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31 Castlegate Restaurant | York

31 Castlegate Restaurant

01904 621404

31 Castlegate Restaurant | York

31 Castlegate is one of York’s great independent restaurants. 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.


Our restaurant has a private dining space within the main restaurant and is capable of seating up to 16 people in a contemporary surrounding. Located on our main floor. Our quirky Georgian building features a low ceiling in the lower, now bar area where you can enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail before you take a seat for your dinner. The original wooden beams exposed for all to see and admire. The bar area is intimate and cosy, with a gorgeous fireplace and only the best service from the bar staff.


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.


We are open six days a week (closed Mondays) from 11 am till 3pm and 5.30pm till last order at 9.30pm. Please feel free to contact me if you have any special requirements. We specialise in coeliac, gluten free and other food intolerance’s. I will look forward to meeting you


If you would like to book a table, call us 31 Castlegate today on 01904 621404 – one of the leading restaurants in York.




“Great food with service to match”


We booked as a family group of 7 with ages ranging from 5 to 77. We gratefully accepted an annexed room and had a whale of a time due to quality food and drink but also friendly service from Andreas and Sara, both deserving of special mentions for making our visit so enjoyable. Ensure you make room for the to die for sticky toffee pudding!


“Cozy restaurant”


We stayed in York for 3 nights a date here 3 days. Sandwiches and soup is excellent light lunch. For dinner, the menu has something for everyone and is delicious. Exceptional service by Sara and Amy made the dining more enjoyable.




Very friendly staff, lovely decor, great ambience and outstanding food: Venison scotch egg- perfect and runny yolks. The Venison very impressive and perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Pricing very reasonable and great value- this is 4 star dining at 3 star prices and therefore a great experience and highly recommended for great value but simply wonderful food.


“Loved this stumbled upon restaurant”


Been to museum and tower, first place you encounter over car park and what a find. Lovely food from a well thought out menu could not believe how good this place is for the price £16.95 for 3 courses at lunch (I think, super value as everything was top notch, not in York long enough as would happily have returned, am considering a day trip from Newcastle by train just to have lunch again. Hope to return soon.


“lovely restaurant”


we had been before with family and food was excellent so decided to go again on our own and not disappointed, food was still very good and lovely and helpful staff, looking forward to our next visit.


“A gem of a restaurant”


We have walked past this restaurant hundreds of times and never even noticed it, previously we thought it was more of a cafe experience but how wrong we were. As we were welcomed into the airy but ambient dining room we were very impressed. The food was lovely and reasonably priced, the waiting staff were helpful without being intrusive, and the whole experience was very enjoyable. My only suggestion would be to improve the state and aroma of the toilets but this did not detract from our lovely night. Thank you!

31 Castlegate Restaurant | York