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31 Castlegate Restaurant

#81 of 651 Restaurants in York
#100 of 734 Places to Eat in York
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31 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
+44 1904 621404
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of York, under the shadow of the imposing Clifford's...
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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    Very good
  • 56
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  • 27
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great restaurant for a special night out

We had a lovely Saturday night out. A la carte is on the expensive side for York but well worth it. The food was delicious, I could have eaten the belly pork starter for all 3 courses it was the highlight of a very good meal. My steak was ordered blue and cooked that way too, which for those of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Peter_from_York
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely Saturday night out. A la carte is on the expensive side for York but well worth it. The food was delicious, I could have eaten the belly pork starter for all 3 courses it was the highlight of a very good meal. My steak was ordered blue and cooked that way too, which for those of... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Very pleasant décor and furnishings, extremely pleasant, polite and helpful front of house service, as for the food!!! well spectacular is the only word I can use to describe this gastronomic delight, worthy of any accolade, this cuisine should be awarded stars and rosettes. As a resident of York I can't believe we haven't visited 31 Castlegate before now, and... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

My daughter refers to this as the place that looks like a public toilet,,. Certainly outside is a little unimpressive Get inside and, well more like a traditional dining club that modern restaurant..... Serviced was just right not asking if everything is alright every 2 minutes but there when needed.. Good time between courses, this is not bad service, just... More 

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Worcester Park, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We booked a table here for our wedding anniversary on a Saturday night - we're placed firstly in the 'corridor' next to the door of the loos - we asked to be moved and when a table became available they moved us with no hassle. The food was good and enjoyable - the only thing was we had to wait... More 

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York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Although I have always known about this little place for some reason we have never got around to visiting. We put that right this week with a visit on our Wedding Anniversary. We chose from the set menu and everything we had was really nice in particular......... well no actually EVERYTHING was really nice. The staff were busy upstairs with... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Lived in York all our lives and never got round to going to this restaurant, we were not disappointed. The food was fantastic , had the early bird 3 course menu and really enjoyed it all. Will definitely be returning.

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York, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We have been meaning to go here for ages but just for one reason or another never got it booked. On Friday we finally got round to going for my wife's birthday and I can only say that it was worth the wait. From the moment we arrived the staff were courteous & professional and that carried on throughout the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

I've wanted to visit 31 Castlegate for many years. And we picked a great time to be crossing York - during the Tour de Yorkshire! So we went for a coffee and a browse for an hour until the race and the crowds subsided. What an ace city we live in! (Seriously) We arrived around 4pm and were the first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Excellent service and food, will definitely be returning next time we're in York! We would definitely recommend it to anyone!

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York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten at 31 Castlegate several times, both for lunch and dinner and have always found the food to be of good quality and the front of house staff to be couteous and pleasant. We visited again yesterday evening and enjoyed 2 courses from the set menu: the garlic mushroom tart and the warm crispy pork starters followed by... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 37
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?