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31 Castlegate Restaurant

#107 of 732 Restaurants 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, Dessert, 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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  • 429
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  • 137
    Very good
  • 55
    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
Fine-dining food and friendly, attentive service

We have dined here several times in recent years, albeit infrequently, and our experience is that the standard in all areas is continually improving. The quality of the food has always been at a level of fine-dining, and seems to be getting better at every visit. Speed of food delivery is now up to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
YorkWill
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York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We have dined here several times in recent years, albeit infrequently, and our experience is that the standard in all areas is continually improving. The quality of the food has always been at a level of fine-dining, and seems to be getting better at every visit. Speed of food delivery is now up to the mark, which has allowed the... More 

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Leeds
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Visited as a couple prior to going to a concert at The Barbican. This restaurant is within easy walking distance of the venue and opens from 5.30pm. The menu is fairly limited, but we both managed to find acceptable starters and mains accompanied by a reasonable bottle of red wine. Service was quick and attentive, although from our point of... More 

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Essex
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A varied and tasty selection of seasonal food, well presented and served in a friendly, perfectly-paced manner.

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Having just arrived in York, we were wandering around taking in the sites. I received a call from a restaurant we had pre-booked asking us to bring our booking forward an hour. So I cancelled. We stumbled across 31 Castlegate and took a chance and booked a table. I always use trip advisor and if I had have looked this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We have dined here on numerous occasions and yet to be disappointed by either the quality or choice of the food in offer. The staff are always friendly and attentive and the relaxed atmosphere makes for a pleasant evenings dining experience.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Very good service but food wasn't as warm as I would have liked even though the restaurant was nearly empty.The set menu is very good value with also a choice of the al la carte menu. Overall a decent place to eat but York is well blessed with many alternatives which could be an improvement.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Celebrating our 20th anniversary and couldn't think of a better place we could have gone. Friendly service, wonderful atmosphere and first class dining experience. Any bad reviews must be competition or agenda driven!

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London
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18 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a lovely meal here over easter. We arrived to an empty restaurant at 6:30pm a little early for food but was busy by the time we left. We had the set menu which was excellent value for money. The food was delicious. Although it was a shame that the game pie was off the menu as it sounded... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Me and my friend visited York over the bank holiday. We booked in on the Sunday night and the set menu was on offer. Food was really tasty, service was friendly and a pleasant atmosphere. When the bill came we only paid £35 each including a bottle of prosecco and a £10 tip. Would highly recommend.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

After visiting on Sunday evening, the food was delicious. We both cleared all of our 3 courses. The venison dish is a must for anyone visiting. The decor fit will with the surroundings and had a real good atmosphere. Will be booking again the next time we visit York!

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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 - 36
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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