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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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Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
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Reviewed July 3, 2015

We have eaten here as a couple and also with friends . We have had an excellent meal every time and would really recommend Cafe no 8 for anyone wanting a special meal out. We have also had breakfast at Cafe no 8 and it...More

Thank Daphmac
Reviewed July 2, 2015

I'd heard raving reviews about this place. It was OK. My lunch was a little soggy. Maybe I caught them on an off day.More

Thank LazyHaze
DarkNote, Owner at Cafe No.8 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2015

Hello, Thank you very much for your feedback. It pains me to hear that such average food is being served up. I have identified the problems and will be acting on these over the coming weeks. It has always been my intention to serve the...More

Reviewed July 2, 2015

Another quest for the perfect Sunday lunch bought us here, a place we'd eaten at many times before, but just for snacks and tea/coffee. They only sell expensive bottled beers and even more expensive soft drinks so a tipple with lunch is pretty restricted. Three...More

Thank Elliejames22
Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

We went 2 days in a row. The first day breakfast was excellent. Big and tasty. So we went back for more on day 2. However the portion was much smaller - so much so I thought they'd brought the wrong order. After a quiet...More

Thank ReviewsInOneForty
Reviewed June 27, 2015

I honestly didn't expect this kind of menu for a place that, by its own admission, is a "cafe", but the food was absolutely delicious, in really unusual combinations but that really worked. I can't sing its praises enough. Their vegetarian dishes are amazing and...More

1  Thank reasonstobecheerful
Reviewed June 26, 2015

This was our second visit, the staff here are great they are friendly and helpful and the service is tip top. The food on our second visit was just as good as the first, I had an artichoke starter which was light and fresh and...More

Thank DoubleDee59
Reviewed June 24, 2015

This restaurant deserves a three rating for the quality of the food but there is something a little too ambitious about the place. It would really be better as a cafe, with its mismatched wooden chairs and plastic banquettes, seven tables in a very small...More

Thank Allybookworm
DarkNote, Owner at Cafe No.8 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2015

Hello, Thanks for your review. I'm a little confused as our tables and chairs all match and we have a lot more than 2 tables in the back room. I don't share your opinion that we are over-ambitious, we just serve quality price at reasonable...More

Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Nice intermit bistro lovely service with a relaxed atmosphere. Food cooked fresh and I love being able to see the Chef create his colliery delights with ease and purpose. Tasted just delightful. Happy all round and will be returning next time I'm in York.

Thank Gilbert G
Reviewed June 22, 2015

Sunday three course was a very good deal (a bit higher Friday and Saturday nights for the same menu). Food was creative (without being silly), fresh and delicious, including some good veggie options. A nice selection of wines by the glass, too.

1  Thank R K
Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Me and my partner booked a table here for lunch, £19 2 courses £23 3 courses, upon arrival we were greeted my a very friendly waitress seated and given a menu and advised of the specials, we decided upon 2 courses I had the pate...More

1  Thank karrson
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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
Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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