Eating Out York

Allergy & Intolerance Friendly

Ambiente boasts two alternative takes on the tapas restaurant theme, both within the city walls and each with its own identity.

Ambiente Fossgate is located on Yorks’ destination street for indie dining. You’ll find a theatre kitchen and stylish modern urban décor, all in a spacious groundfloor area with ample room for the whole family as well as push chairs.  Whilst Ambiente Goodramgate is housed in a characterful listed Georgian building and is ideal for more intimate family meals.

With a streamlined menu featuring the city’s favourite mouthwatering tapas dishes, think paella, patatas bravas & calamares, there’s more than enough to inspire your children’s tastebuds without having to compromise on your dining experience. As it’s all made for sharing, your kids can discover their adventurous eating side as they can try a little of everything. We’ll also help you keep them entertained with our kids’ packs. Ambiente is also Breastfeeding Friendly and our Fossgate restaurant has a ground floor baby changing facility, whilst our Goodramgate baby changing facility is accessible by a few steps on the ground floor, ensuring mums can dine out with their baby in confidence.

Our menu is inspired by tapas served in traditional Spanish ‘tabancos’ and in true Spanish style, for the adults out there, our drinks list contains so much sherry we guarantee you’ll be back for more. For more info visit their website here or follow them on facebook via the links below.

14 Goodramgate,York,YO1 7LQ and 31 Fossgate, York, YO1 9TA

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01904 689784


We are an independant cafe with family being the heart of our business. We offer homemade cakes, scones, sandwiches, all day breakfasts and afternoon teas. Food to take in or eat out. We have high chairs and childrens menu including smaller portions from the main menu, so your little one doesn’t miss out!

We offer a gluten free alternative for sandwiches and if pre-booked a dairy free option (scones & cakes). We have soya milk available daily as a dairy free alternative for our coffees/hot chocolate/teas.

Opening times 0900-1600 Monday to Thursday and 0900-1500 Friday & Saturday

Cox & Co, Moorcroft Road, YO24 2RQ York

01904 848383


We are an independent coffee shop in Haxby that have something for everybody. All food is freshly made, using local independent suppliers. We try to cater for most tastes and usually have gluten free bread, quiche and cake available.  Our food is freshly made and cooked to order and also, if you love the tea and coffee as much as we do, we sell them in retail bags to take home.

Opening times are 7:30am to 17:00pm Monday to Friday. Saturday 8:30am- 16:00pm & Sunday 9:30am- 15:00

8 Haxby Shopping Centre, Haxby York YO32 2LU

01904 765158


2 Oxford Place

100% Gluten Free Cafe with a baby coffee morning on a Friday

I couldn’t recommended it more highly for people who are gluten free or people who would just like a tasty meal

KK Aug 2018

It’s a completely gluten free cafe. Great food!

SC Aug 2018

Open 10am-4pm Tues, Wed, Thurs & Sun. 10am-6pm on Fri & Sat. Closed on Mondays

T: 01904 656661
14 Gillygate, YO31 7EQ

Ask Italian

ASK Italian has vegan menu and normal one

JMM, April 18

Ask Italian is lovely x

JH, Oct 18

Ask Italian, Grand Assembly Rooms, Blake Street, York
T: 01904637254

Brew & Brownie

Brew and brownie had a delicious vegan chocolate cake in a few weeks ago 

CL June 18

Brew and brownie do amazing breakfast pancakes

BDK Jan 2018

5 Museum St, York YO1 7DT
T: 01904 647420

Chill Cafe – Acomb

Chill cafe in York is great

DD, Aug 2018

Chill Cafe in acomb are breastfeeding friendly

ED, Aug 2018

Moo free chocolate has arrived at Chill in the Community CIC! This is free from soya, dairy, gluten & GM.
We can now also make our chocolate brownie free from soya as well as dairy & gluten & eggs.

8a, Acomb Court, Front St, Acomb, York YO24 3BJ
T: 01904 787008

Cosy Club

The Cosy Club gets my vote too, they have menus for all dietary requirements, cocktails are really nice, price is great, staff are great and its a really lovely venue in town

LT, June 2018

I love Cosy Club. Spent loads of time here with mum friends in the first 6-7 months as the soft seating area is so feeding friendly and there’s a decent baby change. Pretty spacious too so suitable for groups of 5 or 6 with prams. As the babies are getting bigger it’s a lovely place to eat as a family, the staff are so helpful with the little ones. The food is good too and it feels more “grown up” if you want to feel like an adult for an hour! There’s colouring stuff provided for older kids too

FB, Sept 2018

19-22 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA
T: 01904 395056

Daughter Cafe

Our food is simple, fresh and local.
We are family friendly with toys to play with and space for prams.

We bake everything in-house and often have gluten free and vegan cakes on offer. We also have soya/oat milk. We can’t guarantee nut free due to the size of our kitchen.

We discovered Daughter Cafe on Clifford st last week. It was great, toys, books and extremely child friendly staff. It’s lovely, would highly recommend it.

GC Oct 18

Recommended by Mumbler for being breast-feeding friendly

AR Sept 18

Opening Hours 9 – 4pm Monday – Friday, 9 – 5pm Sat, 10 – 4 Sun

10 Clifford Street, York, YO1 9RD
T: 0781 716 2705

Double Dutch Pancake House

The Dutch pancake place in town (Double Dutch Pancakes) has a lovely upstairs and the pancakes are amazing! My nearly 3 year old loves it and so do we x

LH, July 2018

Recommend Double dutch in town for pancakes x

TN, Nov 2018

Opening Hours: 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm Saturday, 10am – 4pm Sunday
Dogs allowed in the front window area
7 Church Street, York, YO1 8BG
T: 01904 658728

Filmore & Union

Relax and take in the calming atmosphere in our stylish York restaurant. Housed in one of York’s oldest buildings, our ground floor health cafe and juice bar and elegant first floor restaurant offers Californian-style, healthy, naturally-wholesome dishes and gluten free cakes. We’re dog friendly too – so bring them along on your next visit! 100% Gluten free afternoon tea available.

Filmore and Union is my top choice, they were really lovely when I was breastfeeding and are very accommodating, baby changing a little snug but it is a very small building.

VH, Sept 18

Filmore & Union recommended

LH, Jun 18

62a Low Petergate,York, YO1 7HZ
T: 01904 654123

Giraffe – Vangarde

A world of spices and colours, sizzles and smells. Of secret recipes and even more secret ingredients, passed across tables in noisy restaurants and down through generations. Flavours we can’t even describe. In combinations you wouldn’t believe.

Giraffe at vanguard was brilliant the staff and management couldn’t do enough for us and my daughter ended up coming home with lots of stuff

VB, Jan 19

My son enjoys climbing on the large rocks that are situated in vanguard (next to monks cross) near the giraffe food place. 

AT, April 18

Vangarde Shopping Park, York, YO32 9AE
T: 01904 636367


Vegan and vegetarian. Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee. Walk-ins welcome and great for groups or parties and excellent food for children. Takeaway available.

Goji always have vegan chocolate cake! It is delicious

CJ June 18

Goji – their cakes taste delicious and I couldn’t even tell they were dairy free

KJ Feb 18

36 Goodramgate, York
T: 01904622614

Las Iguanas

South American Restaurant

Las iguanas have a vegan menu and will find space for a buggy or a car seat!

MCS Jun 18

Las iguanas has a veggie and vegan menu x

RT, April 18

21 Back Swinegate, York, YO1 8AD
T: 01904 521100

Once across the Garden

Vegan Kitchen – Street Food including curries, cakes & lots more.

Do the most yummy cakes, brownies, biscuits, etc and even vegan hotdogs.

JB Mar 18

Went today and got the mac and cheese and peanut butter flapjack. Both were delicious. Also bought some ‘bacon’ which I’m looking forward to trying tomorrow morning for breakfast.

JFC Mar 18

Once Across the Garden, 10 Church Street, York

11.30am – 7pm every day except Tuesday
T: 07881364798

Osborne’s @ 68

Breakfast & Brunch Restaurant

Osborne’s @68 on Gillygate – lovely people, great coffee, and the cakes are delicious and enormous!!

SF Sept 18

Osbornes at cafe 68 down gillygate is fab!!

HM Sept 18

Open 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday & 11am-4pm Sunday

T: 01904 627939
68 Gillygate, YO31 7EQ


All our food is made from scratch so we can accommodate to most dietary requirements. Our vegan gluten free and vegetarian options are big and delicious using only best organic when possible ingredients. Our vegan cakes are not longer made with soya. We are a cafe/ restaurant.

We love the partisan on micklegate, breakfast was amazing, lots of choice and fabulous tea!!

Mumbler KMB, Jan 18

Partisan on Micklegate do a really good range of vegan cakes 

Mumbler NM, Feb 18

Monday to Sunday 9am-5pm. Thursday – Saturday 6:30am to 10pm

112 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX
T: 01904 629866

Pizza Express

Our Pizza Express Italian restaurants serve delicious, freshly made pizza, plus there’s a takeaway service so you can have our tasty pizza to go.

Pizza express the menus is great for kids

SF, July 2018

Pizza express!!! My daughter and her friends loved this when she turn 7!! They made their own pizzas to eat, including throwing the dough as high as they could, tried and tested ingredients and toppings & played party games. I dont think it was extortionate either to be honest!! Xx

JD, Sept 2018

17 Museum St, York YO1 7DJ
T:01904 672904
10 St Sampsons Square, York YO1 8RN
T: 01904 630930


2 Locations in York – City Centre (opposite Grand Opera House) and Vangarde

I always found Prezzo great when Poppy was little (and now too!)
I took her there on my own one time and she was creating so much I couldn’t eat my lunch so one of the waiters came over and played with her so I could eat, safe to say they got a hefty tip from me that day xx

EP, Sept 2018

Relaxed and very welcoming. My kids love Italian. Always check their website for offers – you can often get 40% off!!!

VB Jan 19

1-3 Clifford St, York
T: 01904 624474
Vangarde Shopping Park, R4, Vangarde Retail Park
T: 01904 620041

The Ship Inn – Strensall

ship inn is amazing

HD, March 2018

The ship at strensall. NOT a carvery. Samll £8 large £11. meat , cut from a proper joint and puddings the size of an house, veg comes fresh on seperate dish. Eat out a lot and this is one of the best

TC, Jan 2018

23 The Village, Strensall, York, YO32 5XS.
T: 01904 490302

True Story

Independent Vegan Cafe

Also we love True Story (used to be and Mrs fisher) exclusively vegan now

AG June 2018

Second this, been in a couple of times with the buggy and always made welcome. On Lord mayors walk where the bile beans sign is.

ST June 2018

Afternoon tea pre-booking only

Opening Hours: 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday

18 Lord Mayors Walk, York,YO31 7HA
T:01904 656566


Japanese inspired restaurant

Wagamamas have a great separate vegan menu.

RM June 18

make a real effort to cater for allergies, preparing food in a separate area etc

JB Mar 18

77-81 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS
T: 01904 610888
Designer Outlet, st nicholas avenue, fulford, york, YO19 4TA
T: 01904 623869

Wetherby Whaler

Wetherby whaler is great x

JP,  Jan 2018

the wetherby whaler is v good for gluten free. The staff have a good understanding and the menu is good. My sister has coeliacs and found it excellent.

EK, Feb 2018

Ings Lane York Business Park, York Business Park, York YO26 6RA
T: 01904 784500


Our Italian restaurant serves tasty, authentic dishes from pizza, pasta and risotto to salads and indulgent desserts – all in a uniquely designed restaurant. Our Italian menu also includes Vegan and Vegetarian options.

Zizzi’s has a gluten free menu, lovely food and very reasonably priced!

IC, May 18

2 Lendal, York YO1 8AA
T:  01904 801717