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No8 Bistro

#28 of 675 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in York
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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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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The recommendation for No8 Bistro came from the Lady whos apartment we rented in York, and it didn't disappoint. We did book but didn't think we needed to as it was a Tuesday evening, I'm glad we did as it was quit busy, the staff are friendly and the restaurant has bags of charm, but the food and wine were... More 

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Belper, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Reasonably good service, well priced when compared to others in York and pretty good food. Would recommend :)

Thank stevel25
York, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not having visited No 8 for a little while, we were very disappointed with our latest experience. Menu choices sounded good but were disappointing. Having taken on the catering at the art gallery maybe they have spread themselves a little too thin to keep up the previous qualiity. Oh and please do something with that awful grubby toilet!!!!

1 Thank Andrea N
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table for our wedding anniversary and were definitely not disappointed. The food was fantastic, probably the best three courses we've had for ages. The staff were also extremely friendly. We hope to return soon.

Thank Jennycthomas
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read good reviews we were looking forward to eating here last Sunday. The front area is small and cramped, though I understand there is a larger room at the rear. The seating was decidedly uncomfortable. We all chose the pave steak which was tender and delicious. The waitress recommended a dessert which we all chose, only to be told... More 

Thank MidlandsDisappointed
South West England
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76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our meal, not a huge choice, but the quality, quantity and taste were very good. We also liked the pricing structure for 2 or 3 courses - we could only manage 2. Staff were very pleasant and attentive. Only down side was we felt we were rushed through our meal as they needed the table, if we could... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had booked here for the Saturday night on a weekend to York for very special birthdays .. they were running late so we returned 20 mins later .. and truthfully we were all disappointed with our meals .. no wow factors .. staff were lovely and food ok and that's it .. sorry wouldn't recommend....

1 Thank Terri S
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff amazing, food amazing, restaurant lovely homely and bursting with life. Such a good atmosphere. We went in the evening and had dinner. Really good value at £26 for 3 courses. I can't believe you can get food if such a high standard for that price. We were particularly impressed with the cod loin main and the Bramley apple macaroon... More 

1 Thank Laura Y
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On holiday in York for a few days I wanted somewhere special for my Birthday meal. Browsing on TripAdvisor I came upon this place the reviews are amazing and justified. The menu doesn't have an unoriginal dish on it, there's nothing here that's been bought in from a catering company. I started with a Smoked Salmon and Prawn cocktail definitely... More 

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Rye, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a wet night and fortunately we had booked at No 8 Bistro as it was full and turning away people. Lot off buzz and bistro food. My wife had the smoked salmon cocktail to start and I had the creamy chicken liver pate both very good. For the main course I had the delicious rabbit roulade and my... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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