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“Delicious!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe No. 8

Cafe No. 8
8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
01904 653074
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Ranked #18 of 713 Restaurants in York
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

What a great innovative menu. I had fig in a filo crust and my husband had black pudding as starters followed by belly pork and salmon with crayfish.......wonderful flavours! Would recommend this excellent restaurant to anyone visiting York, you won't be dissapointed.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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“Fantastic value. Amazing food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in York for 2 nights and ended up eating here both nights. Food was superb. Staff lovely. Prices excellent value. The lamb was amazing. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for delicious food at a great price.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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bolton
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“great evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Booked a table for two on the strength of reading about Cafe no 8 on tripadvisor. We have passed it by on many previous occaisions, when we have visited York. We are so glad we read about it and went for a meal-it was tremendous!
I had the three course menu and my wife had the 2 course (main and pudding). We chose from the specials board and every plateful was a delight, very well presented and very tasty indeed. It ranks as one of the best meals we have had in York. With a bottle of house read-again very nice- the bill came to £52, which was very reasonable indeed considering the quality of the food and drink. It will now be number one on our list next time we visit York in December.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

we were checking out tripadvisor for a place to eat and stumbled across this place. small yet cosy, the food was impressive. each course was cleverly crafted for flavour. service was good. well worth a return visit.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

I have eaten here a few years ago and would have recommended it to anyone. However after stopping off this time I feel the quality, service and value has got worse and I will not be telling anyone to go there.

Visited March 2013
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