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Ambiente Tapas

14 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ, England
01904 689784
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Ranked #22 of 673 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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English first
Ayr, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had fantastic meal here, went in one evening and could not accommodate us, went all out to give us a table another evening. Food was first class, as was the service. Had a little wait, but clearly they were working to capacity and getting food out ASAP. definitely be back, hopefully they will open a branch in Scotland :-)

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Bergen, Norway
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Not really knowing what we wanted, we ordered 2 sharing platters and one Intro to Tapas. We were 3 people and we were hungry!! This turned out to be plenty! This was a great mix of food and a balanced choice between fish and meat and between spicy and not so. Its impossible to pick a fav dish, it was... More

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york
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

booked a table for 9 but never got seated to 9.30. Drinks very expensive, food reasonably priced and tastes reasonable, nothing exceptional. nice ambience but the hot tapas is difficult to keep hot as all comes out at once. Would not return

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Lovely tapas and good sized portions, we ordered three portions off the bar menu and two off the main menu with some bread. We were stuffed and couldn't manage all the calamares or bread and dip. The only minor dislike was that the calamares were a bit greasy with a coating more like chip shop batter...... not unpleasant but just... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

A friend's recommendation found us in Ambiente early one evening. It was quiet but nicely decorated. Staff friendly. Few fish items off menu but what remained was great. Really interesting mixture of tapas. Old favourites like patatas bravas and pan Catalan met expectation, but the trout special,the pork belly with cumin, iberico ham and the sweet potato and prune tagine... More

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