewhat less of an outlay. Not bad coffee either. All in all a nice interlude to break up a day in York.

Reviewed 8 May 2017

We like to visit quaint little tea shops, and this is certainly that! The owner had only just taken over, but he was very friendly and the food we had was delicious. A lovely little tea room, well worth a visit.

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Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Little Shambles, York YO1 7LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 627871
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