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#31 of 667 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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28 Castlegate, York YO1 9RP, England
+44 1904 612744
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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York, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015 via mobile

Went here on a week night. I was hugely looking forward to it as it has a good reputation. The restaurant and staff were lovely but the food was distinctly average. I had the goats cheese salad starter to begin - it was small but tasty. Presented beautifully though! For main I had Seabass on sweet potato mash. The skin... More 

1 Thank redgem85
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015

Pretty restaurant with 15 tables. Attentive but unobtrusive staff. Starters were Coquille Saint Jacques and Escargot - both were brill. Mains were venison for me and 2 starters (crab cake and coq st jacques) for my wife, plus frites and peppercorn sauce. Everything was lovely, except the crab cake - we both found it unpleasant and enquired to the waiter... More 

Thank Ed B
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

I visited this restaurant with friends for lunch and was delighted with a simple goat cheese and sundried tomato omelette served with salad and french fries. Service was attentive and efficient. Coffee was not so good, more like hot milk minus coffee but that is a common problem with cappucino.

Thank borderwoman
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

Perfect meal in a beautiful restaurant with spectacular food. Serving staff were friendly, attentive, but unobtrusive. The set menu at £13.95 for two courses, 15.95 for three is very reasonable given the quality of food. I think I'll be dreaming of the dauphinois potatoes for a long time to come!

Thank Jade N
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

Rustique was excellent, extremely tasty and well priced food as well as very good customer service. I will definitely return and over 5 days in York this was definitely the best restaurant I visited.

Thank Andrew J
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015 via mobile

I've been here a few times now and most other restaurants in York and this has remained my top restaurant for two years since my first visit. The food is divine. If you select from the 'set menu' (a choice of around 10 different options for starters and main courses) you'd expect some sub quality but it isn't. I've had... More 

1 Thank Pdnetto
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed lunch with a glass or two of wine at Rustique between Christmas and New Year. The menu had loads of choice, including some really appealing vegetarian options and the setting is really atmospheric with a laid back feel and some quirky touches to the decor. The service was prompt and friendly, and we were given plenty of... More 

1 Thank familycoxon
York, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

attended 240115 and really enjoyed an excellent meal. Staff and service were 1st class. we will certainly return soon.

Thank stuart d
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

We normally come here once a year to meet ex-work colleagues and spouses. This is an excellent restaurant in an easily accessible location near Clifford's Tower and the adjoining car park. Very popular, we usually need to book a few weeks in advance. Great friendly atmosphere; genuinely French; excellent menu choices; the food is excellent; the service is great; prices... More 

1 Thank caslad
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127 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015 via mobile

I have been regularly visiting here since 2009. Not once have I been disappointed. I have introduced at least 10 people to the place and they all say it's the best food in York. The prices are great, the food is divine and the service is excellent. You do have to book a table now because the place is so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
French, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?