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31 Castlegate Restaurant

#78 of 677 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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31 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
+44 1904 621404
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
  • 60
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
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
So good

Late booking but still accepted us for a few hours later. Early sitting to get us to the Theatre. Great choice on the set menu. Friendly helpful staff and Roy the manager was great. Food was as good as anticipated, well done. Good value for money using set menu in a central location. No view from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Dave P
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Late booking but still accepted us for a few hours later. Early sitting to get us to the Theatre. Great choice on the set menu. Friendly helpful staff and Roy the manager was great. Food was as good as anticipated, well done. Good value for money using set menu in a central location. No view from the restaurant but the... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Arrived for a 8.30 booking, a few minutes late to be advised they stop serving at nine and close at 10, thats before we even sat down, (why take a booking at 8.30 ??), however, we were swiftly taken to our table. Nicely decorated interior, however lacked a bit of atmosphere, no music, however, we could here music in kitchen,... More 

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

Thank you for your email. Firstly let me apologise for the way you were treat on arrival and let me assure you that you were given false information. I have spoken to all my staff regarding this matter. Our kitchen stops serving at 9:30pm and we close anywhere between 11pm and midnight depending on our bookings. The music we have... More 

Pontefract, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Top quality food, the ingredients of which are largely locally sourced &/or supporting of British producers. We were particularly impressed with the succulent lamb that originated only a few miles from York. The A La Carte menu is inclusive of all tastes without being overwhelming. The chef also prides himself in creating dishes that are suitable for celiac sufferers and... More 

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

Thank you for you 5* review. We love reading such positive feedback regarding our food and attentive service form our staff. We hope to see you visit us again soon. Nick Julius More 

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Lunch was excellent and great value, I suspect dinner would be at be as good. Very obliging host. Good french style menu

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

Thank you for your email. Im unaware what backwater means? however we are certainly pleased to learn that you enjoyed your visit and hope you pay us a visit again in the future. Nick Julius More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I would like to say this little restaurant serves the best food I have eaten in a longtime. When I walked round the corner towards the building my heart sank, the building outside looks like a little transport cafe, Don't let that put you off , when you walk in you can see the history of this very little uneven... More 

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

Thank you for your 5* review. We are glad you managed to look past the appearance of the restaurant from the outside, unfortunately when it comes to the change of appearance we have our hands tied as this is a listed building and unfortunately cant make any drastic changes to the outside (as much as we would love too) As... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Cosy restaurant behind The Clifford Tower, next to Fairfax House. I was here with my husband & 11 year old son, he doesn't eat a lot so he had the childrens menu. What a nice change to see a proper cooked meal for a child with chunky chips, skins on & a lovely piece of battered fish & peas, presented... More 

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

Thank you for your trip advisor review. We are also very happy that you found our restaurant and that your family enjoyed our food. Please be sure to pay us a visit again in the future. Nick Julius More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The restaurant is very nice, we order from a la carte and from the starter to the main course everything was amazing, tasty, well presented, the portion was perfect. Really enjoyed with my wife. I recommand it

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

Thank you for your 5* review. We are extremely grateful when people leave such a positive review. We take great pride in our food along with the service from staff. Please be sure to visit us again in the future. Nick Julius More 

york
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Called in on a Wednesday Lunch time, celebrating my wife's birthday, enjoyed a very nice meal. We selected from the set lunch menu which contained a very good selection over three courses. Food was very good; taste, quantity and presentation were top notch. The service was very good. The interior is nicely laid out and feels calming, comfortable yet with... More 

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

Thank you very much for your 5* review. We do take pride in our freshly cooked food to order as well as the service our staff provide to our guests, and we are glad that your experience was a positive one. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Nick Julius More 

Grantham, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Chose this restaurant as a result of excellent Tripadvisor reviews and was not disappointed. Went on a Sunday evening which was relatively quiet but still a good atmosphere. Very cosy restaurant and tables not too close together which makes a nice change from some restaurants. The subdued lighting also helps to make this an ideal choice for a romantic meal.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your 5* review. It makes us happy to know that our customers enjoy both service from staff and the food cooked by our highly trained chefs. The crispy pork starter and the chicken breast main from the set menu are the most popular dishes chosen by the majority of our customers. Next time your in... More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

There was a good choice of food which was well presented and tasty. The place was clean and the staff well trained and attentive.

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

Thank you for your 5* review. We do appreciate your comments and are happy to know you enjoyed your visit. Please do visit again in the future. Nick Julius 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 24 - 37
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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