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31 Castlegate Restaurant

4.2
4.2
254 Reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European
Situated in the shadow of the nearby imposing York Castle which dates back to 1068, our restaurant isn't quite so old. Built in 1825 and now a Grade II listed building and English Heritage Monument, it is the former home of Georgian Architect GT Andrews. Head Chef and proprietor Nick Julius has an impressive track record, with restaurants such as L'Escargot (London), Durham Ox (Crayke) and cruise liner Cunard Vista Fjord. 31 Castlegate serves up Modern European cuisine using only the finest locally sourced ingredients. Attentive yet unobtrusive full table service and contemporary surroundings ensure that your time with us will be relaxing, special, and memorable.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01904 621404
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Nick Julius
  • Private party facilities
    Our private dining room can seat up to 24 people in an intimate yet contemporary setting. Exceptionally well versed at hosting birthdays, wedding receptions, hen parties, Christmas parties, business meetings, AGMs and many more,our dedicated professional staff will work with you to deliver the ultimate experience from initial contact, through to event. Menu's can be tailored to suit your individual requirements.
  • Private party contact
    Roy Spence: 01904 621404
  • Neighborhood
    York
  • Parking details
    There is a nearby council operated car park in the shadow of Clifford's Tower. It is Pay and Display. For more information, prices, and times, please visit the council website.
  • Public transit
    Most buses into and out of the City stop at Clifford Street by the Magistrates Court, which is approximately a 3 minute walk from where we are located.
  • Entertainment
    Modern yet classical music is piped throughout the restaurant. It is entertaining yet unobtrusive, providing the perfect backing to a romantic meal between two, or a more lively party atmosphere for a group of friends/colleagues.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 254 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

254 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with friends here. The staff were very pleasant and the food very good. However the toilets need a bit of work on them but overall a very nice experience.

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  2. Guyj

    Cambridge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Appalling service. One hour wait between starter and desert, bought the bill out before I'd even been asked about whether me or my partner wanted a desert. Lied to me saying that there were dauphinoise potatoes on my plate when in fact it was a fondant. Food very average, could've cooked it myself. Don't get why this place has such good reviews, the place was dead on a Saturday night and I now know why. Won't be returning.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food in a very pleasing ambience. Service was good with all the staff being friend,y and helpful. Decent value for money, would definitely visit again

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent location, superb menu with not too much choice to confuse you. Excellent service and I thought a reasonable price at £55 for a 3 course and a 2 course with drinks. Would definitely go again.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great for pre-theatre meal, small portions food not very hot but tasty. Just one veg was served. Good location. Staff. We're lovely and the service was quick.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Extremely disappointed. Starter (Terrine) tasteless. Hardly Chef prepared. The chicken main meal was similarly tasteless. Ambience stale. Downstairs room cold. Expected fine dining. Far from it. The waitresses were friendly though. Won't be back.

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  7. Dawnyprawny

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Beautiful intimate dining room although a little quiet on the evening we visited so it lacked a bit of atmosphere but this wasn't the restaurant's fault. Service was first class and you were made to feel special which was lovely. The food was well presented, tasty and good value for the 3 course set dinner. If I had to make a slight criticism, we found the food a little plain. The terrine was ok but could've done with a dressing or chutney, just a bit dry. The chicken with brie was big but not particularly juicy and tender and served with saute potatoes, plain green beans and red wine gravy. Nothing wrong with it at all just felt a little like something I could've made easily at home. The lamb was beautiful. No pineapple jelly left for the creme brulee so opted for chocolate brownie instead which was rich but delicious. Overall still a pleasant experience just felt something a little lacking.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and brilliant staff. We loved it. Our first trip to York.

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  9. davep

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fabulous space, listed building with a bit of history, matched with very attentive service and food which was almost terrific, but for a few minor details like a lack something green to give colour and variation to an otherwise great venison three ways, for example. Definitely worth a visit, even in the competitive market that is York's food scene.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Booked a meal here as a pre theatre meal for my 54th birthday for my daughter. Not a stones throw from the Royal Opera House, we arrived to a warm welcome, service was excellent, very attentive, food gorgeous, quick between courses hardly any waiting time. I would have scored all five stars on my review, however our table was downstairs and lacked atmosphere and given it was my birthday I would have liked to have been in the main restaurant.

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31 Castlegate Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 254 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for 31 Castlegate Restaurant

31 Castlegate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9RN

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    York
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    There is a nearby council operated car park in the shadow of Clifford's Tower. It is Pay and Display. For more information, prices, and times, please visit the council website.
  • Public transit
    Most buses into and out of the City stop at Clifford Street by the Magistrates Court, which is approximately a 3 minute walk from where we are located.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Nick Julius
  • Entertainment
    Modern yet classical music is piped throughout the restaurant. It is entertaining yet unobtrusive, providing the perfect backing to a romantic meal between two, or a more lively party atmosphere for a group of friends/colleagues.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01904 621404
  • Private party facilities
    Our private dining room can seat up to 24 people in an intimate yet contemporary setting. Exceptionally well versed at hosting birthdays, wedding receptions, hen parties, Christmas parties, business meetings, AGMs and many more,our dedicated professional staff will work with you to deliver the ultimate experience from initial contact, through to event. Menu's can be tailored to suit your individual requirements.
  • Private party contact
    Roy Spence: 01904 621404
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