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Ambiente Tapas

#37 of 659 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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14 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ, England
+44 1904 689784
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped in to Ambiente Tapas for an early dinner without a reservation. The staff were engaging and happy to provide recommendations and advice. The food was enjoyable, with rich flavours and a nice selection of wines by the glass.

Thank KevinTricia
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here with my daughter on a cold, dank and miserable Friday evening in January and it was a cheering, warming experience. We were greeted, and subsequently served, by a helpful, friendly young woman who introduced us to the menu and sherry list. On her recommendation we tried a flight of Amontillado sherries with our dried bean nibbles to... More 

Thank fernhillangel
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying round the corner and we saw this place doing Tapas. The ground floor section however is very over lit with 8 unshaded naked bulbs (?) and looks like a takeaway and I was prepared to walk past. My wife insisted we went in and we were taken up stairs - what a difference - a smart well... More 

Thank igrieves
St Albans
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a pre-Christmas date night with the husband here. Nice atmosphere. Attentive service. Delicious food! Great wine. Will definitely be returning.

Thank Caroline C
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and myself had dinner here last night. Took over 20 minutes for our food and drink order to be taken. We then waited over 25 minutes for our food too arrive. No one asked if our food was okay, we didn't get asked for extra drinks. When we finished eating we waited over 20 minutes for our plates... More 

Thank Megan D
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was amazing. Lots to choose from... I recommend the garlic bread with tomatoes, the goats cheese and the chicken. Loved it. The service was a bit slow however, had to wait a little while for drinks.

Thank Hannah22222
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried this place on the off-chance and what a good choice it turned out to be, lucky for us! Excellent tapas. Central location near the Minster with good staff and relaxed atmosphere. Classic tapas dishes on the menu. We really enjoyed the prawns, so much so we ordered a second helping. Also worth mentioning the croquettes, the beef cheeks (superb)... More 

Thank mabbstopdog
Oldham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

6 of us visited this quirky tapas restaurant and had a varied selection between us. All the meals were tasty and of exceptional quality. Service also 5 star well done to Charlie our waiter. See you next time we visit York.

Thank Gawbie01
Banbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon Ambiente by chance after some sightseeing. The menu was great, nothing disappointed, even the family's pickiest eater and its most ardent food critic were happy. Favourites were the croquetas, calamari, patatas bravas, and deep fried goat's cheese. The sherry menu was tempting and the sherry cocktail delicious. Charming and efficient service too.

Thank Jecca68
Scottsdale, Arizona
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked based on tripadvisor and love of tapas. Service was super and a pleasant experience. Place has a good atmosphere with open kitchen which I really like. Not too pricey at all. I've had better tapas at a number of places, a little underwhelming in the taste department.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 689784
Transport yourself to Spain in our 'tabanco' inspired tapas restaurant and sherry bar. Serving authentic Mediterranean Tapas with a Yorkshire twist, stop by for lunch, try our delicious sherries or while away the hours sampling our extensive menu. To book, please click on our website link above!

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