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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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“lamb shoulder” (13 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

2nd visit today and booked on-line. Requested a table in a quiet area as we were meeting friends for an annual catch up. Perfect table looking out onto the lovely walled garden -- (shame it was raining). Food was absolutely fabulous and service was outstanding....More

Thank Kay J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Every meal we've eaten here has been good; great flavours and ingredients. The vegetarian options are always good too

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Every year we keep coming back to cafe n.o 8 and every year it just gets better !! We went on the Monday night and the place was packed !! We were told service might be a little slow it wasn't at all nice rest...More

Thank Donald K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Chose this bistro after reading so many good reviews, but came away feeling disappointed. The service was efficient and the conservatory is very pleasant. But my nicoise salad was a let down - heavy on the green leaves but light on the salmon and dressing....More

Thank Gill A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this terrific bistro whilst looking for somewhere to eat. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The meal was absolutely delicious and very well presented.

Thank annielizie
Reviewed 1 week ago

The small garden at the back of the Bistro, lying in the of the City Wall was a very welcome venue on an extremely hot Sunday lunchtime. The meal was very enjoyable with a main course of generous proportions, and a tasty selection of 5...More

Thank MedEngland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my husband visited in July for a three course meal. We foundthe service to be excellent, the restaurant to be really tastefully done with a beautiful garden and the flavours in each dish were really well considered and put together. I would 100%...More

1  Thank lisaotter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just outside the normal tourist trails, this little cafe offers some really excellent food. We visited for a light lunch and both chose the special starter: pulled pork and black pudding on a bed of asparagus with a mustard sauce. It was sublime! As we'd...More

Thank BobYork
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner last last and the two people in my party who had the lamb have both spent the night ill!! They became ill hours after having the lamb ! Have reported this to the environmental healthMore

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

We have tried to respond to this both directly and through Trip Advisor but have not been successful. Environmental Health have confirmed that you have not reported this to them. Environmental Health have awarded us a 5-star rating for our hygiene and food control, so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on 4th July with family and friends, service was quite slow but when the food came out it was all very good - well presented and tasted great. HOWEVER shortly after; myself and another member of our party were both very ill with food...More

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

We have tried to respond to this both directly and through Trip Advisor but have not been successful. Environmental Health have awarded us a 5-star rating for our hygiene and food control, so the chances of contacting food poisoning were already extremely low. It is...More

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30 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
11 September 2015|
Response from no8team | Property representative |
Smart casual - many thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$39
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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