House of Avalon

Price guide: Budget

5 High Petergate, York, Yorkshire, YO1 7EN

Price guide: Budget

House of Avalon from High Petergate

By David Cawley, your York expert

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#16 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in York
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.9
3.9
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Couples, Mature travellers, Singles, Design and architecture, History, No fuss, Shopping, Sightseeing

Best for Cheap eats - Expert review of House of Avalon

York has plenty of tea shops, but only one comes with vintage couture shopping and old movies.

A charming old fashioned slice of yesteryear run by charitable trust, the shop and cafe at the back are often missed by most visitors.

Food and drink: 

Speciality teas from a local supplier and their own coffee blend served in attractive fine china. Apart from fresh daily soups, delicious Victoria, lemon drizzle and carrot cakes fill the gap between meals.

Recommended dishes: 

Locally made cup cakes and scones are always my target washed down with their rather good latte.

Ambience: 

The small tea room with its miss-matching furniture, powder pinks and rich blue colourings is quaint without being chintzy, while the low murmurings from the old movies and newsreels shown don’t get in the way of genteel conversation.

Service: 

I’m reminded of visiting my kindly old Nan who like the staff here would be happy to fatten me up all day with cakes and biscuits.

Location: 

On High Petergate just around the corner from the minster.

Price advice: 

Excellent value, soups and cakes should cost no more than £3.00 and if planning to stay in York for a while, grab a loyalty card for a free 10th cup of coffee. Should you take a fancy to anything you see, you can also buy the table cloths, crockery, art on the wall, in fact just about anything you see and take it home with you.

Tables to book: 

It’s a cafe so no bookings, but if alone I like to sit in front of the old movies.

More information on House of Avalon:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Café, Tearoom
Food:
British, Snacks
Address:
5 High Petergate, York, Yorkshire, YO1 7EN
Telephone:
+44 1904 622 055
Website:
http://www.thehouseofavalon.org.uk/
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible
Free tags / Keywords:
Tea room, Home made cakes

Have you been to House of Avalon? Would you recommended it?