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The Bow Room at Grays Court

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Grays Court Chapter House Street, York YO1 7JH, England
+44 1904 612613
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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Grays Court Chapter House Street, York YO1 7JH, England
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

My husband and I stopped here for drinks before dinner on a lovely summer evening, and were delighted to encounter Mark, undoubtedly the best bartender in the UK. He makes fantastic dirty Martinis!

Thank KFM9275
Reviewed 28 August 2017

After reading some of the reviews we were curious as to what Grays Court would be like. We are delighted to say we had a wonderful night in a beautiful, large room with a stunning view, a well appointed bathroom and as much soap and...More

1  Thank Jasper299
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The staff were well meaning and very pleasant but seemed to be only partly trained to do their jobs well. We felt sorry for some of the team as they appeared to be rather out of their depth. My friend described the service as "eerie",...More

5  Thank Samantha D
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Grays Court is in a perfect setting, with idyllic gardens and a beautiful house - unfortunately the menu is now either a full set dinner or a cup of coffee. They no longer serve cakes of any type and to get 4 cups of coffee...More

3  Thank paulawiddowson
Helen H, Owner at The Bow Room at Grays Court, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Dear Paula, I am not sure what could have happened here, we serve lunch, a set two or three course between 12.00 and 2.00. Afternoon tea or a cream tea is then served between 2.00 and 5.00. Dinner as you would expect is served from...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

This place was recommended by the Ghost Creeper as they do nice lemon drizzle cake, so we gave it a go. We just popped in for a cuppa and it was very nice and quiet. The gardens are lovely and perfect when the weather is...More

4  Thank Wingwalker5
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I fancied trying somewhere new for dinner and had been intending to try Gray's court for a while. The building is stunning. We were greeted by lovely friendly staff, Mark and Kendall and were made to feel really welcome. The food was...More

Thank Hannah B
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

First time visiting Grays Court. We were initially delighted to come across it, beautiful gardens and libraries. Our issue was with our food experience: Our order was promptly taken by a waitress who did not notice the crumbs all over our table. The tea arrived...More

5  Thank Lauren D
Reviewed 7 April 2017

we had a wonderful evening at the Grays Court restaurant in beautiful surroundings. The chef was very accommodating in providing a different starter for my partner. the food was fantastic and the staff were wonderful we had a very memorable evening

Thank Conferencegirl50
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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...More

3  Thank Carl C
Helen H, Owner at The Bow Room at Grays Court, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

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...More

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 The Bow Room at Grays Court, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$26 - US$61
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
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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
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Following a recent rebranding at the end of 2017, The Bow Room restaurant at Grays Court offers simple yet stunning dishes using fresh local and seasonal produce. We are fortunate to be located in the heart of “God’s own country”, surrounded by a fantastic array of top-quality produce. We grow some of our own produce right here in the garden, ensuring the highest levels of quality and sustainability. The intimate restaurant seats just 22 covers with beautful views over our half-acre of garden overlooked by the famous York City Walls. After dinner, relax in our Jacobean oak-panelled Long Gallery with a drink.
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