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“Lockdown breaking takeaway”
Review of Cafe No.8 Bistro

Cafe No.8 Bistro
Ranked #58 of 925 Restaurants in York
Price range: US$14 - US$42
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 6 June 2020

This lovely Bistro has just provided us with the most excellent takeaway meal during the lockdown. It’s great to see such resourcefulness in the face of these horrible times . We preordered our meal by phone after viewing their website. It was ready to collect on the dot and was perfect. We had a starter of home baked breads, olives Sundried tomatoes and artichokes and mains of lamb rump and roast sea bass with super tasty summer veg Everything was delicious. We passed on the puds due to lockdown weight gain but know from past experience that they are yummy.

Date of visit: June 2020
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2  Thank KAW998
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Reviewed 19 March 2020

Recommended by tower house guest house called in on way to the York minster and was very nice food and friendly staff .

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 8 March 2020

The website promoted the range of vegan and vegetarian options but when we got there there was only one vegetarian main course:Curry (with no starter that would complement this). Very disappointing.

Date of visit: March 2020
Thank Dinner20202
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ChrisP7643, Owner at Cafe No.8 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2020

Thanks so much for your review.

We are a small independent bistro serving quality fresh food.

It is not practical for us to have more than a couple of vegetarian options- there just isn’t the demand. I am very sorry you found this disappointing.

If you had raised your concerns at the time of dining, I’m sure we would have been able to offer something different and more to your taste.

Our website does not promote a range of vegetarian or vegan options - I’m not sure where you have seen that information.

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Reviewed 3 March 2020

When I arrived, I was early enough to take advantage of the early bird menu. All the options looked great. The courses I chose were excellent. I enjoyed every mouth full!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 2 March 2020

Thanks to all those that leave reviews on tripadvisor... For a weekend in York, that we knew was going to be WET, WET, WET... we needed a good place to eat and near to our hotel.

Checked the reviews... it was about 100yds from our hotel... and it was...

Small Bistro, Large on style, taste and prsentation!!!

4 of us ate and not even a mini gripe... trule gorgeous!

What dish wourld we say to have... literally EVETYTHING!!!

Excellent evening out... Cheers No.8!!!

Date of visit: February 2020
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