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31 Castlegate Restaurant

#31 of 688 Restaurants in York
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31 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
+44 1904 621404
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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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  • 157
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 28
    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
Simply The Best

The restaurant was not very busy when we visited for lunch but the food was wonderful. My wife and I decided to have the 2 course set menu Jan having a starter and I opted for pud. 1 piece of advice when dining at 31 Castlegate ask for a spoon so you can enjoy every last drop of the fantastic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Richard D
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant was not very busy when we visited for lunch but the food was wonderful. My wife and I decided to have the 2 course set menu Jan having a starter and I opted for pud. 1 piece of advice when dining at 31 Castlegate ask for a spoon so you can enjoy every last drop of the fantastic... More 

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Thank Richard D
Oxford
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for dinner on a weekday. The ambience and decorations were lovely, the service was impeccable and the food was simply mouth-watering. We ordered the duck rilette and pork belly for appetisers, which were very fresh and succulent; even the complimentary bread we received before that was delicious. Our mains were better still - I ordered the sea bass... More 

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1 Thank pingshun
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

We thank you for your 5* review. We are so happy that you enjoyed our new menu that we have just changed. Tastecard, scruffy clothes or anything else, all our customers receive the same standard or service. Please do come and try our desserts again in the future. Nick Julius More 

York
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for a pre-theatre dinner with a friend and was not disappointed! Had some lovely duck and sticky toffee pudding (my favourite!). The decor is lovey and the staff were great.

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Thank rosie_walker60
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the 5* review. We are thoroughly happy that you enjoyed your meal with us here at the restaurant, we do hope that you will pay us another visist again in the future and why not bring your friends next time. NIck Julius More 

Newcastle
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here on Saturday 9th January with my girlfriend whilst visiting from Newcastle. It was the best meal we had all weekend (also ate at 'The Go Down' and 'Rustique' which were both excellent as well). The place is situated right under the the castle turret, in a tiny building which probably doesn't seat more than 40 people. I had... More 

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

Thank you very much for your 5* review. It does make me extremely happy that your visit to us was such a positive one. (let me assure you we are working on the music) your high recommendation really does mean a lot to myself and my team, next time you visit York be sure to book a table with us... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked through find a table with my partner and so easy to use with the deposit taken off the final bill. A fantastic new years eve meal which got off us on to fantastic start to the celebrations in York. The New Years Eve meal was I understand from a couple on the next table a slight variation on the... More 

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Thank Robert W
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind 5* review. We are extremely happy that you chose 31 Castlegate to have your NYE meal and that you thoroughly enjoyed it and more importantly your food was cooked just how you like it. I, myself am the owner and the head chef, i have a manger on the floor who will... More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant for a birthday meal and were delighted with the food. The restaurant is quite small, with a few tables, for the first hour or so we were the only people in there, probably due to the recent flooding/time of year. The set menu for dinner looked great, and very reasonably priced, but the selection of desserts... More 

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Thank Rebecca B
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Extremely happy that you enjoyed dining with us and even more so that the desserts were the highlight for you. As far as the music situation goes, unfortunately what some customers enjoy, others simply hate and vice versa. It is something we will continue to work at and hopefully find something we can... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We went to the restaurant last night and booked online through the third party booking system on the restaurants website which was easy to use and we received an email confirming our table was reserved. The restaurant itself is delightfully decorated with some lovely features, we were sat next to the original fireplace. The waiter was very attentive despite the... More 

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Thank Katie D
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind 5* review. As the owner and head chef of the restaurant, reviews like yours let me know that i am doing things just right. Please do pay us a visit again in the near future. Nick Julius More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Visited 31 Castlegate for a belated birthday meal and I can honestly say I've not yet been to a better restaurant in York. Me and my partner dine out a couple of times a month and the food here is absolutely top notch for the price. Had an amazing 3 courses of smoked haddock chowder, assiette of venison and the... More 

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Thank Rob H
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review. Your positive feedback is just fantastic and we appreciate alll feedback from our guests. Chowder is among one of our favorites within the restaurant and our venison is one that we do not remove from the menu due to the popularity of it. I am sorry that the atmosphere was not to your liking,... More 

Manchester
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We came here for my partners birthday for a delicious three course meal, and we were not disappointed! From the moment you walk in, the waiting staff are lovely and attentive without being in your face. The cauliflower and parmesan soup, and smoked haddock chowder we had to start were absolutely phenomenal, could've eaten them again quite happily! After complimenting... More 

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

Thank you so much for your 5* review. Every review we get whether it be negative or positive, we truly appreciate each and every one. We also appreciate people taking their time out to leave such lovely reviews for us both about the service and the food that you eat. Please do tell your friends and family about us and... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Second new years eve meal here food service and drinks excellent as last year highly recommend the sea bream fillets and the beef medallions that my wife and daughter chose

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Thank Brian300749
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 5* review. We are so happy that you enjoyed both the food and service form my staff. Happy new year to you and hope you pay 31 Castlegate another visit soon. 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 23 - 35
  • Cuisine: European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, 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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