Welcome to our York Castlegate Restaurant

Rustique was established in 2004 in the former Francois Restaurant Bistro on Castlegate in York. It specializes in rustic French cooking in a busy, vibrant upbeat Bistro atmosphere, offering a large and varied selection of meat and fish dishes cooked traditionally, using local products.

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday from 12pm till 10pm Sunday between 12pm and 9pm
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Set Menu

2 courses £14.95 – 3 courses £17.95

Available: Monday-Thursday: 12 til 10pm, Friday & Saturday: 12 til 7pm. Sunday 12-10pm

  • Les Entrées

    Soupe du jour
    Choose from a bowl of fresh soup of the day served with warm French bread or a classic onion soup made with beef stock and served with cheese croutons.

    Pâté de foies de volailles
    Chicken liver pâté, served with French bread and a sweet red onion marmalade.

    Champignons à l’ail (v)
    Pan fried mushrooms, cooked with garlic and finished with cream, served with French bread.

    Salade d’écrevisses et crevettes
    A crayfish, prawn, mango and chilli salad finished with basil mayonnaise.

    Salade de chèvre (v)
    A goat’s cheese and red pepper mousse on croutons, mixed leaves and a walnut dressing.

    Boulettes d’agneau
    Minced lamb kofta kebab served with a cucumber and dill gastrique and flat bread.

    Fritot de brie (v)
    Breaded brie served with mixed leaves and chorizo and apple jam.

    Roulé de crabe et d’avocat
    A crab and avocado roll with baby salad and citrus dressing.

    Croquette de boeuf salé
    A salt beef and shredded leek cake on mixed leaves with a Jalapeno chilli salsa.

  • Les Plats Principaux

    Steak frites
    A juicy pan fried rump steak cooked to your liking, served with fries and a choice of either garlic, peppercorn or red wine sauce.

    Croquettes de saumon
    Homemade salmon fishcakes served on a rocket salad, celeriac rémoulade and tartare sauce.

    Poulet façon Bretonne
    Chicken breast cooked in Brittany style with mushrooms,leeks, onions, white wine and tarragon cream sauce served with Dauphinoise potatoes.

    Confit de canard
    Slow roasted leg of duck served with dauphinoise potatoes and a port and redcurrant sauce.

    Linguines aux crevettes et au crabe
    King prawns and crab linguini, herb oil and red chilli and lime zest.

    Loup de mer
    Filet of Seabass, crushed herb new potatoes and salsa verde.

    Risotto aux champignons et petit pois (v)
    Wild mushrooms and peas bound in a rich white wine creamy risotto.

    Poitrine de porc
    Slow cooked pork belly with black pudding croquette and an apple & cider sauce.

    Salade niçoise au thon
    Pan seared tuna on a classical niçoise salad.

    Boeuf Bourguignon
    Tender beef casseroled with red wine, baby onions, smoked bacon, mushrooms and carrots, and served with mashed potato.

    Tagine marocain de légumes (v)
    Moroccan spiced vegetable tagine with mixed vegetables and pulses, cooked with tomatoes and ras el hanout spices. Served with raisin and herb cous cous and minted riata (also available with lamb kofta’s for £1 extra)

    Oeuf à la Basquaise
    Mediterranean style sausage cooked with smoked paprika, new potatoes, tomato sauce and peas, finished with a baked egg.

  • Les Plats Additionnels

    French fries, herb mash, dauphinoise potatoes, green beans, ratatouille, braised red cabbage, sautéed
    mushrooms, mixed salad, tomato and shallot salad, marinated olives, French bread – £2.95

  • Les Desserts

    Crêpe à la banane et sauce caramel
    French crêpe filled with banana, smothered in caramel sauce, served with vanilla ice cream.

    Crème brûlée
    A traditional caramelised crème brûlée.

    Tarte au citron
    A sharp lemon custard set on a biscuit base tart, with crème fraiche.

    Torte au chocolat et cappuccino
    Layers of chocolate and cappuccino ganache, served with vanilla ice cream.

    Sélection de fromages français
    Sample three French cheeses, served with bread and chutney.

    Choose from:
    Morbier, Tomme de Savoie, Fourme d’Ambert, Reblochon, Pont l’Évêque.

    Le sticky toffee pudding
    A classical sticky toffee pudding served with vanilla ice cream.

    Food allergies and intolerances
    Before ordering please speak to a member of the waiting staff about your requirements

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A La Carte

  • Les Entrées

    Soupe du jour £4.95
    A large bowl of homemade soup served with warm French bread.

    Soupe à l’oignon £5.25
    Classic French onion soup, made with beef stock and finished with cheese croutons.

    Crevettes à l’ail et au piment £7.25
    Tiger prawns cooked with garlic, chilli and tomato, served with French bread.

    Demi douzaine d’escargots £6.50
    Six snails cooked with garlic and parsley butter, served in their shells with French bread.

    Moules marinières à la crème £7.25
    main course, served with fries £13.95
    Mussels cooked in a white wine, garlic cream and herb sauce, served with French bread.

    Noix de St Jacques £8.95
    Pan seared King Scallops served on a harissa seafood bisque.

    Confit de thon £6.95
    Tuna loin served on a baby niçoise salad.

    Terrine de poulet fumé £6.25
    Smoked chicken terrine served with baby salad, apple chutney and toasted sourdough.

    Assiette de charcuterie £6.95/£10.95 to share
    A selection of cured meats, paté and terrine with cheeses, chutneys, olives and crusty bread.

    Pâté de foies de volailles £5.25
    Chicken liver pâté, served with French bread and a tasty onion marmalade.

  • Les Plats Principaux

    Confit de canard £14.95
    Slow roasted duck leg served on garlic dauphinoise potatoes, green beans and redcurrant sauce.

    Loup de mer £15.95
    Pan fried fillets of seabass on herb crushed potatoes and tomato tartare with a rocket pesto drizzle.

    Filet de boeuf £22.95
    8oz pan fried fillet of beef, cooked to your liking and served with French fries and your choice of either Diane,peppercorn or bacon and blue cheese sauce.

    Entrecôte de boeuf £19.95
    12oz pan fried ribeye steak, cooked to your liking and served with French fries and your choice of either Diane, peppercorn or bacon and blue cheese sauce.

    Carré d’agneau £19.95
    Rack of lamb served on pressed confit of shoulder, dauphinoise potatoes and petit pois à la française.

    Filet de porc £16.95
    Sage, onion and apple stuffed pork fillet, carved onto roasted baby new potatoes, confit shallots and green beans, with a cider and thyme gravy.

    Fricassée de poissons à “la Rustique” £16.95
    Mixed fish cooked in a fennel, tomato,
    Pernod, fish stock and harissa stew.

    Paupiette de poulet £15.95
    Chicken breast stuffed with a cèpe duxelle mushrooms, wrapped
    in air dried ham on a pearl barley and shallot purée risotto.

    Steak de chevreuil £18.95
    Roast haunch steak of venison, butternut squash purée, confit of garlic, red wine sauce

    Risotto aux champignons et petit pois (v) £11.95
    Wild mushrooms and peas bound in a rich white wine creamy risotto. Available with chicken breast for £1.00 extra.

    Tagine marocain de légumes (v) £11.95
    Moroccan spiced vegetables tagine with mixed vegetables and pulses, cooked with tomatoes and ras el hanout spices. Served with raisin and herb couscous and minted raita (also available with lamb kofta’s for £13.95)

  • Les Plats Additionnels

    French fries, herb mash, dauphinoise potatoes, green beans, ratatouille, braised red cabbage, sautéed
    mushrooms, mixed salad, tomato and shallot salad, marinated olives, French bread – £2.95

  • Les Desserts

    Crème Brûlée £5.50
    A traditional caramelised crème Brûlée

    Tarte au citron £5.50
    A sharp lemon custard set on a biscuit base tart, with crème fraîche.

    Tarte Tatin £5.95
    A classic apple tart served with vanilla ice cream

    Le sticky toffee pudding £4.95
    A classical sticky toffee pudding served with vanilla ice cream.

    Torte au chocolat et cappucino £5.50
    Layers of chocolate and cappuccino ganache, served with Vanilla pod ice-cream.

    Sélection de Fromages Français – £7.95
    A selection of fine French cheeses with apples, grapes and mixed leaves, served with French bread.

    Food allergies and intolerances
    Before ordering please speak to a member of the waiting staff about your requirements

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Set Menu

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Available:
Mon-Thurs: 12-10pm
Fri-Sat: 12-7pm
Sun: 12-9pm

A La Carte

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Desserts

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Wine

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Contact Us

For Bookings please call: 01904 612744

Address: 28 Castlegate, York, YO1 9RP

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