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Grays Court Restaurant

) #326 of 694 Restaurants in York $$ - $$$ British, French
Grays Court Chapter House Street, York YO1 7JH, England
+44 1904 612613
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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British, French
$$ - $$$
Grays Court Chapter House Street, York YO1 7JH, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were well meaning and very pleasant but seemed to be only partly trained to do their jobs well. We felt sorry for some of the team as they appeared to be rather out of their depth. My friend described the service as "eerie",...More

1  Thank Samantha D
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Grays Court is in a perfect setting, with idyllic gardens and a beautiful house - unfortunately the menu is now either a full set dinner or a cup of coffee. They no longer serve cakes of any type and to get 4 cups of coffee...More

2  Thank paulawiddowson
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This place was recommended by the Ghost Creeper as they do nice lemon drizzle cake, so we gave it a go. We just popped in for a cuppa and it was very nice and quiet. The gardens are lovely and perfect when the weather is...More

2  Thank Wingwalker5
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I fancied trying somewhere new for dinner and had been intending to try Gray's court for a while. The building is stunning. We were greeted by lovely friendly staff, Mark and Kendall and were made to feel really welcome. The food was...More

Thank Hannah B
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

First time visiting Grays Court. We were initially delighted to come across it, beautiful gardens and libraries. Our issue was with our food experience: Our order was promptly taken by a waitress who did not notice the crumbs all over our table. The tea arrived...More

4  Thank Lauren D
Reviewed 7 April 2017

we had a wonderful evening at the Grays Court restaurant in beautiful surroundings. The chef was very accommodating in providing a different starter for my partner. the food was fantastic and the staff were wonderful we had a very memorable evening

Thank Conferencegirl50
Reviewed 19 March 2017

It's been over a year since our last visit to Grays court in York, a place we had frequented for lunch for a few years. Rather than the usual informal dining in the long gallery, we were given menus as directed to a formal dining...More

3  Thank Carl C
Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Dear Carl, Thank you for your review, and in a way I understand your point of view. People don't like change, but as a business we need to evolve and I constantly strive to improve what we offer to our guests. Grays Court is a...More

Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Went here for afternoon coffee on a first date, my companion was blown away by the surroundings. Lovely atmosphere and my rose petal tea was delicious! Its a hidden gem.

Thank LilRach1
Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Dear LilRach, I am delighted to read your review, I hope you date went well, and perhaps you will both come back for dinner. Regards, Helen

Reviewed 18 January 2017

Beautiful Hotel. I've walked past it along the walls countless times and didn't realise it was a hotel/restaurant. Service was excellent but I was disappointed with the afternoon tea. It seemed a bit frugal - 3 finger sandwiches, rather ordinary small cakes, and dry small...More

Thank joco613
Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Thank you for your review. Our scones are made fresh daily, so I'm not sure how they dried out but I'm glad that overall you enjoyed your experience. Best regards, Helen

Reviewed 17 January 2017

We have had THE most tasteless coffee ever ! Even after asking to have a new pot made. The staff were lovely along with the food . What a shame - so looking forward to visiting the hotel. Very disappointed.

2  Thank Dr.J,Yorkshire
Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Thank you for your review. We've never had any complaints before regarding our decaf coffee but I will certainly look into it. Other than that it seems you enjoyed your visit, so I hope you'll visit us again. Regards, Helen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$58
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grays Court Chapter House Street, York YO1 7JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 612613
  • E-mail
Grays Court is a boutique hotel and heritage property in York that boasts over 900 years of colourful history. Nestled between the Minster and city walls. We are a one-off, a country house hotel in the heart of the city waiting to be explored. As well as eleven individual luxury bedrooms, we house a vibrant resturant and bar and walled garden which proved a beautiful and original venue for meetings, private dining and celebrations.
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