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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 Restaurant at Grays Court serves a nine-course tasting menu with optional wine flights. Chef Adam Jackson and team are committed to using ingredients from our own kitchen garden alongside local suppliers to create a memorable and exciting dining experience.  Adam works closely with our Head Gardener Jules Fern to design the planting each spring to ensure a supply of fresh produce throughout the year from our gardens to enhance our menu. 
Your evening will commence in our Jacobean Long Gallery where we serve our first snack.   Then our guests move into the restaurant  which enjoys views over the extensive gardens and city walls.   We also offer a carefully curated wine pairing to compliment our exquisite courses. This is a leisurely dining experience 2 to 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 £0.00
Filter Coffee £0.00

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.
An excellent all round dining experience in...
Reviewed 5 days ago

"An excellent all round dining experience in celebration of my partner’s 65th. The tasting menu was meticulously presented and delicious. Hard to select a favourite. And the carefully selected wine pairing enhanced the flavours. Very attentive service. We’ve dined with Adam Jackson for several years and always found his food to be outstanding. We’ll be back. "

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Claudia R
Can’t recommend Adam and his team enough....
Reviewed 5 days ago

"Can’t recommend Adam and his team enough. The food is exceptional, the service is fabulous and every time we visit it just gets better. The flavours in each mouthful of food are just incredible and I always leave the plate spotless. If you are looking for a fantastic experience and are in the area you must visit, you won’t be disappointed."

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Rebecca S
Exceeded expectations. Fabulous, diverse an...
Reviewed 1 months, 1 day ago

"Exceeded expectations. Fabulous, diverse and creative menu. Adam Jackson is truly an artist! The scallops and Lamb course were both our favourite but everything was perfection!"

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Siobhan B
Exceptional food dining experience.Tasting ...
Reviewed 1 months, 6 days ago

"Exceptional food dining experience.Tasting menu was food heaven. Andrew the chef is exceptionally gifted and Helen the owner has poured her heart and soul into creating something very very unique. This restaurant and hotel has won awards and more I know are yet to come. For myself and my partner this is the number 1 restaurant and hotel in uk. Helen is a hotelier with a difference!"

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Alex S
Wonderful evening with incredible flavours ...
Reviewed 1 months, 23 days ago

"Wonderful evening with incredible flavours and attentive staff. The attention to detail and the level of cooking should be Michelin Star awarded in my opinion."

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Colin H
Fantastic night in the beautiful settings o...
Reviewed 2 months, 22 days ago

"Fantastic night in the beautiful settings of grays court with exceptional food and service to match. We had a lovely balanced tasting menu paired with tasty and interesting wines. Highly recommend."

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Stephanie R
We had an exceptional experience as first t...
Reviewed 3 months, 19 days ago

"We had an exceptional experience as first time visitors to the Gray court Bow Room restaurant. Upon entry, the customer service spoke well for itself ; ambience and class with us being ushered and coats taken. We had amazing cocktails to start with and canapés; I’ll recommend the “Lady Gray” cocktail. Service was lovingly done without us feeling rushed from soaking it all; the overall experience and the food. The tasting menu was top-notch and you could see how careful attention to detail, taste, precision as love was on each dish served. We had an amazing date night and all staff was nice but I remember Adrian who was chatting with us by dessert time. Shout out to the chef; it was a lovely experience overall and we would be visiting again. I will say The bow room restaurant is York’s best kept secret! Thank me later x"

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Philip W
Excellent tasting menu, every course of int...
Reviewed 3 months, 29 days ago

"Excellent tasting menu, every course of interest, some outstanding. Lovely room and pleasant, knowledgable staff. A great place for an "event""

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

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