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31 Castlegate Restaurant

4.4
4.4
123 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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  • 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

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 123 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Yorkshire

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. KH

    KirstieH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.

  2. B

    Bezzy

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.

  3. JA

    JaneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I would definitely book to eat there again next time I visit York. I will be recommending it to my friends and family.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly and great food!!

  5. PB

    PaulB

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best meals my wife and I have had anywhere, both mains and deserts. Ambience and lighting both perfect, all very christmassy. Great service throughout. I will go here every time we go to York from here on in!

  6. MS

    MikeS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We have been regular users of 31 Castlegate for a number of years on our annual pilgrimage to York. We booked this time with a sense of trepidation given some of the more recent reviews on various sites. Fortunately our fears were unjustified and we enjoyed yet another superb evening's dining off the set price menu, which in our view gives good value for money. It's a pity more people do not use this excellent little restaurant, tucked away off the Coppergate Shopping Centre, which has never failed to please us.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Weekend visit to York , food was beautiful ,nice atmosphere and first class service I would recommend and will be back next time we visit York 5 stars

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Meal All Staff untested in your order

  9. MK

    MK1998

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about our dining experience at 31 Castlegate Restaurant was fantastic - cannot fault anything! The service was wonderful, all the serving staff made personalised recommendations to us - and were really friendly too. The food itself was fantastic - so tasty, and the value for money is incredible! Cannot recommend it enough.

  10. CW

    ChloeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, incredibly fresh! Couldn’t recommend this place any more! Check it out if you can!

  11. JB

    JamesB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We were bowled over by the high quality of the food and would come back very soon. Portions are excellent too; we had initially planned to have the desert but were too full after the starter and main. Highly recommended!

  12. C

    Chris

    Cleveland

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Friendly service. Wonderful wine selection. Highly recommend.

  13. M

    Martin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Disappointing. Service slow & lacklustre. No Specials menu available on Sunday despite website stating it is available everyday. Food average.

  14. SG

    SteveG

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Extremely good restaurant with very attentive staff excellent value for money with fantastic food would recommend & would eat thee again on any future visits to York overall excellent

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and great service

  16. PB

    PeterB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience was excellent, the staff attentive without being overbearing and the food top notch. Tha ambience was nice and cozy and the place in general was very well kept.I would certainly recommend and go there again.

  17. WR

    WayneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The Sunday roast was superb with melt-in-the-mouth beef and tasty pork belly.

  18. HM

    HelenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food5service1ambience4

    We really enjoyed the food and thought it was excellent value. We are an awkward bunch as we were 4 adults and a baby in a pram ( too small for a high chair), I had precooked and warned the restaurant. They very quickly sorted out a table with room for the pram and brought us menus. We then waited 25 minutes before anyone came to offer us a drink or take an order. We are glad we stayed as we enjoyed the food immensely

  19. CW

    CherylW

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food and wine and very reasonably priced. Lovely presentation and quality of food

  20. SW

    SamanthaW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Unfortunately the service that we experienced was not the best. Our drinks order was wrong, we asked for water for the table 3 times and the bill at the end was wrong. The food overall was ok for the price but we wouldn’t rush back :-(

  21. A

    Adele

    County Durham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    Amazing food and a very romantic setting, just a bit of a long wait between courses

  22. AM

    AndyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant in a great location right next to Clifford's Tower. Great food, good prices and attentive staff. Highly recommend!

  23. KW

    KatieW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Absolutely superb, totally faultless! Food delicious, staff were brilliant, we will definitely return! The only thing that I would change is to make the restaurant not as bright, and make it more candlelit! I can highly recommend this restaurant! Cant wait to return!!

  24. AK

    AnneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, presentation was 1st class, great service and staff were lovely. It really is a beautiful place to eat, we will definetly go back on our next visit to York. Choice & quality was spot on for both the vegan menu and the standard.

  25. JM

    JayneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was glorious. The service first class. The ambience lovely. We had a wonderful evening.

  26. C

    Clnb

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    Staff need training as they didn't know the basics. Food was mediocre at best and expensive for the quality. It is like not great café food at restaurant prices... wine list is not great and even wonder if the wine we got was what we ordered. The toilet was leaking. The place was quite which is understandable considering the above. Spoke to others who also dined there and they weren't impressed either. Avoid and go literally anywhere else!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The restaurant was recommended by a friend and it stood up, however we did not realise that you could only have a Sunday lunch menu rather than a full menu. However, the food was lovely.

  28. AS

    AndrewS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had Sunday lunch of two courses. All of the food was excellent and for £19.95 each, given the portion sizes, was good value.

  29. JG

    JulieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic all round. Would highly recommend. The food is really high quality and well presented, service was fabulous. The atmosphere was relaxed and will definitely return!

  30. PT

    PaulineT

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous food. Inviting restaurant, menu perfect for the mixed group of meat eaters and vegans/vegetarians and great prices. We will definitely be returning. Highly recommend to everyone

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is an exceptional restaurant in York city centre. Fine dining at very sensible prices. The wine too is very sensibly priced. Would not hesitate to recommend booking a meal here whenever in York.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    What a gem. The food was honestly Michelin star level. This wasn't what I expected frankly given the last minute booking. Highly recommended.

  33. PT

    PapaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    On arrival we were promptly shown to our table of choice, drinks order taken after a couple of minutes, and settled down with the drinks to choose from the menu, which had very good value set menu's of 2 or 3 courses, as well as a specials menu to add choice, staff were polite and efficient. We were there early so were the first in for the evening but the place soon filled up. The food was excellent and the courses were not rushed. All in all it was a lovely evening and will definitely be returning again soon.

  34. P

    Phil

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The meal was lovely and the Waiters & Waitresses very attentive. One waiter even showed our your children how to make Origami designs out of the napkins. Would definitely go again when visiting York.

  35. j

    johnj

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    very surprised at the quality of the food . We both chose the set menu. the mussel starter was probably the best mussel dish we have ever had. the mushroom tart was also very good. for mains we had the chicken supreme & the steak, bith dishes excellent. we will be back

  36. SR

    SharonR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was absolutely delicious, presented beautifully & service friendly & efficient. To top it all perfect double macchiato & a chocolate mint with the reasonable bill.

  37. PD

    PeterD

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Booked table for 1230 on Monday 25/10 confirmation received etc. arrived with guest to find it closed

  38. NM

    NicolaM

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Lovely meal at 31 Castlegate, for family of four. All the food was excellent. Our only problem was the service was very... relaxed, shall we say... we would normally be delighted by not being rushed, but we had only allowed an hour and three-quarters before our Ghost Walk and ended up leaving our dessert!

  39. AS

    AnnS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent Sunday lunch . Would highly recommend it look forward to going to York again . Will definitely be visiting there again .

  40. JA

    JennyA

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a lovely meal and overall just a really nice time. So nice to be spending our money in an independently owned restaurant. Great value meal, great ambience, attentive staff. Well done to you.

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31 Castlegate Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 123 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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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

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

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