We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Go Down

#18 of 730 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
English
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
15 Clifford Street, York YO1 1RG, England
01904 640117
Website
Improve this listing
Today
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 767 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 555
    Excellent
  • 139
    Very good
  • 48
    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
Yes. It's as good as the reviews.

We decided to eat at the Go Down due to its local it to our hotel and the positive reviews it received from Trip advisor. The food was first class, perfectly presented & cooked. The service was friendly, attentive but not over stuffy. My wife & I had a wonderful 3 course meal (I had a larger... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Peter T
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
Add Photo Write a Review

767 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We decided to eat at the Go Down due to its local it to our hotel and the positive reviews it received from Trip advisor. The food was first class, perfectly presented & cooked. The service was friendly, attentive but not over stuffy. My wife & I had a wonderful 3 course meal (I had a larger steak with a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Redditch, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Booked a table for 7pm. Two other couples were there when we arrived. Received menus and placed a drinks order. Another couple arrived and had their meal order taken before us. Not good. Ordered from the 2 course set menu £15.95 each. £3.50 supplement for my larger 10oz steak. first course arrived around 8.00pm. My medium steak was well done,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Excellent location, superb menu and served by charming staff who kindly explained the menu items fully. Enjoyed a family meal to celebrate my son's wedding and could not have chosen a better restaurant. We chose the set menu which was extremely good value and the choices were varied, perfect! Will definitely return on next visit to York and highly recommend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This was a return visit to The Go Down, which we selected mainly as a result of the very pleasant experience we had the last time we ate there, also the fact it is very close to the theatre we were going to. The visit was again very pleasant, the ambience is very warm, welcoming & friendly, the service impeccable... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cumbria, England
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Booked this restaurant due to the great reviews on here and we were not disappointed. Service second to none, friendly staff, lovely surroundings. Had the five hour beef and it was cooked to perfection. Everything about this place is great will definitely will be returning on our next visit to york.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
York, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

had the set menu Yorkshire puddings and the pork. It was really good and great value. will be going again. Any one coming to York and wanting a really nice meal should visit Go Down.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I visited this restaurant last month as part of a group of ten. Booking was easy and no deposit was required.when we arrived we received a warm welcome. We ate from the set menu which offered good choice for the price. Food was served promptly and was delicious! I would recommend this restaurant to all.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Castleton Rochdale
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We first came here about 9/10 years ago and it was lovely and over the years have visited many superb places in York. We booked to come here just before Xmas and had the same excellent food and service, so booked again for Good Friday and the food and the service was just as good. The staff are all lovely... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We booked this restaurant based on the number of glowing reviews. Unfortunately, we left very dissapointed. Despite booking a couple of weeks in advance, on arrival we were shown to a table in at the front of the restaurant which was situated where all the staff had to walk past constantly. There was no more than a couple of foot... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
York
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Decided to return here after a long absence ... so glad we did. Lovely meal in pleasant surroundings and really well presented food. So nice we've booked again for my husband's birthday next week.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Go Down also viewed

York, North Yorkshire
York, North Yorkshire
 
York, North Yorkshire
 

Been to The Go Down? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Go Down staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?