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The Go Down

#22 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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Made a last minute change of venue for a meal......... best decision ever !!! Absolutely beautiful food, lovely atmosphere & brilliant friendly service, nothing could be faulted! I had the king prawn starter with onion & chilli followed by the fillet steak...... both cooked to perfection. Hubby had black pudding starter followed by beef medallions, again, perfection. Would make the... More 

Thank Catmomma1
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came here for tea with a couple of friends last month, we landed a bit early - before they officially opened and despite this were welcomed and shown to our table. The service was friendly and attentive, our orders were taken quickly and the food came out in good time. The atmosphere in here is really nice, we were early... More 

Thank YorkshirePob
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A picky eater, this place more than met the need. Boar Sausages, carrot and swede mash, rich gravey, gorgeous! Could have eaten it twice, especially at the price. Very highly recommended!

Thank Peter F
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely wonderful food, fantastic atmosphere, very reasonable prices, and staff are lovely. Thank you so much for a great evening-will definitely be back!

Thank YoungyDanby
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great meal here last night. As it was Sunday night a bit quiet so it wasn't crowded. Cannot fault the food and presentation it was superb. Had set menu plenty of food. The red wine was delicious too. Overall a great evening would recommend and will be returning again.☺

Thank Julie T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had no other recommendation than trip advisor for this restaurant so went with an open mind. The service was very friendly and efficient and the food extremely well cooked and tasty. We had two courses from the set menu. The whole experience was above and beyond...including the beautifully kept toilet facilities!

Thank Dot B
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With almost 900 eating establishments in York, competition is tough and standards high. At The Go Down you can choose between a fine dining menu or the more than adequate fixed price menu. Although we went for the fixed price menu we sneaked views of some other tables that we're having the fine dining option. Both are wonderful, it depends... More 

Thank Pavarotti52
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to The Go Down based on the good reviews from the Tripadvisor. We both have onion soup, then rump steak. They were amazing. The restaurant seems fully booked in the evenings so would recommend you to make reservation to avoid disappointment.

Thank Roehamptonfoodie
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic evening, celebrated my grandads 90th birthday here. The food was faultless. We had the set menu. Only managed starters and mains, no room for dessert! Customer service was again faultless. Penelope who served us, offered to take my coat as we arrived. I said I would keep it on as I was cold, she then shut the... More 

Thank kellylancaster123
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a three course meal here, they do an offer for 2 or 3 courses both below £20 and food is well worth it even if it does seem a little pricey. Lovely friendly staff too. The sticky toffee pudding is to die for!

Thank Ariana93

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $48
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?