Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Betty's!

Today I went all the way to Betty's with my parents and grandparents. This is like a 2 hour drive away but we all agreed it was really worth it (I get my love of food from my family!). For those of you who don't know, Betty's is a very traditional English tea room with cafes only in Yorkshire. The owner apparently refused to open any outside of Yorkshire and I totally agree with him! It makes it so much more special, rather than a chain everywhere.

Betty's, Harrogate

It was a really sunny day for a change when we arrived there. Betty's is so popular that you have to queue for a table (it is especially popular with tourists and daytrippers, like we were!). When we got seated, I decided to go for the traditional afternoon tea, which consists of 2 small sandwiches, 1 scone with jam and clotted cream, a pot of tea and a selection of miniature cakes (these were a lemon macaroon, summer fruit tarts and coffee-chocolate mousse cake today). Delicious.

Betty's, Harrogate

Betty's, Harrogate

Betty's, Harrogate

Delicious. Nom nom nom. I couldn't eat it all though so I brought the summer fruit tart home with me and ate it before. Betty's also has a little shop that sells all of their goodies, such as the fat rascals (scone-y, rock cake-y buns), macaroons (almost as good as laduree's!), yorkshire curd tarts (my Dad's favourite) and loose leaf tea and coffee beans. I came home with a fat rascal and two packets of loose leaf teas, an expensive and exclusive white tea and a 'good luck' green tea. Doesn't their shop window look so inviting and delicious?

Betty's, Harrogate

Betty's, Harrogate

45 comments:

  1. oh my goodness that all looks so delightful! did you happen to go to Angelina's while you were in Paris?

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  2. I love proper tea rooms, the tarts look delicious! x

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  3. oh yummy yummy! they look delicious!
    xx

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  4. Oh, this place looks wonderful! Mmm, I'm getting hungry...

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  5. What a wonderful place! I am sure it was worth visiting! I wish there was a place like that near here! And I wish we had much more tea culture than coffe culture in my country!!
    Beautiful pictures as well!

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  6. Yum, that all looks delicious! xxx

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  7. bettys ..just love it , have you seen there mouse bread, it has a small bread mouse on each loaf ..

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  8. me and my friend went to betty's once and we were so humiliated because everyone was eating their sandwiches with knives and forks and we couldn't do it properly hehe! xx

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  9. Looks like a perfect day! :)

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  10. everything looks so scrumptious :)

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  11. Every little piece of pastry sounds good to me. I'll take one of each, please :)

    Great photos. I'll have to ask my friend (who's from Yorkshire) if she's heard about Betty's!

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  12. Despit having lived in Yorkshire for many many years (and having gone to York 6th Form college) I have never been to Betty's! I should go buy some tea there, if you find it's really nice, next time I go home!!

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  13. The sandwiches! The pastries! I've got to get to Yorkshire...

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  14. That looks so dreamy and lovely. I want to go out for some tea now.

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  15. I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but goodness they look delicious! x

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  16. this looks more than adorable.wish i lived in england...

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  17. I must visit this place the next time I am in Yorkshire the tarts look sublime!!! S x

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  18. Did you go to the Betty's in Ilkley? My orthodontist is right behind it, cue much drooling whenever I have to walk past it!

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  19. you made me seriously hungry!! awesome post!

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  20. Sounds like you had a great time :)
    And those photos are fantastic!
    Lol I am starting to feel hungry now.
    What camera do you use?
    I am on the hunt for a new camera and your photos are so sharp and clear.
    Beth xx

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  21. "Nom nom nom." lol

    That tea shop sounds so cute. I love the pictures.

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  22. Omg, YUMMM, I've never been to a proper tea room, but that looks just fabulous!!

    cool blog :)

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  23. I love traditional afternoon tea. I'm lucky enough to have a really nice tea room near my house, but it's way too expensive to go there more than once or twice a year. Lovely pictures!

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  24. How pretty. That food looks so delicate and beautiful. I remember when I was younger, I went with my Godmother to a tearoom. But they closed it down and there aren't anymore around where I live.

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  25. Oh dear! It looks all so lovely... I adore the photos

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  26. how adorable! (and tasty looking) I want to go to a teashop! We only have one that I know of in my town and it doesn't look nearly as pretty.
    -indigo

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  27. Ooh, if it tastes as good as it looks it definitely seems worth a drive!

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  28. That looks and sounds absolutely wonderful! And it sounds especially lovely to go with your family to a place like that. What you ate sounds great! I really like English sandwiches, and although I'm sure what you ate was much better I really like those that are sold in the supermarkets over there (they don't sell sandwiches like that here). And scones are great too!

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  29. everytime i read your blog makes me hungry, i love your pics, specially when you made cupcakes, they're so pretty *-*

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  30. that place looks amazing!
    xx

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  31. Thanks for following NQQxxx beautiful!!! <3

    You've made my day :-)

    I absolutely feel in lust with your polka-dot skirt when I scrolled down -some of the things you wear remind me of some of my clothes <3

    Certainly going to return the favour my following you aswell. And I've added both your blogs to my blog list.

    Will be mack shortly <3
    xxx

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  32. Ah! My mouth is watering!
    I love Fat Rascals!

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  33. oh, what i would do to go there and eat everything they have! it's like heaven to me!

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  34. They have made me incredibly hungry! I need to go to yorkshire now and experience them for myself!

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  35. There are tearooms a bit like this in Winchester, that I adore. You really can't beat a sandwich, a scone and cup of tea - can you?! x

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  36. You have a very unique name, if you don't mind me asking where it's from? Rather Oriental sounding. So beautiful. P.s I love your blog, stunning photography and chronicles from your life.

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  37. Just discovered your blog - really lovely! Also a big fan of Betty's and make sure to stop by whenever I'm up North.

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  38. Oh I adore Betty's! The drummer in my boyfriends band lives in Harrogate so he brings me cakes whenever he goes home. The marzipan cauliflowers are my fave!

    Katie xox

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  39. :O I want to go there. It was made for me haha

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  40. i love tea rooms. this all looks amazing.. i want a scone right now.

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  41. Yum! Everything looks delicious. Too bad I live so far away.

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  42. I've never heard of the tea-rooms before but perhaps that's because I've never been to Yorkshire - next time I'm driving past I'll make a detour!! Yum!

    Amy xo
    http://www.desirable.co.uk

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  43. Oooh that looks so good! yum yum yum!

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  44. Oh my gosh, that looks like it would be a lovely trip!

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