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.
Lovely food and decor
The waiting staff were very efficient and friendly too. A lot of skill had gone into the food which was excellent but different. A very good experience.
Simply York's best restaurant.
really lovely meal - would definitely recommend
Fantastic food and service for our wedding reception. Staff are amazing even when the unexpected happens, highly recommended.
Lovely environment with great tasting food and service. If you are looking for artisan food and something different to excite your taste buds, i would recommend this place. (Do not go here if you want a large, hearty meal, or if you are fussy with food, as it's fine-dining with a twist). I would definitely introduce my friends to The Rattle Owl and i will be back again in early summer. Thank you to all of the staff :-)
Achingly beautiful in every way possible! Thank you for making our evening memorable.
Lunch at The Rattle Owl was outstanding and good value. The restaurant was stylish and the staff were friendly and efficient. I would recommend dining at this restaurant. I would like to return to try the dinner menu.
Exceptional food,service and atmosphere. Toilets are a delight which is a refreshing change. Will definitely be returning.
We booked via York restaurant week - having been meaning to visit for a while. 3 small plates for lunch was a delight: really beautiful food, exceptionally well prepared. We eat out at least 3 times a week between York and London - The Rattle Owl was the highlight of 2019 so far.
Fantastic dinner! Menu was great and lots of yummy surprises with the menu. Presentation and flavors were amazing! Very pleased with the whole night. Bonus-history lesson in the basement. Must try restaurant!!!!
Very pleasant meal. Food was delicious and staff fantastic.
Recommend by a friend- would also recommend to anyone reading. Minor point - cod was very salty
Delicious food, beautifully served by a lovely warm and welcoming team coping with a very busy Saturday service. Well done all
Wonderful lunch and well cared for. Perhaps a rather high charge for apiece of bread and butter for each individual. Looks a bit tight when the rest of the meal is so unique and delicious. We loved it.
A perfect evening . We especially enjoyed the duck terrine and the black bream. And the excellent service. Thank you
We enjoyed a lovely evening with friends, the food was wonderful, so much attention to detail and new tastes! The horseradish ice cream was amazing. Service was a little quick between starter and main but we were left to enjoy the evening once served, with regular checks on our drinks! and no pressure to leave. Definitely coming back.
Fine dining in a wonderful building with excellent customer service. If I lived closer this would become a regular haunt!
all of the food was fantastic but had to mark you down slightly as the Yorkshire puds had been cooked too early & kept warm and were not up to the same high standard as everything else.
The whole experience was faultless. We all had a fabulous time. The food is amazing.
Excellent meal - many thanks. Exciting & interesting menu - would have liked to try a bit of everything hence would welcome back the once a month tasting menu!
Excellent food and service throughout our stay, hard too see how they can improve.
Quality food, good service and atmosphere, nice organic wines. Will come back