The Bow Room Restaurant

Grays Court Hotel, Chapter House Street, York, United Kingdom, YO1 7JH
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In the event of cancellation after 14:00 on the same day, we reserve the right to charge £25.00 pp or in the event of a no-show, the card will be charged the full price of dinner.

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • No Disabled Access
  • Event Space
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Awesome View
  • Bar

About The Bow Room Restaurant

From a relaxed catch up with friends to an exceptional meal over a bottle of English sparkling wine; good food plays a central role in our work here at our 2 AA Rosette restaurant The Bow Room at Grays Court. With seasonal ingredients sourced from the highest quality suppliers, our innovative team of chefs guarantee a dining experience like no other. Exceptional dishes come together with the peaceful beauty of our historic building for an evening that will stay with you forever.

Grays Court is open daily from 12pm until 10.30pm Sunday-Thursday and until 11.30pm Friday and Saturday. Our 9 course blind tasting menu is served at 19:00.


Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

We had a perfect dinner here to celebrate my graduation. The chef's and serving staff went above and beyond to make our evening a very special and memorable one. The food was absolutely amazing, and I cannot recommend it highly enough for a variety, interesting and unusual flavours and combinations. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Stunning setting and the warmest of welcomes from all the staff. Outstanding food, beautifully presented and just the right delicious amounts to neither feel too full or hungry at the end. The Yorkshire Wolds sparkling wine was a revelation. I would utterly recommend this hidden gem.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Great place fantastic food and service

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Visited On Thursday, 17 October 2019

The excellent quality of the food and the great service from all the staff made the whole dining experience top-drawer.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 October 2019

The best food for miles around

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

A very wonderful evening indeed

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

An exceptional evening of more than just fine dining but an evening of total relaxed enjoyment from walking through the door to leaving the following day. A great team to be proud of and an amazing dessert that I was cheekily lucky to have twice.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 October 2019

Amazing food: incredibly well-designed blind tasting menu.: I can not recommend this highly enough. Joe’s cooking is incredible. We had the blind tasting menu and i have genuinely never had a better meal. The service was excellent. We’d emailed ahead because one of us has certain things they don’t like, and we wondered if substitutions could be made. Joe, the head chef, came out to chat to us beforehand to make sure he was aware of what we liked and didn’t, and we were accommodated perfectly. Throughout the meal our waiters were very knowledgeable and took us through the dishes and the wines, which really added to the experience. The venue is also lovely. It’s a very old building and the starters were served in the historic oak-panelled gallery, before we moved on to the modern, smart dining room. (afterwards we chose to have a coffee in the hotel library so it was quite a varied setting.) It’s worth noting this a whole evening; we arrived just before seven and left around 10:30. The food itself was just beautiful. It’s a blind tasting menu and so I don’t want to give ‘spoilers’ but I’ll say that there is a good variety of dishes, with a good mix of innovative and classic. I was impressed how much thought had gone into each dish. We spent a lot of time saying things like “I hadn’t expected that! It was really nice!” And as I mentioned, the chef was happy to provide alternatives so none of the courses were a disappointment.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 September 2019

Wonderful experience! The courses went from sumptuous to exquisite and back again. The staff and chef were an absolute pleasure and explained the whole blind tasting menu in detail so we understood exactly what was going to happen. We hope to repeat the experience very soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Absolutely amazing food, so unique and well thought out menu, it was a great experience. I love Grays Court, the decor and atmosphere is really warm, relaxing and comfortable. We love coming here. The service was outstanding as always.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 September 2019

Dinner here was one of the best we have had for a long time. We are not always fans of tasting menus, but this is a well put together selection, pushing us to be a bit more adventurous, but not too way out! Each course was excellent, really tasty, and the amazing amuse-bouches were brought to us in the bar area, where the chef came to tell us a bit about the menu to come. The dining room is beautiful,and would be an ideal venue for non residents too, as it doesn't feel like a hotel dining room...not sure about the music, but it's not too loud! We hope the Gray's Court team, who looked after us very charmingly, get the recognition they deserve for their excellent food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Excellent. A great gastronomic experience

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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

Beautiful as always could have maybe had another server on.. one waiter seeing to everyone had to chase up and find him for extra tea and paying bill but could see he was very busy and only him waiting on.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 September 2019

The staff was wonderful. They made our dinner a true experience rathe than just a dinner.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

Booked the nine course blind menu for our wedding anniversary. Absolutely exceptional. I don’t know how they do it. Exceeded all my expectations. Have a lot to live up to next year though...

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Excellent experience. Couldn't fault anything

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Excellent good served professionally

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

Greatly enjoyed a pescatarian tasting menu. Wonderful food and very attentive service on a quiet night at the restaurant.

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Blind tasting menu. The food was exceptional, imaginative and presented faultlessly. The service was performed perfectly. Value for money unbelievable, however we did book the meal as part of the hotel package which gives a reduced rate. The wine we chose Zinfandel was perfect and again reasonably priced. Well done a meal we will never forget

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Visited On Monday, 12 August 2019

Only 4 given on atmosphere due to it being dead. But it was a Monday evening.

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Visited On Monday, 05 August 2019

The 9 course taster menu was exceptional. The preparation and quality of food was outstanding and it introduced me to dishes that I hadn't previously tried for fear of not liking or not knowing how to prepare. Each course was explained as it was brought to the table and the chef himself was keen to know your thoughts of the evening. A truly enjoyable experience.

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Visited On Friday, 09 August 2019

A really excellent meal. Expertly conceived, beautifully presented and perfectly cooked. Superb service, delicious wine pairing, and a delightful staff team. Very happy to recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 August 2019

Great night. Very, very reasonably priced compared to other fine dining restaurants. Staff were lovely and very attentive. Heard Paul Simon singing the Chevy Chase (You Can Call me Al) song too many times for The Bow Room to get the fine dining atmosphere to five stars, though ;)

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 August 2019

Fantastic tasting menu with superb wine parings. great, attentive and unobtrusive service. Wonderful surroundings, fantastic garden for a pre dinner drink, beautiful guest rooms and super breakfast. We will return

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

Had a lovely time for my first tasting menu experience! Lovely settings and very attentive staff, couldn’t ask for anything more. Thank you!

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