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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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.
Also available for venue hire, afternoon tea parties including baby showers
Opening times 0900-1600 Monday to Thursday and 0900-1500 Friday & Saturday
Cox & Co, Moorcroft Road, YO24 2RQ York
We are an independent coffee shop in Haxby that have something for everybody. All food is freshly made, using local independent suppliers where possible. 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
This youth hostel has a cafe and bar with a cosy atmosphere for you to relax in away from the bustle of the city centre (about a 15-minute riverside walk from the city). They offer a range of food and drinks and the cafe is open to both guests and passers-by. Great for the little ones with their play room.
Water End, York YO30 6LP
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
14 Gillygate, YO31 7EQ
T: 01904 656661
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
Cafe serving both breakfast and brunch with a variety of coffee, loose leaf teas and cakes.
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
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.
‘Chill cafe in York is great.’
DD, Aug 2018
‘Chill Cafe in acomb are breastfeeding friendly.’
ED, Aug 2018
8a, Acomb Court, Front St, Acomb, York YO24 3BJ
T: 01904 787008
Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as having dedicated kids, vegan and gluten free menus.
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
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
10 Clifford Street, York, YO1 9RD
T: 0781 716 2705
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
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
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
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
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
68 Gillygate, YO31 7EQ
T: 01904 627939
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
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
Famous for its Italian classics, from bubbling pizzas and scrumptious pasta to traditional bruschetta and classic Tiramisu, Prezzo bring you a touch of Italy to the UK!
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
Traditional pub serving homemade food and a range of beers. Also run family friendly events.
‘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
Has a traditional bar welcoming dogs and showing live sport. There are separate lounging and dining areas as well as a garden with kids play area and BBQ for sunny weather. Most food is cooked from scratch and they can cater for different dietary requirements. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming events/offers.
‘The Walnut tree in Heworth, they have a great outdoor area’
HH, Oct 2018
‘We just enjoyed a great lunch at The Walnut Tree in Heworth. Great food, really welcoming with our wildlings and a fab outdoor play area.’
VB, Aug 2018
The Walnut Tree, Heworth Village, York, YO31 1AN
T: 01904 438888
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
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
Traditional Fish and chip restaurant and takeaway, serving Yorkshire’s finest fish and chips. Freshly cooked to order and served with a smile. Situated on York’s outer ring road, family friendly with a great kids menu, and we offer a kids club. Senior citizen menu available all day.
‘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