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Ambiente Tapas

14 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ, England
01904 689784
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Ranked #28 of 688 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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Manchester
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We went for my husband's birthday and we liked the decor and ambience of the place. Was busy for weekday. The food overall was good. Some dishes not so great but with tapas it can be a bit hit and miss. Service was slow and had to go up to the waitress to ask to order some more food. Also... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very nice restaurant - we visited on a Monday night and just turned up at the door, didn't need to book. Fairly extensive menu, including an 'introduction to tapas' set menu, in which you can 'swap in/out' dishes that you fancy (making it cheaper than ordering each dish individually). Our waitress was very attentive, nothing was too much bother. It... More

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Me and my partner Went for a meal here for my 30th birthday and it was perfect. On arrival we were greeted by a very friendly member of staff and shown to our seats upstairs. We were lucky enough to be seated in a cosy little corner by the window. I would recommend booking because it was quite busy for... More

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South Shields, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited recently for fiances birthday. Was dissppointed with seating arrangement sat back onto drafty window. We were sat for 30 mins before we were asked what we wantedto order. Menu is not REAL tapas, modern twist which to me is not right. I know tapas is small portions but this was on another level. As we are a young couple... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The fact that this place was really busy midweek says it all, this is my second visit and it was as good as the last time. Yes the service was a bit slow but it was so busy and the staff were run off their feet. Try the sherry flights there are really good and the food was really nice.... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Reserved a table earlier in the day for 7.30 on a Thursday evening. Drinks and starters were forgotten. Order took over 50 minutes to arrive, and was decidedly mediocre.

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Midlands
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80 reviews 80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Love this place! The room upstairs is quirkily decorated with mismatched chairs and tables and pews. Windows were open onto the street and it wasn't busy (Friday lunchtime). We enjoy being able to try different things in small amounts and don't mind the slightly chaotic (in usual restaurant terms) of the random order in which food arrives - I can... More

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England, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Visited over the weekend for the umpteenth time & never fails to impress. Great sherry cocktail & the seafood tapas were amazing. None of us like the jamon croquettas, but apparently they are like marmite. Staff were efficient & helpful. Would recommend.

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UK
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Really nice place, lovely food and decent pricing too. We ate at 6pm and the place was becoming busy. With only one member of waiting staff looking after downstairs (he told us), service was a little slow and lacking in guest focus. Recommended for a nice environment and good food. Even with the slow service, the gentleman who looked after... More

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Silves, Portugal
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76 reviews 76 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had a lovely evening here recently made all the more authentic by our Spanish waitress, who was delightful. We ordered 6 dishes, which all came at once, which was a bit of a shame. I'd suggest ordering a few at a time and staggering the dishes so they are all fresh when you eat them. All of them were... More

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Additional Information about Ambiente Tapas

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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