Dyls is a contemporary café & bar situated in the iconic Motor House on Skeldergate Bridge, overlooking the river Ouse and Clifford’s Tower.

Serving a delicious range of breakfast, brunch, lunch and late night nibbles. A great selection of teas, locally roasted coffee, and fresh pastries. In addition, Dyls offer a wide variety of cocktails, gin, rum, whiskey, tequila, wine, bottled and draught beer & more! Our unique venue provides the perfect meeting place for any occasion, with 3 indoor rooms all available to book.


Dyls opened in 2012 as a family business, specialising as a high-quality café within the old Motor House on Skeldergate Bridge. Over the years due to the location on the river Ouse the business suffered three major floods resulting in huge setbacks and a six month closure each time.

However, with the never-ending support of the Dyl’s team and amazing customers we have battled through each one to reopen again. In 2016 after the worst flood, a temporary outdoor bar was setup which allowed us to continue business whilst working on plans to move forward and resolve the problems once and for all.

Dyls is now open seven days a week, with delicious food options, coffee and sweet treats, as well as bespoke cocktails, an expertly selected wine list and many more uniquely chosen beverages.  The old Motor house compromises of four indoor rooms each with their own quirky designs, with full flood-proofing throughout to keep out the flood water, as well as a large river-side terrace with heating and parasols to keep you warm and dry in the not so sunny weather.