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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” (14 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 1 week ago

It has been some time since we had a meal at 31 Castlegate - the last time was disappointing. However, there was NO DISAPPOINTMENT this time. The meal was exceptionally good - my lamb rump with root vegetables was outstanding. The staff were both courteous...More

Thank Roberto230
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant after having walked past on many an evening and having read the various reviews thought it was worth trying. We went as a group of seven and all had a lovely meal with very good quality well cooked food....More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

After reading great reviews for this 'little gem' next to the York Castle Museum, & noticing the reasonable/varied choice - me, my partner & mother in law decided to give it a try for Saturday lunch. Just in case it was busy, I booked a...More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Like the family of four have already mentioned we had been shopping in York which was extremely busy. We had a long drive home 73 miles to be precise so we decided to eat before we set off. As the lady had already mentioned all...More

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We went here for a meal on our last night in York. The staff where helpful and attentive without being intrusive. The food was lovely, particularly the starter of belly pork, Black pudding and deep fried poached egg, highly recommended. The main course were very...More

Thank Capper99
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We have been to York for the day, every restaurant packed with it being so close to Christmas. Eventually we found this place which was practically empty (this should have been our warning sign), asked for a table for 4, the waitress had to go...More

Thank Lilly_22658
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Lovely meal here last night. Wonderful food friendly helpful staff. The resturant has a lovely atmosphere thouroughly enjoyed our visit.

Thank MargaretJane10
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Great little restaurant with high quality food. The place does not look much from the outside and you feel like you are sitting in your Nan's living room but the food makes up for it!

Thank JD1708
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We reviewed this restaurant about 4 years ago and I’m delighted to say that the food and service are still excellent. We ate from the set menu which is very reasonable and could not fault the food. The service was professional, cheerful and friendly. The...More

Thank SandP71
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here , comfortable surroundings and attentive staff.Ambience was great , ideal for couples or groups. I had the pork belly to start with the Assiette of game to follow.Couldn’t fit in a pud but from what I saw coming from the...More

Thank sg2taylor
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14 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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 22 - USD 33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
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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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