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Café No 8

8 Gillygate York YO31 7EQ 01904 653 074

We say

Stray just outside the city walls (it's a few steps around the corner from Bootham Bar) and you’ll happen upon the unassuming Café No 8, whose delectable menus attract a very loyal following. You can drop in for coffee, a sandwich or the house burger, though the main menus are reallly good value too – say fig tart with plum chutney and Ribblesdale cheese, followed by braised lamb shoulder with bubble and squeak or a wild mushroom risotto, and finishing off with a slab of cheesecake. At the weekend, all brunch dishes are a fiver, from French toast to smoked salmon kedgeree. The long, thin restaurant has charms of its own, and a window on to the busy street, though it's the leafy summer garden backing onto the ancient city walls that's the insider's choice.

You say Average Rating ★★★★★

Most Incredible Meal!! ★★★★★

We had the most amazing meal here. I had lamb and my husband had steak cooked "sous vide". We both then had rhubarb and custard pavlova – fantastic, would recommend a visit! The staff were all lovely too.

Café No 8 reviewed by on April 22nd, 2013

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How much?

Sunday dinner to Friday lunch, 1 course £13, 2 courses £16.50, 3 courses £19.50; Fri & Sat dinner, 2 courses £22, 3 courses £27; weekend brunch from £5.


  • Brunch Available
  • Evening Restaurant Service
  • Outdoor Seating

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  • Town & City


Daily 10am–10pm.

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