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Cafe No.8 Bistro

8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
+44 1904 653074
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this cafe as my daughter said the food was good . I asked for a coffee which I had to take back as it was weak and bitter, my daughter who was with me is a Raines barista and agreed after a taste...More

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We headed to York for my mum's 60th birthday weekend. We had seen this place and thought it would be a good spot for breakfast. It is a lovely looking place but that's where the loveliness stopped. While ordering my dad asked if they could...More

Thank hellyrice
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped in early this week for a swift two course set menu and a bottle of wine before a concert. Service was attentive and quick, food was absolutely excellent.

Thank Ge0Pr0f
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I enjoyed an excellent dinner here recently. For starters, my wife had a baked goat's cheese with mixed beets - she loved it - and I had a spicy kumera soup which was very tasty. For mains my wife had a roasted...More

Thank 56gc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely lunch and drinks here. Service was attentive and food tasty and good value (£15 two courses) Definitely recommend.

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here both nights we were in York. The 20GBP menu was wonderful. First night we had the black pudding with pork, broccolini and poached egg. Mains were the 14 hour beef with horseradish and the baked hake. Dessert was the rhubarb with lemon...More

Thank Sydneyshopper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for Saturday lunch . The cafe is very cute & has a beautiful garden at the back . The food was really yummy all freshly cooked definitely recommend the risotto with goats cheese & Yorkshire asparagus . Served by the lovely Chris...More

Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely little place with an interesting set menu offering varied flavours to fulfil different preferences. Struggling to choose and our waitress helped and everything was delicious. Although full my husband opted for the dark chocolate dessert which came with a licorace ice cream .......More

Thank IceErnie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little gem just nicely tucked away from the centre but easy walking distance, I was recommended visiting and now I am doing the same...... great friendly service and awesome tasting dishes from a small yet plentiful evening meal menu.. a must book in advance...More

Thank Grammys K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as a group of friends for an evening meal. The welcome was warm and the food and drink really good. This was a high quality meal that was really very reasonable. A three course meal and some good wine was less that £40 per...More

Thank Cymro-Welshman
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Questions & Answers
29 April 2016|
Response from no8team | Property representative |
Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. We are open 7 days a week 9am until late. Many thanks
Beth H
10 September 2015|
Response from no8team | Property representative |
Smart casual - many thanks
17 February 2015|
Response from madblonde |
I'm struggling to see a lunch menu that is current? Is it me?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$39
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 653074
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Our small-but-beautiful bistro is found on the busy and lively Gillygate in York. A street full of independent shops and businesses, it leads right into the heart of York through one of its ancient City gates. A traditional and cosy bistro front room that evokes the brasseries of Paris connects to a more spacious and lighter garden room at the rear. This in turn leads to our charming and secluded garden area adjoining the City Walls and basking in the glory of the fabulous York Minster. Whether you come for breakfast, for lunch, or an evening meal, the bistro provides a delightful setting for you to enjoy your meal. Ideal for romantic couples, families or large groups, Café No.8’s bistro offers simple, modern, quality food at excellent value. Make a reservation and see why we consistently appear in ‘top places to eat’ lists both locally and nationally.
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