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31 Castlegate Restaurant

#48 of 673 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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31 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
+44 1904 621404
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Thornbury, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location of the restaurant is in the Castle Area directly opposite Cliffords Tower and is adjacent to a large car park which makes the position feel quite 'strange'. Anyway, not having planned to come here, I decided to take a late breakfast and chose poached eggs on toast which was cooked perfectly! Although the restaurant happened to be virtually... More 

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Thank Steve C
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in York for 3 nights a date here 3 days. Sandwiches and soup is excellent light lunch. For dinner, the menu has something for everyone and is delicious. Exceptional service by Sara and Amy made the dining more enjoyable

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South Bend, Indiana
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good, the service was acceptable, but the building is OLD. The floors are so far out of level that it is distracting. I know this sounds strange, but the back of the main dining room is more than a foot below the front of the room. Sitting in a chair it is hard to ignore. The bathrooms... More 

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Thank journeymanrob
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. 31 Castlegate was built in the 1800`s and is an old Georgian building with lots of features. It is a listed building meaning not much work can be done and we believe that the sloped floors, low ceiling beams in the downstairs toilet area are great features in the restaurant. We are very happy that... More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as part of a large group on a hen party. The staff were really accommodating and friendly. The food was really good for a good price. It's a bit of a wobbly climb down to the toilets and there is only one female toilet - it's a bit of a squeeze but other than it's a lovely restaurant... More 

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Thank icclebug
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad that you and the party of Hens, enjoyed your evening with us here at 31 Castlegate, and that my staff were accommodating and friendly to you all. Unfortunately we are in a building that was built in the 1800`s so we do have some very quirky features, such as the steep stairs... More 

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff, lovely decor, great ambience and outstanding food: Venison scotch egg- perfect and runny yolks Assiette of Venison very impressive and perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Pricing very reasonable and great value- this is 4 star dining at 3 star prices and therefore a great experience and highly recommended for great value but simply wonderful food.

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nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review. Such a lovely and kind review that you have written for us. Your comments mean a great deal to us all who work at the restaurant. We aim to provide fantastic service and we do produce some of the best, locally produced food, at a very reasonable price and i am so happy that... More 

gateshead
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103 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to museum and tower, first place you encounter over car park and what a find. Lovely food from a well thought out menu could not believe how good this place is for the price £16.95 for 3 courses at lunch (I think, super value as everything was top notch, not in York long enough as would happily have returned,... More 

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nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review We are a fantastic choice of menu to choose when visiting Cliffords tower and the Castle museum, as you know we are located more or less next door to the car park. We do offer a fantastic set menu at a very reasonable price. Thank you for finding us and dining with us, and... More 

York, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had been before with family and food was excellent so decided to go again on our own and not disappointed, food was still very good and lovely and helpful staff, looking forward to our next visit.

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Thank Pauline W
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review. How lovely of you to visit us again for a second time and already looking forward to your third. What more could i ask for, all i want is for my customers to be looked after well by my floor staff, to enjoy the freshly cooked, locally produced food that is served to them.... More 

california
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469 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nicely redone in a modern hip but not over the top decor. Choice of set or ala carte menu. Food wad good, fresh and well presented. We enjoyed our meals and service but portions a bit on the small side

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nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Your comments are very lovely and one we have not heard before, we have never been called modern or hip but we are very grateful. Nick Julius More 

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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have walked past this restaurant hundreds of times and never even noticed it, previously we thought it was more of a cafe experience but how wrong we were. As we were welcomed into the airy but ambient dining room we were very impressed. The food was lovely and reasonably priced, the waiting staff were helpful without being intrusive, and... More 

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Thank HGDoncaster
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review. Firstly let me thank you for visiting 31 Castlegate, you wont believe the amount of people just walk by the restaurant not knowing what it is, we need more people like yourselves to stop and take a look at the menu and then come in and dine with us. I am happy that you... More 

UK
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298 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very mixed meal here. The starters were delicious and we had high hopes for the main courses but they were extremely disappointing. Small portions, soggy overcooked vegetables and an unpleasant tasting steak.What a shame. Perhaps a different chef cooked the excellent starters? The waiter was friendly though.

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Thank Lucia2Uk
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I do apologise that you were unhappy with your main meals, i do wish you would have told the waiter on shift as we would have been more than happy to rectify your meal should you have been unhappy with it. I have passed your kind comments to the chef who does the starters, i... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 31
Cuisine
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 621404
Description
Located in the heart of York, under the shadow of the imposing Clifford's Tower, 31 Castlegate offers fine dining contemporary Modern European cuisine in an extraordinarily charming atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?