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“Regular Visit When in York”

Ambiente Tapas Goodramgate
Ranked #95 of 1,001 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Style: relaxed, quaint, cosy restaurant with a small, busy bar, all set in an eighteenth-century listed building in the heart of York Size: 46 covers, plus small bar Good for: couples, families, special occasions, casual lunch, formal dinner, access to York Minster, York walls, York Theatre Royal and Dean Court Hotel
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We go to York quite often to visit our son and his partner. We regularly book in to Ambiente and are never disappointed. We always receive friendly attentive service and the food is always of a very high standard. The competition is very strong in York generally and on Goodramgate in particular but Ambiente shades it for me. There is a very good range of dishes and several options for how to order. It caters for most tastes and whatever you order will be worth trying. Prices are competitive and there are interesting options like the sherry flights to give you a different experience on your night out.

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Thank dustdug
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Many restaurants in York finish serving at 4pm so this was a great find. We went at 6pm didn't book and had a fabulous meal. You need about 3 dishes each, we had a really good selection very authentic. When we left it was buzzing, great to see the food being cooked in front of you, very modern, and casual a good find before the real ale pub crawl. Would definatley go back and recommend.

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Thank Jussy2013
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We hadn't booked (2 of us) but managed to squeeze in to two window stools and I'm so glad we did. One of the most enjoyable tapas I've had. The waitress was knowledgeable about the wine and her recommendation was super. We had already had an early dinner with our little boy, so just wanted drinks and a couple of dishes and they didn't mind at all. The prawn pil pil were delicious. Potatas bravas were the real thing - not just chips with mayo! The padron peppers were good (if a little too salty). I wish we had time to return. The tapas for 2 option on the menu (see photo) looked very appealing.

Thank ChloeNorthLondon
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Visited the Ambiente restaurant Goodramgate York at 7.30pm on a Tuesday evening to celebrate a birthday. Having been shown to our table we were given a bottle of tap water and thats where the service ended. The menu was not explained and we waited 25 minutes before having to complain that no one had offered us a drink or taken our food order even though two other tables that had arrived after us had already had their orders taken. Following our complaint the waitress did take our order and we specifically requested the bread and olives to be served as a starter and the tapas as our main course. Whilst waiting we noticed a piece of vegetable in our bottle of water this was then changed for a clean bottle. 30 minutes later our bread and olives finally arrived and within 1 minute so did our main courses. At this point we were very disappointed with the service and decided to leave.The restaurant was by no means busy with several empty tables around us.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

My sister & I trawled around York on a Sunday evening looking for somewhere to eat that was relaxed & served quality food but wasn't overpriced. Ambiente emerged like a mirage at the end of Goodramgate. The staff were great, particularly our waitress. The tapas were very good and the wine gorgeous. We really felt like we'd gone to Seville! We sat in the bar area and really enjoyed the atmosphere. If I lived in York I'd be a regular.

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Thank alligatorbill
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