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The Go Down

#19 of 682 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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15 Clifford Street, York YO1 9RG, England
+44 1904 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Really pleased we reserved a table as it was really busy this Sunday evening. Staff were very friendly and located across from theatre here is prefect for a meal beforehand. Food wise the french onion soup was wonderful. The mushroom risotto was and a lovely big portion. The steak was cooked well and served with a basket of hand cut... More 

Thank Dwain_Pipe
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We wanted to eat at this place for a long while but as we are usually day trippers and the restaurant doesn't open until 5.30pm we haven't managed it. As we had a overnight stay in York we decided to give it a go and have to say it was delicious. Hubby had cod loin and I had duck best... More 

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Tonbridge, UK
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66 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently stayed in York for 3 night and ate out each night. The Go Down was our favourite restaurant. Food was great - my wife loved the fish dish she had and all in all, service and food was very good.

Thank Matt W
Herts, England
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83 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So glad we found The Go Down all thanks to TripAdvisor. A lovely family run restaurant, that serves up delicious food in a cosy setting with a great ambience. The place was certainly busy on a Saturday evening and I would recommend booking. The service was quick and we had dishes explained to us in a helpful and friendly way.... More 

Thank Mulherin
Horwich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had a fabulous meal at go down restaurant york. The hosts peter and Penelope are a lovely couple they have worked very hard to achieve excellent standards. The food is second to none together with the service and great value for money. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Linda F
York, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined at this restaurant last night. We visit regularly and it was our third Christmas night out there. Food was excellent. Great menu and very reasonably priced for a Christmas do. The staff are all lovely and made us very welcome. Atmosphere was great. Cannot fault it and would highly recommend it. Can't wait for our next visit.

Thank MarieMort
Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read the reviews on here which were all good so thought we'd give it a go.... And were not disappointed! The early bird fixed menu for £19.00... Wow! Food was beautiful and selection of seasonal side veg just lovely! Service was great, atmosphere was lovely. Will definitely be visiting again!

Thank stephclare
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my Mrs went in and was blown away by the whole thing. My partner is very particular on presentation and service. Although not the best looking place the food and hospitality was great and the food was fantastic. And it was nice to see the chief come out to see and speak to the guests. Will definitely go... More 

Thank Jay M
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This team does everything well. The food is delicious. The menu offers a good range of classic dishes and gives just the right amount of choice. Presentation was excellent.I could barely contain my excitement at being presented with a selection of fresh seasonal vegetables in a three section serving tray accompanying the main course. We rarely get that attention to... More 

Thank Jenny B
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small, but welcoming place. Food excellent, staff and service superb. very friendly and helpful. Owned and run by husband and wife for over 20 years. Husband is chef and came out of kitchen at end to greet and chat about experience. Nice touch. Defo recommend and will be back when next in York.

Thank WARBS5364

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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
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
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: +44 1904 640117

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