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The Black Swan Tearoom

Market Place | Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ, England
+44 1439 770466
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“sandwiches” (34 reviews)
“cheese board” (7 reviews)
“tasting menu” (15 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Market Place | Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in for a late lunch and really enjoyed it. Nice sandwiches and afternoon tea, good drinks. Friendly staff and nice décor.

Thank MikesTrips01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to these tea rooms many times and have always been impressed by the cake selection on view. We ordered from the written selection on offer that day. Which stated two scones with jam and cream intending for it to be shared and...More

Thank Marion B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely little tea room with a decent amount of choice. May be best finding out what they do at different times as there was breakfast, lunch and other menus. Food was okay but not that special, not what I was expecting for...More

Thank georgemill95
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The Tearoom at the Black Swan is a nice place to sit back and relax with a hot drink and quality food.

Thank Nick F
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I came here with an afternoon tea voucher which made it cheaper , at the original price the aft tea would've been so overpriced for what you get. The deserts were delicious however. Staff were friendly but not amazing , was overall just a very...More

Thank neptuneisblue
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We knew it wouldn't be cheap, but wanted to try it anyway It was raining, so a tea room seemed a good place to take cover. The food was very nice. I tried a 'flavoured' tea, rather than my normal 'PG', and it was OK....More

Thank wamish
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The service although friendly was very slow, we waited for nearly half an hour for our food and were about to leave when it arrived they did admit the service had been slow and did in fact offer us money off the bill. which was...More

Thank pearl944
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Afternoon tea was OK, but I felt as though we were too cramped in on small tables. Selection was fair, but the price over the top given the cramped surroundings. I have had much better experiences at other venues and would not rush to return...More

Thank Kevin I
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Went to Black Swan for couple of drinks, we saw some Sunday Lunches and decided to stay and try some ourselves, beef was sold out so we both opted for pork which was lovely. Nice pub, with friendly staff, comfortable and popular would look into...More

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We visited The Black Swan Tearooms towards the end of the day after a long walk. A most charming little place, with quite an extensive menu. We both had a hot drink and a cake. The only reason in which I'm not giving them 5...More

Thank ameliasuitcase
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Do they do gluten free/gluten free cream tea?
30 June 2015|
Response from Melissa J | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do and it's lovely
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$39
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place | Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Helmsley
  • Phone Number: +44 1439 770466
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The Black Swan Tearoom, located in the picturesque market town of Helmsley in the North York Moors, is both charming and traditional, and offers a fabulous quintessentially English Afternoon Tea experience which even the connoisseurs of Afternoon Tea wouldn't be able to fault. In addition to the traditional Afternoon Tea which changes seasonally making best use of the fresh, local produce available, a wide selection of brasserie style dishes are also served making the Tearoom the ideal place to meet up for lunch or simply just a cup of tea and a chat.