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“Lovely experience”
Review of Ambience - CLOSED

Ambience
Cuisines: International, Cafe
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, 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
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely experience”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

I read the reviews on this restaurant and was skeptical whether or not to take my boyfriend for his birthday meal as we were staying in York for the weekend, but we were pleasantly surprised.

This restaurant looks tacky from the outside as it is a canteen cafe through the day but at night the doors open up to the back garden and it all goes ell fresco which is FAB! There are just a few small tables complete with blankets for when it gets cold which gives it a very European feel. Great.

For a three course meal you pay £24 and this is such a deal as i have french onion soup (which was better than satisfactory, but the onions needed browning more to add depth). Followed by leg of duck in a Madeira sauce with fresh seasonable veg (potatoes were over cooked). Lastly i had a tarte tatin which was tasty but wasn't really a tarte tatin. These are all small grumbles as for £24 you cant really complain and the setting was romantic and staff were friendly

If you can not find anywhere else you fancy this little bistro is a good find and a reliable fail safe.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Annabel U
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English first
North Yorkshire
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Birthday celebration”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

We booked here for a birthday celebration. Guy arranged for a menu to be circulated beforehand, We had tables in the garden. The food was really good, the atmosphere great.
really recommended

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Mulberry6
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York, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Dreamy scones...”
Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

For £3.50 you get a hot drink and the most delicious scone in york- either savoury cheese or fruit ... Recommend sitting outside in the lovely garden

Chef and waitresses were lovely too!

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Thank olivia b
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Keighley, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, very accommodating!”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

We visited on a Saturday night (pre-booked a table for 8) for a hen-do. We were served promptly, the staff were lovely and had even prepared something that wasn't on the menu to accommodation a vegan. Everyone enjoyed the food and had no complaints whatsoever. I would definitely recommend Bistro Guy/Ambience, but judging by the previous comments, I'd say it's worth booking a table (but wouldn't you anyway on a Saturday?). If you want a huge choice on the menu, go to one of the big chain restaurants and enjoy the less than personal service - you can't have it both ways!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Heather R
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York, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Bistro Guy (formerly Ambience) is located on the vibrant street of Gillygate and boasts a delicious menu using excellent local suppliers including the renowned M&K butcher on Bishopthorpe Road. The garden at the rear is an oasis of calm in this bustling part of the city. Children's toys are provided. Great atmosphere - relaxed and very cool!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Izzy P
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