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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good vibes 😎 lovely staff, been a few times whenever I visit York always a nice little spot to visit thanks guys love ya lots

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 November 2023

Was one a night staff drinking behind bar making cocktails and drinking out off tins what was left then been very rude to customers one girl dancing around men no do her job we ask her to wipe table she was very rude back to...us the toilet disgusting men going in ladies and ladies going in men’s one lady said about men going ladies toilets and she just dismissed it by saying no harm what you want me to do then we going out it was same girl and dressed as if she was on a night out with off the shoulder black top on staff should be respectful and dress like there are staff not drinking and dancingMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

beautiful drinks, amazing staff, unforgettable vibe. highly recommend. Mariano and the door staff very welcoming. I really enjoyed this Weekend at this safe bar.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 May 2023

Came last night for drinks with my family to celebrate my dads birthday, said to bouncers how many of us there was (only 5) and one of them said to the other to let us in cause there’s space, then they started looking at my...uncle and talking to each other about him and told him to stand infront of the wall for some reason, he didn’t understand what they said as his English isn’t very good so I said that he’s Polish so if they have something to say to him I’ll translate. As soon as I mentioned that he’s Polish they turned around and said we’re not being let in, racist and disgusting hire some educated and not arrogant peopleMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 6 April 2023 via mobile

Nice wee bar. Quite but we where drinking early. Fast service nice average cocktails. We would definitely come back on or next visit.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 3 February 2023

Came to bar for the deals online, no deals all information online is out of date and obsolete and prices are about £3+ more on some of the drinks very poor form.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 28 November 2022

we were asked to remove ourselves from the bar as they would not serve Brazilians at the bar shameful, unacceptable attitude.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 28 November 2022

we were at the bar dancing and having fun when we were told that they would no longer serve drinks for Brazilians, we asked that we had just arrived, and they said that even so we would not be served anymore, we had started drinking...about 30 minutes ago. it was very embarrassing and we had to leave to continue celebrating Brazil's victory in another bar, regrettable that an environment like Bora Bora had this kind of attitude. it was the last time i frequented this bar. This kind of attitude is unacceptable in the 21st centuryMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 27 November 2022 via mobile

For an experience that is pretentious, patronising, pricey and deeply boring go to Bora Bora in York! Save your pennies and go to somewhere with an atmosphere and better service.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 30 October 2022 via mobile

A group of 8 of us came here for drinks on a Saturday night (couples) from going into the place was a disaster! We were told by staff we had to sit at two separate tables because our group was too big so we weren’t...allowed to sit together even though there was enough room for us to. Ordered drinks which weren’t cheap and were horrible anyways only to be kept being told off by the doorman like naughty school children for laughing. I mean I could be wrong but I’m sure when you go out for drinks with friends you’re supposed to have a laugh right?? After being here for about half an hour a member of our group laughed, at that point the doorman came over again telling us off like naughty school children and told us to be quiet, the place was dead and had no atmosphere and I can see why as your clearly banned from having any type of fun in this establishment! After this a member of our group went to the bar to order a drink to which a man in a red hoodie who I’m assuming was the manger told him we would not be served anymore drinks and we had to leave when we finished the ones we purchased. The funny thing was nor the rude doorman or the rude manager could give us any time of explanation as to why we were getting kicked out, absolutely disgusting treatment and customer service, spoke to the manger as this point who clearly could not care less and again could not give us any type of explanation as to what we had done wrong to be getting kicked out. Probably because there WASN’T one!! Would not return here to spend money on expensive drinks again and I will make sure I tell everyone planning to drink in York not to visit this joke of a place! Made to feel like animals and I’m pleased that in this days climate they can afford to turn people away in big groups who would have probably spent hundreds of pounds on drinks. So basically if you want to sit in a place with not once once of atmosphere and be told off like a naughty child by rude staff then this place is definitely for you, if your out to have a good time then keep on walking! Do not even give this place the time of day!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 29 October 2022 via mobile

Felt the need to leave my first ever trip advisor review which echos the below. We had one drink here but were quickly shipped out as our face didn’t fit. Apparently too loud, whilst sat having a quiet drink. The manager told the bar staff...not to serve us and tried to blame it on the security. Treat with utter disrespect. The manager would much rather use the security guy as his personal photographer, who was taking photos of him posing at the front of the bar. Won’t return and wouldn’t recommend to others. Such as shame as this was a great place for years.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 29 October 2022 via mobile

Glad to see we to see we’re not the only ones who were treated like dirt by the staff! The owner spent most of the evening asking the bouncer to take photos of him! He’s rude aggressive worst experience I’ve never been made to feel...so discriminated against!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2022 via mobile

Just echoing other recent posts. Really rude doorman. Friend was looking for ID and he said ‘ go to Tescos and drink at home if your not old enough ‘. We are 33, 33 & 25 but look younger. Bar lady walked into me and...I said ‘ Oh sorry about that ‘ & she replied ‘you will be’. (Not at all joking) We had just had meals & a bottle of prosecco to share at Lucias & we’re planning on having a few cocktails but walked out within 10 mins. I know my review means nothing but felt obliged after that.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 28 August 2022 via mobile

I've been going there for years with my friends from York and this time security treated us like leppper

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 26 August 2022 via mobile

Came here after the covid in 2021 nice friendly place helpful staff……..boy has this place gone downhill! Staff are useless, sat around, smoking, swearing, absolute no customer service! Keep well away!!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Bora Bora Cafe and Cocktail Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 2.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5