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The Lavender Rooms

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16 Market Place, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AG, England
+44 1423 860555
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had gone into the market, mostly just browsing, and on the way back to our car saw the old apothercary, which is in the ground floor of the building. The Lavender Rooms are up some steep uneven stairs. Talk about going back in time. When up there we went further up to a room at the front overlooking the... More 

Thank tjfclily
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Visited there for lunch and found it a very popular place and I can understand why. Food was well prepared and very tasty , good value

Thank David M
Durham, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Called in on bank holiday as most pubs in the area had shut their kitchens at 2 ?? ! I had rarebit and partner had sausage and mash. Both really tasty and hit the spot. Yes it's a bit run down but it adds to the ambience of a very old building - but food was good .

Thank littletuppence
Leeds, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The Lavender Rooms without any doubt serves the best value afternoon tea that M'lady and I have ever experienced. Not only is it good value it is a superb selection of top quality sandwiches, cakes ,and scones with clotted cream and jam , one can have coffee instead of tea if preferred. I'll wager that Samuel Pepys himself would have... More 

Thank Paul M
York, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Having been many times I introduced a friend to the lavender rooms. She absolutely loved it, we had the afternoon tea and she couldn't believe what good value it was. I still think this is one of the best cups of tea in Yorkshire. Planning another visit very soon.

1 Thank NickyPWK
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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92 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Been there several times in autumn and winter, each time with different set of friends and apparently, we all enjoyed the food and service so much. The servers are friendly, the food arrived quickly (we ordered tea and cakes), and the cafe was really cute and clean. The bathroom was also very clean and comfortable. Will definitely come back for... More 

Thank nurulshima14
Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We went for lunch on a special deal and it was lovely.Helpfull staff, nothing too much trouble. Easy for parking.

Thank Irene H
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271 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

A very quaint little tea room - in Knaresborough Market Place, upstairs in "Ye Oldest Chymmist Shoppe in England". Two small rooms with low beams (mind your head!) and rickety floors. Serves great value food and drinks, with very pleasant staff.

1 Thank andy998
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great location in Knaresborough market place. Reasonably priced menu and always tasty. The premises are a little tired however. They really could do with a refresh. The toilets are particularly in need of TLC. Staff friendly and efficient service even on the busy market days.

Thank Stazia18
Castleford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I visited these tea rooms after reading the good reviews. We had afternoon tea which came with a selection of sandwiches, cream scone and home made cake. The lady who served us was very friendly and pleasant. The building is very old and quaint but clean. I will most defiantly be visiting again in the near future.

1 Thank christine b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Market Place, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate  >  Knaresborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 860555
A warm welcome awaits you in the Lavender Rooms where you can relax and enjoy a break in an atmosphere full of Olde Worlde Charm.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?