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Ambiente Tapas

Restaurant - Spanish

14 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LQ

Tel: 01904 689784

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Ambiente Goodramgate

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About us

Ambiente boasts two completely unique tapas restaurants within the city walls, each with an extensive sherry and wine list. Goodramgate, near the Minster and Monk Bar, is the oldest and fittingly housed in a listed Georgian building, while the younger site on Fossgate sits perfectly at home on York's destination street for discerning diners.

For cosy, intimate dinners for two or family outings, Goodramgate's your gal. The relaxed, Andalucian-inspired tabancos-style bar allows for a spontaneous lunch or glass of wine overlooking the street, and the more formal restaurant area is the perfect spot to spend a leisurely evening sampling back-to-roots Spanish fare. 

If you're looking for a more contemporary, stripped-back industrial feel, head to the spacious Fossgate. There you'll find an open-theatre kitchen on the ground floor, stylish modern urban decor and a streamlined menu of the city's favourite fashionable tapas dishes - think Patatas Bravas and Calamares. This venue suits large parties and those who want to strut their stuff on a Friday night.

The full menu is served 11am-10pm Monday-Sunday, and additional lunch offers are available Monday-Friday:

Fossgate's Tapas Rapido menu features 3 tapas for £10.95 from 12-5pm

Goodramgate's Tapas Tempranas menu offers 2 tapas, 1 salad & 1 portion of bread for £12.95, from 11am-6pm

Our address and contact details are as follows 

Ambiente Goodramgate
14 Goodramgate
01904 689 784

Ambiente Fossgate
31 Fossgate
01904 638 252

For tables over 6 people please either call the restaurant or send us an email

Opening Times

Season (4 Apr 2017 - 30 June 2024)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 22:00

* Monday to Sunday 11.00am to 9.30pm

Special Offers

  • Ambiente Goodramgate:TAPAS TEMPRANAS£12.95 forBREAD ~ individual portionSALAD ~ individual portionTAPAS ~ your choice of twoSERVED 11AM – 6PM, MONDAY TO FRIDAYNot available on bank holidaysAmbiente Fossgate:TAPAS RAPIDO3 dishes for £10.95SERVED 12PM - 5PM, MONDAY - FRIDAYNot available on bank holidays​

    More offers like this - Eat & Drink



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Chef - Johnny Cliff
  • Guide price - Ambiente Goodramgate: TAPAS TEMPRANAS = £12.95 for BREAD ~ individual portion SALAD ~ individual portion TAPAS ~ your choice of two SERVED 11AM – 6PM, MONDAY TO FRIDAY Not available on bank holidays Ambiente Fossgate: TAPAS RAPIDO = 3 dishes for £10.95 SERVED 12PM - 5PM, MONDAY - FRIDAY Not available on bank holidays​
  • Specialities - Mediterranean Tapas and Sherry


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Wedding receptions - You and your foodie partner looking for a wedding reception venue with a little more personality? Then look no further! Ambiente offers a relaxed dining experienced to smaller wedding parties looking to indulge on their wedding day. With an extensive tapas menu and a large wine list (including cava, wine and sherry) you won't go wrong booking at Ambiente. We'll guarantee you and your guests will leave happy and full!


  • Parking with charge - Nearest car parks Goodramgate: Monk Bar (YO31 7QR), Foss Bank (YO31 7PL) Nearest car parks Fossgate: NCP Stonebow (YO1 7NP), NCP Piccadilly (YO1 9NX)

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted - Did you know we welcome four-legged friends too? Well, we do! We welcome small, well-behaved dogs in our Goodramgate bar area during quiet periods, so you can enjoy tapas with your bestie!
  • WiFi or internet access - Free wifi available to customers dining with us.

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups


  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2018
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Tourism Awards Finalist York Tourism Awards Finalist 2016

Road Directions

The nearest through route is from Lord Mayor’s walk, which has a car park and includes disabled parking, as well as from MonkbarAccessible by Public Transport: York station is 0.7 miles away.

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
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