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Bennett's Cafe & Bistro

#22 of 665 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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30-32 High Petergate, York YO1 7EH, England
+44 1904 655344
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great location, but they don't exploit that in the prices. Friendly good service. Nice coffee & bun place. Extra star for having a picture of Alan Bennett up.

Thank Matt T
Bristol, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited here three times during our stay in York and each time we were warmly welcomed by the staff. Brilliant view of the Minster too! But such a lovely atmosphere in here, home made cakes, great selection of teas, coffees, hot chocolate and soft drinks. All served with a smile, and with interest of where we were visiting or... More 

Thank Marie W
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191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The large window encompasses the west end of the Monster, the squat profile of the St Martin in the Belfry and a small sample view typical of York streets and squares. It is not the only reason to go to Bennets: they make a decent coffee and other drinks and have a good selection of cakes, scones and snacks. They... More 

Thank David S
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I cannot comment on the food but it is still worth writing to say that this was a lovely cafe to visit as part of a day out in York. It looked amazing from the outside because of the lovely floral displays. It made us feel as though it was Spring even if it was a freezing February day. We... More 

Thank J W
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with some colleagues for a pre-Christmas dinner and we all felt the venue and the service were excellent. The food was of a high quality and the waiting staff very friendly. The restaurant is only open in the evenings and has a limited number of tables but the location is spectacular. I have visited the café during the... More 

Thank AmerigoVerspucci
Pickering, United Kingdom
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460 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It looked very inviting and we fancied coffee so we entered to a very warm welcome and were shown to a table by a heater ( it was very cold outside ) and given menus. We ordered lattees and home made short bread. Gazing at our surroundings our eyes were taken to wall hung with beautiful pictures and prints and... More 

1 Thank kevin d
Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Bennet's because of its closeness to our hotel. It had good write ups so we thought we had chosen well. We were proved wrong on one important issue. Our chosen meal was monkfish and the food we received was well cooked and nicely presented, but the portions were tiny. A piece of monkfish the size of a playing... More 

1 Thank Colin T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfectly located opposite the main entrance to the Minster this charming place made a welcome stop after a few hours walking round the old part of the city. Quick friendly service and very reasonable prices made my Yorkshire cuppa and toasted teacakes even more delicious

Thank Sue D
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

That's it literally the only fault with this meal, there were only two carrots in my veg selection. I might add the waiter soon brought me more!! Everything was absolutely delicious from the fish cake special starter to the trio of pork the black pudding was amazing (and I not a massive fan of it). I had the sticky toffee... More 

Thank Golly-Ollie
North Yorkshire
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly and welcoming staff. Good coffee, relaxed atmosphere and great view of the Minster from the window.

1 Thank Mulberry6

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?