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
- 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.
We simply loved our meal out at the Rattle Owl for my partner's birthday. Refined, tasty and accompanied by beautiful wine - even the vegan alternatives, rustled up off-menu were amazingly tasty. Keep it up, we'll be back!
We were made to feel very welcome despite being the only customers in on the 18 March. It was my birthday and we were treated to a glass of fizz which was very nice. The food was outstanding and the staff spent time chatting to us and they all had a smile on their face despite the coronavirus uncertainty. We will return again and recommend to others
For the third year, a group of friends have enjoyed a fabulous lunch in the private dining room of the Rattle Owl. Each year, the Rattle Owl has surpassed itself in providing delicious food in a wonderful atmosphere served by an attentive, friendly and very welcoming team. We would have no hesitation in recommending the Rattle Owl and certainly intend returning next year!
Stunning eaterie, hints of Art Deco in the decor. Lovely staff with impeccable manners and service. However, the staff need to control noise level from drunken tables. We were having a civilised Sunday dinner which was spoiled by a table of mature ladies what I can compare to a witches coven. Loud cackling and shrieking which prevented us from being able to talk. I would have expected staff to request them to keep such noise under control. The fish main on the Sunday dinner menu was rather lacklustre; more like a starter than a main. However I’d be willing to give this a repeat visit.
To start on the negatives; the menu seemed to be perhaps trying to go a little too adventurous in terms of ingredient combinations that only really allowed us to choose one item on the quite short menu. Sweet and savoury combinations are not for everyone and therefore I would possibly suggest you may at wanting to expand this to 3/4 choices instead of just the one at the time of our seating. Also, soon into our seating the checking of the voicemails left was done on speakerphone which did disrupt the ambience of the evening. Other than that it was a pleasant experience and would come back again if the menu was expanded or slightly different.
Had an excellent meal thoroughly enjoyed it. Enjoyed it so much have booked for next week.😊
Absolutely top notch!
I booked the Rattle Owl for an early Mother's Day lunch, we wanted somewhere special for a large family gathering. We were allocated the private dining room as there was 9 of us, we pre-ordered our food before hand and the menu choice was great. I was concerned that the atmosphere would be lacking given that we were in the private dining room, but it wasn't at all, the restaurant had made sure that we had music and so it felt like we were still part of the restaurant buzz. We even had a living room for our pre-drinks. The food was incredible, really beautifully presented and taste to match. Our waitress was brilliant too, really attentive without feeling like we were being rushed or that anything was a bother (we had a picky 12 year old with us and they were able to deal with her requests!). Would highly recommend for great quality food and second to none service!
A superb evening. Excellent atmosphere, wonderful service and the food was exceptional. Two of the party required Gluten Free and the care and attention in explaining how they would cater for us was excellent. Will go again and will recommend.
Gorgeous meal, lovely staff. Would highly recommend.
Amazing meal, great service, beautiful building. The full package.
Lovely cooking with great flavours but to my taste starter ( veloute) and coley main both very over salted as noted to the server
Thank you for making our daughter’s 18th birthday dinner such a memorable and special event. It was loved by all who attended.
Fantastic meal and a very warm and friendly welcome. Outstanding value for money
Lovely evening spent celebrating Husband's Birthday.
Booked for a Sunday Roast and it was superb. The staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable about the food. Very pleased with our choice!
Beef 40% fat,Yorkshire puds black,gravy like water,roast pots hard. Wonderful dessert but due to main course so bad we will not be dining there again.
All the staff were welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. The food requirements of our table were varied and all met to a very high standard. The restaurant itself is also beautiful. Highly recommend.
Superb food & service, we will definitely come back!
Very good romantic meal.
Great find on our weekend in York
I had forgotten how enjoyable the Rattle Owl is. The white onion veloute was superb!
Excellent - really enjoyed our weekday night out .
Amazing food and amazing service. Each course we had was an absolute delight, in a beautiful setting. My favourite dish was the Veal Tartare starter, but I’ve also got to mention the tiramisu, one of the best desserts I have ever eaten! Will definitely be returning!
Excellent food, exemplary service, and nice wine. Beautifully presented, in a relaxed setting. More expensive than our usual places, but for a special occasion it was perfect.