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Cafe No. 8

#17 of 664 Restaurants in York
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8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
01904 653074
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: This charming eatery is one of York's best kept secrets. Located just...
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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    Very good
  • 33
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food in a great atmosphere

We ate here on a busy Friday evening and were treated to some unusual dishes, well cooked, beautifully presented and served by a very attentive and friendly front of house team.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Jaked51
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Melrose
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Melrose
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We ate here on a busy Friday evening and were treated to some unusual dishes, well cooked, beautifully presented and served by a very attentive and friendly front of house team.

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

If you want a quick snack or something more substantial then this is well worth a visit. I was surprised to find that not only did they have the tables that you see from the window, you can go past the kitchen to a slightly larger space that was wonderful..... AND on a sunnier day I think we would have... More 

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uk
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We had a great meal at this small Bistro in York. They menu has plenty of choice and the wine is not over priced. The place was buzzing which made service a little slow, so maybe some bread and oil would have been good to make the wait for the starters a little better. The food was excellent with a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I was recommended the pork belly and boy was it a good one! The sauce complementing it was really tasty and the black pudding croquette was a good take on the traditional cuisine. The truffled potato gratin was a tad sourish for my liking though. The staff was friendly as well. From the dish I ate, I'm guessing they do... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I only had a slow cooked pork belly and it was absolutely delicious! It could be the best pork belly I've ever had. I was too full for dessert, but my next table ordered espresso and it smelled too good so I had a double to finish my dinner. One thing u need to be aware of is the service... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food and lovely friendly service - so good we went back the following night! Looks small from the street but stretches way back to an outside terrace with the city walls above.

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Newcastle England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Visited Cafe No 8 after reading good reviews and we were not disappointed. Well balanced menu with something for everyone, food was excellent and not over priced. Wine reasonably priced and service attentive.

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Venice, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Came highly recommended by our GH owner and although the food was good the service was cold and impersonal! The place was not over busy for a Friday evening but even so it was difficult to attract the attention of the waitress and eye contact was frequently avoided. We were never asked if things were OK, even when paying the... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Before our short visit to York we found this restaurant here to Tripadvisor and very glad we did. As always, it's the slighlty 'off the beaten track' places that are the best. My husband, 10 year old son and I agreed the food was excellent and the service warm and friendly. The roast beef was particularly delicious and the puddings... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great location. Easy parking just one street away. Went for lunch. Very relaxed but pleasant dining room to back. Delicious and reasonably priced food. My wife loves Banoffee Pie and said this was by far the best she had ever eaten. All the dishes were excellent. When we are next in York we will visit again. The description 'cafe' does... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe No. 8

Address: 8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
Phone Number: 01904 653074
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: 01904 653074

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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