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5.4 /6 Excellent 76 Reviews


City Centre European, British ££ +100
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About Source

Home to some of York’s fest slow-cooked meats, superfoods and vegetarian delights, Source offers a dining experience unlike any other in the city. This restaurant isn’t just for the health-conscious, it’s also for any person who happens to love seriously delicious food. From their 48 hour beef brisket or free-range pulled pork – sourced from regional British farms - to unique meat-free options like whole baked cauliflower and BBQ-style pulled jackfruit with cornbread, Source is leading the charge for great food on Castlegate. Plus, it’s conveniently located in the city centre just steps from Cliffod’s Tower, York Castle Museum and more of the city’s finest attractions, perfect for visitors and locals alike. Make a reservation to secure a table at this one of a kind restaurant.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 08:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 08:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 08:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 08:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 08:00 - 22:00
Source, 1 Castlegate, YO1 9RN York


76 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 76 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: excellent
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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1 review so far 6
22.09.2017 14:31

The food at Source was excellent. It had a good atmosphere and was just a lovely restaurant. The staff were friendly too. Would definitely come again.

1 review so far 6
14.09.2017 08:16

Every thing perfect. Food fantastic and staff helpful and friendly. Couldn't have wished for a better evening. Would highly recommend the restaurant to friends and family.

1 review so far 6
10.09.2017 09:02

Fabulous food in a lovely setting. The whole baked cauliflower in tomato sauce with almonds was a triumph as was my co- diner's mushroom burger. Great atmosphere run by lovely people!

3 reviews so far 6
07.09.2017 20:53

Although this is mainly a smokehouse style menu there is a lovely selection of vegetarian options. We found the staff helpful and the venue very child friendly. We will come again.

1 review so far 5
15.02.2017 09:01

Source is a pretty unassuming restaurant, no big sign or lit frontage on Castlegate but ive been wanting to try this restaurant since i read a review in the Press. We werent disappointed, the restaurant has a really efficient booking system via Quandoo with reminders and guest sharing options. When we arrived we were greeted friendly and offered an option of tables, unfortunately nowhere to put our wet coats and umbrella but this isnt uncommon. The decor is really good, lots of wood and charm. There is an open kitchen but its not too noisy or smokey. The staff were excellent, there seemed to be 3 waiting staff and 3 chefs and they really did a great job since the restaurant rapidly filled to capacity at around 8pm. We had a relaxed time, never felt rushed or waited too long. The food, I had cauliflower florets with rocket and pomegranate: really imaginative but i did expect a bit more flavour, particularly from the dip, which was a bit bland. My partner had the grilled avocados, which were lovely. For main my partner had the chicken burger, which again contained avocado, shredded chicken and a very generous amount of haloumi. Everything looked homemade, the ketchup and mayonnaise included. I had the souce slow tray: a mixture of all the meats as i didnt want to miss out on trying any! Again, really good food and good portion size, not overwhelming but certainly full afterwards so we didnt try the deserts. A good range of wine and beers complimented the menu. Overall, a very good evening: well done all at Source!

1 review so far 6
11.04.2017 07:17

This was our first visit to Source on the recommendation of a friend. We had the nachos to start with olives and bread. The bread was lovely and soft and the nachos really tasty. For main course the children had pizza and we had the pork burger and halloumi stack. All was delicious! Fantastic food, great service and a hit with the children!

1 review so far 5
18.03.2017 13:01

Had a lovely evening at Source. The waitress was very cheerful and welcoming. She explained about GF diets as we were with a friend who required this. The menu is very good for all kinds of diets and we enjoyed the starters more than the mains but perhaps we might order something different next time! House wine very reasonably priced and easy to drink. All in all a very good experience. Thanks

1 review so far 6
10.05.2017 09:16

Very nice food and the sauce with the Vegan chicken was amazing. Nice friendly staff too. The tap water was the only thing I didn't enjoy, tasted very flouridy, would have been nicer chilled - and yes, I know, I should pay for bottled, which I usually do but the lovely waitress asked us if we wanted some for the table so I just said yes, but again, this isn't something that would make me think bad of the place, I would go back again and again.

2 reviews so far 6
05.09.2017 09:02

Visited with my daughter & her partner who are both vegetarians. There was plenty of choice for them & for meat eaters you gave a choice of slow cooked beef, pork or lamb. I had the pork which was absolutely melt in your mouth delicious. The restaurant has a very relaxed, friendly vice. Service was very good withot being intrusive. Would not hesitate to recommend.

1 review so far 5
18.02.2017 22:04

Only good things to say - had yummy meal and cleared all our plates - ratatouille roulette, halloumi castle, bean salad and amazing sweet potato chips! It was also really kind of you to let us try a bottle of wine and decide that we didn't like it and choose two different glasses! Totally recommended and will be back next time we're in York - thanks for a great evening!

1 review so far 6
04.07.2017 12:28

Had a brilliant meal at Source for a colleague's leaving do. The food was great, the service was good and there was a lovely atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

1 review so far 6
29.08.2017 08:28

Fantastic restaurant. Food great and the staff were friendly and welcoming. It was an informal relaxing eating experience. We would highly recommend this restaurant. Well done Source.

2 reviews so far 5
19.02.2017 19:43

Source is a lovely little restaurant. Service was excellent - really friendly staff and food was served quickly. Atmosphere was really nice and funky interior. Food was tasty. Would recommend a visit.

3 reviews so far 6
19.03.2017 09:28

Really good slow cooked food with lots of choice for vegetarians and even Vegan Chicken! Great service, they couldn't do more to accommodate us. Even with a toddler meltdown! Highchairs, colouring in and crayons for children is a nice touch. Will definitely be back if we can get a booking. It's very popular.

1 review so far 6
09.04.2017 09:05

Fabulous food and atmosphere. Friendly and attentive staff. Excellent as always. A visit to Source is highly recommended. We will be definitely be back again soon!

1 review so far 6
14.03.2017 09:34

We came for a meal before seing a talk at the york royal opera house. It was our first time and I was really really impressed. Lovely staff that couldnt have been nicer, and amazing food that's very unique to what else is ok offer in York. We will definitely be back.

1 review so far 6
26.02.2017 09:35

Source has lovely food and atmosphere. There were Lots of options for my vegan friend and the waitress was really accommodating. I can't recommend enough.

1 review so far 6
12.04.2017 10:20

A hidden gem in the heart of York owned by husband (chef) & wife (front of house). Super friendly service, amazing food to suit all tastes and diets in a really warm, cosy atmosphere. Our diverse group of 11 (cycling coast to coast) were all wowed. Willl definitely be returning.

1 review so far 6
12.04.2017 11:51

This is an excellent restaurant. The food was delicious, the service was very friendly and the atmosphere was relaxed. We had the pulled pork and chicken platters - highly recommend them both. We also really enjoyed the bottled York beers. We will be back when in York again.

1 review so far 5
15.04.2017 08:07

My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience. I have quite a lot of food intolerances and am allergic to to sugar. The waitress was extremely attentative to my needs and we really enjoyed everything that we are. It was just a shame I couldn't have the pulled jack fruit as it had sugar in!! Thanks 😀