‘Rwy wedi bod yng Nghaerefrog unwaith, been here once, Rhys - I like it very much; no, it is better to paya little bit more and have a nice time with what you order.
Seamer Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO12 4DT
Garden, plants, ponds, fish, paving, cafe
12 reviews of Café Concerto in English
One of those places you can be having a main meal, before a concert, at 5pm, while the next table are having tea and cake, but nobody seems out of place.
Great food, and coffee. Food can be a bit sameish each day though.
Nice place with good food and a good atmosphere. Service can be a bit slow and waiters seem to purposely ignore requests. We had to pay at the till after giving up hope that someone would bring the bill!
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This is one of the coolest cafes I've been to. The interior is SO cosy as it's music themed and the walls are covered with sheet music. It's so much more personal than Betty's tea rooms and other such places. The soup is fantastic, we had an amazing lamb and mint broth. The staff are lovely and it's great value for money. If you can't get a table, wait and come back as it's worth it!
Okay after that disasterous trip to Paris way back when Im not really into france but someone had said that this was a good place to go for cake and I do love a good bit of cake. The place is a little odd with random odd furniture and sheet music on the walls. We went in the day time as I dont get to stay in York to often overnight
My lovely fella tried the tomato soup which was rich and thich and quite nice apparently. I dont like this soup so I had a bread thing which had cheese veg and tomato melted over it which was quite nice. The puddings were lovely though I went for the chocoalte cake which was gooey and sweet and knicked some of my fellas croissant which was warm and tasted even better with some chocoalte cake on top. It was quite good though they werent that quick but thats okay as I am never in a hurry when in York
A must visit. Locally run, the cafe has a definite music theme: the walls are covered with sheet music and the piped music (if there is anything) is tasteful and quiet. I have been several times and the service has always been very good, and the resulting food is delicious. I’d recommend their chunky tomato soup. They also have a good range of drinks, cakes, and coffees. Can get very busy, so call ahead!
After living in York for 2 years we finally had an opportunity to eat at cafe concerto. It was recommended by several different friends and we wanted to see if it would live up to it’s name. The interior is fantastic, with music sheets all over the walls. The food was also delicious - the kind of place where you know they only use fresh ingredients in their dishes. The menu had a great selection of dishes for all diet types. The only thing we didn’t like was the service. I’m not sure if we got them on an off day, but the staff struggled to be friendly and even ignored us a few times.
I’ve been many, many times for a relaxed lunch, and chose it for my graduation meal this summer, and never has it disappointed.
The sandwiches and salads are fantastic, a real treat, and the dinner menu is varied and, from my experience, delicious. Prices are fairly reasonable, unlike some restaurants in York.
We try to visit York at least twice a year and for the past 10 years Cafe Concerto has always been at the top of our fine dining list. The food and presentation here has always been something special and we have been introduced to many new dishes that you wouldn’t see in other restaurants. Sadly over the last 2 years the standard of food, and service has deteriorated and this restaurant is very much past its sell by date. We dined here on the 26th July 2008 and the experience very much reinforced our previous suspicions that standards had declined. My chosen starter was a Chorizo salad (£6.75) from the specials and when this arrived it was a very sad sight. The Chorizo and salad were flavourless and dumped without any attention to presentation in a soup bowl. Similarly our main courses were equally uninspiring and the meat was tough. When we left at 8:30 the restaurant was 3/4’s empty, a stark contrast to the situation a couple of years ago when you couldn’t get in without booking a week ahead. I strongly recommend you pass up Cafe Concerto and try around the corner at Cafe No 8 which is to die for.
I’ve been here many times and love the food. It can be quite busy. All the food is home made and different (and dare I say healthy - apart from the cakes). It’s a little dear, but considering how close it is to the Minster and the quality of the food, I don’t mind paying that bit extra.
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Netty, 26 March 2008:
Gorgeous little café/bistro situated near York Minster. This is my favourite place for homemade cakes - their sticky toffee pudding is to die for! As well the ideal place for tea and cakes, it's a great place to lunch - the sandwiches and salads are delicious. It's usually really busy, and often you have to queue for a table, but it's worth the wait!
The decor is quaint and cosy - the toilets are tiny, but decorated with old sheet music.
This is a real find - I cannot recommend it highly enough!
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