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31 Castlegate Restaurant

#99 of 719 Restaurants in York
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31 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
01904 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 419
    Excellent
  • 132
    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
One of the best meals I have ever eaten

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Christian H
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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650 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Menu, portion size and presentation all very promising but food itself and decor were lacking. Restaurant is in a very old building but the interior is like an outdated hotel and despite the Assiette of Venison looking fantastic the taste was more school dinners. The starter platter was very generous and as it was all cold foods there were no... More 

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York, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This was our second visit to this restaurant. The first with friends, the food was fantastic and the service great. We decided to go again on Valentines Day. Again the food was excellent, the staff are very friendly and attentive. The menu choices were good and service was very prompt. Cannot recommend this place highly enough. If there was a... More 

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LANGLEY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We saw good reviews on trip advisor and the restaurant was close to our hotel so we booked a table a couple of weeks before our weekend trip to York. The restaurant lacks any mood, ambience or personality. From the outside you would not even realise it was a restaurant. The food was average but with an expensive price tag,... More 

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stumbled across this restaurant as I am not a regular visitor to the area. The welcome we received from the staff was warm and friendly. The menu choice was good and varied. When the food arrived it was out of this world. Very tasty and perfect portion size. This restaurant may look humble from the outside, but this hides... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Having enjoyed an evening meal, (using our taste card), last year, we tried the fixed price lunch menu on this visit to York. We found it excellent value for three courses, and when you find somewhere you like then you keep coming back.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was our second visit to this restaurant as we had enjoyed our first one so much. I can see it could become a regular lunch spot for us. The waiter was attentive, food good and a beautiful room in which to eat.

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York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Despite the rave reviews we were not impressed. Food was OK - a bit fancy - expensive and not piping hot. Service was also not great. Very poor lighting and cold in the dining area

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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: 01904 621404

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?