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Bennett's Cafe & Bistro

#16 of 675 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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30-32 High Petergate, York YO1 7EH, England
+44 1904 655344
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is so fantastic. The tea is actually much better tasting than the usual Betty fare. We had an outstanding cooked breakfast and copious tea. Well worth it at the start of the day. Lovely staff to boot.

Thank HappyHen50
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hilarious what you responded at this person who gave you a bad recense. If I ever go to your city I will sure passing by :) Lydia Kenis

Thank Lydia K
Co. Durham
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We called in yesterday morning and were really impressed. The staff are really attentive and get you a seat as soon as possible. we had 2 coffees, crumpets and toasted teacakes which were done just as we like them. if you are lucky....as we were...you can also get a seat by the window with a view of the minster and... More 

1 Thank bobhaskett
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an excellent meal at Bennett's that far exceeded our expectations. The place is friendly, well situated, attractive, discreet background music and with first rate food. We would certainly visit again. I didn't have a starter, but my partner really enjoyed his home-made boudin noir. The butter was utterly delicious; apparently whipped and with smoke sea salt added. I'll... More 

Thank Joanna B
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We always thought Bennett's was a tea shop, and the truth is that that's what it was until recently. Now it becomes a bistro in the evenings and after our visit we'd put it up with the best in York. The food is good, the service is pleasant and friendly. It's not noisy and the tables are not all crammed... More 

Thank AnthonyDay
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I decided to come to York for the weekend. I hadn't been since I was 10 on a school trip from London so I put together our itinerary for the weekend. I wanted us to go somewhere nice for dinner on the Saturday night so we scrolled through Trip Advisor and came across Bennett's. My partner said... More 

Thank Lauren R
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in for a cuppa after ambling around the historic streets of York and found Bennett's to be ideal for a cup of tea (there are many to choose from). The kids loved the milkshakes. I loved the peace and quiet, and the people watching with all the tourists outside the window trying to get their perfect selfie in... More 

1 Thank JasonVause
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was exceptional the restaurant overlooking York minister is beautifully presented the food of a very high standard.

Thank Mike B
Kirklinton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from our coach and passed this cafe and thought we would go in as it was handy from the coach and near to town centre. The service was excellent so much we returned for our lunch, the scones were so tasty and for lunch I had sandwiches which again didn't disappoint I had a slice of the chocolate... More 

1 Thank _reay104
Berlin, Germany
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60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've just eaten in this lovely little bistro which sits just in front of the Minster. Friendly, attentive service. Good menu and well cooked tasty food. It is a great spot for people watching as everyone passes by to look at the Minster. We paid just under 80 for some nibbles, 3 mains, 2 desserts and drinks. Recommended :)

1 Thank Kate C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30-32 High Petergate, York YO1 7EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 655344
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?