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Ambiente Tapas Fossgate

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
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Updated 07/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Food and ambience

Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Catalan, Vegetarian Friendly
Style: buzzing, lively, stylish, industrial feel restaurant with open theatre kitchen Size: 120 covers Good for: large parties and school groups, special occasions, quick lunches, formal dinners, conferences, access to Barbican, Hotel 53, the Shambles, York walls and popular bars
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Catalan
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed February 22, 2021

Last weekend we had a “special” delivery of Paella, Tapas (5) and vino tinto. Outstanding. A real treat in these confusing, dreary times. A lot of thought has gone into these dishes and they were excellent. More than enough food for two of us over...2 nights and we are looking forward to a repeat experience very soon.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed February 5, 2021

Great delivery. Came hot. Tapas were delicious. Better than many I've had in Spain. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed January 7, 2021

We were really looking forward to a seafood paella, and we weren't disappointed. It was huge and full of a variety of different seafood. The only problem was that we couldn't finish it, as we had had already two tapas of pimento romero and patatas...bravas. We thought that we were being conservative as our server recommended that we should share four tapas as starters! Most of the menu was on the table but additional tapas and the wine list were only available through scanning a QR code, again on the table. The scanner on my 'phone wouldn't work, but our server didn't offer to help. She asked what wine we would like but didn't offer us a wine list. We ordered a very pleasant maybe over-priced Beronia Reserva and my wife somehow found room for a Crème Catalan. Given the portion sizes, the overall bill was reasonable, but next time, I'll go on their web site to view their wine list beforehand!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 19, 2020 via mobile

We called in for lunch this weekend as we were craving tapas. We’ve been to the restaurant in Leeds before but not York. You order everything via their website and pay on the website as well. We started with a bottle of Rioja, it turned...up within seconds of it being ordered. Followed by some light bites of bread and stuffed dates which again quickly arrived. Followed again by 5 tapas dishes (potatoes/chorizo, lamb, meatballs, fish croquettes and sausage). Followed by another bottle of Rioja. The speed of service was impressive and the food was tasty. The lamb was a little tough though. We very much enjoyed our meal!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 16, 2020

Poor service - 4/5 tapas dishes came out, then I saw our final fish sitting on the side and our waitress was chatting to her colleague for a while instead of bringing it over. So when the final dish arrived I’d basically finished my meal....Lamb was so chewy, such a shame!! Our waitress asked how everything was, we politely said the lamb was chewy but otherwise lovely - and she didn’t say a word, (in my book good service would say at least “I’m sorry about that” but this waitress didn’t care. Other dishes were lovely. Had potential to be lovely dinner, big shame really!!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 15, 2020 via mobile

Great place, great staff and delicious food. Would definitely recommend and would definitely eat there again. Vegetable paella was delicious! Thanks all involved!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 12, 2020 via mobile

Our first night in York since Lockdown 2.0 and we booked this restaurant via a very pleasant lady who returned my call and voice message. We were relieved we had! Upon arrival we were met by a full restaurant and a very welcoming chap who...showed us upstairs. Friday at 19:45 and our table was the only empty one in the house, a very good sign! The very attentive Chloe gave us clear instructions on how to follow their Covid secure ordering system, easy to access, order and to pay for our food and drinks. The tapas came out piping hot and was extremely tasty, washed down with a white Rioja that danced on the palette! The paella came next and we did our best to make a dent in it, but were only able to consume half of the dish between the two of us. Thank you to Chloe for making our evening so pleasant, a real credit to the restaurant and the Ambiente brand.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 9, 2020 via mobile

Excellent Food/ wine and Service! Tapas dishes themselves were stunning!! Really liked the fact we had to order food directly from the app, this helped us enjoy our tapas at a steady pace.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 9, 2020 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food and service. Recommend 100%. Very reasonably priced for the quality. Will definitely be coming back!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 4, 2020

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, with very friendly and knowledgeable staff who provided fantastic service. The dishes we had on the night were all superb. This was not the first time I have been here and certainly won't be the last. Highly recommended for...an enjoyable tapas experience in York.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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