The Bow Room Restaurant

Grays Court Hotel, Chapter House Street, York, United Kingdom, YO1 7JH
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Opening Information

Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 12:00-15:00 19:00
Wednesday 12:00-15:00 19:00
Thursday 12:00-15:00 19:00
Friday 12:00-15:00 19:00
Saturday 12:00-15:00 19:00
Sunday 12:00-15:00

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • No Disabled Access
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Awesome View
  • Bar

About The Bow Room Restaurant

The Bow Room at Grays Court is a relaxed and comfortable fine dining restaurant serving modern British food. With a newly awarded place in the 2021 Michelin Guide and our established 2 AA rosettes our talented team create exceptional dishes using seasonal ingredients from the best local suppliers and our own kitchen garden.
From Tuesday the 18th of May, we will be serving light lunches in The Garden Bar between 12:00-15:00, with advance bookings only.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Relaxed
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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

We had the most wonderful evening dining in The Bow Room at Gray's. Everything was perfect and made for a very special evening at our favourite place in York.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

We loved every single moment. Chris and the other waitress on the night (can’t remember her name!) were so helpful and made us feel so special! The food was beautiful and we cleared our plates. I would recommend the wine paring too as this made the meal even more special! X

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

Personally, I I wouldn't count two slices of bread and butter as a course.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

From the moment you walk up to the entrance, you know that dining at the Bow Room is going to be a very special experience. You’re surrounded by the splendour of York’s medieval history, which takes on an even more evocative presence when you arrive after dusk. Once inside, the 11th-century house provides a warm, cosy and welcoming setting for an intimate meal – the place may be steeped in history but certainly not the cold and draughty variety! Without exception, the staff have perfected the art of making you feel welcome and special, with discrete, warm, attentive service. I’ve no idea how they achieve the balance, but it’s quite a skill they’ve developed. And the food… delicious doesn’t seem to do it justice, but I can’t think of another word. The courses brought a variety of fabulous taste experiences, all beautifully presented. At the end of the evening, we left feeling contentedly full. Sadly we weren’t able to take advantage of the paired-wine this visit (we’ve been twice – how lucky are we!), but if our experience of last time is anything to go by, you are not going to be disappointed. As we all know, 2020 is not a “normal” year. Still, it was clear that a lot of thought had gone into making the restaurant safe for diners and staff, without it dominating the experience. For 3 hours, we were transported from the troubles of the world and left feeling well looked after and well fed. Thank you so much. We’ll be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

The venue is beautiful and full of character, the food was amazing and the service was excellent.

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Visited On Thursday, 03 December 2020

An excellent night with excellent food the staff couldn't do enough for us. We live in York so we weren't staying but I would defiantly return. I highly recommend a visit.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

We had an amazing time at the Bow Room restaurant. The meal was superb and the staff were very professional and friendly. Felt very safe and socially distanced and loved the blind taster concept, kept us guessing to what each course was going to be.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

We had the most wonderful anniversary meal at The Bow Room, the service was superb, the Building is beautiful and every single dish was divine, there honestly wasn’t one part of the evening we would have changed or improved upon. Can’t wait for lockdown to lift so we can book again!

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Really lovely evening, great food and service. Really enjoyed every course but particularly the desert.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Just the perfect evening. Delicious food in an extraordinary place with the kindest of staff. Stay strong through this next lock down. We want to be back!

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Especially good service From all staff throughout the hotel a very warm reception

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Visited On Thursday, 29 October 2020

Wonderful, thoroughly enjoyed everything about our stay, the staff are friendly, very approachable, attentive but not in your face, simply put ‘nice people’. The bedroom was well appointed and very comfortable, the building is bursting with history. The food is truly world class from the perfect full English ( even with it’s fabulous French black pudding’), to it’s awesome evening menu, which is worthy of Michelin recognition. Happily recommend to anyone wanting a very special place to stay as a base in York. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

A wonderful meal in a stunning hotel. The food and service were superb and the paired wines chosen by the house to accompany each course were excellent and matched the food perfectly. A perfect evening.

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 October 2020

The whole experience was enjoyable without being pretentious. The food was very good and the service was professional, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. We would certainly visit again.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 October 2020

An amazing evening, first class service and exceptional food. This resturant should be on your list of fine dining resturants if visiting York. You really won't regret it.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 October 2020

Food good but not fantastic and it could have been hotter. For the price we paid I would have expected more attention to detail.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 October 2020

We were very impressed by the originality and variety of the tasting menu and the relaxed feeling of the restaurant, we enjoyed the great choice of music played. Service was excellent. The pre-dinner drinks and snacks and warm welcome in the Long Room were the perfect start to the evening. Thank-you to all the staff who made our evening such a treat, we are looking forward to coming back soon. looking forward to coming back as soon as possible.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 October 2020

I cannot fault the food or service in any way, frie dly staff and excellent food.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 October 2020

Amazing food in a beautiful setting

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Fantastic staff, excellent food, excellent service. Great staff make a restaurant, treasure your people.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 October 2020

Really excellent. The staff were extremely attentive and lovely.

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 October 2020

Whereas I understand that the charge is whatever the market will support, which was expensive at £80 each for the meal, when it states at least twice that pre-dinner snacks will be served in the long gallery over a glass of Yorkshire wine, I considered it deceitful to be told the extra cost of £30 was for the wine and coffee. I was also told on booking that the restaurant was closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and that we could get an evening meal on Tuesday in an Italian restaurant very nearby. This was correct, and we had an excellent meal, but I was surprised to find that the hotel restaurant was indeed open, but we had missed the opportunity(at about 7.00) to eat there believing it to be closed. Considering the room was £200 each night there, £30 to park the car and £80 each for a taster dinner and wine, I am surprised that when I queried it there was no attempt to offer to reduce the bill. There were good points: the breakfast was good although a limited choice (no cereal, only granola with yoghourt), the staff were friendly, and the hotel was extremely central with an interesting history. Shame about the £620 for 2 nights with no bath.

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Visited On Friday, 09 October 2020

Excellent service and an interesting and well thought out food menu. We had the wine pairing with the menu and enjoyed new (for us) wine sensations.

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Visited On Friday, 09 October 2020

My mobile phone does not receive e-mails, the wine list was e-mailed to me at 13.00 on 09/10/20, at which time we were shopping in Harrogate on our way to York. Had it been sent the day before I might have seen it. A beautiful hotel in an excellent setting. An oasis of calm and tranquillity in a city centre, quite extraordinary and a delight. The atmosphere, combined with exceedingly good service and food and period surroundings were much enjoyed and we look forward to returning.

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 October 2020

The Bow Room provides an amazing tasting menu dinner, nice wines, and a lovely atmosphere. Definitely one of our favourite restaurants anywhere!

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