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

A “beautiful setting” – York’s oldest inhabited house, host to knights and politicos in its day, and boasting a medieval walled garden – adds to the drama at this graceful 12-room hotel. In summer 2021, award-winning chef Adam Jackson (who helped Yorkshire pub The Black Swan to a star before launching his own venture) took over the head chef role, and early visitors were “blown away” by his “exquisite” and “creative” seasonal food, including six-course tasting menus. “An eating experience that creates memories.”

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Owner's description

The Bow Room serves an exquisite tastng menu which can be paired with an optional wine flight. Head Chef Adam Jackson and his team are committed to using ingredients from our own kitchen garden alongside local suppliers to create a memorable and exciting dining experience.

This is a leisurely dining experience of 2-2.5 hours so please bear this in mind when making travel plans.

Dinner Served Wednesday to Saturday 7.00 & 7.30pm


  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 120.00 Dinner only 9

Traditional European menu

Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

No dress code

The chef

Chef Adam Jackson aquired a Michelin Star as Head Chef of The Black Swan, Oldestead. Since then he has led the kitchen teams in a number of eateries across Yorkshire. Adam is commited to using fresh, local and seasonal produce. Adams cooking style is classic flavours reinvented using contemporary cooking methods and plating styles. His vision for the Bow Room is to give guests a memorable journey through each course accompanied by exciting and diverse wine pairings. 

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Reviews of The Bow Room Restaurant Restaurant in YO1, York by users of Also see the editors review of The Bow Room Restaurant restaurant.
Sherylin F
A wonderful experience in an exceptional lo...
Reviewed 6 days ago

"A wonderful experience in an exceptional location with impeccable service. Truly memorable."

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Jamie R
First class environment, service and food -...
Reviewed 23 days ago

"First class environment, service and food - very proud of the team here and will certainly come back for future special occasions."

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Evan W
Amazing service and some of the best food i...
Reviewed 1 months, 19 days ago

"Amazing service and some of the best food i’ve eaten in my life."

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Jamie R
First time at the restaurant and was blown ...
Reviewed 1 months, 20 days ago

"First time at the restaurant and was blown away. Went for my birthday and took two friends who I was keen to impress and the whole Bow Room team, front of house and in the kitchen, were very impressive - from when we first arrived at Gray’s Court hotel to when we left after a wonderful meal. Thank you for a wonderful evening - it was a real treat! I hope we return on the next anniversary, if not before!"

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Alison W
Beautiful location and fantastic food. Some...
Reviewed 2 months, 3 days ago

"Beautiful location and fantastic food. Some tasting menus are too long but this is just right. The staff were friendly and helpful."

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Lorna H
Fabulous experience! The food was incredibl...
Reviewed 3 months, 6 days ago

"Fabulous experience! The food was incredible and was complimented by the service we received from all the staff especially Alda who couldn’t do enough to make our experience one to remember! This place has a real ‘wow’ factor from the entrance the moment you enter to the gardens sitting to have a drink. We loved it all and highly recommend!!"

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Carol D
The Bow Room restaurant is a fitting venue ...
Reviewed 3 months, 23 days ago

"The Bow Room restaurant is a fitting venue to showcase chef Adam Jackson creative tasting menu. It is sumptuous and yet unpretentious with one of the most glorious gardens in the centre of York. Canapés and drinks were served and the garden as it was a warm and sunny summer evening. I couldn’t resist a walk around the kitchen garden with a quick chat to the chefs as they collected fresh herbs for the evening service. The canapés were so delicious we could have eaten a whole bowl of them but for the fact we knew there were more delights to come. I cannot describe what followed as it was beyond my culinary skill to even imagine how much time and effort it takes to deliver such an imaginative menu. Adam never fails to deliver on all levels. He is one of the most creative chefs I know and his food is both sublime and divine. The flavour combinations are unique and each beautifully presented plate provides an explosion of taste and is an artwork in itself. We enjoyed interesting wine choices to compliment the food and the service was balanced with the right amount of time between courses to feel relaxed and unhurried. We will look forward to seeing you again soon. Downes - Carr household."

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Christine M
If you are looking for somewhere to eat for...
Reviewed 4 months, 14 days ago

"If you are looking for somewhere to eat for a special occasion or if you are just wanting a change from steak and chips, please do visit the Bow Room at Grays Court Hotel. The hotel is absolutely beautiful with lovely gardens and to really appreciate the ambience and relaxation you really should book a room for the evening. The Bow Room Restaurant serves exceptional quality food to set your taste buds tingling, beautifully presented and the staff are so friendly and knowledgeable. They will tell you everything about each course of food and glass of wine. The tasting menu was amazing and started in the bar with a canape that literally burst with flavour as soon as you bit into it. Could easily have eaten more of those! The whole evening was a leisurely delight. You must try it!"

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Grays Court Hotel, Chapter House Street, York, YO1 7JH
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Opening hours
Wednesday7 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday7 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday7 pm‑11:30 pm
Saturday7 pm‑11:30 pm

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