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No8 Bistro

#30 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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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friendly and knowledgable staff, great food and a lovely outdoor eating area at the back of the restuarant. Best meal we have had in York and we have been here a few times over the years.

Thank Linda M
Northwest UK
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178 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Did a google search for the best places to eat lunch in York and this little gem popped up.. Situated in Gillygate just outside the City walls. Rang to see if we needed to book for lunch but no need today as races were taking place so restaurant quiet. Choice of rooms...front of house, rear dining room or courtyard in... More 

Thank tripsrme
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I came here for dinner with friends on a Tuesday evening and the place was fully booked, which says it all really! The restaurant has a lovely ambience and a beautiful little garden out the back. The food was fabulous; I had a lovely goats cheese risotto followed by the cheese board. The ingredients are so fresh and of the... More 

Thank Michelle B
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the service was friendly good humored and helpful The rabbit wrapped in bacon with pea sauce was scrummy The Organic wine was excellent We all had a lovely evening and did not feel hurried to leave as sometimes happens in busy places.

Thank dblake956
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206 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It looks small but goes back a bit more than expected with a small patio-garden area for eating & drinking too. Starters of Yorkshire Picnic and pate were both really very good. I had the fish with conger eel (although I didn't notice any) but it was still very nice. Mrs CM had the Indian style paneer and said it... More 

Thank CheshireMog
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nipped in for a quick lunch and sat out back in the small hidden garden, with a lovely glass of wine and a great mail. Really good food for such a small place, with the best coleslaw I've ever had! A real gem of a place.

Thank Dave S
London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff plus great food (the panna cotta was divine) and a good wine list equalled a really lovely evening at No8 Bistro. Would certainly recommend to others in the city.

Thank Beth S
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had 3 of the breakfast options; all tasty and prepared with care. Took a long time to get our meals, and staff didn't check on us after that. Forgot our toast. No offer of water for the table. We were ignored until we requested the bill. A shame that staff are not keen on breakfast service because its a... More 

Thank YorkiFi
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this bistro a couple of times and it keep getting better, from food to service and the look of the place. Had dinner on a thursday, and the place was very busy, wonderful atmosphere. The lady who served us was very smily, and have to go against previous review have read regarding the table pottery, i... More 

Thank samelli0tt
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food (minimal menu but acceptable choice) good quality and tasty. Not keen on drinking water out of a cup rather than a glass. N staff should try a smile!

Thank dorisdazzlers

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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 Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?