Inspiring conversations for 660 years

Meet and enjoy delicious, creative food and drink in the medieval guildhall, home of York’s Merchant Adventurers past and present.


Open to all, come and meet friends, family and colleagues for delicious food and drink by Café No.8 in the inspiring setting of our medieval guildhall, or relax outside in our beautiful walled garden in fine weather.


Enjoy locally roasted coffee, sumptuous cakes and snacks inspired by tales from over 660 years of York’s trading past.

Sample Menu


Toast with butter and homemade compote

Cinnamon Butter Toast

Mini Danish pastry selection


Sandwiches & Light Lunches

Soup of the day with freshly baked bread and butter

Cheese scone, warmed with tomato chutney and chive soft cheese

Free range egg and chive mayonnaise

Mature cheddar cheese and carrot ‘savoury’ with chutney

Mature cheddar cheese and carrot ‘savoury’ with York ham

Roast free range chicken, pesto mayonnaise and sun dried tomoato

Bacon, brie and chilli jam

Mature cheddar cheese scone with whipped chive cream cheese and tomato jam




All cakes and light bites are homemade


Classic lemon drizzle cake with blackcurrant compote

Carrot and ginger with mascarpone frosting

Orange-glazed Polenta Cake with toasted almonds

Fruit and nut flapjack

Dark Chocolate Brownie

Lemon Scone with home-made fruit compote and whipped cream




Sunday - Friday 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday 10:00am - 1:30pm
Admission charges apply
Merchants’ Coffee House open to all
Occasionally the Hall is closed for private functions, so you may wish to contact us in advance of your visit.

Merchant Adventurers' Hall

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