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“Best Tapas to Date. Do not miss this place.”

Ambiente Tapas Goodramgate
Ranked #52 of 881 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Style: relaxed, quaint, cosy restaurant with a small, busy bar, all set in an eighteenth-century listed building in the heart of York Size: 46 covers, plus small bar Good for: couples, families, special occasions, casual lunch, formal dinner, access to York Minster, York walls, York Theatre Royal and Dean Court Hotel
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Best Tapas to Date. Do not miss this place.”
Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Visited here on the 13th March. We have travelled a lot in Spain and we do enjoy Tapas Restaurants. This York based Tapas Restaurant could be in Merida, Valladolid,caceres or any of the traditional cities in Spain. The setting is authentic, the service is brilliant and the Tapas is frankly some of the best we have tasted. They do have an upstairs seating area for eating, but we stayed downstairs in what can be described as a traditional Tapas eating area. They have what you could call a tasting menu which is a great selection. The whole meal and the experience is a must if you love this style of food. If you not tried it, then this is the place to visit.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wouldn't even let us book a table!”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

I rang three times and emailed (over the course of three weeks) to try and book a large group table and despite speaking to the manager and three separate members of staff who all promised they would get back to me, send a menu & get us sorted no one ever got back to me. I was very disappointed with this service and would have appreciated someone at least letting me know if they did not want to book a large group in. Instead they said it should be fine and took all my contact details (three times!) and never got back in touch. I reluctantly gave up, contacted another restaurant who got back to me within 24 hrs and happily booked us in.

  • Visited March 2013
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Edinburgh, Scotland
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicious range of flavours in the food washed own with lovely sherry”
Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

This is the second time I have visited with a pal and both times the food and sherry have been excellent, and the bill low for what you get. There seems to be a special emphasis on cleaning tables.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent food, fantastic value.”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

We picked Ambiente Tapas as it was recommended by a family member and visited early on a Saturday night. There is a bar area at the front and a seated area at the back, but the main dining area is upstairs. We ordered the catalan bread to start which perfect to share, 2 large pieces. For the mains, we shared 7 dishes - the sauce with the Potato and chorizo was amazing. The other dishes we had was the sea bream, mozzarella and risotto croquettes, goat's cheese with beetroot, beef empanadas, lamb patties, green beans with pine nuts and sun-dried tomatoes. Every dish was delicious, well cooked and presented. At just over £40 for this, with 2 Spanish ciders and a coke is fantastic value. Would not hesitate to come back.

  • Visited March 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great spot of birthday lunch”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Took my wife and son here for lunch as part of my wife's birthday celebrations. We experienced a taste of Spain that seemed more authentic than the other chains we have visited. The tapas selection was good and very tasty. The service was attentive and the price was reasonable. We left the restaurant full and contented and will return if we fancy some Spanish grub.

  • Visited March 2013
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