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The Black Swan Tearoom

Market Place | Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ, England
+44 1439 770466
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (34 reviews)
“tasting menu” (16 reviews)
“macaroons” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 17:30All hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Market Place | Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ, England
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Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Visited for afternoon tea for my husbands birthday today, also had our 4 year old with us. The afternoon tea was delicious, in fact one of the best I've ever had. The sandwiches were very fresh and the fillings tasty, beautiful light scones and an...More

Thank sharon_2261983
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We stopped off at The Black Swan after a long drive on our way to Studford Lodges for a family get together.. We has Welsh Rarebit with bacon and a latte.I made the comment that it was as good as if not better than Fortnums...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We went for our Anniversary and had the 6 of one and half a dozen of the other menu. The food was amazing and the service was excellent throughout the stay. The room was comfortable but because it is an old building it was a...More

Thank Jenni E
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We ate here between Christmas and New Year. From walking into the bar to eating in the restaurant the atmosphere and friendliness of the staff was great. The standard of food was exceptional and well presented. Timing between courses was excellent, spot on.

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Delicious hot food and stunning selection of cakes including a choice of gluten free.The food choices were healthy, both meat and vegetarian. All freshly cooked to order and not reliant on sandwiches!Lovely helpful staff and knowlegeable cook. Become our new best works lunch spot.

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Had the Gallery menu at £29 on a Saturday evening with friends . The service was good and the food was lovely. With wine and two courses came to £40 per person. I would return

Thank suettttt
Reviewed 12 January 2016

I dined at the Black Swan twice over Christmas, joining friends who were staying in the hotel. I was staying nearby. The first thing to say is that the staff are great, nothing too much trouble and really cheerful despite having to work Christmas Day,...More

Thank Tillagirl
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

We ate off the Al a Carte menu but there was a Tasting menu and separate dinner menu also. The food was all delicious and beautifully presented. The Yorkshire Pig Head to toe, was particularly delicious, with pork served 7 ways. My husband had the...More

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 31 December 2015

We visited the Black Swan on a soggy Saturday afternoon in early December. The town was looking beautiful despite the cold and rain, with Christmas trees and lights everywhere. Very festive, in a classy, country way! We arrived a little earlier than our lunchtime reservation...More

Thank PennyPurples
Reviewed 27 December 2015

This package sounded great and we were really looking forward to it. I've stayed here before but in the newer part of the hotel at the back so this time I booked a room in the original part of the building overlooking the market square....More

Thank mrsm121
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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.
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