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News Release - Issued by Bettys

Bettys Announces the North's Finest Reservations -Only Afternoon Tea

When Bettys opened in 1919, the Café Tea Rooms in Harrogate swiftly set the standard for Afternoon Tea. Nearly 100 years later, the iconic Yorkshire family business is announcing an unparalleled new experience for this most favourite of British pastimes.

The new, reservations-only Lady Betty Afternoon Tea, to be held on the first floors of The Imperial Room, Bettys in Harrogate and also at The Belmont Room, Bettys York, will be available from Friday May 15, 2015; on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am.

Inspired by Bettys closely-held passions for outstanding service and commitment to quality, customers are promised a memorable experience without match.

Manager of the Imperial Room, Nicola Manning, said: “This will be Afternoon Tea at its absolute best. While there is always a sense of a special occasion at our six Yorkshire Café Tea Rooms, the new reservations-only Lady Betty Afternoon Tea will be an inimitable treat.”

Manager of the Belmont Room, Nicky Hayer, said; “Bettys has been at the heart of family celebrations for generations and so we’ve gathered together all we know best, to offer our customers an Afternoon Tea that will really be memorable and also include some delightful new surprises.”

The Lady Betty Afternoon Tea will be freshly made with the highest quality, seasonal ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible. Presented on a sparkling silver three-tiered stand, it will be served on new Royal Crown Derby fine bone china, decorated with a delicate tea leaf design bespoke to Bettys. Customers will be offered a glass of Champagne or the new Bettys Rhubarb Champagne Cocktail while considering the menu which includes a surprise seasonal appetiser and a gift to take home.

The new menu is inspired by Bettys best loved patisserie and favourite Tea Rooms’ specialities, comprising: a scrumptious selection of sandwiches made with breads from the award-winning Craft Bakery, delicious savouries, two types of freshly baked, warm Scone - Yorkshire Lavender and Sultana and an exquisite range of handmade miniature cakes.

A selection of rare and fine teas, especially sourced by Bettys own expert tea buyers to complement the menu, will include the new, exclusive Bettys Afternoon Tea Blend. This distinctly flavoured tea brings together the depth and flavour of top quality Assam complemented by the delicate floral notes of Darjeeling – the Champagne of teas.

The elegant surroundings of The Imperial Room and The Belmont Room will be enhanced further with luxurious new Art Deco inspired chairs. Music from the cafe pianist will complete the occasion.

The Lady Betty Afternoon Tea £32.95
Champagne Afternoon Tea £39.95

Available from Friday May 15, 2015 at The Imperial Room, Bettys in Harrogate and at The Belmont Room, Bettys York: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Sittings begin from 11am.

To book, call: The Imperial Room on 01423 814043 or
The Belmont Room: 01904 659142.
You can also book online