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“The Go Down is a very good restaurant offering city centre fine dining at reasonable cost.”
Review of The Go Down

The Go Down
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Ranked #21 of 929 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $48
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed July 7, 2013

The restaurant is below street level (hence 'Go Down) and on evening we went outside temp was about 24 deg C so inside was a little warm for our liking. No air con although ceiling fans were on as were some stand alone ones. Luckily we had a table beside a window so had some more air.
That aside the whole evening was very good. The staff were attentive on entering and table was ready for us even although we turned up 15 mins early. Never felt rushed throughout the meal, although service to take our order could've been prompter. Restaurant was pretty much full and staff coped with this admirably.
Menu did not offer large number of options, however when food arrived it was obvious the focus was on quality rather than quantity.
I really enjoy my steaks (extremely blue) and the fillet I was presented with was one of the best I have tasted. Tender such that it melted in the mouth. Washed down with a good Rioja it was fabulous.
Owner (Penelope) was extremely pleasant taking time to talk about our visit to York, Wimbledon and also our meals !!!
All made for a great meal.
Key tip : Table booking necessary.

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

We visited here last night. The food was wonderful. Starters excellent (The black pudding was lovely). Main courses the same. The sauces were devine and the desserts were just delicious. It's always first impressions and the little details that make a difference and we were not disappointed. The team are wonderful. Very friendly and very attentive.
Overall a brilliant find and a must go again place.

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1  Thank gillsSheffield
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Went to the Go Down on our last night in York , my mother and I had been visiting my sisterfor a few days. She has been there quite a few times an enjoyed it everytime.
It was a warm evening but the resturant was cool and comfortable. The choice on the menu was great, we all had something different and each one was perfectly cook also the vegetables were tasty and well cook. Wonderfully cooked and presented, the Chardonney wine was a well worth the money and lovely and cool on a warm evening.
If you want a nice meal in nice surroundings without being hassled was hovering waiters then go down to the Go Down

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1  Thank caroleallen61
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

The menu here is classic, some might say old fashioned, but it is all well executed and tasty. The wine selection is good and reasonably priced. The service was also fine, good friendly staff. The decor is a little dated and the atmosphere seemed a little lacking even on a busy Saturday night. The biggest problem was the heat, there was no air-con and the the low ceiling-ed dining room just got hotter and hotter during the evening. In the end we rushed through dessert and coffee just to get out and get some fresh air.

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1  Thank Pudkin
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Excellent meal staff very friendly we opted for the two course set meal and it was just the right amount of food we all had different so we tried each others food and found it all very tasty would recommend this restaurant to others.

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1  Thank Alexandra E
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