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31 Castlegate Restaurant

31 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
+44 1904 621404
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“venison” (69 reviews)
“crispy pork” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
31 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
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1 - 10 of 974 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our second visit to Castlegate and on both occasions we've had a great time. The food is extremely good for the price, particularly the specials menu. The pigeon breast with black pudding is excellent and there is a decent and reasonably-priced wine list....More

Thank ExitPursuedByABear
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Return visit here after last year, food and service where again spot on. Two waitresses where helpful and friendly, I had the rib eye steak which was lovely, also given the option of having other veg etc rather than chips. Still same re toilet but...More

Thank locktech
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5* review. May i thank you for returning to 31 Castlegate for your meal, one year later. To find that the food and service is still of a high quality and you enjoyed everything makes me very happy indeed. The toilet...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in early September as two couples. The food was very good, no complaints there. Service also good. We all agreed though that the ambience and decor could easily be vastly improved by updating it, probably relatively cheaply. So in summary, keep the food,...More

Thank Tom L
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. If the only complaint was the decor then i can take that, i agree some work needs doing within the main restaurant and plans are in order for this once the festive season is out of the way. As a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited after racing and had a great three courses. From start to finish was of a very high standard. Please thank the two young ladies who served us and the way they handled a particularly awkward customer who for some reason was acting up. They...More

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

Thank you for your 5* review. Many thanks for choosing 31 Castlegate to have your meal after visiting the Ebor races. I am very happy that you were happy with your food and service and i do hope we see you again in the future....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place we always go to eat when we visit York, we always have the fish & chip meal, for us one of the best we have experienced, the portions are always a good size & well presented & the price is very...More

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

Thank you for your 5* review. Such lovely comments and i want you to know that we do appreciate each and every review we get whether it is good or bad, (although we do prefer the good ones) Thank you for continuing to support 31...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived we did not think much of the place as the inside looked a bit 'tacky': flashing lights on the ceiling, carpet, ugly chairs, etc. I know that restaurants have not always the control over the look/design of the place but I just...More

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

Thank you for your review. Firstly, let me thank you for taking time out to leave us a review. Unfortunately we cant change very much within the restaurant as we are a listed building, i wouldn't have said it looked "tacky" but everyone is definitely...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Are you on a diet if YES this is the place for you. Went for Sunday lunch at 3pm Sunday 13th August. No atmosphere. Very little food for a decent amount of money. Came out feeling hungry, portions very small. A couple who followed us...More

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nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you felt the portions were small, one we have never had a complaint about before. As for the beef that we do run out of due to been very busy, we do in fact close on...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had one night in York and decided to go to 31 Castlegate as it was close to our hotel and received good reviews. However, our experience was poor. The waitress was clueless about the menu and wasn't able to answer basic questions. My husband...More

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nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your review. i am deeply apologetic that you did not enjoy your food with us that particular evening, any issues with food, over or under cooked will be rectified immediately for all of our guests. Please accept my apology that on this...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Passing by, liked the look of the menu and went in for Sunday lunch. Between us we had crispy pork and fishcake as starters then chicken and roast beef for main courses. All were excellent and superbly cooked. Very old building so beware the slant...More

1  Thank Graeme S
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your review. Short and sweet but greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking time out to leave us a lovely, positive review. Nick Julius

Reviewed 6 August 2017

Stopped here for a light lunch and a drink the food was good the service was good and friendly I would recommend this place to anyone in the area for a meal

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nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your 5* review. I do appreciate each and every review that we get. Nick Julius

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Kimble59
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.
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locktech
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.
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Duckit
14 May 2016|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 32
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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
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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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