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31 Castlegate Restaurant

#43 of 670 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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31 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
+44 1904 621404
Sun 11:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent quality food and very friendly staff. Considering I visited with Mum during Mother's Day, would have to say the food was moderately priced unlike big branded restaurants who could not compete with the quality of the food at Castlegate. Staff were very attentive, welcoming and although busy, food was received promptly and dishes cleared etc Would highly recommend!

Thank Meg W
Garstang, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Most of York is pedestrianised, and you get hungry suddenly. We with 2 friends came across 31 Castlegate by chance, went in, and on a very cold day, were well looked after, and able to choose a window position with plenty of space to relax and look at the menu. We had 4 different choices of meal, and each one... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very pleasant staff and someone working well in the kitchen below. Understated and interesting. Never been disappointed, always seems quieter than is really should be. Will go again!

Thank Speakasyoufind8
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here on Saturday for a lite lunch and we're suppressed by the standard of the food and service we were well looked after by all the staff and many thanks to them this place is small and quirky but nice and cosy and good value for money thanks to all who looked after us.

Thank Michael c
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had some great food and wine here! The rabbit croquet starter was lovely and the pork and chorizo starter was scrumptious! My boyfriend had the trio of venison which was cooked perfectly! I'm not really a pudding person but would highly recommend the sticky toffee pudding. The staff are lovely, very friendly and knew about he food as well!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such a lovely meal tonight at 31 . I don't write these reviews unless I feel strongly one way of the other, and in the case of this restaurant I was truly impressed. The menu was interesting without being showy or bizarre and the food was well-cooked and well presented. The service was gracious and efficient. The decor... More 

Thank Sirenedepetit
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my husband. Although we live in York had never been. We had the set menu which was delicious. The person who took the booking was very polite & asked if we had any dietary requirements & also advised booking just 15 mins later so that we didn't get caught up with a big crowd. I thought that was... More 

Thank KCandNC
United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant had a set menu for lunch which was very reasonably priced, given the quality of the food and the service received. A good variety of starters, mains and desserts. The wine list was extensive. The service was impeccable.

Thank onthegobabe
nickjulius, Manager at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review. I am extremely happy that you enjoyed your meal here at 31 Castlegate. Such lovely comments and we really are grateful. Nick Julius More 

Grantham, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a Thursday evening, having booked in advance. We were seated very quickly and the inside of this restaurant is cosy but very nice. Choice on the menu was quite small but this is because what was offered was very good. I would have liked to have had the choice to have a starter from the set menu and... More 

Thank FlorrieF18
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review. Each review we get from customers means a lot to us. I am sorry that you were not offered the choice to take a meal from one menu or the other, we have no issues doing this at all, further charges may occur and this should have been explained to you, so apologies for... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I dined here on the 24th Of Feb, he had found reviews of it on here and when we looked at the menu, thought it would be worth a try. I can be quite fussy with food as my parents are such good cooks so I am used to very good food but the standard here is... More 

Thank Alison L
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review. Firstly, thank you for leaving such a lovely, positive review. I honestly do not know what to write apart from to thank you for all your comments regarding the food and i have passed on your compliments to Jason who is doing very well in his new role at 31 Castlegate. I do look... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 621404
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?