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No8 Bistro

#27 of 670 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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8 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
+44 1904 653074
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09:00 - 23:00
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Lot, France
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the 3rd time I have eaten in this bistro. The night we visited thankfully we had reserved a table. This speaks volumes of the service and quality of food that is served and it was a Friday as well. Some old favourites were still available on the set menu and some new additions. Check the website out for... More 

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Thank JulieP821
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second visit with relations, following a very good dinner on Valentines Day for two. We returned because, as on this visit, the food in No.8 Bistro is so unusual and eclectic. If you were to go to more expensive York bistros you would get the same quality, but a heftier bill and less friendlier service. An example of starters... More 

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1 Thank VinocolapsoYork
York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us visit this lovely restaurant on a regular basis and have always been very pleased with all the meals we have chosen. The staff are very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Cafe no 8 is always our first choice when we make a meal date.

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1 Thank carolhart33dsa
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Number 8 is a very good place to eat well in a cosy environment. It's not fussy or pretentious and you may need to pre-book to guarantee a table. We sat in the window seating area and it's a great place to watch the Gillygate folk walking by. We had great fun watching the locals throwing some shapes in a... More 

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Thank 124alison
Greater London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found it on trip advisor, as somewhere close to hotel. & what a gem. Great staff, great food & good modern venue. Well worth a visit.

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Thank anth0nydbailey
London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live close and this place does the best Sunday lunch ever! We had a party of 10 in the back room and the selection of food was amazing and everything was wonderfully presented. Equally, if you're a couple of foursome, there's nothing better than getting the window table and watching the World go past. The food is not overly... More 

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1 Thank matatkin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always consistently good. They use fresh local produce. Not the best Sunday lunch but for week day dinners they don't disappoint. Can get quite hot inside, as it's a small and compact. - tables at the back tend to be very loud and echoey, especially is there is a large group chatting and laughing, which can be off putting if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for lunch on a Friday and liked it so much I went back for breakfast on Saturday! Food was beautifully presented, fresh, and really tasty. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about York.

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Thank Swa88
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant deserves so much praise. I only wish there were places of this calibre in other towns around the country. All the staff were attentive and friendly. The menu is sensibly not over-long and all the dishes we had were delicious. Well done to all the staff, front and back of house.

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Thank 64Ness
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a busy morning in York and discovering he first place we went to go for lunch had just stopped serving at 2.30 we found No 8 and so glad we did. Really delicious food, friendly staff and good atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
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
Description
Having forged a fantastic reputation for culinary excellence over the past twelve years, independent business no8 offers an exceptional dining experience in all of their outlets in the beautiful city of York along with a dedicated outside catering team that works across Yorkshire panning special events. We believe that outstanding fresh Yorkshire produce should be the star of the show. Our beautiful bistro is located on the hustling and bustling Gillygate, a street full of independent shops and restaurants which leads into the heart of York. With our intimate front room, spacious garden room and hidden garden that basks in the York Minsters shade and overlooks the city walls it is the perfect place to come and savour all York has to offer. With local art work available to admire or buy on our bistro walls you can sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious meal. Whether you're popping in for breakfast, brunch, a leisurely lunch, afternoon tea or a tasty dinner, we know you will love the unique feel, friendly team and delicious home-made food.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?