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Ambiente Tapas Restaurant

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Shane Clark
Always a great place to eat, attentive staff and wonderful food. I would recommend Abiente to anyone PS do get a flight of sherry!
Neil Foxlee
A friend had recommended this, and we weren't disappointed - my daughter said they were the best tapas she'd ever eaten and I thought they were well up to Spanish standards, putting my local tapas restaurant to shame. The food had an imaginative twist (eg pimientos de Wigginton, meatballs with lemongrass, squid specials) and was obviously freshly prepared - no pre-prepared catering portions here, thank goodness! The wine-list was extensive, reasonably priced and naturally had a strong Spanish emphasis. The separate sherry list (they're justifiably passionate about sherry) was astonishing, with different examples of each style: Fino, Manzanilla, Amontillado, Oloroso, Palo Cortado, sweet...). The staff - who now include a member of the Barbadillo sherry family - were enthusiastic, friendly and knew their stuff (including the ingredients of less familiar dishes). We had a most enjoyable meal, but did have to ask for an itemized bill (should be standard, surely?). This was handwritten (perhaps they didn't have an electronic till), and showed that we had seven tapas, plus dipping bread and more-ish olives for £32. The drinks bill included a bottle of white Maccabeo (£13.95) - very good for what was in effect a house wine - and £4.50 each for two 100ml glasses of special sherry. I preferred the La Guita Manzanilla to the unfiltered Tio Pepe En Rama, which wasn't as fresh as it might be, as it needs to be drunk within three months and was bottled on 8 April this year (we were eating in mid-August). But it was great to be able to try it, as it's a very limited release. We enjoyed our visit so much that we came back to the bar section the next night to sample the draught Estrella Asturiana beer and some more wonderful sherry - a Barbadillo Manzanilla and a rare Palo Cortado, both of which my daughter (a sherry novice) enjoyed greatly; although I only had sips, so did I. Overall, then, a thoroughly recommended experience, and excellent value for money. Whatever you do, do take the opportunity of trying some of their marvellous sherry, but be warned that you may end up drinking and spending more than you were planning! Although they have a branch in Leeds, I very much hope they'll be opening another one near me...
Wade Womersley
They have Estrella Galicia on tap. The front bar area is nice and great for a snack with a beer - their calamari is superb with a garlic based dip. There's a deal on tapas as well, 3 for 9.95. If you want a larger meal you can head upstairs to the restaurant. The staff are also friendly and don't mind a little chat if that's what you like to do. They also will happily leave you alone unless you need a drink in which case they often notice just before you run out which is great.
James Hogg
Ordered atapas platter. Drinks were a little bit expensive but the food was very nice and service was exceptionally quick.
Jane Gowers
If you want a true taste sensation of beautiful food, in a very clean pleasant restaurant with excellent service, go no further than Ambiente. 6 of us ate there last night (20.8.15)and we all really enjoyed the tapas dishes we chose - absolutely gorgeous. We will definitely go there again and would highly encourage friends to visit - I would highly recommend the goats cheese with honey and beetroot chips, amazing.....the staff were very professional, friendly and pleasant too. A lovely night enjoyed by all.
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Ambiente Tapas Restaurant
Joined in 2013
14 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ, United Kingdom
Monday 11:00 to 21:30
Tuesday 11:00 to 21:30
Wednesday 11:00 to 21:30
Thursday 11:00 to 21:30
Friday 11:00 to 21:30
Saturday 11:00 to 21:30
Sunday 11:00 to 21:30