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.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

31 Castlegate Restaurant

#34 of 674 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
31 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
+44 1904 621404
Website
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

866 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 852: English reviews
Skipton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved the ambience of this restaurant, oldy worldy but the food definitely had the bistro feel. Service good and price about right for York. I think a little bit of a best kept secret.

Helpful?
Thank Lesley R
Eindhoven
Level Contributor
99 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A slightly old-fasioned restaurant; in itself that is not a bad thing, but the food was only mediocre. We had the set menu which was chicken filled with brie. Either the brie had melted and run away or it had never been there in the first place. We were left with a piece of chicken filet that was somewhat overdone.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kaysee007
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to the Ebor race fest at York and really enjoyed the day. I'd booked the restaurant in advance to ensure we had somewhere good to eat afterwards (having checked via Tripadvisor in advance). We arrived on time (7.30pm) and we were shown to our table for two. It must be the restaurant's age and design (it's centuries old)... More 

Helpful?
Thank Elwood B
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review. The building itself was built in 1825 and is often a feature that is said to bring character to the restaurant. We are pleased to hear that both your venison and rib-eye steak were cooked perfectly, all dishes on the menu are cooked fresh to order. We are sorry to hear that you did... More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was busy which is always a good sign. Staff very welcoming, food good and a nice atmosphere. Thoroughly recommended.

Helpful?
Thank frank19452015
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review. We are very grateful that you were recommended 31 Castlegate and that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Please do pay us another visit in the future. Nick Julius More 

surrey
Level Contributor
167 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A slightly old-fashioned restaurant, but none the worse for that. We think the set menu offers the best value, available for lunch and dinner. My wife and I respectively had garlic mushroom tart and fishcake with chilli dip as appetisers, and duck and seabass for mains. All very enjoyable, and served by friendly and efficient staff

Helpful?
Thank pgwill
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our set menu does offer great value for money, fresh local produce cooked from scratch with every order. I am very pleased you found the food to be enjoyable and that you found service to be not only friendly but efficient too. Many thanks for choosing 31 Castlegate. Nick Julius More 

York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had visitors so took them to one of our favourite restaurants. Unfortunately our booked table had been given to another party so we were seated downstairs, not wanting to make a fuss in front of guests we accepted. I now wish we had ,we were the only occupied table with an excellent view of the public toilets opposite. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank deniseq32
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Firstly let me apologise that your visit was ruined by lack of service. Service is something we are very passionate about. However, your table would not have been given to another table, if you had booked you would have still been given a table in the main restaurant, we only give up tables if the... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a family celebration and all ate of the set menu which was very good value for the quality of the food on offer. Small restaurant with very friendly service. Worth a visit to support local restaurants in York rather than the endless chains!

Helpful?
Thank Chris D
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review. Your comments are truly appreciated, we really do love the support from all of our customers, especially as we are an independent restaurant. We are certain that the local produced food that we serve will satisfy even the most fussiest of foodies, we also thrive knowing that we give all of our customers 100%... More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting the city of York with children! At least on Sunday, the menu both for adults, Sunday roast with the wellknown Yorkshire puddind, and for children, great variety to choose, were excellent!!! Out of the crowded city centre and close to the castle itself, one of the best restaurants I've ever been!!! If you are around, enjoy your... More 

Helpful?
Thank IsabelBaila
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review. Thank you for choosing to dine at 31 Castlegate whilst visiting York. Most importantly that you and your family enjoyed your meal. Many thanks for taking time out to leave us a kind review, we really do appreciate it. Be sure to dine with us again if you are ever to visit York again.... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
199 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable evening, limited choice on the menu but everything I had was delicious. (Particularly the rhubarb dish) Friendly service and a nice intimate setting, planning to bring my wife back!

Helpful?
Thank iainandanna
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review. Every review that we receive is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Nick Julius More 

Upminster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a three week holiday where we ate many lunches out. I have to say that the 'Huntsman's Platter' at the Castlegate gets the vote as the very best lunch dish we had served up. You get a generous portion of local cheese and ham, delicious chutney. hard boiled egg, fresh bread and salad with a dish of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Steve T
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review. The staff and myself are extremely grateful for every review that we get. I am so happy that you enjoyed your platter starter. Especially pleased that you received effivent and friendly service from my staff. We do hope that next time you visit York, you pop in and dine with again. Nick Julius More 

Travelers who viewed 31 Castlegate Restaurant also viewed

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

Been to 31 Castlegate Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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 Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of 31 Castlegate Restaurant and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
Doncaster, United Kingdom

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from 31 Castlegate Restaurant 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?