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The Vine House Cafe

Cleveland Way | Helmsley Walled Garden, Helmsley YO62 5AT, England
+44 1439 771194
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good19%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“salad” (30 reviews)
“cake” (13 reviews)
“scones” (12 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hours
Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cleveland Way | Helmsley Walled Garden, Helmsley YO62 5AT, England
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

In the grounds of Helmsley Walled Garden (but you don't have to pay the entrance fee for just the cafe and/or shop), there's a chpice of eating inside in the coverted Vinery or outside on the terrace with views into the garden. Choice of lunches...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank eafm365
Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you for the fab review Just to let you know we have very recently taken over Gepettos Restaurant in Helmsley. We are having a major re furb in January and implementing a new menu. Come and try us next time your in the area...More

Reviewed September 27, 2018

My first two visits to the Vine House were good. My third was very disappointing indeed, which put us off for a while. I tried it again recently and the meals were pretty good but they don't justify the cost. I'm very well experienced in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Hi there Thanks for taking the time to review us It’s the old adage ‘you can’t please everyone’ People may not realise but not all our trip advisor reviews find their way to our own trip advisor page. People think we are part of The...More

Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

First up this cafe is dog friendly so we brought our dog in with us. The decor is really nice and quite unusual. The staff were really friendly and we had a scone and a bread pudding. I can honestly say the bread pudding was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank runny83
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Sat outside in the sun with our dog for lunch in beautiful surroundings amongst the flowers, shrubs and plants. My wife had the mackerel and green bean salad and a gin cocktail - said both were fabulous. I had the egg sandwich, a delicious cake...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Milandsol
Reviewed August 10, 2018

A lovely setting, especially to eat out of doors next to the beautiful walled garden. It's very peaceful and quiet even when a number of people are there. The staff were friendly and helpful. The drinks and food were served in pretty vintage crockery. Well-made...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sue B
Reviewed July 30, 2018

lovely to sit on the patio with the gardens in front of you. and very nice walk to it past the sheep! the food is a bit poncy but very well done. the cheese melt was exceptionally good. my sandwich was a little disappointing but...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Chrissie M
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

I read reviews before visiting and was not disappointed with this little gem. The setting was lovely with vines growing on roof. Cosy feel to setting. Friendly staff. Nothing too much trouble. Food excellent, chutney so yummy. Wanted to buy some but could not which...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sophisticated11
Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Hi Thanks for the fab review We would love to offer table service but with so many seats and totally depending on the weather as to how busy we are we can’t organise enough staff at the right time to get the service right. We...More

Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Not the cheapest but my goodness we had an excellent lunch. We sat outside, a little oasis. We had the coronation chicken salad which was filled with lots of tasty leaves, almonds, apricots. Not your usual boring salad. Worth the money. We had an open...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

When the sun's shining there are few cafes as enjoyable as the Vine House, perched within Helmsley walled garden... although you don't have to buy a ticket to the garden itself to enjoy it. Half in and half out of this outdoor marvel, you can...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed July 2, 2018

After walking round the Walled Garden we decided to call here to eat. Chose our drinks and then looked at the menu. An open sandwich of granary bread with slice free range egg............ £7.50. Ridiculously expensive and no amount of salad bits would make it...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Sue C, Owner at The Vine House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Dear Clodaghsmum Can I just say how sorry I am for you. Your life must be a little sad that you are having a day out in this beautiful summer sunshine perhaps with a friend or loved one and all you can think about is...More

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Hilary C
September 19, 2016|
Response from Gepettoshelmsley | Property representative |
We usually have at least one hot veggie meal. At the moment it's a Greek bean stew. Fasoulaki. It's £8-60 served with pitta. Just ask for it without feta. We always have a veggie soup This weeks is garden squash green Thai... More
August 9, 2016|
Response from Gepettoshelmsley | Property representative |
Yes we certainly do. We serve a lot of salads and veggie food and always have gluten free cake option. Please let us know you are gluten free when you order Regards Sue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$13
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cleveland Way | Helmsley Walled Garden, Helmsley YO62 5AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Helmsley
  • Phone Number: +44 1439 771194
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PLEASE NOTE THIS CAFE HAS RECENTLY CHANGED HANDS.....DO COME AND TRY US We have recently taken over the helm at The Vine House Cafe at Helmsley Walled Garden. Using produce from the Walled Garden where possible as well as meat and vegetables from local suppliers we offer beautifully presented fresh food (vegetarian meals always available), along with homemade cakes and seriously good coffees. As well as traditional items such as Yorkshire platter, ham sandwiches and homemade soups we also have a constantly changing specials board with choices such as: Harissa marinated Prawn Platter. Melon, Feta, Chilli and Pomegranate Platter. Pasta Alla Puttonesca Tacos de Pollo The cafe is housed in Victorian Glass Houses with vines running through it and has a large outside area with tables and seating so you can sit back and enjoy views of the gardens along with Helmsley Castle. It is one of Helmsley's best kept secrets, just a 5 minute walk from the centre of town. There is disabled parking to the rear and the cafe along with The Walled Garden itself is wheelchair friendly. We are lucky to have lots of space so pushchairs are not a problem and we are dog friendly. (We usually have a dog biscuit on hand to keep the boss happy!) Our stunning venue can be hired after 6pm for private events and parties. Just call to discuss your requirements.
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