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No8 Bistro

#29 of 659 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in York
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8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
+44 1904 653074
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

WE were very lucky got the last unreserved table at lunchtime. Lots of people were turned away after we took our seats. Had starter and main course from the table d'hôtel menu. The soup and terrine starters were so good. The main course of black pudding and pork balls and the burger were equally tasty. All served attractively and promptly.... More 

Thank td2traveller
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first visit to Bistro No 8 and we were delighted with the whole experience. We received a warm welcome and had a cosy table. Service was quick and friendly. Great choice of food and wine. We had three courses with wine and all were delicious and great value for money. Would recommend Doreen's black pudding as a... More 

Thank thesmithsYork
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had our best meal in York from this restaurant. We ordered duck and sea bass dishes. They were inventive and well thought. We would like to thank the chef for a wonderful dining experience. Well, quality food comes with a price. Fair enough.

Thank Jude G
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My son very thoughtfully bought us a gift voucher for No 8 at Christmas and we decided to use it to celebrate my husband's/our 43rd wedding anniversary on Thursday 12/01/17. I have been before for lunches and my husband and I had eaten dinner there, too, and all were thoroughly enjoyable. We were not disappointed on this occasion either. We... More 

Thank Brenda M
York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been a few times for special occasions, really lovely quality food, polite and friendly accommodating staff and a lovely garden at the back. A hidden gem in the centre of York. Definitely worth a try if you are a food lover.

Thank haz242017
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238 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really friendly professional staff and just great food; what more could you ask for! We could see the chefs working in the open kitchen and they did an excellent job. It is not a huge menu but as a result everything was cooked and presented well Definitely worth a visit!

Thank skinsid
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really weren't sure where to go and found a few other restaurants of high standard already full. We thought we would give this place a go. We wouldn't have gone in if we were passing as it didn't look of a high standard but we read good reviews and thought we would stay. The atmosphere was lovely and they... More 

Thank Janice N
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here with a friend in-between Christmas and New Year. As soon as we walked in the staff were all smiles. They showed us to our table which was in the back room. The little garden looked lovely with robins flying in and out. I had the meatloaf burger and my friend had the black pudding. They arrived and... More 

Thank janehappy12
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Read previous review posted on 31 December. We went on same day at probably the same time but clearly saw things a little differently. Maybe it helped that were sat at the front of house. My partner had the filo pastry and seemed to enjoy it. However, she did say that whilst it was interesting, that it wasn't quite her... More 

Thank quietmikeyd
Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious, brilliant choice and well worth another visit. Staff are great here and give a brilliant service. Price point is excellent and we always come away satisfied 👍

Thank Daniel T

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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, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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: +44 1904 653074
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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