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Ambiente Tapas

#48 of 719 Restaurants in York
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14 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ, England
01904 689784
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 608
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  • 229
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 21
    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
Most recent review
Very enjoyable

A revisit to a favourite haunt; the menu has changed as has the decor which is much better. Very good, attentive service and we both enjoyed our tapas (my son's introduction to both the restaurant and to tapas... he loved it.) But PLEASE bring back the Albondigas in the chilli and lemongrass sauce!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Gillian S
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York, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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945 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
York, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

A revisit to a favourite haunt; the menu has changed as has the decor which is much better. Very good, attentive service and we both enjoyed our tapas (my son's introduction to both the restaurant and to tapas... he loved it.) But PLEASE bring back the Albondigas in the chilli and lemongrass sauce!

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Manchester
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A small restaurant that packs a big punch taste wise. Incredible flavours with some tapas dishes I'd never come across. The waitress took us upstairs (felt sorry for them having to trek up and down the stairs with food). She was very pleasant. We had calamares fritos (calamari in Estrella beer batter), merluza rebozada (battered hake), albondigas (in a chilli... More 

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York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent choice of tapas on the menu to cover all tastes, they recommend 3 to 4 dishes per person. We had two of the tapas wheel starters to share between four and they were excellent and very tasty. Followed this with one of their recommended tapas choices for two and then added four more dishes to that making a total... More 

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Leeds
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I've visited Ambiente three times now. Once we could not get a table but they said we might get one in the bar on Goodramgate - we did, and although a little cramped, the food was delicious and the service great. The second I went to Fossgate on a work trip and, again, the food was delicious and service good.... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Great tapas served at this place, service was a little slow. What a selection of sherries to have with your dinner. Can recommend the first timers tapas to share!

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This was our third visit to Ambiente and we were once again delighted with tthe food and very friendly service. It is becoming a regular for our family's birthday meals. There is a great selection of veggie options (the goat's cheese is delicious) and we particularly like the sharing platters. The meat eaters in the family also enjoyed tasty dishes.... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

A long time since my last visit, but after a morning spent walking the Snickelways of York, we chose Ambiente for lunch. The three of us chose three different dishes each, some old favourites, others new. All were delicious. The restaurant has been recently refurbished and the new décor creates a restful atmosphere. The newly fitted wash rooms are a... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We found the food to be well priced and very tasty, but what really set this place apart was the sherry. We had various sherries all on a circular stand and it was really fun tasting some of them, although there are lots to try! The proprietor really knew his stuff about sherries and had a real passion for them... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The food was eventually excellent but the service was very slow and staff seemed very unorganised. We arrived and was seated in the bar area. We ordered our drinks and food and 35 minutes later we were still waiting for our drinks. Chased our order and then the wrong drinks were brought over to us. Eventually we got our drinks.... More 

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york
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were very excited about visiting Ambiente on Goodramgate after it had been recommended by workmates and as we had lived in Spain for a time. So disappointed! The Pan Catalan was soggy bread with a pile of tomato on the top. The patatas bravas...oh my. The worst I have ever had anywhere, the potatoes tasted microwaved and looked like... More 

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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: 01904 689784

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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