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“As good as ever!”

31 Castlegate Restaurant
Ranked #66 of 916 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $32
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Our second visit for my 70th birthday dinner which we thoroughly enjoyed.Food perfect and service immaculate! Very much looking forward to the next dining experience.Well done to all concerned!

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Thank William S
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is a small, cosy restaurant with a personal service to match. The manager greeting us was very friendly and made sure my special request was taken care of, and our waiter was also attentive without smothering us. After dinner, the manager even headed outside to check our taxi had arrived, so we didn't need to wait in the rain.

The set menu we ate from had a wide choice and the food we went for was delicious, well worth the £16.95 for three courses that you can get by avoiding the peak weekend periods. The wine list was also very reasonably priced for a restaurant of this nature. Our food came quickly, though it was obviously freshly prepared.

It didn't really feel like anything was missing from our experience, so we'd definitely recommend a visit and particularly if you can head there out of peak time.

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Thank Sam B
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Just returned from a couple of days in York, we looked at reviews for this restaurant before booking and we were not disappointed. Excellent service and value for money. Staff were friendly and very attentive without being overpowering. I decided to eat from the set menus, while my husband decided to have a steak, although the staff were very obliging allowing him to choose a starter from the set menus. All courses were beautifully presented and tasted absolutely delicious. The building is quirky and had a lovely relaxed atmosphere, which gave you the feeling of private dining. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Susan L
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

My get together with family for an enjoyable meal was to meet all our expectations. The staff were helpful and friendly . Their service was efficient and we did not have to wait long for the food to be served, especially when it is all freshly cooked. A private party of twenty four downstairs did not delay our meal. The menu offers a great variety of main dishes and some excellent starters and delicious desserts. My choice of the Asian pork starter was very tasty and unusual. My main dish of corn feed chicken stuffed with brie, herbs and tomatos was full of flavour.The sticky toffee pudding with a brandy snap basket, filled with ice cream was yummy. The choice of wines, at a reasonable price is an added bonus. Friends in the group had the fillet steak and the rib -eyed steak. The comments were positive about flavour and quality again.
This listed building with a quirky layout and a downstairs smaller room for functions is unusal but would recommend a visit...
The atmosphere is cosy and has a feel of an inviting private dining room. The sloping floor adds to a feeling of a little to much wine perhaps ?? A must try venue for those who like quality over quantity.

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Thank Annio59
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Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Myself and my fiance' dined here whilst spending the weekend in York.

The building is interesting and quirky without being pretentious. Its quite small but there is still plenty of room in between the tables.
The food was very very good, and the bill reasonable.

Slightly slow service at first, but it was busy so to be expected.

I would deffinately recommend eating here.

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Thank MartinC1965
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