Helmsley Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Helmsley

April 10, 2018 Claudia Navarrete

Helmsley is a market town and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire, the town is located at the point where Rye Dale leaves the moorland and joins the flat Vale of Pickering.
Things to do in Helmsley

1. The Black Swan Tearoom

Market Place | Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ, England Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks HK$55 - HK$330 +44 1439 770466
Excellent
58%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 406 reviews

The Black Swan Tearoom

The Black Swan Tearoom, located in the picturesque market town of Helmsley in the North York Moors, is both charming and traditional, and offers a fabulous quintessentially English Afternoon Tea experience which even the connoisseurs of Afternoon Tea wouldn't be able to fault. In addition to the traditional Afternoon Tea which changes seasonally making best use of the fresh, local produce available, a wide selection of brasserie style dishes are also served making the Tearoom the ideal place to meet up for lunch or simply just a cup of tea and a chat.

Reviewed By The_4Ns - Aberdeen

We were out with my elderly mum, re-visiting places the family used to cal at. We selected the Black Swan on a whim, and arrived just before noon and were told that we would have to wait until 12:00 to order food. The staff were very welcoming and made my mum feel at home. Although it was mid-week in February, the tearoom filled up, so booking is advisable at weekends or during the holidays.
We ordered fish pie and coq au vin and had coffee and tea while waiting for the food. When it arrived, the food was well presented, piping hot and delicious.
We were able to take our time, with the servers being very attentive and able to join the discussions.
We decided not to have desert, although the broad selection of cakes and puddings was very tempting.
We really enjoyed our meal, and my mother was made to feel very special, especially due to the attention she received from Mandy.

2. Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa

High Street, Helmsley YO62 5AG, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +44 1439 770766
Excellent
45%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 184 reviews

Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa

Reviewed By Calum S - Leeds, United Kingdom

My fiancé and I visited Verbena Spa this week, we didn’t know what to expect from little Helmsley spa. It’s was a pleasant surprise.
The relaxation room had big comfy sofas for you to put your feel up and completely chill which was nice. It wasn’t luxury but it is homely, which does make you relax.
The spa it’s self had several different saunas and foot spas. They were lovely and clean and worth trying them all. Actually mentioning that the Verbena Spa was spotless. There was no grime or mess or litter. We both noticed how clean it was.
The spa also offered everyone complimentary ice tea.
The outdoor jacuzzi and pool were heating so we could sit out in the January cold which was really nice to do so.
We both had The Rasul Experience. It’s was certainly different. You do it in twos. Really fun to do with your partner. Exfoliation and 4 different muds to massage onto each other. It was a nice experience to do together. I would really recommend it.
If you’re visiting the area I’d 100% recommend an afternoon in this little spa.

3. Gepetto's

8 Bridge Street, Helmsley YO62 5BG, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +44 1439 770479
Excellent
61%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 373 reviews

Gepetto's

Reviewed By MrsJMD

We ordered 1 starter & 2 main courses at soon as they opened, the food was ready to collect in 15 minutes. The garlic bread, calzone & pasta dish were superb, very tasty & hot temperature. Definitely recommend to anyone who like Italian!

4. Crema Coffee House

2-3 Borogate, Helmsley YO62 5BN, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast HK$47 - HK$78 +44 1439 770906
Excellent
62%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 182 reviews

Crema Coffee House

Crema Coffee House is a small friendly cafe based in the beautiful North Yorkshire market town of Helmsley. We pride ourselves on our friendly, personal service giving all our customers that individual treatment that makes your visit special. We have an extensive menu, serving lite bites, including sandwiches, panini, jacket potatoes, seasonal specials, soft drinks and cake and scones for 'elevenses and threeses' and much more.

Reviewed By Steve N - Immingham, United Kingdom

Despite visiting Helmsley many times we had never visited this cafe before. However we will return in the future. Very clean cafe with attentive staff. We only had a snack which was excellent and good value for money. We certainly will return for something more substantial in the near future

5. The Cocoa Tree

4 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1439 771727
Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 334 reviews

The Cocoa Tree

We are a small family owned cafe/coffee shop serving a wide selection of light lunches,snacks,cakes,waffles,cream tea's,award winning ice cream and milkshakes.A specials board is also available along side a varied menu. We also have a good selection of gifts. All dogs are welcome inside the cafe.Muddy paws are not a problem. Entrance is wheelchair friendly. In the hot weather we have air conditioning for your comfort. Myself (Julie) and Mark are the new owners of THE COCOA TREE and since taking over a year ago 2014. We would like to thank all of our customers old and new for all the lovely comments and support. We aim to provide good quality local produce with a friendly relaxed atmosphere. At the moment payment is cash only but we will be looking into payment by card in the near future.

Reviewed By AndreaBcupcake - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

We have visited the Cocoa Tree many times now during our trips from Milton Keynes to Yorkshire & have a delicious experience every time.
Nothing is too much trouble for Julie and Mark the owners. Good quality products and lovely relaxing atmosphere. Would definitely recommend for both food and drink. We’ll be visiting again soon.

6. Feathers Hotel

Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BH, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1439 770275
Excellent
45%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 535 reviews

Feathers Hotel

The Feathers hotel is situated on the market square in Helmsley on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. This country inn offers a delightful mix of historic charm and Yorkshire hospitality with high standard of cuisine and modern standards. Its 23 bedrooms have all been recently refurbished. The hotel has an excellent local reputation for good food and fine ales. The Pickwick Bar with its low ceilings and open fire boasts a bar which is the longest piece of work created by Robert Thompson, famous for his Mouseman furniture. Bar meals are served in the cosy Feversham Bar using the very best local produce, the restaurant serves good English food both at lunchtime and in the evening. There is private parking at the rear of the hotel.

Reviewed By MatronLeeds - Leeds

Visited here on a Monday it wasn’t too busy and we got seated quickly. We ordered three items from the grazing menu and chicken caborana for mains. The starters were a let down and needed to be warmer. Though the main was lovely with garlic...MoreHello Thank you for your review I have taken all of your comments on board and I will pass these onto the kitchen With Kind Regards Tracy

7. The Beck Tea Room

3 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast +44 1439 771471
Excellent
55%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 125 reviews

The Beck Tea Room

Reviewed By surfchica20 - Yorkshire

Called in for late lunch my husband had a special toasted Sandwich and I ordered the farmhouse quiche from the specials, it was described as with ham by the waitress but when it arrived it unfortunately had mushrooms in and I don't eat them. However this was quickly changed for cheese and onion and it was lovely. The display of cakes was fabulous so we shared a piece of lemon meringue, yummy.

8. Scotts of Helmsley

6 Bridge Street | Helmsley, North Yorkshire, Helmsley YO62 5BG, England (Formerly Beechers Fish and Chips) Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$39 - HK$181 +44 1439 772465
Excellent
68%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 787 reviews

Scotts of Helmsley

A fabulous family friendly, award winning fish and chip cafe. Just voted Best Fish and Chip shop 2013. Either take away or eat in. With 80 covers there is plenty of room, coach parties welcome. We aim to provide the best fish and chips available from sustainable and local sources at a value price. Gluten free and veggie chip shop chips. Served with a smile. Our premises are not your usual fish and chip cafe and are a pleasurable and inspiring place to spend some time.

Reviewed By Crowcircle - Thirsk, United Kingdom

Called today at Scotts for some take out fish and chips for myself and my son. They were absolutely awful. The fish smelled off and the chips were under done and the batter just weird. I can't imagine how they are surviving as a business,...MoreHello, Please call us on 01439 772465 to discuss this further. I am very concerned by the comments and would like top know more and to try nd rectify things with you. Thanks you. Tony

9. Porters Coffee Shop

19 Bridge Street, Helmsley, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1439 771555
Excellent
65%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 295 reviews

Porters Coffee Shop

Reviewed By jamesbroughton1942 - cleckheaton, United Kingdom

A few years have passed since our last visit but nothing has changed except perhaps the prices! Same attentive and friendly banter coupled with excellent food. A pleasure to spend time especially if you can secure a table where the roaring fire is.

10. Beadlam Grange Farmshop and Tearoom

Beadlam Grange, Helmsley, England Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$55 - HK$110 +44 1439 770303
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 231 reviews

Beadlam Grange Farmshop and Tearoom

The Granary Tearoom The Old Granary is full of charm and character with its original oak beams and small latted windows and is a delightful place to meet up with friends and enjoy traditional farmhouse fayre. It is extremely comfortable and warm (a bitterly cold day in December at the time of writing!). All the hot water and heating in the Farmshop & Tearoom is supplied from a very efficient woodchip burner which is Mark's pride and joy!!We serve freshly brewed Yorkshire Tea and Coopers Coffee together with home baked scones, cakes and pastries, farmhouse breakfasts, cooked lunches and afternoon teas with "Specials" on the menu every day. All meals are cooked fresh to order and the ingredients may be purchased in the Farmshop!On Sundays we serve a traditional Sunday lunch of Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding and booking is advisable. The Farmshop & Tearoom is licensed and we offer an excellent selection of wines and beers etc. For customers unable to negotiate the stairsthere are two tables in the Farmshop with waitress service.Meals can be taken at the picnic tables in the covered foldyard next to the Childrens' Play Area and during the summer months we have tables and chairs outside in the Sunshine!Farm Shop Customers can enjoy a "Unique Farm Shopping Experience" in lovely surroundings and purchase fresh farm produce "a complete meal" and enjoy tea and coffee and farmhouse baking in our traditional Granary Tearoom. We provide ample freeparking, toilets and disabled access.Pride of place in the Farmshop is our fresh meat counter with our own resident Butcher who can offer you advice about particular cuts of meat and cooking instructions! The counter is full of our home grown beef together with lamb, pork, local free range poultry, game, sausages, burgers, "Jenny's Wellies", Mark's Tractor Wheels, Chicken parcels, Yorkshire bacon, gammon and so much more!!Fresh fruit and vegetables are delivered daily and to compliment the fresh, seasonal produce we have freezers full of a great selection of loose fruit and vegetables which are all prepared ready to go straight into the oven. We also sell "Cooks" Frozen Ready Meals which are very popular with our customers. They are excellent quality and very good value. We have two Cooks's Freezers full of savoury meals in both one and twoportions and also puddings, roulades and cheesecakes for special occasions. A fifth freezer is bursting with our own homemade fruit and savory pies, gravies, baking and Brymor Ice Cream made with milk from their herd of Jersey cows at Jervaulx, Masham.Our Deli Counter offers a wide selection of Yorkshire cheeses including Yorkshire Blue, Jervaulx Blue, Cotherstone, Smoked Applewood, numerous varieties from Wensleydale Creameries, Mature Cheddar from Botton Village to name but a few! Alongside the cheese we have home cooked meats, pates, port and game pies, quiches, pastries and salads all prepared in our own kitchen upstairs.To complete the shop there is dairy produce, fresh bread and cakes from Norton Bakery, Yoadwath Mill smoked fish, pickles and preserves from award winning Bracken Hill Preserves based at Elvington, York, local honey, Bothams biscuits, YorkshireTea and Coopers Coffee and much, much more .........."Fridays are Fish Days" at the Farmshop & Tearoom. Mick Burns brings fresh fish from Grimsby and sells this from his van from 9.30 a.m. until approx. 2.00 p.m.

Reviewed By trishnew53 - North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Very good value Sunday lunch. Good serving of beautifully cooked roast beef and a range of tasty vegetables ( could have done to be a bit hotter ) Great Yorkshire pudding also served with meal. Choice of Deserts, the honey panacotta and spicy pear rounded...MoreMany thanks for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed our roast beef and we will ensure our vegetables our served warmer in future.

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