BETTYS HARROGATEMay 26th, 2012 | Posted by in Restaurant
I got taken to Betty’s for afternoon tea last weekend on the way up to Sunderland. I was so excited!
Betty’s was opened in the 20s by a Swiss man and on the menu are all sorts of things like roesti which I wouldn’t mind trying some other time.
Frankly – although beautifully filled and cut, the sandwiches weren’t much cop. Or maybe I expect to much from a sandwich? Bread was okay, fillings a little tasteless. I have had better Pret A Manger sandwiches than this.
VERY GOOD SCONE
Best raspberries on a tart I have had, very nice filling, short pastry but wasn’t very crisp or delicate. Anthony scoffed the coffee cake and the lemon one. I was too full.
Now – all of that might sound like it wasn’t great – it really was. I am totally seduced by pretty plating and silverware. I will even have a crappy old banana éclair from you know where in Soho if it is served on a doily.
In the background of all that you can probably see Anthony eating a Caesar Salad which he said was great.
Then I asked the trolley lady “What exactly is a Yorkshire Tart?”
This pastry was perfect. A Yorkshire tart is a cheesecake made from fresh curd with currants and the pastry brushed inside with lemon curd.
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