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Bennett's Cafe & Bistro

#18 of 668 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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30-32 High Petergate, York YO1 7EH, England
+44 1904 655344
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While staying around the gillygate area we wanted to eat locally, thank goodness for trip advisor! We found Bennetts had great reviews and they were not wrong. From arrival to departing the staff were attentive without being overbearing. The food was of the highest quality from presentation to taste with just the right ammount. We started with, salmon & rissoto,... More 

1 Thank Peter W
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An absolutely stunning 3 course meal, attentive friendly staff and a great view of the minster. One of the best meals I've ever eaten, genuinely. The quality of every dish was second to none and you could taste every ingredient! Hats off to the best restaurant we've eaten in for a very long time.

1 Thank Brett A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I went for dinner there , very good food , lovely wine . Service good too . But the setting and atmosphere was more of a cafe place than fine dinning while the quality of food and service was more of fine dinning !

Thank mahayassaie
York, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Sitting here now - 17 March 2017 - having had a wonderful anniversary meal. I cannot praise the food too highly. Great menu. Excellent service by friendly and attentive staff. This bistro is highly recommended. A good choice menu with some wonderful dishes. A starter of Pig's cheek followed by Monk fish was wonderful. Dessert was Dark Chocolate Ganache with... More 

1 Thank Robert B
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply brilliant. Fast, friendly service, excellent food and an engaging wine list make this a must for anyone visiting York. I had the smoked salmon to start with the ribeye as a main and thoroughly enjoyed both. The salmon was superb, nicely presented and extremely tasty, leaving me wishing I could have another plateful. The ribeye was pan fried, slightly... More 

1 Thank AndyW2010
Swindon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch here after seeing excellent reviews. Modest little cafe but excellent service, quality food and beautiful view! Oh and brilliant quality.

1 Thank Ellie C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for soup sandwiches and scones and cream. A wonder time was had and the view are wonderful. The staff are great. Please try if you can

1 Thank Vance29
East Boldon, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended by a staff member at our hotel and we loved it. It's right next to York Minster so you couldn't get a better location. My husband and I only wanted a snack and coffee so we had scones with cream and jam and they were lovely. Definitely worth a visit.

1 Thank Kath2648
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited late on a Saturday night and had a lovely seat right at the window under the minster. Both had butternut squash and lime soup to start, which was lovely. Then I had smoked haddock and my boyfriend a trio of pork. Both absolutely loved our meals and the setting and great service was a bonus!

1 Thank Maddy H
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With views of the minister Bennett's the ideal place to have a coffee and cake. Friendly staff and lovely cakes. My husband and i really enjoyed our visit

1 Thank TonyandAnna H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30-32 High Petergate, York YO1 7EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 655344
Bennett's Cafe and Bistro is located right in the heart of York with incredible views of York Minster. Serving wonderful homemade cakes and scones daily, and delicious locally sourced evening meals from 5.30Pm Tuesday-Saturday, Bennett's has something to suit everyones tastes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?