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- 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
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 tasting menu is served at 7pm Sunday-Thursday.
On Friday and Saturday evenings we offer sittings at 6.30pm or 8.30pm.
York is renowned for food and ‘The Bow’ is the best of the best. A superb feast of nine courses with the chef visiting each customer prior to the meal to discuss the menu; a nice touch not even the four seasons outside Oxford does this. My only criticism is that a utter mix was served, plain butter should have been served alongside – otherwise wonderful.
The service was second to non. The lovely chap who served us, saved you from us writing a very negative review on trip advisor. The afternoon tea we received was very poor in terms of sandwiches - 2 finger size sandwiches one just cucumber. Very poor indeed. We have visited you many times and have brought with us relatives and friends. But not anymore. I would no longer recommend your establishment. Which is such a shame as your building and gardens are beautiful.
Simply superb! Outstanding food in a beautiful setting. The attention to detail and the level of service is exceptional and perfectly balanced. Enough to enhance your experience but not at all intrusive. The serving staff are incredibly knowledgeable and having the opportunity to chat directly to the Chef at the beginning and end of the meal is a real treat, allows the whole experience to be fully personalised and (for us) ensures that we could let Chef know just how much we enjoyed the 'kitchens' efforts and also to pick his brains a little! Any concerns of a pretentious environment were completely unfounded. Highly recommended.
Brilliant in all respects very warm welcome food was superb,as were all those we met Deserves high praise Will return in the future for sure
Excellent food, good wine, lovely staff, all resulted in a great evening.
Stunning 9 course tasting menu, accompanied by great wines. A beautiful location and excellent, friendly staff. We will definitely be back
A superb family celebration made more special by the venue. The reception area was spacious and comfortable. The dining room, with a view of York Minster, had the ‘wow’ factor. We enjoyed a fine meal with excellent service and the privacy for everyone to feel totally relaxed and at home. We enjoyed a sunny drink in the magnificent garden setting. So quiet yet seconds away from the city centre. It would make a perfect hotel break and we would highly recommend it. Thank you to all the staff.
Outstanding experience with 9 course blind tasting after meeting with chef Food was exceptional and optional wine pairing thoughtful and interesting
We had a very special dinner at the Bow Room. The chef Paul met us beforehand and we had a nice chat. The nine course meal was mostly a surprise, which made it fun. Each course was delicious and memorable. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was too. I would definitely recommend this experience for a memorable and delightful evening.
Perfect meal, perfect evening, chef made us feel special, staff wonderful
Beautiful surroundings and amazingly welcoming staff this is a jewel the heart of York. The food was lovely and good value. Will definitely be visiting again very soon.
Wonderful food, drink, service! Thank you.
Absolutely fantastic meal could not fault it. Extremely flavoursome delicious courses. Loved them all apart from the oyster but that’s my failing ! Thank you for being so hospitable with our granddaughter and letting her share ours. I loved the fact the waiters seemed genuinely interested in hearing what she enjoyed. We will defo be back and will recommend to all.
When I booked this restaurant I did not realise the menu was a tasting menu, I must have misread the information. As it was my ruby wedding anniversary I expected a little more, like my choice of food. The staff are extremely pleasant and professional. It was an unusual experience but not one I will be experiencing again soon.
We had a great evening - everything was wonderful.
This is an amazing restaurant in an equally amazing hotel. You can tell it is a family run business, everyone is genuinely really helpful - nothing is too much trouble .
We enjoyed ourselves and would definitely come back. Great value and service.
The chef dealt admirably with one vegetarian who would only eat XYZ and another who would only eat ABC, and having paired wines with each dish was a treat worth having.
Would have appreciated more notice re the change in reservation time. Putting it back to 8pm meant it became a late evening for us by the time we had driven home it was after midnight. Ian
We dined here as residents eating the 9 course blind tasting menu. You sit in the gallery for drinks where you eat 3 of the starters (which are referred to as snacks). The chef came out and spoke to us beforehand to discuss any allergies or tailoring the menu which I thought was good. Food was excellent, although I would always welcome a few more vegetables. Service excellent, attentive and lovely ambience in the Bow room. Also breakfast very good too. All in all I would highly recommend a stay at Greys Court if food is an important factor.
A Really great place in the city centre so peaceful yet so close to the city life
Superb food, innovative dishes with great flavours. We were worried about 9 dishes but the pace of service and the size of the portions worked well.
Fabulous meal in truly lovely surroundings. The staff are professional yet friendly and knowledgeable. Superb food and wine.
We had a really relaxed afternoon, the service and food were brilliant! Will definitely return.
Fantastic dining experience in a beautiful room, indeed hotel. Some really unusual combinations of flavour on the 5 course taster menu and things I wouldn't normally order, but so glad that we took the journey. Loved the wine Pairings as well. Great selection and knowledgeable, competent staff. Thank you