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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 2 days ago via mobile

A mixture of professional and social networking after a professional meeting. The food was fine and the drinks were wide-ranging and potable. Would like to go there again.

Thank canyouplay0
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have eaten here for at least 5years now and it is consistently brilliant. The proprietor has worked incredibly hard and long to get this business at its very best. We visited at lunchtime today and I had a pretty awesome biriany with jeweled Persian...More

Thank Apicius71
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Starters were flawless - delicious chicken liver pate and a black pudding scotch egg that was perfect. However the gnocchi main was a bit strange and very rich. My boyfriend's duck was tasty but cold and the root vegetables on both the mains were hard...More

Thank Catriona W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I hadn’t visited this absolute gem last year with a colleague( Rory) who had worked here as a student many years ago I would never have found it. My husband and I have just had a short weekend break to York so I booked...More

Thank SazzB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the restaurant with my family on Saturday evening. It has a small but great menu. The restaurant is cosy and the staff are really friendly. I am vegetarian and was not disappointed with my meal or choices available. The rice pudding was particularly...More

Thank carlamsay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful home-cooked food, the tomato soup with star anise was awesome! Friendly staff - just as you would expect in Yorkshire

Thank Wildboarclough W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in accomodation just around the corner and stumbled upon this restaurant when looking for somewhere nearby for a Sunday evening meal. We were welcomed with a pleasant greeting and received a relaxed, very helpful service throughout the meal. The lamb and beef...More

Thank gwm27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had brunch here. Good food, but not standing out over other great brunch places nearby. Brunch offering is new here resulting in a very good inaugural discount, making it particularly cheap. It's normal prices are still very competitive.

Thank Javier Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My last visit was on a blisteringly hot day, but today's visit was accompanied by a bitter wind. So the choice of a Soup was easy - Cream of Jerusalem Artichoke and Celeriac with Toasted Flake Almonds, plus Crispy Bread - truly delicious. My Guest...More

Thank MedEngland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a find! We got recommended to come here. So glad we went. Do not be put off by this place being called a cafe. The food was exceptional and if anything the surroundings didn’t do it justice but the service matched it all perfectly....More

Thank Kara W
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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$14 - US$42
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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