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Cafe No. 8

8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
01904 653074
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Ranked #17 of 700 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
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This was our 3rd visit and although the food was of a very good standard I came out of the Restaurant still hungry for the 3rd time. Shame really all it would take is a bit more veg & potatoes to make it a real gem but I can't justify the cost for the amount you get and we all... More

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York, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

A lunchtime visit with my two daughters. The food was sublime, a good example of food prepared by a chef that understands flavour combinations and has an eye for presentation. My thanks for making our visit such a pleasant experience.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Booked for a celebration meal. First time we visited the restaurant, and would definitely recommend. We will return soon. The waiter and waitress were friendly, but we were never rushed. Plenty of choice on the menu but without giving far too much to choose from. Food was creative, high quality and cooked to perfection. Delicious. Well done Café No. 8

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We visited this place for lunch last week. It is only small and rather 'energetic', but the food is high quality, creative and good value. if you have the chance you should go, However I think booking would be best. Check the typical menus out online before your visit, it may not be to everyone's liking but I loved it!

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York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Pre theatre dinner with friends on Saturday night, as ever never disappointed with Cafe No8, beautiful food. I had vegetable pressed lasagne with a mushroom fritter followed by dark chocolate ginger terrine with poached pears and cardamon ice cream all delicious. Delicious is the word, our food was well presented, tasty and interesting with different textures and flavours to try... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

Went there for breakfast. Ordered a full English and bubble and squeak. We asked if the bubble and squeak was gluten free and were told that it was. When it arrived we noticed it had a breaded egg on top. We told Chris the waiter and he picked the egg off the plate with his hand right there in front... More

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York, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Whether stopping by for a quick lunch or an evening meal, cafe No. 8 never fails to disappoint. We've eaten there on a number of occasions for both daytime and nighttime meals and have been impressed by the consistency in quality of service and food. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is one of York's best kept secrets. We have never had a bad meal in all the times we have been. The portions are just the right size. The service is also excellent.

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wakefield
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Because of heavy traffic in the city centre we had to call saying we would be 15 minutes late for our reservation. This put pressure on as we were due at the theatre at 7.30pm. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. We opted for the 2 course special at £25 each. Starters were ample and very good. For the... More

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York, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Saturday nite last min, couldn't get a table where we wanted so I hit trip advisor for somewhere nearby and highly rated. Luckily grabbed the last table. The lady on the phone warned we were near the door, but a lol draft doesn't bother me. The place appears very small although it seems there are tables though the back too.... 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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