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Ambiente Tapas

14 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ, England
01904 689784
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Ranked #22 of 677 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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Leeds
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful lunch here with friends. The best tapas I have had outside of Spain, reasonably priced and in a lovely restaurant. Will be back with family at our next visit! Thank you.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I gave it the benefit of an average rating. I don't understand why this place is hard to get a table, it is nothing to write home about. Ambiente Tapas? I would expect some nice Spanish guitar music, not the awful unrecognisable rubbish they were playing. Not very Spanish at all. We ordered six tapas to share between the two... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

After booking online and downloading the menu, I was hooked already! The delicious and extensive vegetarian offer had my mouth watering: lightly battered goats cheese with honey & fennel; polenta with orange slaw; tagine with sweet potato & prunes. It didn't disappoint - in fact exceeded expectation! The bar is rustic and friendly, with an authentic air. Tim is a... More

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Nottingham
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

After a winning day at the races we dropped in for a well earnt meal. Being so popular and not having thought to book we could only sit in the bar...but don't be put off! The service was excellent and very attentive - all we were missing was some well needed air conditioning on an unusually warm evening!!! Being particularly... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Absolutely lovely!!! Have walked past several times on the way to work and have always thought that this looks like somewhere worth trying. So when my parents wanted to coe to York and take me out for dinner I suggested here. Make sure you book early as it fills up fast and this is why... The food was nice traditional... More

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I sat in the bar area for dinner tonight as we hadn't booked. The staff were so incredibly friendly and helpful, can not praise them higher. The food itself was delicious. We love tapas and this selection was great and incredibly filling (so much so I couldn't finish one dish) and there was no room for pudding,... More

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We left it almost too late to book, but were told we could be accommodated in the bar. So glad we went because everything was fabulous! The staff were very knowledgeable about the wines and the sherries, and recommended an excellent one for an aperitif, and then another to go with the amazing puddings. Excellent food too. Well worth a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My family and I visited to celebrate my sisters graduation. The service was extremely helpful and welcoming. Delicious food and nice sangria (I recommend the red).

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We came here to try tapas for the first time & had a lovely meal. There were three of us so we chose the introductory meal for two with a couple of extra dishes & they were all delicious. We were certainly too full for pudding!

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Newcastle
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159 reviews 159 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Small-ish Spanish restaurant just a few minutes walk from the Minster and touristy areas. Nice interior and small bar area, the food is a little different from the tapas-by-numbers chain types and worth trying for something different. Service was good, interesting menu of sherry if you're into that kind of thing. Would recommend going off the set menu for something... More

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