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31 Castlegate Restaurant

31 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
+44 1904 621404
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (70 reviews)
“crispy pork” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
31 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
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1 - 10 of 980 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Family of 4 enjoyed the set menu. Particularly good children's menu. All freshly made and home made. Excellent service.

Thank Susan H
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Return visit here after last year, food and service where again spot on. Two waitresses where helpful and friendly, I had the rib eye steak which was lovely, also given the option of having other veg etc rather than chips. Still same re toilet but...More

Thank locktech
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for your 5* review. May i thank you for returning to 31 Castlegate for your meal, one year later. To find that the food and service is still of a high quality and you enjoyed everything makes me very happy indeed. The toilet...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today (Sunday 15th October) at 2pm while visiting ur son at university and treated him to lunch out. I had seen this place 4 weeks earlier while having a look around and wanted to try it. We all ate off the Sunday set lunch...More

Thank Rickw111
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your 5* review. I am over the moon that you enjoyed your meal with us here at 31 Castlegate. Thank you also for the compliments regarding my waitresses, i have passed on your comments and they are very grateful. Lastly, imagine if...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A York institution which I book for dinner virtually every time I am in the city and it never lets me down. However, despite a number of visits, I haven't reviewed it since 2014 and I thought I would rectify that oversight. Good starters of...More

Thank cageybee
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Let me first thank you for continuing to visit 31 Castlegate when you visit York. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit this time and your food. Lovely comments regrading the relaxed atmosphere that you felt and that you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here on Friday night (6th) - turned up without booking on the off chance for a table for two and we were seated no problem. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere and our waiting staff were very attentive. I had a started of crispy pork with Asian...More

Thank alanna.odonnell
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5* review. What a lovely, positive review for my restaurant, i really do appreciate each and every review i get and the fact my customers have taken time out of there day to write us one, it does mean a lot...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best food ever , venison to die for, lamb rump excellent. Staff excellent & the chef must be the best. Don’t expect hustle & bustle, quiet relaxed atmosphere. Brilliant for special occasions. 4th visit this year, never disappoints. Even better with tastecard.More

Thank Pat D
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5* review. Short and sweet but greatly appreciated. Lovely comments regarding the food and my staff and i have to admit, us chefs are pretty good too ;) 4th visit this year? WOW, thank you so much for your continued support....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

found this restaurant by chance after visiting shops by the yorvik museum nearby. all I can say what a gem food and service was excellent will definitely pay a visit again when next in York.

Thank robertp59922
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5* review. Short and sweet but your words are very kind and we really appreciate your TripAdvisor review. Nick Julius

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Castlegate and on both occasions we've had a great time. The food is extremely good for the price, particularly the specials menu. The pigeon breast with black pudding is excellent and there is a decent and reasonably-priced wine list....More

Thank ExitPursuedByABear
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5* review Such lovely comments. Thank you for taking time out to leave us a review. I have passed on your gratitude to Sara. My staff here are very professional and attentive and i am very happy that you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We visited in early September as two couples. The food was very good, no complaints there. Service also good. We all agreed though that the ambience and decor could easily be vastly improved by updating it, probably relatively cheaply. So in summary, keep the food,...More

Thank Tom L
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you for your review. If the only complaint was the decor then i can take that, i agree some work needs doing within the main restaurant and plans are in order for this once the festive season is out of the way. As a...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

visited after racing and had a great three courses. From start to finish was of a very high standard. Please thank the two young ladies who served us and the way they handled a particularly awkward customer who for some reason was acting up. They...More

Thank nick w
nickjulius, Owner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thank you for your 5* review. Many thanks for choosing 31 Castlegate to have your meal after visiting the Ebor races. I am very happy that you were happy with your food and service and i do hope we see you again in the future....More

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Kimble59
13 May 2017|
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Response from nickjulius | Property representative |
Sorry to hear that it wasn't up to usual standard. It is still under the same management but we do have a lot of new staff. Staff training is still underway and we will be back up to standard the next time you come in.
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locktech
5 August 2016|
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Response from nickjulius | Property representative |
We have a downstairs restaurant with disabled access which is the same floor as the toilets.
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Duckit
13 May 2016|
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Response from nickjulius | Property representative |
We close at 3pm Tuesday-Friday reopen at 5:30pm Saturday we are open all day and Sunday we close at 4
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$32
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 621404
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Description
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.
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