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Circles Cafe and Gin Bar


East Lodge, York, YO1 7DP

Tel: 07582 179 116

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Exterior of the Circles Cafe


Welcome to Circles Café and Gin Bar, York.

Circles is a family run business, serving delicious platters and light bites, freshly prepared using quality local produce.

Our artisan coffees and wide choice of hot or cold beverages, can be enjoyed in the comfort of the café and gardens or as a take-away when you’re on the move.

Please click HERE to see our menu.

We have a fully-licenced bar stocked with a selection of specialty and local gins, classic or crafted beers and signature cocktails. Please click HERE to see our Gin menu.

Fall in love with the quirky, listed building that carries so much unique history having been a toll office in a previous life. It boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the river.

Circles is the perfect place to take a break from your busy day and relax. It doubles as an intimate evening location for friends and family to meet in a relaxed and friendly ambiance.

Available to hire for private functions, special occasions and local events our team are on hand to ensure your celebration is a success.

We also cater for private bookings, please click HERE to email us.


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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Tuesday10:00 - 16:00
Thursday10:00 - 16:00
Friday - Saturday10:00 - 22:30
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 22:30

Tues: 10:00 - 4:00
Thurs: 10:00 - 4:00
Fri: 10:00 - 10:30
Sat: 10:00 - 10:30
Sun: 10:00 - 4:00

Special Offers



  • Disabled access

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site light refreshments
  • Specialities - Daily specials, including homemade quiches, soups and scones with jam


  • Children welcome
  • Pushchairs available


  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Sole use of venue

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property
  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups


  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020

Road Directions

We are located on Lendal Bridge between York railway station and the Minster.Accessible by Public Transport: York Train Station station is 0.1 miles away.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Food
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