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The Go Down

#26 of 673 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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15 Clifford Street, York YO1 9RG, England
01904 640117
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had one of the best meals I've had in a long time (mushroom risotto starter and lamb on a bed of lentils to follow). Four of us all enjoyed our meal - the lemon tart was particularly enjoyed by our friend. This family restaurant prides itself on good service and hearty food. The bread comes as a whole loaf, warm... More 

Thank Racingfollower
Dublin, Ireland
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124 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On our annual visit to York we paid our usual visit to The Go Down,having reserved a table. This was very necessary as the restaurant was very busy during one of York's busiest weeks(Ebor race meeting). The food was excellent and very good value, particularly the Fixed Price menus which are available throughout the evening. You can have a one,... More 

Thank IFM_11
Reading, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We opted for the fixed price menu and were not disappointed. I had the Beignets which were light and very tasty and my husband had the Yorkshire pudding. The warm bread with oils was a pleasant surprise which we very much enjoyed. For main course we had the Cod loin and a steak both of which were beautifully cooked and... More 

Thank MEH285
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booking the Go Down restaurant for my friends hen do. We re not a rowdy bunch so wanted something a little different to th e chains restaurants. From the start the staff were very friendly. Firstly, as we were a group of 13 they put together our own set menu for a price in our budget. If I had... More 

Thank mjeranger
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97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a bistro restaurant that I revisited after a couple if years . Nice to see that the great loaf of bread is still served . I ordered the cod loin it was a little over cooked in my opinion & that spilt it a little but still very tasty , the side of veg had spiced red cabbage... More 

Thank Jj1066
Cannock, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We could see the chef working from the street outside and it looked very clean so we went in. We chose the set 3 course menu and there was a good variety, the food was excellent, really good, free fresh bread too and a bottle of water with the meal. The staff were very attentive and we really enjoyed everything... More 

Thank Hayley L
York, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although it was very highly rated, the staff were clearly inexperienced, the food very simple and it lacked flare. I appreciated the fact that the tables were full and the diners looked happy but I had much higher expectations.

Thank benny4itall
York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fine describes this experience, nothing on the starter menu appealed, the staff were young and inexperienced and the food was fine. I asked for rare steak, I got medium- it was ok.

Thank jenniferafindlay
South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always visit The Go Down when in York and have enjoyed every meal. It has been given a makeover giving it a fresh modern open feel. Still giving you complimentary hot bread with oils now ( we asked for butter though) before starters. Hubby had the black pudding and bacon starter and I enjoyed prawn and melon cocktail. Mains... More 

Thank valerie1953
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews on here we decided to give this place a go whilst we're in York on business Really easy to book a table, approached by very friendly staff upon arrival Food was so tasty, I would never think of putting banana with beef fillets but it really was delicious The service was excellent, food arrived quickly and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $48
British, Gluten Free Options, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Clifford Street, York YO1 9RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: 01904 640117

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?