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The Go Down

#29 of 672 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
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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York, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was beautiful Staff very friendly and helpful We chose from the 3 course menu at around £17 - it was superb Would highly recommend

1 Thank DDowker
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked here for my sister's hen do so there was 11 of us in the group. This wasn't a problem and staff catered for our party even though it's a small restaurant. We were treated with a friendly welcome by the lady owner who kindly offered to take our jackets and showed us to our table. There was plenty... More 

1 Thank SJS1984
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was part of a group of 11 and we had the fixed price menu. We weren't asked to prebook our food as you sometimes can be as a large group. I had the risotto starter and duck main. Both were fantastic between the group we had black pudding, calamari,risotto,salad starter and steak,duck,pork, vegetarian pie and sticky toffee pudding, bakewell... More 

1 Thank DeeDeeKuk
Brighouse, UK
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You could walk past this restaurant and not notice it's there but that would be a big mistake. We booked some time ago following advice that it fills up quickly. It is a very small restaurant run (and owned I assume) by a husband and wife and the overall impression we got was that they love doing it. The food... More 

1 Thank RussBrighouse_UK
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant last year and I can honestly say it's the best restaurant we've been to. It was so good that we had to come back again this year! We are so glad we did as it was just as fabulous! The food,service and attention to detail is superb. The restaurant itself is small and has got a... More 

1 Thank EMMA C
London, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love it. The food was tasty reasonably priced and great menu. Some of the extras were lovely touch like the bread and the sides . Took the family for birthday dinner. What a lovely surprise. Highly recommend if.

2 Thank Austin R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After searching for a place to eat we discovered this gem. Waitress was honest when we arrived telling us it will be roughly 15 mins for a table but they had one that we could sit at and have a drink. We started our drinks and another waiter came along saying are we to warm as it was near the... More 

1 Thank Gary K
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2017

My meal was good, but I wasn't blown away in comparison to some places I've been in York. I enjoyed my meal and felt full. It hasn't made me want to rush back but, as I said, I enjoyed my meal and the serving staff were very attentive.

Thank Cari J
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017

We were introduced to The Go Down Restaurant last year, and we are always eager to return. My wife, son and I enjoyed our evening meal there on Thursday. The proprietor and her staff were very welcoming and obliging. The wine was very reasonably priced, and the bottle of water along with the complementary home baked loaf was a lovely... More 

1 Thank Carlisledave
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend stumbled upon this website before we came to York. We looked at reviews and were impressed with what was said, so booked. I have to say the staff we very welcoming and polite. I assume it was the owner took us to our table and was very friendly and warm. The warm bread, olive oil and balsamic vinegar... More 

1 Thank Katie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $48
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, 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: +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?