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Cafe No.8 Bistro

8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
+44 1904 653074
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

This place doesn’t need a long review. Excellent food quality and excellent service, a must visit restaurant.. The concise menu is a sure sign of quality. The restaurant itself is small but quaint, offering an intimate dining experience. I was very impressed with every mouthful...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

3 friends went for breakfast. The full English was amazing and really reasonable. Very attentive staff. Food was fantastic - not greasy in the slightest. Extremely good quality and well worth a visit.

Thank Maz G
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal at this restaurant, the service was also really good. The black pudding and poached egg starter was truly amazing, pate also very nice. Mains - I didn't like red pepper with my fish dish so the chef very kindly made a...More

Thank laurenkelsey21
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

We booked online a couple of hours prior to visiting, no problems there at all. The bistro has a pleasant, relaxed vibe and offers an excellent menu. The food was delicious, plentiful,full of flavour and presented well. We chose Persian lamb with rice and beetroot...More

Thank familyCahill
Reviewed October 24, 2017

Once again excellent food, great wines and superb staff.....this Bistro gets it right on every time. Although one of our guests was a bit disappointed in the Sticky Toffee pud, it was replaced straight away and he was happy. Thanks for an great evening. See...More

Thank michelesofaraway
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere to it and the menu, although small has a good variety. We sat in the back room on a Saturday night. Although busy, it wasn't full but I would recommend booking. I had a lovely gin cocktail and the...More

Thank teacher_jones
Reviewed October 21, 2017

We booked a large table for the whole family for lunch on a Saturday. Without a blink they gave us the back room which suited our needs perfectly. Between us we covered almost the entire lunchtime menu, and a portion of the wine list. Nobody...More

Thank morebeernow
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

I booked dinner for my wife and her mother the staff went out of there way to allow me to pay for a voucher to contribute towards there meal on arriving home they couldn't praise the quality of the staff food and the great ambiance...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

I tried a gin based cocktail and slow cooked pork belly...they were both excellent! Slightly on the expensive side but definitely worth it.

Thank anjchitanair
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Recommended by several guide books and by our hotel staff, we very much enjoyed our lovely dinner. We both had the lamb dish, which we loved! It is easy to find just outside Bootham Bar on Gillygate. The price was reasonable and the food and...More

Thank MTMR
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Questions & Answers
April 29, 2016|
Response from no8team | Property representative |
Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. We are open 7 days a week 9am until late. Many thanks
Beth H
September 10, 2015|
Response from no8team | Property representative |
Smart casual - many thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 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
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Our small-but-beautiful bistro is found on the busy and lively Gillygate in York. A street full of independent shops and businesses, it leads right into the heart of York through one of its ancient City gates. A traditional and cosy bistro front room that evokes the brasseries of Paris connects to a more spacious and lighter garden room at the rear. This in turn leads to our charming and secluded garden area adjoining the City Walls and basking in the glory of the fabulous York Minster. Whether you come for breakfast, for lunch, or an evening meal, the bistro provides a delightful setting for you to enjoy your meal. Ideal for romantic couples, families or large groups, Café No.8’s bistro offers simple, modern, quality food at excellent value. Make a reservation and see why we consistently appear in ‘top places to eat’ lists both locally and nationally.
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