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Ambiente Tapas

14 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ, England
01904 689784
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Ranked #43 of 715 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, Vegetarian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • Dutch first
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

I spend a day in York several times a year and knew this place existed but didn't try it until last Friday - more fool me! I was with a visitor from Pamplona. We were served by polite, helpful and well-informed staff. The special offer of 3 dishes for £9.95 extends from midday – 6 pm but applies only in... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Visited Ambiente for an informal Christmas get together with a couple of friends. The setting is modern and the seating reasonably comfortable. We had booked and only had to wait a few minutes to be shown to our table. The selection of tapas is varied with the traditional dishes you would expect together with a number of distinctly non Spanish... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Visited here a couple of times and always came away delighted! Food is excellent and they have the wine to match! The last time we visited our starters did take a while to come which was a bit disappointing as it was only bread and oil but to be fair it was very busy.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Pre booked Ambiente Fossgate following good reviews. We love tapas so were really looking forward to this meal. Totally disappointed the food was junk!! The place was fine the staff very friendly and helpful and thats the good bit over. At the end of the day tha place can be tatty and the staff rude but I really only care... More 

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

My Wife and I planned a trip here to try the tapas whilst we were on our mini moon to York. We arrived at the restaurant to be met by what I could only guess was the manager dressed in a shirt and pants which i doubt have never seen an iron and who looked scruffy. Not a good start... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Visited against my will as I think tapas is great on a beach with a moonlit sea, not in York on a dismal December evening. Six dinning and a selection appeared supposedly sufficient for all. The mackerel had little taste and the 'poor mans potatoes' turned out to be overcooked new potatoes with some sort of oil. The tastiest part... More 

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Llandovery, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Got treated to a meal here by the other half and it was a real treat! Lovely variety of dishes on offer, great service, the sherry was delicious and the tapas well... amazing! I would recommend the mussels (and i don't normally like mussels that much!) absolutely gorgeous, they just melted in the mouth. The chorizo stew was incredible, actually... More 

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York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Great food with service to match. We had a nice selection of well executed tapas and a huge sharing platter of desserts to finish. Would definitely go again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is the second time we've visited this restaurant- this time there was a hiccup with our food- it arrived and it wasn't very hot, whilst still being tasty. The staff couldn't have delt with it better in evey way- offering us new dishes and ended on such a high with their incredible pudding platter to share. Even though it... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

What a little gem of a restaurant, tucked away near the bar walls you must seek this out if you want authentic tapas in the most quaint of settings!! There were 4 in our party and as the menu said the Paella takes up to 40 mins to cook (everything prepared fresh) so we decided to sample the tapas first... More 

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Address: 14 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ, England
Phone Number: 01904 689784
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Vegetarian

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