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31 Castlegate Restaurant

#32 of 681 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 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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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here on the off chance as near the hotel and thankfully they could book us in at short notice due to a cancellation the food we had was lovely had the lamb and my partner the stuffed chicken which we both enjoyed the staff are lovely and very attentive enjoyed my birthday meal thank you 😊

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Thank Rebecca L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just found this restaurant by chance,and although a beautiful dining area upstairs ,it was a really busy Saturday in the city and there was nobody in for food apart from ourselves.It may have been that nobody had noticed the entrance as there wasn't really much to attract customers to go in.However it was a real shame that there were a... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have passed this place so many times on my visits to York but never gone in. Really wish I had! We had a lovely Sunday lunch yesterday and it was the best roast beef I've ever tasted. Very reasonably priced, friendly and attentive (but not intrusive) service. A real find. If you're near the Jorvik or Coppergate shops, walk... More 

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Thank Clucksy
St Helens, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Started with the Duck and chorizo salad and Goats Cheese mousse both excellent. For mains we had Pan roasted lamb and Grilled thyme and garlic marinated corn fed chicken both very , very tasty. An excellent restaurant with good service and good quality food.

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Thank Mark W
Nevada City, California
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a foodie so while the food was decent, the staff were friendly and accommodating, and the setting was interesting, this is not a super food experience or a professional restaurant. I would have no problem visiting again if my choices were limited, and this may be just fine for many people.

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

Thank you for your review. Whilst i really do appreciate every review that i get, i have to say that i am very confused by your review. You found our food to be "decent", my staff were friendly and accommodating and you found the restaurant setting to be interesting,and that you would visit again, yet you only scored us a... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 travelled from afar to celebrate a local resident's 90th birthday & 70 years of Club membership. Only 3 tables taken for Thursday lunch, but the food & service were good and enabled our mini celebration to be a success.

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

Thank you for your review. I am so happy that you had a lovely meal here with us at 31 Castlegate and that your joint celebrations were a success. Many thanks for your custom, and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future, hopefully. Nick Julius More 

King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having read good reviews we decided to give 31 a try, and was not disappointed. We were greeted by the lovely Sara who looked after us the whole evening. The menu had a varied choice and the food was excellent. Would I recommend this restaurant, most definitely.

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

Thank you for your 5* review. I have passed on your gratitude to Sara, i am very happy that you were happy with the service you received for her. Thank you for your kind comment about recommending us to other people, it really does mean a great deal to me and my staff. I look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The upstairs to this restaurant is just beautiful and overall a good experience. One thing I would say is that the bread that came with my soup starter tasted more like a slice of Madeira cake. Would visit the restaurant again

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Thank 147maddy
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Than you for your review. We are glad to hear that you had a good experience dining in the restaurant. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the bread, the bread we make is focaccia an Italian bread that we make fresh. Glad to hear that you would visit the restaurant again and we look forward to... More 

York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an evening meal here and the food was to die for. I had the lobster risotto to start, it was just the right portion size and tasted delicious. Sea bass was to follow and again great food, cooked perfectly. The staff were all lovely and very helpful. Lovely place to eat and reasonably priced. I'd recommend this place to... More 

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

Firstly thank you for your 5* review. We are glad to hear that you loved the food and found it to be cooked perfectly, all of our food is cooked to order and from fresh products. We are pleased to hear that you would recommend us and we hope to have you dine with us again in the future. Thank... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Next door to our hotel, had good ratings and didn't disappoint. Excellent food and service, at great prices. Nice atmosphere. Highly recommended

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

Thank you for your 5* review. Lovely comments and very much appreciated. We hope that if you ever return to York you will choose to dine with us again. 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, Gluten Free Options
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, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?