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Located on Gillygate, a short stroll away from the Minster in the beautiful city of York.  Bistro Guy serves delicious breakfasts, lunches, coffee, loose leaf teas and cakes by day and specialties in wood-fired pizzas and craft beers each weekend. 

The family owned business is run by local chef Guy Whapples who has transformed a former cafe into a destination bistro since purchasing it in 2011. Guy has worked at some of Yorkshire's finest restaurants as well as overseas and has used his experience and local knowledge to create a family friendly, informal cafe and bistro that makes the very best of Yorkshire ingredients and suppliers. 

Guy and his family feel proud to be an interdependent business and part of the Gillygate community and look forward to welcoming you soon. 


Bistro Guy is child and Dog friendly we also cater for dietary requirements too.



Homemade cakes, coffee, loose leaf teas, breakfasts, light lunches and daily changing specials board showcasing local seasonal produce where possible.  


Sourdough logfire pizzas cooked in traditional clay oven, local brewed beer in traditional wooden cask on hand-pull which gives the beer a unique flavour Bistro Guy is one of only a few places that serve beer this way. Also available local beers in bottles and cans, Pimms, soft drinks, Bistro Guy flavoured gins and wine.   

Gluten free and dairy free free pizzas are available. 





01904 652500

40 Gillygate
YO31 7EQ




Mon- Sat 10am–4pm
Sun 11am–4pm                 



Fri-Sat 5.00pm-Onwards


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pizza and beer nights

Every Friday & Saturday from 6pm - late


40 Gillygate
York, England, YO31 7EQ
United Kingdom

01904 652500



If you would like to contact us regarding anything on our menu or to find out which beers are available please feel free to contact us by filling in the form. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Private Catering

we also offer private catering for functions big and small. If you are interested in using Bistro Guy for a function feel free to fill out the form below. 

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