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Bora Bora Cafe and Cocktail Bar

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5 Swinegate Court East | YO1 8AJ, York YO1 8AJ, England
+44 1904 541525
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a Monday afternoon, so it was fairly quiet but not empty. Nice atmosphere and quality cocktails...real measures, not half hearted and then drowned in non alcoholic top up. Would definitely recommend and will return.

Thank CatMac6348
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really dissapointed and discusted with the rude waiter and service we got from Mariano! Always loved here, but was really let down big style! The jug of cocktail we got had not seen any alcohol, normally these have been fab in the past. Wont be rushing back again anytime soon .

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service from David.... Great cocktails at excellent value. Lovely atmosphere....highly recommend.

Thank Jessica H
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

excellent choice of cocktails and very reasonably priced lovely atmosphere and very helpful staff extensive drinks menu will return !

Thank simba2220
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

In here on a Saturday night. Lots of fun people and very friendly staff. Don't understand the negative reviews. We both had fun and so did everyone else we were mixing with. We had a few different cocktails and they were all good.

Thank zactudor
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Don't bother going here, a total dump. The staff were extremely ignorant, taking ages to serve at the bar due to their own conversation, one waiter even grabbed a menu away from our table as we were trying to see what we could get, sheer ignorance! We only persevered as everywhere else in York was full and it is obvious... More 

Thank Rebecca H
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Rude rude staff, not interested in serving customers!!!!! Don't visit! Ignorant ignorant ignorant. Not interested in serving my husband, collected glasses instead and totally ignored him. Visit next door instead! Just perfect!

Thank Amanda_Cookson
York, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Visited with a group of friends on Saturday night, they missed a cocktail out and doubled up on another. When advised , The bar staff were just rude, which is a bit odd due to the error was there incompetence. There are so many better places in York that have a better atmosphere and able to complete an order .... More 

Thank Peter A S
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

After shopping we took the kids in for a mocktail and sat outside. Huge range to choose from and they tasted beautiful. They tasted fab. It was very quiet and the server was lovely. We would go back without the kids next time to sample the real ones!!

Thank Laura G
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Having had a couple of hours shopping in York I thought it would to go for a cocktail. However I was refused entrance by a doorman. I dont know if it was the bags,my age (young 55 that weekend) or my sketchers that did it but have NEVER before been refused anywhere . This was at 7pm and not busy.... More 

Thank KathynB2306

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Swinegate Court East | YO1 8AJ, York YO1 8AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 541525

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?