Principal York

Station Road, York, YO24 1AA

Principal York

Station Road, York, YO24 1AA

A short walk from the train station, the Principal York is a great place to take afternoon tea whilst enjoying this historic and beautiful city. There is an excellent afternoon tea menu in the Garden Room at the Principal York. Cucumber, lemon and watercress butter sandwich, a dill-cured salmon tartare, sourdough croute and pulled chicken and tarragon mayonnaise sandwich are some of the delicious savoury options. Sweet highlights include a matcha tea and white chocolate roulade and a lemon and passionfruit éclair.

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The family-friendly environment is perfect to introduce your children to afternoon tea. A special menu featuring a mint chocolate top hat and a chocolate cupcake with a cherry on top is available. There are also vegan and non-gluten options available when booked in advance.

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Information about your visit

Tea Times
Monday12.30pm - 4.30pm
Tuesday12.30pm - 4.30pm
Wednesday12.30pm - 4.30pm
Thursday12.30pm - 4.30pm
Friday12.30pm - 4.30pm
Saturday12.30pm - 4.30pm
Sunday12.30pm - 4.30pm
Menus & Pricing

Afternoon tea prices start from £23.50 per person.

Traditional Afternoon Tea
Savoury

Doreen’s black pudding sausage rolls, onion chutney
Smoked salmon roulade, cream cheese, chive
Smoked tomato and roasted pepper
Yorkshire goat’s cheese and beetroot sandwich
Chicken Caesar salad sandwich

Scones

Plain | sultana| white chocolate and raspberry
served with clotted cream and jam

Sweet

Black Forest opera cake
Blueberry cheesecake macaron
Lemon meringue pie
Jazz apple panna cotta

£23.50 per person

Please note that menus are subject to change. All prices and offers are subject to change by the venue unless stated on your booking confirmation.

Children’s Afternoon Tea

Tuna fish sandwich by Jessica
Strawberry jam heart sandwich by Jordan
Plain, fruit, and orange and chestnut scones
with preserves and clotted cream
Mint chocolate top hat by Amelia
Chocolate chip handprint cookie by Bethany
Chocolate cupcake with a cherry on top by Joey

£14.95 per person

Please note that menus are subject to change. All prices and offers are subject to change by the venue unless stated on your booking confirmation.

Twilight Tea

Served between 5-8pm

An evening alternative to traditional afternoon tea.

Our Twilight Tea includes two finger sandwiches, home-made scones with jam and clotted cream, dainty cakes and pastries.

Served with a Bramble cocktail or Virgin Blueberry Mojito.

£21.95 per person on weekdays
£25 per person on weekends

Please note that menus are subject to change. All prices and offers are subject to change by the venue unless stated on your booking confirmation.

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You can make a booking online for Principal York afternoon tea by clicking the button above.

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