We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bennett's Cafe & Bistro

) #20 of 689 Restaurants in York ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
30-32 High Petergate, York YO1 7EH, England
+44 1904 655344
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (49 reviews)
“duck” (45 reviews)
“panna cotta” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
30-32 High Petergate, York YO1 7EH, England
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (907)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 907 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

You may not get a table. This seemed to be a very popular venue. A wide range of teas and cakes available. Cheaper than Betty's Tea Rooms and just as good.

Thank Louise D
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I enjoyed a very good dinner on a rainy night in May. Very nice setting with a view of "lighted" York Minster. My wife had chicken and I lamb and both were nicely prepared and of excellent quality. Service was outstanding and...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a convenient cafe during our walking tour of York (just across the way from the entrance to York Minster.) Food was perfect, light choices that didn't slow us down. When we visited, there was no wait for a table, but when we passed...More

1  Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've come to notice that York contains some places that are `local'. Places where `Proper' Yorkshireman and their wives congregate and celebrate their properness. This is one of those places. They were rude, hostile and tried to physically pull away the plate when I complained...More

1  Thank Aseem A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Il keep it simple, bitter awful tasting coffee McDonald's can do better, had their tuna melt which was put on a plate with a few lettuce leaves and a stingy drop of dressing. It certainly didn't leave either of us satisfied and could not understand...More

4  Thank Matt C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dropped in for snacks and light fare a couple of times. Great location by York Minster. Food was good; milkshakes great; service pleasant and welcoming.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to use up a voucher my daughter won in a raffle there was query over whether it could be used during the day or just evening even though this wasn't mentioned at all on the voucher they did decide to honour it. Food...More

1  Thank Salsanders
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Had a lovely meal on our last night in York. Light room due to the large front windows,and peaceful,relaxed atmosphere. Well set out and spotless. Welcoming, experienced staff. The food was deliscous. Well presented,and nice size portions. Would recommend Bennets for a nice,quiet meal out.

Thank Gayle G
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Right next to York Minster, traditional breakfast menu, just what we needed after a long journey, great cup of tea, friendly, fun staff...with thanks to Olivia!

1  Thank MrsMGB
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Visited today for the first time. Was a little disappointed with the choices offered on the menu...all seemed very uninspiring and what I would have made for myself at home (toasted tea-cakes, sausage sandwiches, scones etc). Perhaps it is designed to appeal to the older,...More

2  Thank SusieS7
Nearby Restaurants
Mannion And Co
850 reviews
.11 km away
The Teddy bear Tea Rooms
212 reviews
.14 km away
House of the Trembling Madness
2,025 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Guy Fawkes Inn
25 reviews
.10 km away
York Minster
10,604 reviews
.06 km away
82 reviews
.13 km away
The Rose Window
82 reviews
.08 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Ann G
What happened to Hannah C's review from Jan 19th? Would have loved to give her a piece of my mind as a restaurant reviewer myself. How dare she expect service for nothing!
27 August 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Oana M |
Hi Ana G: good question. I found a Hannah C on Tripadvisor and wrote to her. She said she did not post it and it was not her. Also contacted the Independent journalist for a confirmation of the source of their article... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing