'Just celebrating its 90th birthday, this iconic Harrogate tearoom serves the quintessentially British afternoon tea,' says Matthew. 'The best seats are by the windows overlooking the Stray and colourful Montpellier gardens.' Pei agrees. 'Betty's combines Yorkshire hospitality with an elegant setting. Try their exclusive Ceylon Blue Sapphire black tea together with the Montagne de Chocolat Sacher sponge. Service can be slow, but this is afternoon tea so take your time to enjoy it.'
Where 1 Parliament Street, Harrogate (01423 814070; www.bettys.co.uk), plus branches in York and throughout Yorkshire