01904 688677       The Principal York, Station Road, York, YO24 1AA


Afternoon tea in York

TEMPORARILY CLOSED: The UK Government has issued guidance for the general public to avoid non-essential contact with others and stop all unnecessary travel. To support the health and wellbeing of our guests and colleagues, we are temporarily closed. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

With views across sweeping manicured lawns all the way to the Minster, The Garden Room is a beautiful setting for afternoon tea. We source our tea from the Rare Tea Company, who supply the world’s best tea direct from farmers and their tea gardens. Known as the Tea-Lady, consultant Henrietta Lovell has handpicked a selection of fine teas to accompany our menu.

Our talented pastry team create all of the beautiful cakes and pastries for The Garden Room. With a passion for local, seasonal ingredients, they prepare hundreds of afternoon teas every week. We also offer vegan and non-gluten containing teas – just let us know in advance if you’d like to order them.

Our Twilight Tea is a great alternative to our traditional afternoon tea – featuring finger sandwiches, home-made scones, dainty cakes and a Bramble cocktail or Virgin Blueberry Mojito.


Hours & location


We are temporarily closed

The Principal York

Station Road, York, YO24 1AA