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The Go Down

#15 of 651 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
English
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15 Clifford Street, York YO1 1RG, England
01904 640117
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 570
    Excellent
  • 145
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent

Went for my husbands birthday. Lovely friendly staff. The whole meal was cooked to perfection. Not rushed. Would go again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Sue R
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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790 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Went for my husbands birthday. Lovely friendly staff. The whole meal was cooked to perfection. Not rushed. Would go again.

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York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

One of the best meals I have had for years, as good as the Michelin star I ate at last month. Excellent service and so friendly. This is going to be my new fave restaurant especially as we rarely eat out in York because the chains while Adequate are nothing special. Only criticism..I like salt in a cellars not a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Just finished an excellent meal at The Go Down Restaurant. Service very friendly and attentive. Meal well presented, cooked to perfection and plenty on the plate. Reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

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Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

What a hidden gem! The food was delicious I had the black pudding starter simply gorgeous but wish I'd had a lighter starter as I couldn't finish my Chicken with parma ham I felt very guilty sending my plate away with what was devine food still on there. Next time I'm determined to have 3 courses.

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Kingswinford, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was the first place we've visited based purely off Tripadvisor reviews, and it didn't disappoint! We're visiting York for a weekend and needed somewhere special for a meal with friends, so I booked the Go Down based on its high Tripadvisor rating and the menu which I looked at online in advance. We were shown to our table by... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Had a meal this Tuesday,picked out the go down from recent reviews.It certainly lived up to expectations,had a fabulous meal,cheers.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We go here each time we attend races for dante & ebor meeting. Fresh vegetables in abundance and tasty bread at no extra charge!

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This restaurant is brilliant! The staff are very friendly, polite and attentive, the food is gorgeous and caters for everyone with allergies! This is a firm favourite and will be hard to beat!

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

We visited the restaurant on a Saturday night - a 6.30 reservation. We'd recommend booking because they were very busy at that time. We were welcomed with a friendly greeting and the service was very good throughout the meal. We sat at a table near the front windows (the restaurant is in a semi-basement), and near the kitchen - but... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Our visit was quite disappointing. The service was good. The food was not very tasty. The pork and chicken were dry and my friends' lamb was not good either. I had picked this restaurant because of the good reviews. But the reputation did not match the experience. Perhaps their chef had a night off on our visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Clifford Street, York YO1 1RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: 01904 640117

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 48
  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?