Café · Bar · York

Welcome to Ambience


Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm
Thursday,Friday & Saturday 6.00pm-8.30pm last food order taken!
Sunday 10am-4pm

(Sunday lunch is served from 12pm-3pm better to book to avoid disappointment!)

As we are only small bistro full refundable deposit will be taken for evenings
4-6 people £20
7-9 people £30
10 more £50

We do this for 2 reasons one reduce waste and we there has been large tables that have booked in and not turn up. So i do hope you understand why we take deposits!

Guy and the team would like to extend a warm welcome to all of their customers.

We believe in offering friendly and competent service in relaxed, ambient surroundings.

Situated in the slightly bohemian street of Gillygate, with the famous city wall bordering our picturesque tea garden, Ambience is a secret hidden treasure of York.

We want the café to be a relaxed environment where you can feel welcome just calling in for a coffee and a friendly face but feel equally relaxed ordering a sandwich or meal, be it alone or with friends, family, children or even the dog!

We don’t want to be a formal restaurant, we just believe in offering quality home-cooked food in tranquil surroundings.

We use Yorkshire produce where ever possible in our menu.

Dogs are welcome in the garden; we’ll supply refreshments for them (on us). All we ask is, like the children, they are well behaved!

We have a baby changing table and high chairs available on request and we cater for children.

If you need to hold a meeting or party etc. just let us know and we will endeavour to accommodate you in any way we can.

We are serving Hebden loose tea from the Shambles.