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Grays Court Restaurant

#250 of 668 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Grays Court Chapter House Street, York YO1 7JH, England
+44 1904 612613
11:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's been over a year since our last visit to Grays court in York, a place we had frequented for lunch for a few years. Rather than the usual informal dining in the long gallery, we were given menus as directed to a formal dining room. We asked why and were told it was due to having a new chef.... More 

1 Thank Carl C
Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Carl, Thank you for your review, and in a way I understand your point of view. People don't like change, but as a business we need to evolve and I constantly strive to improve what we offer to our guests. Grays Court is a remarkable house and I believe that the food and service we offer need to do... More 

York, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Went here for afternoon coffee on a first date, my companion was blown away by the surroundings. Lovely atmosphere and my rose petal tea was delicious! Its a hidden gem.

Thank LilRach1
Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear LilRach, I am delighted to read your review, I hope you date went well, and perhaps you will both come back for dinner. Regards, Helen More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Beautiful Hotel. I've walked past it along the walls countless times and didn't realise it was a hotel/restaurant. Service was excellent but I was disappointed with the afternoon tea. It seemed a bit frugal - 3 finger sandwiches, rather ordinary small cakes, and dry small scones with tired cream. Really lovely pannacotta, and plenty of hot tea however - and... More 

Thank joco613
N.Yorkshire, England
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We have had THE most tasteless coffee ever ! Even after asking to have a new pot made. The staff were lovely along with the food . What a shame - so looking forward to visiting the hotel. Very disappointed.

1 Thank Dr.J,Yorkshire
York, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Afternoon tea at Grays Court with my grandson was a delight! Really delicious treats to eat. Excellent service. Fabulous building and atmosphere.

Thank gardneranthea
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109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Came here for dinner with business friends for the third time. As usually we were served high quality food. The new pulled lamb roll was delicious!

Thank Tata24Bath
York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I visited Grays Court a while back and first impressions where of a lovely historic building with period features. The staff on reception greeted me and where very helpful in directing me to the bar and dining area. I walked into what I believe they called the gallery, a long wood covered room with a lovely little window seat area... More 

1 Thank ggdanton
Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Restaurant, responded to this review

I must say I'm confused as to why you decided to wait a year and then post your review? Had you contacted us at the time of your visit (December 2015), we would have made every effort to address your concerns and meet a happy resolution. Please do come again - you'll find quite a lot has changed in a... More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

If you are walking the walls then plan your trip to stop here for coffee or afternoon tea. Worth the stop just to se the building.

Thank Ian B
Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Helen More 

Hoboken, New Jersey
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332 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stayed at the Grays Court Hotel and loved it. We had breakfast there was was good , fresh juice, cereals and hot meals. Was good and solid. Our dinner was also very good with a fine wine selection, The room for dining is a wonderfully shaped room with tables set for maximum privacy and very large windows. We found... More 

Thank StellaHobo
Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, which has all been taken on board. We are looking to rewrite our menu shortly, so we'll bear your comments in mind. I hope to welcome you back to Grays Court soon. Best wishes, Helen More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We come to York for a few days every year as we really like the city and can tie it in with a business trip. We saw Grays Court from the wall when walking near York Minster, thought it looked lovely and twice in one week were tempted down. On the first occasion we were looking for 2 coffees and... More 

1 Thank Jim G
Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to read this, and disappointed that you felt the service was not up to scratch. With regards to the shortbread biscuits, these are all made fresh in our kitchen as I'm sure you realised when they came out, so I must admit that I don't see this as a negative - quite the opposite. I do however... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$56
British, French, European
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grays Court Chapter House Street, York YO1 7JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 612613
Grays Court is a boutique hotel and heritage property in York that boasts over 900 years of colourful history. Nestled between the Minster and city walls. We are a one-off, a country house hotel in the heart of the city waiting to be explored. As well as eleven individual luxury bedrooms, we house a vibrant resturant and bar and walled garden which proved a beautiful and original venue for meetings, private dining and celebrations.

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