Gin - Gin! Bar

Gin - Gin! Bar York


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A warm welcome to Circles Café LimitedCircles is a quaint family run coffee shop, eatery and bar ("Gin - Gin") with a garden area over the river Ouse and great views of York.

We are available for Private Hire & Functions. Click here to enquire.

We pride ourselves on providing only the best quality coffee, teas, food and alcoholic refreshments. We work with local suppliers to source the freshest, highest quality offerings for our customers.

Come rain or shine… our Grade II listed building offers customers drinks, food and a treat or two (with hot water bottles and blankets provided in the garden on chilly days).


We have a fully-licensed bar and are available for private hire/ functions and are also pet friendly.

We offer a comprehensive artisan menu to tempt you click here. So whether you're stopping for your morning coffee, lunch, or an afternoon snack, we've got you covered...



Our opening hours are as follows:-
Monday:       CLOSED
Tuesday:      10:00 – 16:00
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thusday:      10:00 – 16:00
Friday:          10:00 – 22:30
Saturday:      10:00 – 22:30
Sunday:        10:00 – 16:00
We offer a range of discounts from various local and regional businesses. Click here for details





20% off all food. Just bring along a valid York Pass.
20% off all food with either proof of booking or booking through Circles. Simply bring along your river cruise ticket.
Members receive a 15% discount on food and drink on presentation of a valid membership card.
Do you accept card payments? – Yes we accept all the major Credit Cards.
Do you have highchairs? – Yes and we are child friendly as well as Dog friendly.
Do you have disabled access? – Yes we certainly do.
Are you open all year round? – Yes we are open seven days a week
The history of our spectacular building.
Circles occupies one of the two bridge towers on Lendal Bridge. Lendal Bridge was the second of the three road bridges built over the River Ouse at York. The bridge replaced an earlier ferry service which had operated from Barker Tower on the south-west bank  to Lendal Tower. The advent of the railways in York in the first half of the nineteenth century made the ferry service busier than ever with passengers wanting to cross the river going to and from York’s original railway station in Tanner Row. A bridge to replace the Lendal ferry service was first suggested in 1838 but responsibility for its construction became a point of controversy between the Corporation of York and the railway companies.
After much debate The Lendal Bridge and York Improvement Act was finally passed in 1860 and the foundation stone of the original bridge designed by William Dredge was laid later that year. Unfortunately this first construction was ill fated and in 1861 the original bridge collapsed during construction 'killing five men'. The bridge was redesigned and finally opened in 1863. The new architect brought in after the failed first attempt was Thomas Page who also designed Skeldergate Bridge in York and Westminster Bridge in London.
Karl and Julia Norton
A brief biog here.

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