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Bennett's Cafe & Bistro

30-32 High Petergate, York YO1 7EH, England
+44 1904 655344
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (89 reviews)
“duck” (47 reviews)
“ribeye steak” (23 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30-32 High Petergate, York YO1 7EH, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely cafe near the stunning York Minster just a few steps away. The quality of food and service is very good. It's in a central position and you are near all the attractions. We had teacakes with butter and a pot of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bobheth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on New year's eve for a quick bite to eat. The cafe has an excellent location just outside of York Minster and is fittingly decorated. The cafe is small but doesn't squeeze too many tables in. The menu offers a good variety and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Amy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Restaurants close to major tourist spots don't usually need to try very hard but Bennett's is a great option. Service is excellent and they have a great selection of items for an inexpensive breakfast or lunch. Lots of comfort food items like scrambled eggs on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ottawa00
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the cafe early in the morning and managed to get a table. However, the cafe filled up really quickly!! We had scones and coffee and they were both fabulous! We absolutely enjoyed our breakfast here and would recommend it to anyone looking...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MelE06
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have been to York many times. The timing was perfect this time for a visit to Bennett’s. The service was excellent location was perfect. The food was truly out of this world and very unique. The egg and Black pudding sandwich...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank trevorr926
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We dropped our oldest at the station then walked back into York and decided to go for breakfast, we were fortunate to walk in and find a table being prepared, we had scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, and full breakfast, we also had chocolate cake for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JHollie
Reviewed December 7, 2018

Popped in early for breakfast - staff very welcoming and friendly. We just had bacon rolls & tea but they were fantastic & just what we needed to set us up for a day of exploring York. The Café is n the shadow of York...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lorna B
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Unexpectedly marooned in York for several hours we found ourselves on the outside, of Bennett's, looking in. We went in to enquire if there was a table for two and were advised that we would be waiting for less than five minutes. Sure enough we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

First through the door on Sunday morning. Very welcoming. Cutting to the chase, the Bacon sandwich I had was the - best bacon I've ever eaten - well - you don't find that every day. Very friendly and humorous staff, we've been before, we'll go...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MrJohn314586
Reviewed December 1, 2018

We visited here for breakfast and were not disappointed. Friendly and welcoming staff and a good atmosphere. My husband had the full breakfast while I had the bacon sandwich (mine came with a small side salad). Both cooked well and full of flavour. Good portion...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jackie T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30-32 High Petergate, York YO1 7EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 655344
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Bennett's Cafe and Bistro is located right in the heart of York with incredible views of York Minster. Serving wonderful homemade cakes and scones daily, and delicious locally sourced evening meals from 5.30Pm Tuesday-Saturday, Bennett's has something to suit everyones tastes.
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