I've not dined in the tea room, but have purchased tea cakes and biscuits from this location. And, they are wonderful!
All the ingredients are top quality and the proof was in the eating.
I think the next visit to Whitby will include a visit to the tea room (and more takeaway purchases as well.
They have a website to order various foodstuffs including hampers, cakes, preserves, tea & coffee and gift certificates.
A very traditional bakers that has been in whitby for a very long time! delicious pastries and cakes etc but definitely worth trying are their sandwiches! a cheese stottie with egg mayonnaise and salad, mmmm! not for the faint hearted though as they are pretty large!
WE love Whitby and an important part of going there is a visit to Bothams. This is an old family firm and there is a tea room on Skinner Street with waitresses dressed as they allways were in smart black and white. But first we walk around the old town taking in fish and chips and icecream and then into Baxtergate to put the finishing touch _a visit to another of the Botham shops. Our main target is lemon buns. These are a lovely teacake type bun covered with lemon flavoured icing and what a disappointment if they have sold out.We should go there first but we don't want to get them squashed (they are put in boxes which help).A sally lunn to take home helps us a bit and we rally enough to go to Skinner Street to try again.I have discovered they have a shop in Sleights which is an out of the way home trip but after all it is lemon buns at stake.
Always worth a lunchtime visit when in Whitby. The fish n chips are as good as any you'll find in the town. Try the soup of the day - invariably a delight. Cakes are marvellous - check out the Yorkshire Brack. Service is a high priority and is executed with aplomb by polite and attentive staff. Prices are very reasonable for such quality food. The shop on the ground floor stocks all your bakery requirements. Try the excellent scones and curd tart.
Traditional English Tea Rooms and Bakers Shop
Established in 1865.
Elizabeth Botham, a farmer's wife started the business of craft bakers, confectioners and Tea Rooms, and is still run by the Botham family today.
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