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31 Castlegate Restaurant

#35 of 663 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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31 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
+44 1904 621404
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Today
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very nice place to visit if you are in York. In short, it reminds me of this random cosy restaurants in France that they do surprisingly good fine cuisine. The food is tasty, very well executed with traditional flavours. You will probably wont get any new culinary experiences from what they serve. But what they do serve... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Your review has some very kind comments and we really do appreciate you taking time out to leave a review for us. We are glad that you had a positive dining experience with us. Nick Julius More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on New Years Eve, a very pretty restaurant and festively decorated. Service was fantastic and the staff were lovely. The first course was absoliutely lovely and generous portions. Unfortunately the main course was a bit dissapointing, nothing wrong with the way the chicken was cooked. Unfortunately the jus was more like water, in fact it was very bland.... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you found your jus to be water like and bland, please accept my sincere apologies. If you would have let a member of staff know i would have done my very best to amend your dish for you. Nick Julius More 

Grimsby, Canada
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on New Year's Eve and the restaurant was very busy. We were shown to our seats and served our drinks very quickly . We had pre ordered our meal and the waiter checked our selections. I had the duck salad to start and that was quite bland with lots of tastless lettuce leaves. The salmon terrine was tasty... More 

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Thank terets57
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. However, i do believe you may have left this review to the wrong restaurant. On new years eve we didnt serve duck salad, salmon terrine or halibut.... Nick Julius More 

York
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service (which is lacking in many places in York) with good value tasty food and reasonably priced wine. Well worth a visit.

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

Thank you for your review. Thank you for your comment about the good service you recieved, we really do apprciate comments like that. Nick Julius More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had already just been told, very brusquely, that the restaurant we usually frequent for lunch was full, so we were happy to be welcomed here and were not disappointed, either with the service or the food. Despite a varied menu I plumped for my favourite, fish and chips, and thoroughly enjoyed it. My brother had the same and his... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I have a feeling you may have left a review for the wrong restaurant, whilst we do serve fresh haddock and chips, we do not have pie on the menu. Nick Julius More 

West Mids
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit York from the Midlands in December each year & this was our 7th visit to 31 Castlegate. Every year we have been so impressed by the quality of the food. Everything about it is great, the presentation, taste, choice & price! It's really quite reasonably priced for the quality. My husband's favourite meal is the assiette of venison... More 

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

Thank you for your 5* review. Let me please thank you for your continuous support to 31 Castlegate, making your recent visit to us your 7th one, absolutely amazing, thank you. The assiette of venison is the restaurants favourite, and whilst we change our menu seasonally, the venison is one we do not remove from the menu because of everyone's... More 

Lancashire
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice enough food. Good service though, but no gf bread even though they 'specialise' in gf food! Wouldn't write home about it!

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

Thank you for your review. Nick Julius More 

England
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40 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here on Saturday for the first time and we loved it. I had the christmas menu comprising tasty parsnip soup and then turkey. Was too full to attempt a dessert. My husband had monkfish chowder followed by the best venison dish he has ever had. A well priced and very nice bottle of Malbec accompanied the meal. Staff were... More 

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

Thank you for your 5* review. I do appreciate each and every review that we get, good or bad, however, when i read ones like yours it puts the biggest smile on my face. I am so happy that you enjoyed your visit and even more happy that you will be back. Nick Julius More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steak and chips for both of us, great steaks, nice wine, good service. Small, quite cosy feel to the restaurant with a bit of a buzz

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

Thank you for your review. Great steaks, good wine and great service. What more do i need. Please be sure to pay us another visit in the near future. Nick Julius More 

1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

After reading all the rave reviews we decided to reserve a table here whilst visiting York for the weekend. We ordered the roast turkey from the Christmas menu and it was the worst quality turkey we have ever had, being fatty, tough and dark in colour. In stark contrast, the desserts were a delight - I ordered the lemon posset... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I am deeply sorry that you didn't find your meal to be satisfactory. Our food is of THE highest quality so your comments about the turkey are very upsetting. Glad you enjoyed your desserts at least. Nick Julius More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 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 - 9:30 pm
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
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.

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