Afternoon Tea is served daily, 12:00 - 15:45
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Wheelchair Access
- Gluten Free Available
- Families and Children Welcome
- Dietary Needs Catered For
- Children's Menu available
About White Rose Lounge
There's nowhere quite like The Grand when it comes to Afternoon Tea. Take in views of York's ancient city walls while indulging in a contemporary take on Britain's long-loved tower of savoury and sweet treats. Optional upgrades to include Prosecco, Champagne, or Hendrick's Gin and Tonic are available.
Afternoon Tea is served daily, 12:00 - 15:45.
DUE TO COVID-19 we are currently serving Afternoon Tea in The Rise Restaurant - please visit the below site to make a reservation:
A bit disappointed that the children's afternoon tea was not available, we wouldn't have booked had we known and although my granddaughter got the same as us grown ups, it wasn't really suitable for her. Was very quiet, a sign of the times I guess, however our waitress was very lovely and attentive without been overpowering.
We were dissapoInted we had the afternoon tea in the dinning room when it is advertised as the white rose lounge. The dinning room had little atmosphere and was not what we had booked for. We were told that this was due to covid originally but staff let slip that a private party had taken it.
Afternoon tea was delicious and fantastic service!!
Even though things are very different during the current situation, this did not impact on our experience. The staff were polite and very attentive. The room was quiet and had a real ambience as well as a fantastic view of the city walls. Our dietary requirements were fully taken into consideration (1 nut allergy and 1 fish allergy) with excellent replacements being provided. The food was truly delicious and we were even provided with a box to take home what we couldn't finish. A fantastic experience we will be repeating again soon. Thank you.
Fabulous service, delicious food. Amazing vegan options. Thank you for a very special experience <3
We loved our afternoon yesterday and very pleased managed to squeeze in before everything shut down. All the staff were amazing and our waiter for fantastic. The food was delicious, plus the ambience in the room was good despite the circumstances. I look forward to coming back when you reopen.
My parents thoroughly enjoyed it, the service was brilliant and they couldn't fault it.
We were celebrating my mums birthday, it was a great atmosphere, staff were attentive and afficient. The food was lovely, we will definitely be coming back again.
Extremely impressed with the service and the quality of the food. The chef had obviously put a lot of thought to into making the whole experience so enjoyable. Hendricks and tonic in teapot, drinking from tea cups. Left overs sent to our room. Excellent.
Food and staff were amazing
Food was amazing with lots of attention to detail The hotel is decorated perfect and had a lovely feel to it. The staff were very friendly and would definitely return We were not rushed which was perfect
Top notch. Great food and excellent service. Our waiter couldn't have been more helpful. I have been twice before a little while ago but now it has been made even better in the White Rose Lounge. The best place for afternoon tea in York by a mile.
It was simply perfect in every way
I would of liked to have been told when I ordered another gin that I would be paying for it. It was a bit of surprise when I had to pay. Other than that the whole experience was great and the staff were lovely. Decor in the Lounge was a bit modern for me. I was expecting a more traditional feel. Overall though a lovely afternoon! Food was amazing!
We had a wonderful time. The service was impeccable, staff were fantastic and brilliant with our babies! We had. The restaurant week deal which made it very good value for money.
Staff were attentive and friendly. They made the experience.
Outstanding service and quality of facilities and food. Treated very well, staff were polite and attentive. Afternoon tea was one of the beat I’ve ever had, especially the detail and taste of the sweet elements. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting York!
Let me begin by saying we could not fault the level of service we received, nor the food.We have previously been twice for afternoon tea and always been delighted but were so disappointed this time; especially as this was booked for a special birthday for me and had been a present from a friend. We did not feel at all that the white Rose Lounge was an appropriate room for a hotel of this standard to be hosting afternoon tea. We were placed near the drinks machines so had a constant stream of staff using the noisy machines, as well as having the noise of the fridges and looking at a service area. Also, the fact that one area had computers in it, whilst they were not in use at the time they hardly added to the ambience of a relaxing afternoon tea experience. I’m afraid we were both very disappointed by the experience and would not return again.
Excellent service by both waiters. Would recomend the experience to family and friends.
Lovely service and food.
Gentleman serving us was not very attentive. Didn’t explain what the dishes were on arrival. Asked for cakes to be boxed up, which took him 20 minutes to complete. Know this isn’t standard service as other staff members were more attentive to those around us. Probably wouldn’t return due to this poor service, especially for an afternoon tea.
Enjoyed the afternoon tea menu which offers a good mix of both traditional and more inventive flavours. Reassuring attention to specialist diets. And what a lovely waiter who looked after us so attentively.
The amuse bouche was the best part of the afternoon tea! We thoroughly enjoyed the soup and the mini Yorkshire pudding. The desserts could have been smaller portions as we were quite full up by then and couldn't manage to eat them all.
Excellent value, very friendly staff.
We had the afternoon tea and couldn't fault the food or the service, it was all fantastic.