York dining & social experiences

York dining & social experiences

York dining & social experiences

York dining & social experiences


Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms | Merchant Adventurers' Hall | York Mansion House


Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms

Two staff (girls) at Bettys Tea Rooms

Afternoon tea at the legendary Bettys café tearoom is a Yorkshire institution. Bettys’ founder, Frederick Belmont, commissioned the same designers who styled the Queen Mary cruise liner to work their art deco magic on the first floor of Bettys in York in 1937, creating an elegant backdrop for the quintessential afternoon tea experience. The Belmont Room brings a true sense of occasion to any event and is an extremely versatile space, allowing a variety of seating arrangements. Private bookings can accommodate up to 60 people. 


Visit Bettys to find out more.


Merchant Adventurers' Hall


Treat guests to a banquet in the timber-lined Great Hall at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, one of the world’s finest Grade One-listed medieval guild halls and the place to do business in York for over 660 years. The Great Hall and Undercroft can seat up to 180 people and the Governor’s Parlour or Committee Room can seat up to 20 people. 

In the spring and summer months, guests can enjoy a drinks reception in the beautiful walled Garden, bordered by the River Foss, which surrounds the Hall.


Visit Merchant Adventurers’ Hall to find out more.


York Mansion House


York Mansion House has been home to the Lord Mayor of York since 1732. Hire the Georgian grandeur of the State Room for a dinner reception. Or host an intimate dinner in the regalia-flanked Dining Room. You might even choose to open the whole house up for your guests, allowing them to explore four floors of York’s history including life below stairs in the restored Georgian kitchen and gold and silver collections housed upstairs. On occasion the Lord Mayor and Civic Party are available to attend private events. 


Visit York Mansion House to find out more.


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