What & Where is open in York for families? York

What’s Open – Cafes and Restaurants

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Food DeliveryYou can find all the food and drink delivery options, including hot meals, afternoon tea, alcohol and fresh food deliveries in our Take-away & meal delivery area HERE or by clicking on the photo on the right.

Our fab cafe The Shack is back open for takeaway food. Pre-order at the hatch or call. Offering a variety of breakfast and lunch items as well as hot and cold drinks.

01904 340495


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

Download our Ambiente Tapas App & receive a £20 Joining Gift when you enter Mumbler19 in the Joining Code*

*Download our app & enter Mumbler19 in the joining code to receive a £20 joining gift. Code is case sensitive. Valid in any Ambiente Tapas restaurant with a minimum of three people dining, including one child (restaurants also in Hull and Leeds). Joining gift is valid for one month from registration date & will be applied to your account 24 hours after registering.

01904 689784


Welcome to Harvester Clifton Moor, Harvester restaurant in York. Here you will find our famous grills and salads; we serve real food fresh, fun and
full of flavour. All of our main meals come with fresh, unlimited salad. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner every day of the week or order take-away from a family orientated pub restaurant near you. Our menu is great value full of tasty food dishes featuring BBQ plates and an award winning rotisserie chicken with plenty of vegetarian and vegan dishes – it’s safe to say that this restaurant near you offers something for everyone!

Opening times Sunday to Thursday 0900am-2100pm/ Friday & Saturday 0900am- 2200pm.

Stirling Road, YO30 4XY

01904 693145


Update: Play area remains closed.

A great place to take the whole family, this Farmhouse Inn is friendly, welcoming and warm. Complete with children’s indoor play area.

A great place to take the whole family, this Farmhouse Inn is friendly, welcoming and warm. Whether you’re stopping for breakfast, lunch or dinner – there’s something to tickle everyone’s fancy. At The Pear Tree Farm, we offer a wide selection of pub classics and traditional roast dinners from our daily carvery, with a choice of up to four joints and seasonal vegetables. And when it comes to our dessert menu, you can be sure to find something to satisfy your sweet tooth – from our homemade Cakeaway desserts to our wide selection of ice creams.

Opening times:
Monday to Saturday 9am- 11pm
Sunday 8am- 10:30pm

Food service:
Monday to Saturday 8am- 9:30pm
Sunday 8am-9pm

Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 9GZ

01904 620124


Roberto Authentic Italian Gelato is an artisanal gelato offering freshly made gelato every day for you and your family. Also serving coffee, cakes, pastries and tasty pizzas.

Open for take-away and deliveries everyday 10am-5pm. Call to order/arrange delivery.

Roberto has served many happy customers and is renowned for brilliant service as well as great gelato!

“Best gelato I’ve ever had, variety of flavours and amazing service!!”  23 June 2020

“Ice creams are amazing and great friendly service.”  21 June 2020

MUMBLER OFFER: Simply mention the word MUMBLER if you buy an edible tub so you can get 50% off a single scoop cone. Offer valid until 31 August 2020.

3A Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LJ

07795 533851


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

01904 765158


Woody’s Ice Cream is a traditional soft scoop ice cream kart, based in King’s Square at the top of the Shambles.

Our ice cream is full of flavour and made in Yorkshire, supporting small local businesses.

We have 5 delicious flavours to choose from and a variety of cones and toppings, or why not try our scrumptious speciality… a Biscoff 99!

Come and join us on your next visit to York, grab an ice cream and watch some fantastic street performers in the square!

MUMBLER OFFER: Tell us the magic word MUMBLER and you will receive 2 for 1 on ice creams!*

*Cheapest ice cream free, toppings not included. Offer valid until 31 August 2020. 

Location: King’s Square, at the top of the Shambles

Opening times: 11am-5pm (weather dependent)

07766 344802


31 Castlegate

Contemporary European cuisine available for collection and delivery. Order online. Restaurant reopening 4th July with pre-booking only.

31 Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

T: 01904 621404

Ate O’Clock

Nestling down an alley in the centre of York you’ll find Ate O’Clock restaurant. This intimate eating establishment opened in September 2005. The restaurant offers a relaxing, friendly atmosphere with friendly, efficient staff and a heated courtyard. Service is “laid back” yet professional with many personal touches.

At the moment you cannot beat 8 o’clock!!!

GM, Sept 2018

Ate o’clock, really small and intimate. Food is excellent and the service is always fantastic. X

AV, Jan 2018

13A High Ousegate,York
T: 01904 644080

Bean on the Green

Serving cakes, coffee, bacon sandwiches and hand-stretched pizzas to order. Open for collection only. Cafe reopening 4th July.

69 East Parade, Heworth, York

T: 07835 124119


Reopening 17th July

Whether looking for a cosy table for two, or celebrating with friends and family, Bill’s has something for everyone. Open all day and into the night, we’re well-known for our legendary breakfasts, veg-centric lunches, and a la carte dinners. Families are warmly welcomed with plenty of space for pushchairs.

‘Bills are great with kids and food is yummy.’

MJ, Nov 2018

‘Bills is very child friendly x’

JS, Feb 2018

12 Coney St, Yorkshire YO1 9NA
T: 01904 623548

Brew & Brownie

Cafe serving both breakfast and brunch with a variety of coffee, loose leaf teas and cakes. Chocolate survival boxes, coffee and Afternoon teas available for collection and delivery. Bakeshop open Thursday-Sunday 9-3 and Cafe open Wednesday-Sunday 10-3.

Please note there are no baby changing facilities here.

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

Cafe No.8

Bistro reopening 4th July

Open for takeaways Friday-Sunday. Reheatable food packs and afternoon tea delivery available Wednesday-Friday and Sunday. Check their website for the latest menu and their Sunday lunch offerings. Call to order.

8 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ

T: 01904 653074

Coffee Culture

Open for takeaways for coffee, hot chocolate, milkshakes and lots of sweet treats. Also delivering coffee and goodie bags on Wednesdays.

41 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LS

T: 01904 630325

Dark Horse Espresso Bar

A small family run cafe that operates from their converted horsebox, located in the Shambles Market, York. They offer a family-friendly menu  with lots of homemade cakes and savouries available to take away. They pride themselves on their coffee and also offer a Gourmet Toastie menu.

5 Silver Street, Shambles Market, York

T: 07494 193858

Mention Mumbler for 20% off

Dean’s Garden Centre – The Bothy

Reopening 11th July.

Serving breakfast, hot & cold snacks and a variety of freshly cooked meals.

‘Dean’s garden centre is fab. There is a little play area in the cafe too. I run story times there every month.’

AT, Nov 18

‘We like Dean’s garden centre. The cafe is lovely with a little area of colouring, books and toys to one side. We liked their display last year.’

DY, Nov 18

The Bothy, Deans Garden Centre, Stockton Lane, Stockton-on-the-Forest, York, YO32 9UE
T: 01904 400141

Double Dutch Pancake House

Open for take-aways of your favourite pancakes.

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

7 Church Street, York, YO1 8BG
T: 01904 658728

Falling Foss & The Tea Garden – Whitby

Distance from York – 46 miles

Falling Foss Tea Garden is a small but enchanting tea garden set in the grounds of Midge Hall, a tiny cottage which nestles at the top of the beautiful Falling Foss waterfall. (Check the seasonal opening times if you wish to visit the café – open April-Sept).

Falling Foss Tea Garden, Midge Hall, Whitby,YO22 5JD

T: 07723 477929

Fossgate Social

Takeaway and off-license open Thursday-Saturday 3-9pm in association with Street Cleaver serving up asian-inspired food, beer, cider, wine, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

25 Fossgate, York

T: 01904 625844

Gatehouse Coffee

Church-run cafe selling coffee, breakfast and lunch. Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10am-3pm. Text your order beforehand and collect at the door.

Walmgate Bar, York, YO10 2UB

T: 07418 323155

Home Farm Beningbrough

Award winning farm shop and cafe. Open for takeaway of hot & cold drinks, ice cream and cakes. Open Wednesday-Sunday 11am-4pm.

Beningbrough, York YO30 1DB


Independent Artisan Street Food Crêperie using locally sourced ingredients. Open everyday 10-4 for takeaway and collection in the Shambles Market. Online ordering available.

Shambles Market Food Court, York, YO1 7LX

T: 07498 443211

Krusties Sandwich Shop

Offering quality food made fresh daily. Currently offering takeaway and delivery via Just Eat and UberEats Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm.

2 Patrick Pool, York

T: 01904 641439

La Bottega

Offering takeaway lasagne, parmagiano and deli products. Dogs welcome in the courtyard. Opening Hours: 9.30am – 2.30pm

Just had a lovely light meal, cake and coffee at La Bottega on goodramgate. Whole room to ourselves upstairs and yummy food. Crayons and books for children too. Very friendly.

RT Jan 2019

We’ve just had a fab meal there too. Yummy choc brownie 😍

DS Jan 2019

La Bottega, 23 Goodramgate, York
T: 07856 149509

Licc (Luxury ice cream company)

Open 10am-6pm. 2 people allowed in the shop at a time but will make exceptions for small babies & children. Serving ice cream, hot & cold takeaway drinks, ice cream sandwiches, milkshakes & takeaway tubs/pots. With over 400 flavours and 24 on display every day, there is something for everyone!

We went to licc yesterday in town was gorgeous xx

AC, July 18

I second this, LICC behind browns in the city centre is amazing!

CE, July 18

20 Back Swinegate, York, YO1 8AD
T: 01904 637373

Little Arras

Bakery open Tuesday-Saturday 9am-3pm.

50 Goodramgate, York

Mamma Mia

Open Wednesday-Sunday 5-9:30pm. Booking essential.

Established in 1987, Mamma Mia has a long-standing reputation for excellent and authentic Italian food, freshly prepared in our kitchens.

Mama Mia‘s on Gillygate really family friendly

VS, Jan 2018

Mamma Mia‘s on Gillygate! Beautiful food, we go here quite often!

EC, Nov 2018

 20 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ
T: 01904 622020

Mannion & Co

Offering a takeaway service Thursday-Monday 10am-2:30pm. Mannion & Co have a selection of deli products, beer, wine, fruit & veg, sandwiches, homemade bread and cooked meats. Call to order 30 minutes before you wish to collect.

T: 01904 631030

1 Blake Street, York, YO1 8QJ

Middle Feast

Serving Middle Eastern food such as shawrama, falafel, grilled halloumi and kids wraps and salad boxes.

23 Lendal, York

T: 07889 648094

Il Paradiso on the Forest

Authentic Italian food with a unique service

Il paridiso on the forest is lovely x

KR, June 2018

Recommend Il paradiso on the forest

VP, June 2018

Sutton Grange, York Road, Sutton on the Forrest
T: 01347 811271

Pipe and Glass – South Dalton

Distance from York: 28 miles

Reopening 9th July

Airy, elegant and welcoming, the restaurant at the Pipe and Glass offers the perfect surroundings to relax and enjoy our Michelin-starred food.

All five of our luxurious rooms are situated in the lovely gardens to the rear of the Pipe and Glass, and offer the ultimate in comfort and first class facilities – but all are very different in character.

“The pipe and glass is amazing. Michelin star and a wonderful village.”

JL, Sept 18

“Just perfect for an anniversary meal.”

KC, Aug 18

West End, South Dalton, Beverley, East Yorkshire,HU17 7PN
T: 01430 810246

Rose & Crown

We are proud purveyors of our famous pies and ales. We have a carefully designed seasonal food menu available Thursday to Sunday. We host a great selection of ales, lagers and up to 70 different malt whiskies. We are child and dog friendly with a big beer garden and car park.

‘Rose and crown on Lawrence street – most amazing homemade pies and chips!’

AC, Jan 18

‘We had about 30 for Sunday lunch for my daughters christening, we had our own room and the food is amazing x’

BF, Jan 19

13 Lawrence Street, York, YO10 3BP
T: 01904 659393


Scoops has an selection of excellent ice cream as well as tea and coffee. We have plenty of outdoor seating and even a grass play area. Great space to spend an hour or two with bored children. Open 11-5 daily weather permitting.

12 Coppergate, York, YO1 9NT

Mention Mumbler offer: Free flake and sprinkles to children who can remember their magic word which is MUMBLERS

Shambles Kitchen

Meat cooked on our smoker behind the shop makes for delicious sandwiches, wraps and burritos.

28 The Shambles, York, YO1 7LX

T: 01904 674684

Spark:York CIC

Re-opening 4th July

Community project supporting local independent businesses. Spark is made from 23 upcycled shipping containers over two levels (including a lift). Inside you’ll find delicious street food and beverages outlets, retailers, meeting space and public working space. Spark also host regular events.

17-21 Picadilly, York, YO1 9PB

Spring Espresso

Click and collect 8-3pm at either of our York locations with a wide range of coffee as well as breakfast and lunch options and cold drinks.

45 Fossgate, York YO1 9TF

21 Lendal, York YO1 8AQ

T: 01904 633998

Stam & Maria Greek Corner Cafe

Greek inspired coffee shop serving both sweet and savoury treats.

32 Parliament Street, York

T: 07478 258971


Reopening 20th July

On offer are an array of delightful home made cakes scones and pastries as well as home made soups, quiche, sandwiches, paninis and jacket potatoes. The three-tiered traditional Afternoon Tea is a feast for the eyes.

Tealicious in Haxby is lovely. I did a baby shower for my friend there, you can hire the whole place on a Sunday for a fee & they decorate it too Xx

KE, Aug 19

Tealicious in Haxby myself and 2 friends have just been today for afternoon tea,lovely staff and delicious food

VB, Sept 18

6, Haxby Shopping Centre, The Village, Haxby, Haxby, York, YO32 2LU
T: 01904 764906

The Dormouse

Rustic country pub serving seasonal pub food and a selection of cask ales and fine wines.

The dormouse is lovely x

LH, April 2018

The Dormouse on Shipton Road is dog friendly and you can walk along the river from there either towards town or towards Rawcliffe County Park.

JC, May 2018

Clifton Park Avenue, York, North Yorkshire,YO30 5PA
T: 01904 640682

The Lord Collingwood

Takeaway menu available including fish and chips, burgers and ribs. Call to order. Local delivery available.

Open for takeaway of cakes and beverages from 1st July 12noon.

The Green, Upper Poppleton, York, YO26 6DP

T: 01904927340

The Nice Cream Factory

Made to order liquid nitrogen ice cream with a range of both traditional and unique flavours. Also serving locally sourced coffee and tea. Vegan ice cream available too.

15 Fossgate, York

T: 01904 636716

The Vintage Rose

Cafe open for takeaway 10am-3pm. Afternoon tea available for delivery with free York delivery. Order on their website or social media.

11 College street, York, YO1 7JF

T: 01904 848870

The Blue Bell – Arkendale

Distance from York: 16 miles

Reopening 15th July with reduced menu.

Whether you’re looking for a light bite or for somewhere with the wow-factor to celebrate something special; our varied menus and specials boards have something for everyone. The Blue Bell also has four beautiful bedrooms, ideal if you’re looking for a relaxing place to stay when visiting nearby Harrogate or York or planning to explore the Yorkshire Dales.

“Try The Blue Bell at Arkendale … they have a dining area which can cater for that sort of number (I saw large group of about 20 together at a long table). The food is lovely there.”

HB, Aug 2018

“We’ve stayed at the Blue Bell in Arkendale twice in the last couple of months…it’s lovely has 4 rooms and the food is lovely too.”

EG, Jan 2018

Moor Lane, Arkendale, Harrogate, HG5 0QT
T: 01423 369242

Thor’s Sól Ást

Opening Friday 10th July

From the team behind Thor’s Tipi comes their summer operation: Sól Ást. Situated in the gardens on The Principal York Hotel, you will be able to enjoy a refreshing summer drink alfresco as well as food from the Hog & Apple Food Co. Call for advanced bookings.

T: 07483 339119

Trio Patisserie

Turkish cafe in York city centre.

3 Whip Ma Whop Ma Gate, York, YO1 8BL

T: 07588 657565

Wetherby Whaler

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, gluten free menu and senior citizen menu. Open until 8pm everyday.

‘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


Independent coffee shop and tea room selling home bakes and much more. Open for takeaway and dine-in.

5C Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LJ

T: 07940210670

Willow Farm Cafe

Reopening 4th July 9am-4pm.

‘Willow farm cafe get my vote as a grandma. Our grandaughter loves it there foods scrummy and well priced and she loves musical moo and the craft table which is free to use.’

WV Jan 19

‘Brilliant free children’s facilities and amazing food options. There is loads for the kids to do of all ages from covered smaller play items like ball pools and kitchens cars etc to outdoor slide/ climbing frames, sand section and a bouncy castle in the summer the variety keeps them entertained for hours the wonderful free crafts table inside means we always take a memory home with us x’

LM Jan 19

Willow Farm Cafe, Wigginton Rd, York, YO32 2RH
T: 01904 766822