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no8 Bistro

#20 of 673 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I choose this restaurant because it had good reviews on Tripp advisor and I a was staying close by. However, I was quite disappointed. The service was good atentative but not intrusive, the menu looked OK, but when then food was served the taste was not. The aubergine was undercooked (I.e. hard and bitter) and the lamb tasted of fatty... More 

Thank VolpediS
Alton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sounds good but extremely average food and service. Much better places to eat nearby. Portion sizes are also very small

Thank Peter M
St Helens, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in for a light lunch during the York Fringe. The restaurant looked empty, however that was only the front section as we were led through to a small but very pleasant dining room with a lovely outside eating area. We had the Foccacia Meatloaf Burger which is delicious and very well cooked. waiting staff are friendly and attentive. Highly... More 

Thank RalphsLife
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My four friends and I turned up on speck for lunch at Cafe No 8. One of my friends is very restricted in what she can eat. The waitresses were really helpful and accommodating and the chef was so amazing he whipped up something for her which wasn't on the menu and the rest of us had a fantastic lunch... More 

Thank Hilary H
Austin, Texas
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250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a nice dinner at this restaurant based on Tripadvisor reviews. Both mains were very good, one was Paneer Samonsa and the other lamb with hay and lavendar. u We sat in the back indoor part of the restaurant which had a nice breeze from the patio on a rather hot day in York. The front... More 

Thank rustycat83
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Service on arrival was good,ordered pork from the main course sounded a nice combination, this arrived within 10 minutes therefore could not have been cooked to order, meat was tough not once were we asked if the meal was okay, where as a table near us were attended to continuously. We left most of our meal but still no one... More 

Thank Paula1164
no8team, Owner at no8 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Paul1164 Thank you for your feedback. We apologise that you did not have a good experience with us. I can assure you this is not our usual standard. We would like to arrange for you to come back and have a meal with us if you would like. Please email ashley@no8york.co.uk Kind regards no8 More 

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255 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Small restaurant with a lovely little garden underneath the ancient city walls. A good value set fixed price menu was on offer with decent sized portions. The wine list was extensive and interesting and the service was excellent but the room felt rather tired and old fashioned. The food, to our taste, seemed over-complicated, comprising too many rich flavours which... More 

Thank Lazzagear
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a birthday meal to this fantastic little bistro.We received a very warm welcome immediately from the staff and that level of service continued throughout the meal. We were told it was a new menu and there was certainly plenty of choices. ,he food itself was superb.They also have a very extensive wine list with really nice wines... More 

Thank annbass18
Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is outstanding would highly recommend this place to anyone! The staff are equal to the food! Which overall meant for a really good meal! Would defiantly go here again!!

Thank nicholas8889
York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited recently and wow! The food, staff and ambience are top notch. The food has to be in my top 5 ever!can't wait to return. Well done to all you are a little gem. Thank you

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, British, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: 441904653074
Having forged a fantastic reputation for culinary excellence over the past twelve years, independent business no8 offers an exceptional dining experience in all of their outlets in the beautiful city of York along with a dedicated outside catering team that works across Yorkshire panning special events. We believe that outstanding fresh Yorkshire produce should be the star of the show. Our beautiful bistro is located on the hustling and bustling Gillygate, a street full of independent shops and restaurants which leads into the heart of York. With our intimate front room, spacious garden room and hidden garden that basks in the York Minsters shade and overlooks the city walls it is the perfect place to come and savour all York has to offer. With local art work available to admire or buy on our bistro walls you can sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious meal. Whether you're popping in for breakfast, brunch, a leisurely lunch, afternoon tea or a tasty dinner, we know you will love the unique feel, friendly team and delicious home-made food.

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