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Cafe No. 8

8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
01904 653074
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Ranked #15 of 681 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a very small bistro, can be tight quarters but don't be put off, ask for a table in the back room facing a tiered garden and a small view of the York wall. Went for the 2 course lunch and am embarrassed that we couldn't finish it all. Food is interesting not the usual, beautifully prepared. I had... More

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Been a few times now and have never been disappointed! The food is great and we will be going again soon.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Nice food good priced really enjoyed it, we will be returning very soon, I really love York and this placed topped it off...

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LONDON
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

As the restaurant we had intended to visit was full, we were recommended to try this independent bistro - and how glad we were. This restaurant clearly demonstrates the premise 'less is more' - not a vast amount of dishes to choose from but all executed perfectly. The four of us tried 3 starters from the list and 4 main... More

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York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Excellent food, friendly attentive service. The only downside, my partner found the seating a little uncomfortable.

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Taradale, Napier, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were recommended to go here from where we were staying. Fabulous food, well prepared, different and altogether a wonderful experience. We had the two course option and it was wonderful. Thanks to a great chef. Pleased we had booked on a Friday as it was booked out and people kept coming in to dine.

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York, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Booked in advance for a special birthday meal. Felt very welcoming and cozy. We all opted for the two course offer. Soup for starters was excellent, as was the artichoke with Goats cheese. Portion sizes were good all round. Service was prompt and efficient despite being busy. For the main course 3 of the 4 of us chose the beef... More

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Cottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I've only visited once but after reading a review in the weekend newspaper, I saved it to my mobile memo and decided to pay it a visit. I wasn't disappointed. Both my friend and I agreed that the standard of the breakfast was excellent and was great value for money. The staff were welcoming and obviously proud of their food... 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 October 9, 2014

I went through a spell of coming here about a year ago, and went again for the first time last night. Had forgotten how good the place is and what excellent value it offers at GBP 19 for two courses and GBP 23 for three. I had the hot smoked salmon and beetroot trifle to start, sea bream with capers... More

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York, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

a group of 7 of us went for a meal out to cafe no 8 last week. It is small, intimate, and we felt immediately at home. I knew I was in local dining heaven when I read the menu - I liked every single starter and main course. every single one. I could have eaten it all. And at... More

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