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Cafe No.8 Bistro

8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
+44 1904 653074
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked a large table for the whole family for lunch on a Saturday. Without a blink they gave us the back room which suited our needs perfectly. Between us we covered almost the entire lunchtime menu, and a portion of the wine list. Nobody...More

Thank morebeernow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked dinner for my wife and her mother the staff went out of there way to allow me to pay for a voucher to contribute towards there meal on arriving home they couldn't praise the quality of the staff food and the great ambiance...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I tried a gin based cocktail and slow cooked pork belly...they were both excellent! Slightly on the expensive side but definitely worth it.

Thank anjchitanair
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by several guide books and by our hotel staff, we very much enjoyed our lovely dinner. We both had the lamb dish, which we loved! It is easy to find just outside Bootham Bar on Gillygate. The price was reasonable and the food and...More

Thank MTMR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal here warm atmosphere great staff all six of us enjoyed food especially the desserts . When in York again will visit

Thank Ian R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Cafe No. 8 Bistro on our first night in York and enjoyed it so much that we came back for our last night. We had the lamb, pork belly, beef and duck dishes -- all of which were excellent. All the preparations...More

Thank 50Continental_Drift
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped in for lunch, and were so impressed that we enjoyed dinner here the following night. My salad was quite sizeable, and fresh. We loved it!

Thank KFM9275
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We asked a friend to recommend somewhere to eat on a Sunday evening and were really pleased with their suggestion. Highly recommend the rhubarb meringue!

Thank bke004
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing is the best word to describe the food here. We had the pork buns and the halloumi starts and my girlfriend said it was the best starter she had eaten this year. Followed by the Hake and the Pork belly, again perfectly cooked and...More

1  Thank bostonstuart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. Both times were excellent. The food is well prepared and presented. This is not white tablecloth dining, but innovative local product thoughtfully cooked. I had a lamb dish that was lamb cooked two ways...More

Thank Sharmiro
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29 April 2016|
Response from no8team | Property representative |
Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. We are open 7 days a week 9am until late. Many thanks
Beth H
10 September 2015|
Response from no8team | Property representative |
Smart casual - many thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 653074
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Our small-but-beautiful bistro is found on the busy and lively Gillygate in York. A street full of independent shops and businesses, it leads right into the heart of York through one of its ancient City gates.

A traditional and cosy bistro front room that evokes the brasseries of Paris connects to a more spacious and lighter garden room at the rear. This in turn leads to our charming and secluded garden area adjoining the City Walls and basking in the glory of the fabulous York Minster. Whether you come for breakfast, for lunch, or an evening meal, the bistro provides a delightful setting for you to enjoy your meal.

Ideal for romantic couples, families or large groups, Café No.8’s bistro offers simple, modern, quality food at excellent value. Make a reservation and see why we consistently appear in ‘top places to eat’ lists both locally and nationally.
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