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“Great evening had by all” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 31 Castlegate Restaurant

31 Castlegate Restaurant
31 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
01904 621404
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Ranked #89 of 712 Restaurants in York
Price range: $16 - $24
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great evening had by all”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Last minute booking for 5 adults. Couldn't fault it at all. The staff (2 male members of staff) were attentive and service was excellent. We all had starters, mains and desserts and portion sizes were just perfect and the time between courses was spot on. Everyone thought their food was tasty and cooked brilliantly and we did have a variety of different dishes. Prices were extremely reasonable.
Tip from a local, don't bother with the chain restaurant dross in town (even the high end ones), too high prices for less than average food and service - go for small independents like 31 Castlegate. They offer a far superior dining experience - you won't regret it!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A great dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Visited on the 9th Feb with my wife as a birthday treat. Not from York so booked based on reviews on Internet. The restaurant from the outside is very unassuming but once inside I can thoroughly recommend the experience. The staff are great, the food & wine fantastic and good value. The atmosphere is spot on, relaxed with a mix of couples, groups of friends and families. Give it a go, you will not regret it.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Yorkshire
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146 reviews 146 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“2nd visit and thoroughly enjoyed it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

It is a year since we last visited and the food was wonderful. I had the venison trio, which included a small pie and a steak. Including starters, mains, glass of wine and bottle of sparkling water it was a good deal for £50 for 2. staff are friendly and not overbearing and the atmosphere is chatty without your own conversation being drowned out by the next table. Our only downside is our table was opposite the door down to the toilets and although the front door is open, many use the back door and come up the stairs so we had constant traffic. This was the only reason we marked it down. Ask not to be on table 2

Will definitely go again

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Lovely food and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

We dined at the restaurant on the 9th Feb. I arranged the booking for 18 people over the phone as we were on a hen do. I didn't know the area so it can be a bit worrying arranging for such a large party. We were emailed a set menu which had a wide choice suitable for all guests. We were seated in the private dining room downstairs which was perfect. The food was lovely, all served promptly as we had advised them we needed to be away for a theatre booking. We had no complaints which I think is very good for such a large party. The staff were really attentive and very friendly from arranging the booking right through to the night itself. Would thoroughly recommend for a large group.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Very enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Nice modern decor, excellent service and a nice menu. Would not have given this a second look walking past, but had some good reviews so we gave it a try. Our party of four had different dishes and everything was very tasty. My rare steak was a little too cooked for me but otherwise all good, we would go again if in the area.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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