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“Best scones in York”
Review of Ambience - CLOSED

Ambience
Cuisines: International, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Ambience has the most beautiful city walled garden with minster views! Inside is small and intimate with a very warm and friendly atmosphere. Out side we have a covered area with has heaters for the colder days and evenings also we have a graveled area and a garden area to relax in!You must come and have a look you will be very impressed
York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best scones in York”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

This cafe certainly deserves its 'Certificate of Excellence'. We stumbled upon it and couldn't be more pleased we did. It has a lovely relaxed atmosphere. You can choose between sitting inside or outside in the beautiful garden which has the city walls as a back drop. We only wanted something small to eat so chose homemade fruit scone - melt in the mouth deliciousness, clotted cream and strawberry jam plus a pot of speciality Earl Grey tea. Scrumptious! The brunch/early evening menus looked mouthwatering too. We are going back tomorrow and will certainly be back during our frequent visits to York.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Yummy505
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HUDDERSFIELD
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“lovely lunch”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

enjoyed a lovley sandwich and latte , simple enough but surprising how many places get it wrong !! Not here though , good quality food , niceley presented by pleasant staff !!

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank JFEHUDDERSFIELD
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“delicious lunch platter”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

On a daytrip to York we went here for lunch on the basis of Tripadvisor ratings. Delightful find which I would certainly recommend. Small bistro with perhaps only space for 20-25 people indoors plus outside tables in a courtyard that would be lovely on a sunny day. The chef welcomes you personally and talks with enthusiasm about his food. We had the platter for 2 including meats, cheeses, salads, pate, breads etc with fabulous dips and flavours. WIll certainly go here again - the bistro evenings and sunday lunches also look worthwhile from the menus

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank BaliB65
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sublime”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Dressed in layer's of wool & thermal's with a dog in tow, we arrived late and got the left over's (the best of Yorkshire). There was a full peel of bell's in the background as we sat in the sheltered sunken portico, decorated in retro bunting, not a smoker in sight, and visitor's greeting all in sight. I didn't want to leave, and am only putting this on T.A. to make sure it's still here for the future.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Kroy_13
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York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Japanese evening”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

As I really enjoy the japanese cuisine, I decided to book myself and three friends in for one of the many themed nights that Ambience hold. We were greeted upon arrival and were seated with a drink. The atmosphere was very informal and relaxing and we immediately felt at ease. We were invited to make our own sushi by the chef's wife (who is Japanese), who guided us through every stage of the preparation. We then returned to our seats to enjoy the first course, followed by our own made sushi, and various other delights. The food was delicious and enjoyable, the chef came over to the tables to ask if we were enjoying our meals - which we were.
I would highly recommend Ambience whether you are just wanting a cuppa, light meal or would like to visit the themed nights (you need to book a table for this) or the bistro nights. Whatever your need, Ambience will cater for you. We left the restaurant very happy, and I will definitely be returning.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank JacquiBushby
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