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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 yesterday via mobile

Visited here for lunch following a recommendation. Arrived to a very friendly greeting, ordered & was served very quickly. Both had the kedgeree (so nice!!) followed by coffee & a scone. Scones were served with the most delicious berry compote & whipped mascarpone which were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 933beea
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a lovely place to eat. The restaurant only seats twenty or so people, and the experience is friendly and warm. The food is good, though it could be better, and this all added up to an enjoyable evening. We dined on a Sunday...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the things I like living in York is the rich diversity of restaurants. This however means that competition is fierce and you have to be good to survive. You have to offer excellent food and have great service too in a nice setting....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 992andreaw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would not have found this little gem without a recommendation and I am so glad my friend told me about it. It’s s fairly small venue but still nicely busy. The staff were lovely and if you are in the front of the restaurant...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank kbanfield
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have eaten here for dinner a few times and absolutely love it! We came for breakfast after Christmas and the food was delicious - had the ‘Baked Eggs’ which were wonderful and have had to come back again this week for some more. Staff are...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank emmamayeleanor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited recently for breakfast, first to arrive but soon started getting busy. Ordered a latte, Orange Juice and the full English. Drinks arrived quickly and the coffee was just fantastic. Lovely breakfast, eggs cooked to perfection, lovely bacon and black pudding. Great value will visit...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PNG1970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t speak highly enough of this little independent bistro. I went with my boyfriend for dinner and as a vegetarian I chose the Puy lentil moussaka. It was absolutely delicious!! He chose featherblade of beef and he remarked that it was lovely and tender....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Z2914QHjanets
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant the beginning of December. Food was tasty but I had the fish wasn’t deboned and a lot of large bones !! Staff very frosted when we pointed this out ( just glad a child wasn’t eating it ) chef said and ,,,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dawnball1964
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Horrified to find another customer who suffered exactly the same experience two weeks previously, which, to my extreme annoyance, I hadn't noticed before booking!! I booked lunch for 3 on Christmas Eve and when seated was, handed a piece of paper with a very limited...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank cocopalm2-3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been a long time visitor here from first opening. Was once really stand out. Now? Crisp unconcerned service. Menu once seasonal and considered. Now just a few mediocre standards. A shame. Possibly one of the best servicing eateries in York. Now just doling out a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank shakirayork
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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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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