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Ambiente Tapas

#29 of 703 Restaurants in York
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14 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ, England
441904689784
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Description: Transport yourself to Spain in our 'tabanco' inspired tapas restaurant and...
Transport yourself to Spain in our 'tabanco' inspired tapas restaurant and sherry bar. Serving authentic Mediterranean Tapas with a Yorkshire twist, stop by for lunch, try our delicious sherries or while away the hours sampling our extensive menu. To book, please click on our website link above!
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  • 304
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 40
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  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good

Very pleasant place to be. Nice staff and the food was very good. We just popped in for lunch knowing nothing about the place...definitely recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Paul F
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Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very pleasant place to be. Nice staff and the food was very good. We just popped in for lunch knowing nothing about the place...definitely recommended.

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Thank Paul F
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here on a Saturday night, and was greeted soon as we walked in the door and was taken to out table, the waiter was brilliant and he recommended us tapas, told us about the specials and accompanying sherry to match our food. Food was absolutely brilliant- no complaints we even got a couple more after!

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Thank Kerry T
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a weekend break in York. We were hurried in and squeezed in to a tiny table. The restaurant was heaving and in my opinion too many tables to be comfortable. We waited around an hour for our tapas dishes that was after I initially got my order of cold tapas which my partner didn't order... More 

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Thank Dre H
York, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was very nice and the welcome warm and friendly. My friend and I ordered 5 dishes between us and they were all pleasant enough but the size of the portions was disappointing. I could quite happily have eaten the lot myself and had room for a substantial pudding. And almost £2 for 4small pieces of bread with dipping... More 

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Thank kay s
North Yorkshire, UK
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I use TripAdvisor wherever I travel, looking for decent restaurants and accommodation. I kind of doubt this strategy when, living in York, I see the rating that Ambiente has. Ambiente is a chain which has the monopoly on tapas in York and takes full advantage of that position. Dry bread, cheap ingredients, basic food, poor sangria, etc. Oh and the... More 

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4 Thank YorkView
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went as a couple with no reservation. Lovely welcome. Menu explained well and recommendations were great. Nearly all of the food we chose was amazing except for the calamari, all of which was tough, with some of the pieces so overcooked they tasted a bit burnt. My husband also tried this and commented the same. We told our server about... More 

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3 Thank sejawi
Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first visited her with my mum in March 2015 after reading that it catered for vegans, since then I have been back several times. It is a lovely little place, the atmosphere is great and the staff are so helpful. When I told them I was a vegan they immediately new which dishes I could have and which could... More 

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Thank hannah T
York, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten at Ambiente Fossgate and Leeds but the original is still favourite. It just has a really nice vibe. Lovely waiter from Madrid didn't mind me practicing my very basic Spanish on him and the food was spot on as usual. Great variety of tapas and the menus do change over time so there is always something different to... More 

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Thank YJ A
York, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very nice and the wine was lovely. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was nice. Because of the beef cheek we could not resist the 5.

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Thank DCG2121
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ambiente has a huge variety of tapas, I had no idea what most of the options on the menu were, but all were delicious. Would definitely recommend if you are interested in something different. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff as well!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: 441904689784

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups

Description

Transport yourself to Spain in our 'tabanco' inspired tapas restaurant and sherry bar. Serving authentic Mediterranean Tapas with a Yorkshire twist, stop by for lunch, try our delicious sherries or while away the hours sampling our extensive menu. To book, please click on our website link above!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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