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31 Castlegate Restaurant

#34 of 673 Restaurants in York
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31 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
+44 1904 621404
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 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
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First impressions were good, nice place and friendly waitresses. Starters were excellent, my tiger prawns were delicious and my wife had the Halloumi cheese which was also nice. My problem was with the fillet steak which I ordered rare, it came medium (not even medium rare), no one came to ask us if our meals were OK so I had... More 

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Thank MrHoward8855
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Firstly let me apologise that you were unhappy with not 1 wrongly cooked steak but 2... the waitress who looked after your table assured me she was about to come and do a check back and as she was, you did call her over. I am sincerely sorry that you were not impressed with dining... More 

Stockport, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After many dead ends 31 Castlegate was the only place on my list that would accept a booking on a race day that was not a high street chain, I needed somewhere that offered something different but good value for money. This did not disappoint any of the 12 diners. After a little bit of negotiating with Emma a perfect... More 

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

Thank you for your 5* review. Many thanks for choosing 31 Castlegate. We really appreciate you taking time out to leave us such a lovely, positive review. I am pleased that you found the whole dining experience a positive one including the quality of the food to the fantastic service my staff provided to you. I have passed over your... More 

Brecon, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pre booked for a Saturday night. Varied menu, and pleasant staff. I had a steak which I rarely do out as they are often disappointing , but the fillet was good. Try not to sit downstairs has this seemed to lack atmosphere.

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Thank MrMrsW50
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your fillet steak and that you found my staff to be pleasant. I would not say downstairs lacked atmosphere, it is just a smaller dining area to the one upstairs in the main restaurant. Sometimes we have to seat our customers downstairs due to been very busy upstairs. We... More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If we stay in York we always book 31 for a meal and it's always been good. The scallops and the lamb are divine. We now find ourselves on occasion compelled to drive from Bfd just to have dinner at 31, it's worth it!

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trawled the tripadvisor reviews and plumped for this one. Very glad we did. Unpretentious setting though obviously an old building. Food was simple and delicious. Staff were outstanding, just the right amount of attention and easily satisfied us with our request to adapt the menu slightly. Couldn't really fault it.

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Thank SDix67
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review. Many thanks also for choosing 31 Castlegate to have your meal. Your review means a lot to us and i am very glad that you enjoyed the food and the service was outstanding. Please do pop in again in the future. Nick Julius More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a lunchtime table to celebrate graduation of daughter from York university. The restaurant came with a high pedigree and it certainly lived up to its reputation. Menu was comprehensive and varied and prices were very reasonable. The battered haddock was the best I've had in many years and all four meals were very well received. Thoroughly recommended.

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

Thank you for you 5* review. Our lunch time fish and chips is a very popular choice here at 31 Castlegate. Very glad you got to sample the dish for yourselves. Thank you for choosing to dine with it and also many thanks for taking time out to leave us a review, we really do appreciate each and every one... More 

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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked #31 online after reading TripAdvisor reviews and were certainly not disappointed. The food was tasty and fresh and the staff courteous and friendly, it has a quirky but nice layout. If visiting York I would recommend #31.

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Thank ROB123_ERY
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review. Thank you for taking time out to leave us a trip advisor, we really do appreciate every one we get. I am very pleased that you enjoyed the food and that the staff treat you well, thank you for recommending us, it really does mean a lot to us. Nick Julius More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having had a very nasty experience with the Rustique we were looking for somewhere else to eat. Just by chance we wandered into 31 Castlegate. Although the frontage is unimposing, step inside and you get the most marvellous welcome. Even though they were booked up we were greeted by Emma’s charming smile and invited to sit whilst she set a... More 

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Thank John6039
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review. I am sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with another restaurant close by, although grateful that you choose to come and dine with us at 31 Castlegate. I have passed on your comments to Emma, we exceed at giving 100% service, we do advise to book a table with us as... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have had lunch here twice, nice and quite, good atmosphere. The food is gorgeous and at a really good price. Would definetly recommend

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Thank Emily_wa181
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review. Thank you for recommending us to others, really does mean a lot to us, i do hope that you will pay us another visit in the near future. Nick Julius More 

Doncaster
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For me the only measure worth asking about is "would I go back?" The answer here is a resounding yes on this occasion. Nice food, reasonable prices (you don't want to to cheap otherwise the riff-raff start visiting) and nice surroundings. The only slight critisism is that some of the tables are too close to each other restricting privacy (we... More 

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Thank Bana999
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I do take all comments on board especially ones where our customers feel that the tables are too close, i do find that this is the same in most restaurants and we try to utilize the space we have in our small restaurant quite well. Lovely to hear that you would come back to 31... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$21 - $32
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
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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