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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 good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (88 reviews)
“duck” (47 reviews)
“ribeye steak” (23 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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30-32 High Petergate, York YO1 7EH, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Popped in early for breakfast - staff very welcoming and friendly. We just had bacon rolls & tea but they were fantastic & just what we needed to set us up for a day of exploring York. The Café is n the shadow of York...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lorna B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Unexpectedly marooned in York for several hours we found ourselves on the outside, of Bennett's, looking in. We went in to enquire if there was a table for two and were advised that we would be waiting for less than five minutes. Sure enough we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Selebian2014
Reviewed 6 days ago

First through the door on Sunday morning. Very welcoming. Cutting to the chase, the Bacon sandwich I had was the - best bacon I've ever eaten - well - you don't find that every day. Very friendly and humorous staff, we've been before, we'll go...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MrJohn314586
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here for breakfast and were not disappointed. Friendly and welcoming staff and a good atmosphere. My husband had the full breakfast while I had the bacon sandwich (mine came with a small side salad). Both cooked well and full of flavour. Good portion...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jackie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had pot of tea early pm. Very good service, so went back for a light meal late afternoon Well run with good fresh food

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank pjl29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is ancient located right across from the cathedral entrance. We lucked out and snagged a table near the window and feasted on the excellent cuisine and tasty people-watching. The prices are reasonable and the food is remarkable.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

After an afternoon shopping in York we were gasping for a cuppa. We didn't fancy the queues for Bettys, knowing the hype doesn't match up to reality and while there are plenty of big American coffee shop chains around, we prefer to spend with a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DrNefarious
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Visited every day during our stay.Staff very friendly.Best scones and ginger cake.Will be back next year.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AllyB103
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Warm welcome from staff on arrival, Cafe is over looking the Minister. A little off the beaten track but worth it! Came here for breakfast and had all the trimmings to go with it, loved the black pudding. Great service from staff! Would definitely recommend...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank skinnerdipper
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Took a chance with Bennett's without looking at Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed. Had the garlic prawn starter followed by the sea bass. Both courses were excellent. Not too expensive and our waiter was very sociable and attentive. Full marks all round.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank 545panther
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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