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Grays Court Restaurant

#235 of 680 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Chapter House Street, York YO1 7JH, England
+44 1904 612613
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Grays Court a while back and first impressions where of a lovely historic building with period features. The staff on reception greeted me and where very helpful in directing me to the bar and dining area. I walked into what I believe they called the gallery, a long wood covered room with a lovely little window seat area... More 

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Thank ggdanton
Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Restaurant, responded to this review

I must say I'm confused as to why you decided to wait a year and then post your review? Had you contacted us at the time of your visit (December 2015), we would have made every effort to address your concerns and meet a happy resolution. Please do come again - you'll find quite a lot has changed in a... More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

If you are walking the walls then plan your trip to stop here for coffee or afternoon tea. Worth the stop just to se the building.

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Thank Ian B
Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Helen More 

Hoboken, New Jersey
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286 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stayed at the Grays Court Hotel and loved it. We had breakfast there was was good , fresh juice, cereals and hot meals. Was good and solid. Our dinner was also very good with a fine wine selection, The room for dining is a wonderfully shaped room with tables set for maximum privacy and very large windows. We found... More 

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Thank StellaHobo
Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, which has all been taken on board. We are looking to rewrite our menu shortly, so we'll bear your comments in mind. I hope to welcome you back to Grays Court soon. Best wishes, Helen More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We come to York for a few days every year as we really like the city and can tie it in with a business trip. We saw Grays Court from the wall when walking near York Minster, thought it looked lovely and twice in one week were tempted down. On the first occasion we were looking for 2 coffees and... More 

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Thank Jim G
Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to read this, and disappointed that you felt the service was not up to scratch. With regards to the shortbread biscuits, these are all made fresh in our kitchen as I'm sure you realised when they came out, so I must admit that I don't see this as a negative - quite the opposite. I do however... More 

London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

A stunning evening at a stunning venue The Grays Court is hidden away - you can see if from the walls of the city and we certainly have seen it a few times and lusted after its beautiful gardens and stylish exterior We remembered to book on my birthday and enjoyed a stunning meal there with a cheeky prosecco thrown... More 

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Thank TonyWeston
Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review, and I'm happy that we were able to make your birthday even more special. Best wishes, Helen More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The need for a peaceful place to have lunch with an old friend brought us to Gray's Court in the centre of York. The hotel is a beautifully historic building and I have had lunch here on several occasions.We had a simple caprese salad and fish cakes - but so stylishly presented, perfectly made and very tasty. The desserts, too,... More 

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Thank Kate H
Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Restaurant, responded to this review

What a wonderful review to read. Thank you very much for your fantastic comments, and I'll be sure to pass them onto the staff. Best wishes, Helen More 

York, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

What an atmosphere, history just oozes from its walls, a great place to meet, eat and drink from just coffee and cake to full menus. Beautiful garden under the city walls to sit out as well and if you want quiet this is it, many rooms to lounge in.

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Thank VeteranTrekker
Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hopefully you'll visit us again soon. Best wishes, Helen More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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303 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

One of the best crab salads I've ever had, in a charming setting with tables widely separated from each other. Try your gin and tonic with elderflower tonic water for a new twist on a classic. Beautiful perennial gardens and nice stone work.

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Thank divefan
Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent feedback. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal as well as your table in our beautiful garden. You must come back and try our new menu! Best wishes, Helen More 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Had tea in the courtyard with a friend this week, my first visit, though I have admired the beautiful gardens many times whilst walking on the the Roman walls around the city. On a lovely sunny day it was unfortunate that we were unable to sit in the garden, or anywhere other than the courtyard actually, as a wedding was... More 

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West Yorkshire, England
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We had lunch here outside on the lawn, beautiful setting, service was excellent and food was delish. Very enjoyable.

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Thank poppiesLC
Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your time with us, and hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Helen More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$57
Cuisine
British, French, European
Meals
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
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chapter House Street, York YO1 7JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 612613
Description
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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