Wednesday: Lunch 12:00-3.00 Dinner 5:30-9:30
Thursday: Lunch 12:00-3.00 Dinner 5:30-9:30
Friday: Lunch 12:00-3.00 Dinner 5:30-9:30
Saturday: Lunch 12 - 3, Dinner 5:30 - 9:30
Sunday Roast: 12 - 4
- Families and Children Welcome
- Well Behaved Children Welcome
- Business Lunch
- Children's Menu available
- Gluten Free Available
- Wine Shop
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.
We enjoyed our visit , food tasted delicious. Error with dessert , order for cheese board came as cheesecake, quickly resolved but rest of party finished there desserts when it arrived. Bread roll and vinegar/ oil was unremarkable, bread a bit dry and vinegar rather harsh.Some of our party wanted Early bird menu and we were told we couldn’t have an early bird for our 6pm booking but would make an exception on this occasion.
Thoroughly enjoyed Sunday lunch and will recommend to friends. Basil ice cream with the strawberry cheesecake was particularly good. Vegetables on side with main have been better on previous visits but that didn't detract from a very pleasant meal.
I used to have lunch at Rattle Owl during week, and was sad when lunch was no longer available Mon-Fri. I am very glad that lunch is served again on working days. This time I came with a friend on Saturday, because it was a special date, and we enjoyed excellent food. The wine we initially ordered was not available but the wine we were offered was very good, so we were happy with that. I will certainly come again during week because this is one of the best restaurants in York.
A lovely restaurant with great service and food to match
We had the most wonderful night for my Husband’s birthday. It was so special and the food was outstanding, we couldn’t fault a thing about the evening. We’d highly recommend it.
Very relaxed dining, excellent food for starters and mains, desserts were not quite as inspiring, and maybe an offer of a pre dinner drink whilst we were perusing the menu would have been nice, but overall I'd thoroughly recommend it
Really good service and even better food!
Lovely clean & well presented dining space with lovely finishing touches. Staff were friendly and helpful, food was delicious & timely. A very pleasant experience.
Staff were helpful and friendly and food was superb albeit a little expensive for desserts I felt.
Great food, service and atmosphere
Faultless dining experience. It was a small modern dining room that felt intimate and the absence of music was refreshing, no need to shout to each other. The menu was simple but full of great options. The amuse bouche was a pleasent surprise. Everything that came from the kitchen was incredible. The wine was reasonably priced and the service was polite and efficient but friendly also. The only issues we had was that the table wobbled and there was no cream for our coffee. Forgivable. Such a gem of a restaurant.
Staff were so friendly and helpful and food was delicious would definitely recommend and want to go back again shame we don't live in york
Fabulous place! The food was beautifully presented and delicious, and service was amazing too. I'd definitely come back again, soon!
Great food and service
IPretty plates of food with flavours that gain depth after each bite and finish crisp and clean. Considered ordering two of everything so it wouldn’t end. Head chef Jamie Hall seems someone to look out for and the warmth of the staff seems genuinely authentic.
This was my third visit and it didn't disappoint. This place is a gem and has it all, great food, drinks and service and to top it off is really nicely decorated. I love the seasonality of the menu and the well chosen wine list. I can't wait for my next visit!
A lovely experience - exquisite food backed up by friendly, personal and knowledgeable service. Thank you very much!
The food was excellent - but the waiting staff seemed a little distracted. We had to ask to see food menus after being seated for about fifteen minutes, as well as requesting things we had ordered some time before which were then forgotten.
My wife and I are foodies with a love of a simple menu that packs awesome taste experience. The Rattle Owl fulfilled our wants and overall experience. I would recommend to friends and family. Thank you.
Thank you so much for making our Anniversary dinner a special one. We will certainly be paying you a visit next time we visit York.
Fantastic food and staff. Would certainly return.
Amazing! The food was fantastic, looked and tasted beautiful and good value for money. Staff were so lovely and very attentive. We took my 91 year old grandma here and she loved it too. Thank you for a wonderful evening rattle owl team, when we next visit York we will be back.
Excellent all round! Will definitely be back.
Fabulous!! Not our 1st visit and the evening was just as great. Excellent service, very friendly staff and the food was incredible.. a must!!
The menu is just a little bit limited which is why I only gave 4 stars (nothing to do with the quality of the food) The other thing that could be improved are the seats. They are uncomfortable! If you are lucky enough to sit on the fixed bench seats they are great but the wood ones are like emergency chairs you get out when visitors come!