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31 Castlegate Restaurant

#95 of 727 Restaurants in York
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31 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
+44 1904 621404
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Today
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Open 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 424
    Excellent
  • 134
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 26
    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
Most recent review
A hidden gem in a listed historical building

Booked a table for celebrating my boyfriend getting his dream watch (of this year) on a Friday night. Emailed the restaurant earlier for the wine menu and got a very quick reply (which sets a very good first impression). Table was reserved at 8 and we arrived exactly at 8 and got served right away... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
MissRowling
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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657 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Booked a table for celebrating my boyfriend getting his dream watch (of this year) on a Friday night. Emailed the restaurant earlier for the wine menu and got a very quick reply (which sets a very good first impression). Table was reserved at 8 and we arrived exactly at 8 and got served right away. Classic building ( historical as... More 

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Elland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We ordered from the set menu, which we felt was really good value. The restaurant was beautiful and had a relaxing atmosphere. The staff were fantastic, attentive and friendly. We paid by card and were upset that there was no option to add a tip so we were scrambling around in our pockets/wallets to find a decent tip! The food... More 

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York, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lovely place to eat. The food is excellent and a good choice. The staff are very friendly. Can recommend the garlic mushrooms tart with smoked Wenslydale cheese also the duck cooked to perfection.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Upon arrival we were shown quickly to our table upstairs, given menus and offered drinks. A good start to a great lunchtime. Our waitress seemed new but was friendly, efficient and engaged with our daughter which is always a plus for us. We choose from a Mother's day set menu and were also offered a child's menu. I had the... More 

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Wales
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Booked this restaurant as it had good reviews and accepted Tastecard.On reflection,we'd book it again without Tastecard as it was good value anyway for the quality of the cooking.Reassuringly short menu which really delivered on taste.Decided to opt just for a main meal which was just as well as although not huge was very satisfying.My husband tried the hare which... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My husband and I had a lovely dinner at this fabulous restaurant this past weekend. The staff was welcoming and friendly. Their butternut squash soup with coconut, lime, and chili was FANTASTIC! Give it a go if you have a chance. And such a lovely location right next to the Castle!

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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Roast beef was excellent with large nice crisp yorkshire pudding. Lovely gravy and another jug was soon offered. Portions were quite large, but not overfacing The desserts, creme brule, sticky toffee pud and cheesecake, were all very good and nicely presented. Service very friendly and the choice of background music was just right. For the money this lunch was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We saw the reviews and gave it a go but the reviews really undersell it. The staff were really friendly and welcoming, it was very affordable for what you get and the food was incredible. We can for a mini break but i got the white chocolate brownie cheesecake for dessert and i think id drive back to york for... More 

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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Unexpected from the outside, but I've now eaten here twice - the first time was good, but this time I thought the food was spectacular. Both times I used a Tastecard which made the food incredibly good value for money - without a Tastecard I would only be able to visit as a special occasion but it would still def... More 

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York, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Sadly all its claims of being marvellous this place I think has missed the boat, food moderate, service ok, price above average, portions very small, such a shame, will not return our first and last visit

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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