No.8 has always been a favourite local of ours and our go to for any special occasion. We had an excellent meal last year for our anniversary and this year wanted to do the same. So we tried their takeaway offer and it was excellent. My roast monkfish was superbly cooked and my husband loved his lamb. Smoked salmon pate to start was full of flavour and texture and a generous portion. Sides and sauces also excellent. I'm so glad the restaurant is still going strong during these restrictions- I'll be spreading the word. Thank you No.8!
Date of visit: June 2020
I can't remember when we first went to Café (or Bistro) No 8 but we have been going regularly for many years and never (except during a brief period when caretaker management came in a few years ago) been disappointed. The food and service have always been first rate. Quality produce imaginatively and well cooked and friendly service. Chris and Martin have worked their socks off to establish the well deserved reputation of this lovely little place just outside the City walls and we are so appreciative that they have been able to recreate the excellent food on a take away basis (but pre-ordering is essential - check website as this is only at weekends at present). We have just enjoyed a selection of lovely home made breads with excellent salmon pâté followed by a delicious steak and sea bass (separate dishes!) served with summer vegetables. The food was excellent and, with a bit of care in the arrangement on the plate, looked, as well as tasted like top quality restaurant food. We look forward to the day, hopefully soon, when we (and everyone else) can experience your cooking relaxing in the ambience of your lovely restaurant. Best wishes and thank you
K Webb York
This lovely Bistro has just provided us with the most excellent takeaway meal during the lockdown. It’s great to see such resourcefulness in the face of these horrible times . We preordered our meal by phone after viewing their website. It was ready to collect on the dot and was perfect. We had a starter of home baked breads, olives Sundried tomatoes and artichokes and mains of lamb rump and roast sea bass with super tasty summer veg Everything was delicious. We passed on the puds due to lockdown weight gain but know from past experience that they are yummy.