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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 4 days ago

The entrance is not particularly welcoming but that all changes once you are inside. Friendly staff offer a short but interesting menu. We had a special starter followed by lamb and hake. The sticky toffee pudding was to good to resist. Give it a try,...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This doesn't look much from the road, but ask to go through the front part of the restaurant to the more pleasant conservatory. This opens out on to a courtyard which also has a few tables if the weather is suitable. I had grillled haloumi...More

Thank CrazyInglesi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It doesn't look much much from Gillygate, but if you ease your way in for lunch on a hot June day, and are transferred into the small, sun dappled garden (climbing chaotically up underneath the trees on the outside of York's ancient walls) you are...More

Thank matt p
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely lunch of local sourced ingredients, lovingly preparered in the open kitchen. Service was quick and cheerful, athmosphere excellent for a good conversation.

Thank Beate R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great bistro food in a cosy but smart place with super lovely service and a good menu. What's not to like?

Thank AlYorks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Managed to fit us in... very happy with food and atmosphere. Great started of Chicken Pate, lovely wine very relaxed environment... will definitley return!

Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely two course lunch in the garden on this little restaurant. The atmosphere was great, as was the service and of course the food!

Thank 12Lucy34
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a limited menu - only about 5 staters and 5 mains as well as a couple of specials - but I struggled to choose between them, all sounded so good. Eventually I chose hot smoked salmon and lamb, and wasn't disappointed. All...More

Thank Curlykats64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here for an evening meal and loved it but lunch today was disappointing. Beetroot and horseradish terrine was rather tasteless for starter. Caesar salad was a huge bowl of leaves with a few pieces of dry chicken, tiny amount of dressing and lovely crispy...More

Thank 5clark999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time here at no 8 bistro and I must say I was not dissapointed. Loved the location as it was only 5 minutes walk from our hotel. Great range of food/drinks on offer. Great service. Food was beautiful. Had starters, main and deserts. Had...More

Thank stanthedog1
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What are the opening times?
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
What is the dress code for a weekday evening?
11 September 2015|
Response from no8team | Property representative |
Smart casual - many thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 13 - USD 38
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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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