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31 Castlegate Restaurant

4.4
4.4
161 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Located in the heart of York, our restaurant offers contemporary European cuisine in a charming atmosphere. Impressive period decor in situ. First Floor, high ceilinged dining room. Our private dining room is available for parties of up to 24 people, so book your hen party, anniversary, birthday, staff party, etc with 31 Castlegate. An excellent set menu that changes weekly is available, please ask one of our waiters about it. Our a-la-carte menu is available alongside the set menu and offers a further selection of wonderful dishes to satisfy even the most discerning foodie.

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Booked 6 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Contemporary European

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01904 621404

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 161 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Yorkshire

    Pre/post theatre

  • North Yorkshire

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and great service. Worth the five minute detour from the tourist traps in the town centre.

  2. h

    happyvegan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Always fantastic, great taste, beautiful presentation and fantastic value. The vegan set menu is amazing. Thank you :)

  3. JT

    JulieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We went here for lunch for my birthday. Though we were the only ones in, we were made to feel very welcome. The food was exceptional and the waitress was lovely. Good value for money. We'll definitely return.

  4. JH

    JeffreyH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good value and excellent quality would recommend to friends and family

  5. J

    Jeffers

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    A little wait for food but we'll worth the wait lamb dou excellent worth a visit definitely

  6. JA

    JoanneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely cozy restaurant, food was outstanding and really reasonable, staff were lovely and accommodating, food ready in good time, lovely hidden gem of a restaurant 5*

  7. TB

    TheresaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Really enjoyed the delicious food here. I couldn't fault it. It was a shame there weren't more customers - hope they come back soon.

  8. NL

    NicolaL

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely time with my friend

  9. FA

    FranA

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Food was amazing and at a really good price! Service was friendly and fast :)

  10. FG

    FionaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was very good and there were no complaints from any of our party. Menu was innovative but not crazy and portion size just right. Lovely setting, would definitely recommend.

  11. KD

    KatieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time here and it was great! Food was awesome, friendly staff, nice vibe :)

  12. H

    Hubert

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Quite an odd experience. Some of the parties meals were decent, some poor. Ingredients left off several dishes. Could understand if it was was busy but apart from our table, only one other was occupied. Service was lacking any attentiveness and they bought the bill before requested and without asking if we wanted anything else.

  13. LB

    LesleyB

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had the set lunch menu and found the food delicious and really good value

  14. JO

    JOYCER

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Fabulous food, very helpful staff and will definitely return

  15. R

    Richm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This place is a little gem. The crispy pork was the best starter I’ve ever had. The lamb is amazing and perfectly cooked and presented beautifully. The service is excellent. 31castlegate is Perfect

  16. KR

    KarenR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food was delicious and very large portions! My starter was just a bit too big (prawns served on risotto) and probably a little overpriced for 5 prawns but it is so difficult for private restaurants to keep going I appreciate they have to make a profit somewhere, and it tasted lovely. The goats cheese starter was a perfect size. Main courses were tasty and good value. Service was attentive and discrete and even though the restaurant was nearly empty, they created as much ambience as they could with appropriate music and lighting. Very pleasant for 7th January. There was a loud party of 6 in there dominating the room and the waiter discretely moved us (2)to another area - very thoughtful.

  17. S

    Seniors

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The refurbishment has been well done, retaining the best of the traditional feel of this listed building but giving it a contemporary twist. The menu had been re-worked. The food was well presented, the pork especially was outstanding and it was good value for money. Service was pleasant and efficient. We will return and we will recommend this restaurant to our friends.

  18. JB

    JohnB

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a treasure. Great choice on Prix fixee menu. Lovely service. Good music. Lovely food.

  19. IR

    IainR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great evening. Best meal ever - halibut. Fantastic vegan meal. Can highly recommend this place. Staff excellent.

  20. S

    Steffi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    The food was absolutely exceptional, everything was cooked beautifully and the flavour combinations were exciting. The plating was also colourful and inviting. The chocolate brownie in particular was outstanding and is definitely recommended! It was very tasty. The portion sizes were also very generous (a little too generous in my opinion, it became a bit of a struggle to finish the plate by the end) but it's hard to complain about that. The only let-down was the service; there was about an hour wait-time or more between each course, and we were waited half an hour for the dessert menu. This meant we were at the restaurant for a very long time, which luckily didn't really bother us as we were having a good time and the ambience was great. However, if we had arranged NYE plans after the meal, this would have been an inconvenience. If the speed of service could be improved, this restaurant would definitely be 5 stars.

  21. MD

    MarkD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful meal in very quiet and oleasant surroundings.

  22. TM

    ThomasM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Excellent food , good service, good choice over three menus (limited vegetarian option on set menu). Probably a lot livelier in evening.

  23. SF

    SFinYork

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and good service. Our favourite restaurant in York.

  24. LD

    LondonDiner

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a lovely restaurant located in a building full of history. The food was delicious and the pork belly is recommended.

  25. ET

    EdwardT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely relaxing ambience and attentive, pleasant staff. The food is absolutely spectacular and very good value.

  26. SD

    SharonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Definitely my favourite restaurant in York, tried many others and this one is way above the rest.

  27. GC

    GaryC

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We visited on 18 December for dinner as part of our weekend in York. We really enjoyed our food - beautifully cooked and presented. The service was unhurried and friendly. It was great value too . We definitely recommend visiting!

  28. KF

    KerryF

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, lovely service, fantastic birthday meal

  29. TM

    ThomasM

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Set menu choice limited but very good value! Very quiet lunch (during covid restrictions) atmosphere would be livelyer in normal times. Food was excellent beautifully presented. Would highly recommend.

  30. JV

    JanetV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Food was very nice, well cooked a delicious. We paid for the set lunch which was reasonably priced, however the evening menu is very expensive. The waitress who served us was lovely, however the waiter who greeted and served us was very surly and did not smile once. Certainly did not make us feel welcome. This in fact had a negative impact on our experience at this restaurant. Dining out is about more than the food and I hope the management take this on board.

  31. V

    Vlad

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A small and discrete restaurant with delicious food and a quiet atmosphere, prefect for an intimate occasion or simply a lovely relaxed evening.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely restaurant, with relaxed atmosphere. We ate from the vegan set menu which was very good indeed . Service was amazing- we were served by a very capable and welcoming lady who made the experience very enjoyable.

  33. ES

    EmmaS

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food & service. Lunch menu great value. As good as always

  34. j

    johnj

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    third visit within 6 weeks. previously had chosen the evening set menu on both occasions food was superb. this time we had a late lunch so had the lunch set menu. food was only let down by the small amount of source that came with the chicken. Asked for some more but was told as this was the last orders for lunch there was none left.

  35. SY

    SusanY

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, service very good, very very pleasant experience

  36. KR

    KevinR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and great service. Definitely recommend

  37. JB

    JaneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic quality food at very reasonable prices !!

  38. HJ

    HelenJ

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely dining experience, friendly and helpful staff. Delicious food

  39. KH

    KirstieH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best meal we had in York. Fantastic service, we felt really looked after. The food was beautiful, different dishes which were all cooked to perfection. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

  40. B

    Bezzy

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff very friendly, quiet, well spoken, patient and couldn't have been better in any way! Beautiful food, compliments to the chef! Wonderful dining experience indeed! We were celebrating our anniversary. Would definitely go back, thank you.

FAQs

31 Castlegate Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 161 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for 31 Castlegate Restaurant

31 Castlegate Coppergate Shopping Centre York, York YO1 9RN

  • Area

    York

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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