Café No8 Bistro

Price guide: Mid-range

8 Gillygate, York, Yorkshire, YO31 7EQ

Price guide: Mid-range

Café No8 Bistro on Gillygate

By David Cawley, your York expert

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#8 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in York
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
4.1
4.1
Location:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Design and architecture, Romance, Shopping, Sightseeing, Trendiness

Expert review of Café No8 Bistro

Humble it may look, but boy is the food good here.

Don’t be deceived by the unassuming exterior and small interior, this is one of York’s most highly regarded eateries constantly rewarded with local and national awards. A definite favourite of mine for kitchen creativity, price and its laid-back atmosphere.

Food and drink: 

Very much British at heart, the seasonal menus created by chef and partner Chris Pragnell come with some lovely and highly creative flourishes such as grilled goats cheese on cider apples accompanied by black pudding and cider mustard cream. Nods are also made in an overseas direction and include north African meatballs with vegetable tagine and minted crème fraiche. From a full Yorkshire breakfast through to afternoon tea, food is also served throughout the day until the dinner menu takes over.

Recommended dishes: 

When I called in, I was well rewarded with the simple rolled, flat iron steak with a parmesan and herb crust accompanied by swede puree and goose fat chips.

Ambience: 

The humble interiors mix period furniture with contemporary decor. Bright and cheery during the day, intimate and atmospheric come nightfall, this is one of the places where the food does the talking.

Service: 

Extremely welcoming whenever I’ve visited which goes hand in hand with a dedication to the cause of great cooking.

Location: 

To the north of the city centre, just a couple of minutes walk outside the city walls on Gillygate.

Price advice: 

Exceedingly good value; for appetisers, prices range from £5.50-£8.00, while expect to pay between £9.50 and £17.00 for a main course. Two course lunch deals are available through the week for £11.95 per person.

Tables to book: 

Head for the table overlooking the busy street of Gillygate or one at the rear with views over the terraced garden and historic city wall just beyond.

More information on Café No8 Bistro:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Bistro, Café
Food:
British, French, Italian, Mediterranean
Address:
8 Gillygate, York, Yorkshire, YO31 7EQ
Telephone:
1904 653074
Website:
http://www.cafeno8.co.uk/
Serves:
Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Fri noon-10pm, Sat-Sun 11am-10pm
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Mediterranean fusion

Have you been to Café No8 Bistro? Would you recommended it?