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“Beautiful (again!)”

Bennett's Cafe & Bistro
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Ranked #24 of 874 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Bennett's Cafe and Bistro is located right in the heart of York with incredible views of York Minster. Serving wonderful homemade cakes and scones daily, and delicious locally sourced evening meals from 5.30Pm Tuesday-Saturday, Bennett's has something to suit everyones tastes.
Leeds
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Beautiful (again!)”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

Warmly welcomed at 9pm even though the bistro was bustling. A calm chilled hubbub of noise, a lovely atmosphere to walk into. I think we were lucky to get a table.
Coats taken, shown to the last remaining table. The menu has evolved and each dish on the small selective menu was tempting.
Each plate was divine. We each tasted each others dishes. Unanimous. We'd all have gladly eaten each others dishes (or had our own twice (that's NOT to say the portions aren't adequate, they certainly are, it's just the food is heavenly))
The starters set you up. The main course meats were succulent tender and full of flavour. The panna cotta is amazing.
3 courses, with wine. Such excellent value. No rush, a chilled atmosphere. We were the last in and there was no hurry to chase us out even though it was approaching midnight.
This is the BEST place to eat in York.

  • Visited June 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“There's no way I could be a veggie.”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

We went for our wedding anniversary and were done proud.
The best ribeye and duck you will EVER taste.
Lovely friendly attentive waitress, who looked after the whole restaurant was worthy of the tip.
We managed to share the sticky toffe pudding and cant wait to visit our favourite city again to come back to Bennetts.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank SteveKawi
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Cosy intimate friendly good food need I say any more.”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our B&B reccomended here as we wanted somewhere good, intimate, privately owned and unpretentious and Bennetts fitted the bill perfectly.
Lovely friendly welcome and an exceptional meal. The rib eye was like butter and mouth wateringly good the duck was equally as delicious.
We just managed to squeeze a panacotta which wasbetter than you get in Italy. Great wine list their Malbec is a good choice and a good price.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Alison P
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“One of the best meals I've eaten in York”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have eaten a lot in York a lot, and this is one of the best meals I have had. The menu is small though this should be seen as a positive as everything we ordered was delicious, clean and well presented. The location is probably the most prime location in York (overlooking the Minster) and there is a very relaxed informal atmosphere.

If your trawling through Tripadvisor looking for somewhere to eat and you like the look of the menu here, just book a table! You will love it!

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Ross H
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York, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is the first time I've visited this lovely restaurant in the most idyllic location in York facing the minster and a beautiful setting. This meal was to celebrate a good friend's birthday and right from the start it was perfect. The staff were very friendly and professional and made you feel very welcome. The wine was very good and warm bread was brought to the table which was very hard to refuse. The meals were beautifully presented and delicious. I had salmon and would definitely recommend this. My partner had the steak and said it was seriously good and there wasn't a scrap left at the end!!!! When the deserts came the waitress had heard us saying happy birthday to my friend and very thoughtfully put a candle in his chocolate cheesecake that he ordered and the whole restaurant sang happy birthday which was a very considerate thought and made his night!! All in all we had a wonderful experience at Bennetts and will certainly be returning. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this little gem to my friends or family. Well done!!! Julie (York)

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank UKBlonde007
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