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31 Castlegate Restaurant

31 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
+44 1904 621404
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“venison” (73 reviews)
“crispy pork” (13 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
31 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Called in for dinner yesterday evening - what a find ! The staff were courteous and friendly . The food was delicious , well balanced and cooked to perfection . This was my second visit , having tried both the set menu and a la...More

Thank mandyward16
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent meal with attentive and pleasant staff in a nice area of York. One of the better places to eat in York.

Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, the staff were very friendly, it was reasonable price, we would go again. Good location and parking.

Thank sarah m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined on a Saturday night with family, and was excited due to all of the positive feedback on TripAdvisor. We were really disappointed by the end of the evening. Our starters were pleasant and well received. However our main issue was with our main courses....More

Thank Walkerben115
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last weekend we had a long awaited 4 day break in York and chose 31 Castlegate restaurant for a meal Saturday afternoon. We had the Gourmet Society Card which was valid for use at that time. When we arrived mid afternoon the restaurant was completely...More

Thank Clare F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked having read other reviews and weren't disappointed. The staff were attentive without overdoing it and even though it was a Wednesday evening there was a god atmosphere with most tables occupied. As we had a taste card we had to choose from tgeva...More

Thank Germaine L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great value fixed price menu, great selection of food. Didn't really look at the à la carte menu as there were so many things I liked on the fixed price. Good place to go if you want to talk as there is no background music....More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delighted to get a Saturday night booking when many other places were full. It didn’t disappoint - the food was delicious, beautifully presented and enough without over-doing the quantities. All four of us really enjoyed our choices. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and...More

Thank Margielee59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as a group of 4 on a very quiet Tuesday evening. Food and service were excellent. I mentioned that I was gluten free on booking & this was catered for. Would definitely go again.

Thank Louise D
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Thank you for choosing 31 Castlegate and we cannot wait for you to dine with us again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in York for a few days and I have noticed this restaurant before but this is the first time I have booked. It certainly will not be the last as the food is excellent. It is quite a quirky building and looks as...More

Thank maglil55
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5* review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your evening with us. At 31 Castlegate we like to make sure that we can accommodate for everyone and a member of staff will always be able to attend to any queries...More

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14 May 2017|
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Response from nickjulius | Property representative |
Sorry to hear that it wasn't up to usual standard. It is still under the same management but we do have a lot of new staff. Staff training is still underway and we will be back up to standard the next time you come in.
6 August 2016|
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Response from nickjulius | Property representative |
We have a downstairs restaurant with disabled access which is the same floor as the toilets.
14 May 2016|
Response from nickjulius | Property representative |
We close at 3pm Tuesday-Friday reopen at 5:30pm Saturday we are open all day and Sunday we close at 4
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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