I have long been a fan of York, I went there many New Years as a child and I’ve visited Betty’s Tea Room a few times since. The surroundings are classic and tasteful, and the waiting staff wear traditional uniforms, both which add to the whole experience.
We took advantage of the delicious teas available – I had Ceylon blur sapphire tea and Chris had Earl Grey. It was loose tea so it had a really good taste and I loved using the tea strainers and sugar lumps! We also had a very scrummy lunch – I had a potato rosti with ham and raclette cheese. It was the best rosti I’ve ever tasted, very buttery with a good amount of seasoning. Chris had a very eyecatching BLT which tasted as good as it looked.
Even though we were both stuffed we both wanted a dessert! I saw the cauliflower cake and just had to have it. It was a soft madiera sponge decorate with marzipan leaves. It seemed a shame to destroy it but my tummy thanked me! Chris had the equally mouthwatering fruit tarte, served with a generous dollop of fresh cream.
We also had a good wander around York and I was so impressed with market stalls selling all sorts of homemade treats, including this cupcake stall I found. The decoration is so neat and pretty.
We also bought some Yorkshire stilton from a little stand on the main market. We teamed it with some Sicilian salami we bought from Little Italy Restaurant (which also sells deli items), and a fresh whole bap and made a very tasty sandwich on Sunday!