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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
$$ - $$$
8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Based on its reviews we made a late decision to visit No.8. So we arrived very much prepared for what we found; tables all occipied! However, a very helpful waitress offered to accommodate us if we didn't mind returning in thirty minutes...which naturally we were...More

1  Thank Ian W
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside this looks like a tearoom, but don't be put off. Book a table for an evening meal and enjoy a great, modern-style bistro menu. The food was excellent with a reasonably priced wine list and friendly staff. It will be on our...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I were staying overnight and wanted to go somewhere unfussy but good quality without opting for a chain restaurant. Luckily we booked because on arrival for our table at 8.30pm we realised the restaurant was totally booked up on a Monday night!...More

Thank Joanna M
Alex S, Manager at Cafe No.8 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us and would love to see you again. For future reference, that pudding you savoured would be the signature pudding of Cafe No.8 - the Rhubarb & Custard Meringue...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My extended family and I tried this restaurant on the recommendation of our rental accommodation hosts as our first stop in York. We were not disappointed! Despite being a party of six adults and one child without reservations, they were able to seat us and...More

1  Thank Evelyn P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small bistro; we popped in for a snack and a break. It has a nice atmosphere. The fish finger sandwich was excellent (actually homemade battered fish sticks and crayfish tails); the scone was so-so.

Thank Leigh A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small bistro- cafe with a nice small backyard garden. Been there for lunch, everything was tasty, the service was quick and polite. Try chicken liver pate for starter and rhubarb for dessert, they're great!

Thank nasuella
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for dinner and it was fully booked. The waitres who saw us told us to come back half hour later. She was really nice to fit us in. We had a gorgeus meat dish and excellent wine. The waitres was polite and kind. Bear...More

Alex S, Manager at Cafe No.8 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words - we really do appreciate you taking the time and trouble to leave a review. Our staff work hard to provide quality ingredients in tasteful dishes and it is always nice to have this acknowledged by customers....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying nearby and went in about 6pm before a ghost walk. We were lucky to get a table as they were fully booked (Friday eve). The food was the best we ate in York, ambient little place, would highly recommend if you're around...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I rarely rate anywhere as either 5 or 1 as I tend to ignore all such ratings when judging where to go myself, as such ratings are rarely objective. However, in this instance I have to break my usual rule as Cafe No 8 Bistro...More

Thank DarloFoodie
Alex S, Manager at Cafe No.8 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and lovely review. All the staff really appreciate their hard work and efforts being recognised like this. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here last night for a meal for two. I had the pork buns to start and then the rump steak. My wife had the halloumi to start and the fish pie. Then a shared chocolate dessert to finish. The halloumi salad was delicious with...More

1  Thank IknowgungfuDrew
Alex S, Manager at Cafe No.8 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and lovely review. All our staff work hard and take care in their service and it's wonderful to receive such praise from a customer. We would be delighted to see you again in the future!

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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$41
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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