About 31 Castlegate Restaurant

Since its opening in 2005, 31 Castlegate has been delighting York locals and visitors from all across the UK, owing to its gourmet European cuisine and its elegant interior. Situated in a historic house, smackdab in the centre of York, this fine restaurant is perfect for an evening of romance or a dinner party for a gathering of friends. Find the restaurant, obviously enough, along Castlegate in the city centre, just steps from River Foss and Clifford’s Tower. 31 Castlegate invites you to visit every day of the week except for Monday.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


31 Castlegate Restaurant
31 Castlegate, City Centre
York YO1 9RN

Menu Highlights



Soup of the day

With our own bread

Pan fried lightly smoked salmon nicoise

With green beans, mini fondants, sun blushed tomatoes, olives & a poached egg

Castlegate platter

With olives, feta cheese, ham hock, crayfish, prosciutto ham, chutney and smoked chicken breast

More about 31 Castlegate Restaurant, York

Chef patron Nick Julius and his talented crew are excited to have you experience the gourmet European cuisine that he and his kitchen are whipping up daily. Using sustainable ingredients and locally made products, the kitchen at 31 Castlegate in the city centre takes great pride in supporting York’s independent businesses and culinary scene. Once the house of a Georgian architect, dating back to around 1825, 31 Castlegate provides a unique, charming environment for enjoying an unforgettable candlelit dinner. Also ideal for functions and parties, the restaurant has its very own private dining room that can be hired for one-of-a-kind celebrations.

Lunch at York’s 31 Castlegate is unbelievable value. Despite serving up some of the city’s finest European and international specialties, consisting of local and sustainable ingredients, the restaurant’s affordable prices won’t break your bank. Enjoy lunch items like a wrap stuffed with Mexican beef, onions, red peppers, avocado and a spiced tomato fondue, or go for the tasty vegetarian spicy bean burger topped with grilled halloumi. For dinner, order hearty specialties like the pan fried duck breast alongside butternut squash compote, duck potato rosti, braised red cabbage and sherry jus, then dive into desserts such as the sticky toffee pudding or a strawberry bakewell tart. Reservations are a must at this city centre restaurant!

243 31 Castlegate Restaurant Reviews

243 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Amanda R.5 days ago · 1 review

Excellent. They kindly accommodated my friends disabilities, and from start to finish they ensured that we had a perfect evening. The food, service, ambience were all excellent. One of the best places to go in York, as I've been many times and the standard is excellent.

Jack D.25 days ago · 1 review

Varied men,u good service, excellent food Have visited twice and each time with different friends and family all enjoye\d both the visit and the service was quick and efficient

Cliff B.2 months ago · 1 review

Food was incredible, just the best fillet steak cooked to perfection. fabulous service and relaxed atmosphere. A great choice of dishes on the menu. Highly recommended.