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Cafe No. 8

#19 of 677 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
01904 653074
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
  • 34
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 21
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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
A lovely surprise !

Found this place by chance when our daughter moved to York and we needed somewhere to have lunch whitest helping her moved into her flat. Popped in purely because the facade of the building looked nice ! Four of us sat at the front of the bistro until the young waitress said that there where tables... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Jopad64
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Grimsby, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Grimsby, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Found this place by chance when our daughter moved to York and we needed somewhere to have lunch whitest helping her moved into her flat. Popped in purely because the facade of the building looked nice ! Four of us sat at the front of the bistro until the young waitress said that there where tables throughout the back. What... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Found this place on trip adviser and it was worth the visit.The food and service are first class. From the outside it looks nothing but a cafe but once you taste the freshly cooked food you'll be thankful you booked.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Cafe No 8 is in reality an exceptional restaurant. The food makes your taste buds dance and it is not too hard on the wallet - average main meal £12 - £13 the stake at around £15 was very good value as it practically melted in the mouth. The hot smoked salmon trifle (cold dish of course) demonstrates the chefs... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I love Cafe No 8 and decided that it would be the perfect place to end the way on my wife's birthday... how wrong could I have been! We arrived at 7.00 to find the place very busy and were shown through to our usual table. The waiter, Chris, knows us and had the wine sorted which was great. We... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Went for a meal here with my partner on the first night of our holiday in York. Fantastic food, friendly and fast service. Lovely atmosphere for a romantic meal but I think you could take the family here too. The food was just amazing. Steak with umami mushroom crust and banoffee pie were the highlights but everything was really really... More 

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York, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Just had the tastiest meal ever Service good Price good Wish there had been more vegetarian choice But even so it was all good We will call again

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

The best restaurant in York bar none. Beautiful food, customer first service, simple yet effective menu. If you have never been, where have you been!

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York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a fab venue. My other half booked this as a birthday surprise for me and I wasn't disappointed. We had the pressed lamb shoulder to start, followed by the pork loin and the belly pork. All the food was delicious and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was cooked and brought out in good time... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is currently my favourite York restaurant. I've only been twice to date but intend to go much more often - especially as we are moving to that end of town. The food is fabulous and the service is impeccable and friendly.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Just wanted to write a few words about my visit to their new venture cafe and there doesn't appear to be a separate page. I'm a regular and lover of cafe no 8 and the cafe at the gallery is cut from the same cloth with enough differences to make it unique. The staff were very friendly and efficient and... More 

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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, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business

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