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Bennett's Cafe & Bistro

30-32 High Petergate, York YO1 7EH, England
+44 1904 655344
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (75 reviews)
“duck” (45 reviews)
“ribeye steak” (22 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30-32 High Petergate, York YO1 7EH, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Bennetts Bistro is a small Bistro just outside the York City walls. We walked in without a reservation and were easily able to get a table despite the discount scheme they have on before 6.30pm. The waiter was very friendly, we only saw the one...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Obviously a nice location which is why I assume they can get away with the prices. Friendly staff for sure but not a great variety of options on the menu. An ok cup of coffee and an overpriced bacon on ciabatta sandwich. Much better cafe's...More

Thank stingray1358
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cosy little cafe and bistro is located in sight of the magnificent York Minster. When we arrived the bell ringing rehearsal was in full swing. But don’t worry, the double glazing made sure that you were not disturbed by the campanology. The menu here...More

Thank Laurence U
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small , but great teashop , very near to York Minster. The staff are very friendly, helpful and efficient, The service is always quick, no matter how busy they are. The sandwiches, toasted teacakes and Cakes are all wonderful. A Place not...More

Thank funtome
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were attending an event at the Minster on a cold wet November day. We came across this place by accident and occupied a table for two. We had coffee/teas and cake. The service was good despite being crowded. The staff were very helpful and...More

Thank Snorri1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only dropped in for the morning cafe service. Great selection for a hot drink and sweet treat, excellent and fast service. Would definitely recommend the scones with tea!

Thank laylal93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect location directly across from the York Minster, I highly recommend stopping in for a light meal and a pot of tea. A very warm atmosphere, tasteful traditional decor, soft classical music, humble and affordable British menu, excellent service. Absolutely love enjoying breakfast and tea,...More

Thank cthomastravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As tourists to York we came upon this cafe/bistro right next to York Minster. The dinner was fabulous - best food I've eaten in a long time. A small menu with good quality food cooked fresh to order. Staff were so friendly and made the...More

Thank Nicky S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi We ordered a cheese and bacon melt. It came on a white tea cake sliced in half. Both of the halves had one rasher of bacon with some cheese melted on top in the middle. Nothing on the tea cake directly. It had a...More

2  Thank Nelliebbbb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bennett’s Café and Bistro is just steps away from York Minister. We had an early evening bistro meal in their lovely street level room. Quite romantic! Food and wine were excellent and the service attentive. What more can one want?

Thank NikaJunie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30-32 High Petergate, York YO1 7EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 655344
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Bennett's Cafe and Bistro is located right in the heart of York with incredible views of York Minster. Serving wonderful homemade cakes and scones daily, and delicious locally sourced evening meals from 5.30Pm Tuesday-Saturday, Bennett's has something to suit everyones tastes.
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