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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “consistently good” indie that has been open since 2005 and occupies the former house of Georgian architect G.T. Andrews, in the shadow of the Clifford’s Tower; its continental cuisine continues to elicit solid ratings, and “their 2-for-1 special offers (once they have your email address) are superb value”.


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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Housed in an old Georgian architects drawing office” – this “consistently good” venture in the centre of the city wins all-round praise. Top Tip: “very reasonably priced early bird menu”.

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Owner's description

31 Castlegate is one of York’s great independent restaurants. We are located in the centre of York, under the shadow of the imposing Clifford’s Tower. Our restaurant offers fine dining and contemporary modern European cuisine in an extraordinarily charming atmosphere.

Housed in the former home of a Georgian architect, it’s full of impressive period features and décor throughout. The 31 Castlegate is one of the best restaurants in York and specialises in producing outstanding quality food, using only the finest local produce with everything cooked fresh by Chef Patron, Nick Julius.
York restaurants and Private Function

Our restaurant has a private dining room and is capable of seating up to 24 people in a contemporary surrounding. Located on our ground floor, our quirky Georgian building features a low ceiling and the original wooden beams exposed for all to see and admire. The room has a wooden floor, modern art on the walls and has the feel of cosy exclusiveness. We can offer personalised menus, set menus and our a-la-carte to your party. We welcome all groups, tours and any special occasions — so make 31 Castlegate restaurant in York your number one choice.

At the 31 Castlegate restaurant in York we pride ourselves on our high level of customer care. If you have any special dining requirements, please let us know and we will cater for you.


Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £15.95 £18.95
SundayLunch £15.95 £18.95

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£5.95 £15.95 £3.50 £4.95
Wine per bottle £16.95
Filter Coffee £2.50
Bread £1.50
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

22-24 persons

31 Castlegate Restaurant Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of 31 Castlegate Restaurant Restaurant in YO1, York by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of 31 Castlegate Restaurant restaurant.
Lynn T
We went with friends for Sunday lunch, and ...
Reviewed 11 months, 12 days ago

"We went with friends for Sunday lunch, and were so glad we did. We had the 3 course set menu, which at £18.95 was a bargain. The portions were very good, the quality of the food was excellent, and the waiter was friendly and attentive. We were surprised that the restaurant was relatively quiet, given the excellent food, service, and cost, but were told Sunday is rarely busy. If we lived in York we would certainly go regularly!"

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31 Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN
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Opening hours
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm

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