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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.
PRICE RANGE
£10 - £24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
European, British
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

Plenty of choice on the menu. Good quality for both food and service. Unhurried relaxing lunch. Fair price. On the basis of this meal booked for a family celebration. No problem recommending.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

Visited York for the weekend with friends and came to this restaurant twice, once as a two and once as a party of nine! Food and service was excellent both times and would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Staff are so friendly and amazing especially...Maria who helped with everything. See you next year!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 November 2023

found this when looking at reviews under hidden gems and it certainly is. My wife and I had a 2 courses set meal which was excellent and brilliant value. The restaurant was not particularly busy but it is on the edge of the City Centre...and it was also a Sunday night. The chef is obviously extremely good so I would suggest that give it a go when next in York.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 September 2023

One of our friends randomly chose this one for us. We had no expectations prior to going in, and we were simply wowed by the food, service and hospitality. It's run by a small crew and we were a group of 10- and they went...above and beyond to make sure that we got served to the best of their ability. I would highly recommend it!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023

Really good spot to stop for a fixed price menu. Reasonably priced food, well presented, at a very good price. Great location, and welcoming staff. Would recommend.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023 via mobile

After reading a the rave reviews we decided to give this restaurant a try for our anniversary dinner with the family. The starters were ok but the mains were nothing to write home about. My daughter and husband had pasta carbonara and it was dire....Tinned ham with lots of cream - no peas or anything else in the sauce and definitely tasted of tinned mushroom soup. My husband makes a tonne better version at home. My skewer steak was ok. But nothing to rave about. My son had the cannelloni but it too was bland and had massive chunks of cheese in it. For dessert the gelato for the kids was ok. I had the biscoff bannoffee but there was no toffee sauce at all. Just a very heavy layer of cream. My husband had the tiramisu but there was no alcohol in it and the coffee flavour was nonexistent. Again t was very stodgy and massive layer of cream. Service was good albeit slow after mains were done. Sorry all….I’d give it a miss.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 July 2023 via mobile

I’ve never noticed this place before and a friend booked it for a birthday and it was absolutely lovely! A hidden gem and the food was amazing. Will definitely return

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 20 June 2023

Lovely and tasteful food. Best lasagna my family members have had ever. Good service and god the food quite quickley. Wouldn’t mind eating here several times more. Reasonable priced as well.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 10 June 2023

Lovely food and great service. The staff were welcoming and the place was inviting. Would definitely go back again.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 10 May 2023

Fantastic service and food. Generous options for the set lunch deal. Delicious food at a reasonable price. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Only downside was not having the full selection of wine available and it was very confusing which door to use, so...much so that we almost left thinking it was closed! Highly recommended despite this.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 17 April 2023

The food at 31 Castlegate is delcious and beautifully plated. Maria was the hostess extraordinaire and an added bonus to the delicious meal. She was warm and friendly, gave us great suggestions. Kudos to the Chef! We left full and more than happy we close...31 Castlegate for our meal.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 10 April 2023 via mobile

We found this restaurant near where we were staying, they did an amazing set menu and the food was unreal, we went to york again and seen it has changed name and menu, if it is the same people cooking we would go back as...it was so good beforeMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 10 April 2023

This restaurant is a quirky old building with welcoming ,friendly ,attentive staff . Great idea of the coat hanger . The food was amazing, nicest meal out in a long time and will definitely be going back . Just a few of things we did...notice that could be improved on but will still be returning , was ,the cocktail menu was slightly grubby , the menu book felt and looked well used. Also the menu outside could do to be replaced as faded and difficult to read. But please do not let these few things put you off visiting . All in all the staff and food cannot be recommended enough.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 2 April 2023

What a revelation, so glad we went out of the centre and found this gem of an Italian restaurant.. Great food, great service and really really welcoming and friendly staff..

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 27 March 2023 via mobile

We visited York for dad’s 80th birthday and day one we booked for his birthday meal. The food was lovely. Everything we expected. It was presented beautifully and tasted wonderful. The restaurant is tastefully decorated and feels special but welcoming. The best part of the...whole experience was the staff. They went out of their way to make us feel special even bringing dad a sweet with a candle in it. We all left having enjoyed a special meal made better and memorable by the quality of the food and the attention of the staff. Really worth a visit and we will hopefully come back again.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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31 Castlegate Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4