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Cafe No. 8

8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
01904 653074
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Ranked #16 of 682 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: This charming eatery is one of York's best kept secrets. Located just behind the old city walls, Caf�� No 8 has an intimate bistro-style ambience and a delightful hidden, paved garden out the back. The super-cheerful staff and delicious menu have won this restaurant awards and local loyalty, and the caf�� is always buzzing with a laid-back crowd. In the evenings the menu features favourites such as salad with fresh figs, blue cheese and pine nuts served with a blackcurrant and rosemary dressing, and home oak-smoked salmon fillet served with a bubble and squeak cake with a poached egg on top. We also love the vanilla panna cotta with spiced orange and mango salad, and stem ginger ice cream.
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Came here yesterday night with my friend and had three courses - all absolutely delicious! Some interesting meals with a different spin, excellent service and reasonable prices, I will recommend to friends!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Had a delicious lunch here when we first arrived in York because it was near our Guest House (Mont Clare). My partner and I had a gorgeous sandwich with a beetroot soup. It was unusual and so nice! Definitely go here if you get the chance.

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Eire
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Cafe no8 has a nice laid back atmosphere but great attention to both its service and food. We had booked in advance of a trip to York mentioning that coeliac friendly meal would be needed. When we arrived for dinner the waitress went through the menu outlining the coeliac options and so put us at ease .Both the starters and... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

There were 10 of us on a Thursday night and without exception everyone rated this as one of the best meals we've had in York or anywhere else. The food was exceptional and the service relaxed and unobtrusive. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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Hull/Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great location, lovely and helpful staff, great choice on the menu. Food came quickly (kudos to the one chef on shift!), was absolutely lovely and good value (three courses, a bottle of wine plus a soft drink for £70) - I've already recommended it to family members.

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I had heard good things about Cafe No. 8, but Gillygate is on the opposite side of York to where I live. However, two friends who live quite close took me to dinner there recently, so I was looking forward to a good dinner. There was a board advertising four cocktails, two gin-based and two vodka-based. I opted for a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Well what can I say, it was a great start to our honeymoon (stopped off in York on our way up to Scotland). We sat in a lovely little garden with our dog and had a beautiful, simple and elegant breakfast. All at a very reasonable price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We heard that this restaurant is providing excellent food and service in york so decided to give it a try and was not disappointed. Definitely one of the best restaurants in this beautiful City. We will be back soon

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York, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A few people had told me to try this place - so I took my Mother, Sister and best friend a week's back. We all had the 2 Course Sunday Lunch. What an absolute delight . Presentation was a picture and the food stunning... My mother is quite hard to please! - but this now both of our's new favorite... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Had dinner here in the last week. Very pleasant surroundings (at least in the front room where we were). Food was tremendous and of a much higher standard than one might expect from the cafe-style interior. The kicker is that it was really excellent value too! Will definitely be back next time I'm in York. Can't recommend highly enough.

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