The Rattle Owl

104 Micklegate, York, United Kingdom, Y01 6JX
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Opening Information

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Lunch 12:00-3.00 Dinner 6:00-9:30
Thursday: Lunch 12:00-3.00 Dinner 6:00-9:30
Friday: Lunch 12:00-3.00 Dinner 6:00-9:30
Saturday: Lunch 12 - 3, Dinner 6:00-9:30
Sunday Roast: 12 - 4

Facilities
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Well Behaved Children Welcome
  • Business Lunch
  • Children's Menu available
  • Gluten Free Available

About The Rattle Owl

The Rattle Owl is an independent 42 seat casual dining restaurant housed in a restored listed building. With a commitment to exceptional food, using the best local produce and an amazing selection of wine together matched perfectly with great service and atmosphere.

We also have beautiful and unique historic upstairs room for private dining and for business meetings. Please email for further details.

ResDiary allows you to book directly into our Reservations System for tables of up to 4 people.

For bookings of 5 or more people please send us an email: [email protected] or call us 01904 658 658.

Due to a number of large booking no shows, for bookings of 5 or more we now ask for a £10pp deposit. Ts&Cs on refunds apply if you cancel with prior notice.

Please inform us of any dietary requirements in advance. We can accommodate and adapt but it is much easier if we know beforehand rather than last minute on a busy Saturday night service.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Tuesday, 14 January 2020

We all adored the sheer inventiveness of the cooking and we were highly impressed by the service

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Visited On Friday, 10 January 2020

Great meal, we really enjoyed it. Original menu, good choice for non-meat eaters.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 January 2020

Never fails to impress !

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Excellent meal with great service . Highly recommend

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Service was particularly good, relaxing yet informative.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

We had a lovely lunch to celebrate my daughters birthday - everything was perfect thank you

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Visited On Friday, 27 December 2019

We came to the Rattle Owl to celebrate a family occasion - my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. The team at The Rattle Owl were fantastic - offering us the beautiful upstairs dining room complete with its own lounge area and WC facilities. We selected the set lunch menu for our group of 16 but the team was also able to adapt a couple of courses to accommodate my father's gluten free diet. The food was - as ever - absolutely top notch: packed with flavour, beautiful to look at and perfectly balanced. The whole group - from 9 years to 78 - was raving about it. We had a very special afternoon and are grateful to the whole team for making it so memorable.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Myself and my partner experienced Rattle Owl for the first time a few days ago . overall a beautiful dining experience , a warm welcome on arrival - though it was new years eve so maybe a glass of sparkly on arrival may have been a nice touch . The dining area where we were seating was beautifully decorated and the staff managed a busy new years eve service , very well . However where I was sat was really quite cold , the bathroom was directly behind me and the wall was freezing . Due to us been in the resteraunt over 2 hrs , it did get where the chill was a bit too much .The food itself was good in quality some combinations where a bit overpowering ,which made some dishes just too rich . Though overall we are happy with our experience , it would have been better to have got the menu much more in advance , as we didnt recieve it until a day or 2 before after requesting it . I noticed the christmas set menu went out in nov , so I guess with it been a busy period this was overlooked . Also I think usually if there is a set menu it means that there is a choice . Thankfully we were happy with the literally 'set menu ' .... Again overall it was a lovely experience with friendly and hardworking staff . The food was a beautiful quality as was the wine . We would probably come back to try one of the Rattle Owls famous Sunday lunches but not for a new years eve meal .

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Fantastic experience throughout from start to finish the food was excellent together with the wine pairings would definitely recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 27 December 2019

What an excellent find , fantastic food , service and ambience. We’ll be back when next visiting York

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Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

First visit. Hopefully not the last. Delicious Sunday lunch. Delightful staff. Very helpful with my companions food allergies. They could not have done more to facilitate her. Would highly recommend. First class.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 December 2019

Food was really good. Complex dishes with surprising tastes, every element cooked well and complimented the dish

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Visited On Friday, 27 December 2019

Lovely meal for our family for my grandads 80th birthday! Food was lovely and the service was great aswell!

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Visited On Friday, 27 December 2019

Food and service were top notch! We came for the last sitting but never felt rushed, and were encouraged to have any deserts/coffee we liked (both were delicious.) Thoroughly recommend!

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

Delicious food

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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

What a find this place turned out to be, exceptional quality at a remarkably good price for the set luncheon menu. Myself and my wife were looking for somewhere to celebrate our wedding anniversary and The Rattle Owl came up trumps. Superb, a huge thank you to all the staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

You lost a star as the roast potatoes weren't the best, but everything else was very tasty and the beef was to die for. Staff were lovely and attentive. See you again!

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

This was one of the best restaurant meals we have ever had, and despite the pressure of a busy night the service was excellent. We were celebrating an important anniversary and we were not disappointed. Thank you, Rattle Owl!

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

The food was nice, though some of the dishes were a little rich for my taste. We were sat right by the door which did make for an atmosphere where everyone was walking past to leave/ collect coats/ bar staff getting drinks, a little distracting. Really lovely staff and great service. Very attentive but not in an annoying way. We had a lovely evening out.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

Lovely place, food nice and good value for money. Definitely return

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

Amazing value set menu. Delicious fresh food & wonderful staff who helpfully accommodated vegan choices. Service was timely but not rushed. A lovely lunch, thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

The new menu and lunch deal is excellent value for money, with big flavours, interesting ingredient combinations and wine + coffee included. Chef Tom Heywood continues to excel, along with excellent customer service. My guest was very impressed, and delighted to have dined here - thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

Excellent meal. All round really good

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Visited On Thursday, 19 December 2019

Food was great again. Service was disappointing. Wine waiter filled my glass when tasting, and dribbled, did not know the wine list, the female waiter we could not understand as she spoke too quickly. But the real irritant was the mains were delivered with the comment, essentially, “whos’s having the duck?”... really the waiter should know this basic area of service. Too many waiters served us. Asked for water but had to ask again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Scrumptious food with something on the menu for everyone. beautiful presentation. Wonderful ambiance. Staff very attentive and friendly. Well paced meal with perfect portion sizes for us to enjoy 3 full courses. Excellent.

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