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) #32 of 673 Restaurants in York ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ French, European, Soups
28 Castlegate, York YO1 9RP, England
+44 1904 612744
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“steak” (302 reviews)
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French, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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28 Castlegate, York YO1 9RP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Found this restaurant quite by chance. It was really busy and we hadn't made a booking, however, they kindly found room for us. The food here is the best I have ever tasted! Wonderfully prepared and hot! Restaurant is quite small inside and fairly basic...More

Thank Hazel D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed in York for 4 nights trying various restraurants ,but this was the best for value for money.. The food is of French quinine. I would recommend the Bass in a lovely light sauce which complements the dish. There is a set menue for £14.95...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Tuesday Lunch for two persons. Day trip to York. Arrived just after midday and place was all but empty. Got to choose our table and drinks were soon flowing. Our order was taken and we settled back. However one of our main course orders was...More

Thank ian b
Reviewed 3 days ago

I really enjoyed my steak and chips and there amazing starter which was a chicken liver pate with crispy warm bread. I will certainly return in the future again soon as it was the best experience i have ever had the atmosphere was really nice...More

Thank Matthew1066
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is like a small French bistro- very well decorated. The staff was ok to begin with and by end of meal had nice conversation with wait personnel. The food was very tasty and somewhat mediterranean. I had lamb thine, which was wonderful, and very...More

Thank 24lorraineS
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We dined at 7.30 table waiting for us good food ex service.. Had the fixed menu, great value, had the chicken brilliant, my brother had steak, excellent, pudding, was lemon tart... To die for..

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Third visit to Rustique, previously had to book months in advance, however restaurant mostly empty when we ate there this time. Pate not 'homemade' as advertised, steak served with 'frites' which closely resembled thin oven chips, red wine was £18 and came in a screw...More

Thank Gorsty60
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant with a fabulous selection on the menu. Suitable for formal or informal meals. Great for lunch or dinner. Suituated close to York Castle and car park. Try the Lamb shank with mashed potato, my favourite.

Thank 45PD
Reviewed 6 days ago

Since using it for business affairs this property has become something of a legend. The food is tasty, the service is exemplary and the surrounds a little bit as I remember them !

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by a lady we chatted to in the Castle Museum! Great value fixed price menu - £14.95 for 2 courses and £17.95 for 3 courses. We had dinner there on the last night of our stay in York -...More

Thank angelalS9684UL
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
do you have steak tartar on any menu
14 May 2017|
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Response from F5822OZdavidb | Reviewed this property |
Fairly certain that they don't.
Mary P
How to make a reservation for end of November?
31 October 2016|
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Response from Scotmac1 | Reviewed this property |
Just give them a call.
Which Rustique restaurant would you recommend the mostLendal or Castlegate?
5 October 2016|
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Response from Jeff_Whittaker1963 | Reviewed this property |
I always use the Lendal restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Castlegate, York YO1 9RP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 612744
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