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31 Castlegate Restaurant

#87 of 663 Restaurants in York
#103 of 749 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: Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 143
    Very good
  • 60
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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
A (not so) hidden gem in York

Despite being in a touristy area, the restaurant looks rather unimpressive from the outside. But push the door and you find a small but quite cozy dining room! Thumbs-up to the really nice staff: friendly, efficient but always unobstrusive. I did really enjoy the meal. As starter the goat cheese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Paris, France
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here on Saturday evening. We had a nice quiet table by the door, which meant we were not squashed in with other diners. Welcomed nicely when arrived but it took 15 mins to get drink order taken. The wait staff seemed harried. We ordered a bottle of Sancerre and the waitress said "i don't... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Despite being in a touristy area, the restaurant looks rather unimpressive from the outside. But push the door and you find a small but quite cozy dining room! Thumbs-up to the really nice staff: friendly, efficient but always unobstrusive. I did really enjoy the meal. As starter the goat cheese mousse was delicate and refreshing. As main course the rump... More 

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Kelvedon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Went last night...and the food is the best in York. Also the service is excellent and good value for money. If you are visiting York, you really should try this place to eat. The last time I went to York was about 4 years ago when we found this restaurant and were surprised at how good the place was. Going... More 

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Leeds, UK
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We ate here a vew weeks ago before going to the theatre - and what a delight it was! My wife had the set menu - excellent value, with two courses for £14.95, three for £17.95. Portions not over-facing, but beautifully cooked. I splashed out on the a la carte menu and was treated to excellent lamb, pink and tender,... More 

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Kongsvinger, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Nice and quiet lunch outside the hustle and bustle of the worst tourist track. A bit boney seabass. Big kids portions and very good asian pork for starters. Well worth popping in.

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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We popped in for lunch and my husband had the sea bass and I had crayfish salad. We enjoyed it very much and will hopefully drop by again soon. Service was very attentive.

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Ate here with my daughter on Thursday 02/07/2015. The food and service is in my opinion could hold their own with any restaurant in York. The pork belly starter followed by the lamb were both amazing, how the chef can cook to absolute perfection is beyond me. Well worth a visit and fully recommended

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We spent last Thursday evening dining once again in the lovely restaurant. As previously the food was excellent, service with a smile and relaxing atmosphere. Who could ask for more?

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Berkeley, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had brunch here, food is so perfect. We have ordered fish & chips, the fish is quite large and taste is so fantastic. Recommended :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Ate lunch here with my Mum. Despite the restaurant being quiet when we arrived we were seated by the door which leads down to the toilets, a very poor choice & a table to be avoided at all costs. Our order was taken quickly, the food arrived promptly & the portion sizes were good. However my burger had the bacon... More 

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Additional Information about 31 Castlegate Restaurant

Address: 31 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 621404
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 37
Cuisine: European

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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