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Ambience - CLOSED

40 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
+44 1904 652500
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Jul 2, 2016
“Quirky but in a good way”
Jul 12, 2015
Restaurant Hours Closed
British, Cafe, International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
40 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
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Reviewed July 2, 2016

Saw the garden as we walked around the castle walls so looked for it as we walked back down Gillygate. There is a covered area to the rear and also a garden full of trees. Peaceful break from the hustle of a very busy York....More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed July 12, 2015

We came across Ambience by accident, we went to Fossgate for the street fayre and like most restaurants in the street they were cooking or had seating outside. in their case, paella. we had 5 tapas to share and a glass of house wine each....More

1  Thank Ken C
Reviewed April 28, 2015

I have visited this restaurant a few times when visiting York and it has always been amazing!! The food is amazing and it does the best sangria! The staff couldn't help us enough explaining the different dishes and helping us chose the best ones! I...More

Thank Beth F
Reviewed March 1, 2015

Lovely décor, an amazing full English Breakfast ('proper' sausages and bacon) and a very friendly owner. Will definitely be returning in the summer to sit in the tea garden !

Thank Charlotte E
Reviewed February 8, 2015

Good value, great quality food in perfect surroundings. Off the beaten track but still in city centre. Ideal for lunch.

Thank Buddlejas
Reviewed November 23, 2014

I had an outstanding meal in here when we first moved to York last December The food was excellent and locally sourced The rapport from the chef/owner was wonderful All in all it was a great dining experience

2  Thank Jacqueline M
Reviewed November 19, 2014

Surprised by the quality of the food. As good as you would get in an high end/high priced restaurant. Although choice was limited it offered a good range of options and was appropriate for a relatively small and intimate dining area. Would highly recommend.

3  Thank Eric t
Reviewed November 18, 2014

Ambience is a good title for this place. Smallish but an excellent atmosphere and really tasty tapas. The wine and dessert were good too!

1  Thank Alan186364
Reviewed November 13, 2014

Lovely little tucked away spot, nice coffee and yummy food! We went for lunch and sat out in the beautiful gardens, Would recommend :)

1  Thank Pip R
Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Ambience / Bistro Guy is my favourite place in York for breakfast. I find it hard to choose between the full English and the pancakes, they are both delicious. Coffee is great too. I thoroughly recommend.

1  Thank Pjr1979222
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 652500
  • E-mail
Ambience has the most beautiful city walled garden with minster views! Inside is small and intimate with a very warm and friendly atmosphere. Out side we have a covered area with has heaters for the colder days and evenings also we have a graveled area and a garden area to relax in!You must come and have a look you will be very impressed
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