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.
Absolutely fabulous .. A real treat from the minute we came through the door Your front of house lady is worth a fortune to you as even if there had been a problem her manner was such that you would forgive. Not that we needed to as the food was amazing and we all agreed you had turned a night out into a special occasion. Thankyou we will definitely be back
Have already sent an independent email to the owner , but for the sake of reviews Fantastic food , setting and the staff are spot on . This is a very special place .
Lovely place and the food was delicious, although on the more expensive side for local restaurants in York. All waitresses were friendly although as there are no set waitresses for specific tables we were often left waiting for prolonged periods of time, specifically to obtain and pay the bill as there were other tables to attend to for food and drinks which took priority.
Great restaurant with very good service and very convenient for the Everyman Cinema, Hotel Du Vin and town centre....but slightly away from the madding crowds in York.
Lovely food and good selection of wines. Attentive staff.
Sunday lunch was excellent, every element perfect Attentive, friendly, smiling staff.
Really delicious food.
Great food, service and wine we had an early evening table and atmosphere warmed up after about half an hour. Thoroughly recommend if you are in York.
Booked a private dining room for a hen party - it was brilliant from start to finish! Thank you.
Thank you for making our evening very special.
Excellent advice on the wine and desserts from the staff.
We had an excellent meal thank you.
Very helpful with food allergies
The food was delicious, creative and well thought out with interesting ingredients and flavours.
The food is excellent indeed, beautifully presented and full of flavour. The only criticism I would make is that prices are a bit high. Other than that, everything was perfect. Thank you very much!
Amazing food that made every mouthful an experience. Service staff were lovely & very helpful & introduced us to the food that we were eating. Will visit here again & again.
Food was innovative and excellent, and meat cooked exactly as requested, from rare to very well-done. Service was exemplary!
This was a beautiful dinning experience, the food was exceptional, the combination of flavours and textures left you mouth in ore it really was very good. The service was just right, attentive and friendly , we were a party of 3 and all agreed that we would definitely visit again. Keep up the excellent food and service
We really enjoyed our lunch, the food looked too beautiful to eat and tasted divine. Love the decor and feel of the place. Highly recommend it!
We were recommended The Rattle Owl and the recommendation was not wrong. We a lovely evening. Everything was just lovely, the atmosphere with the music just in the background, the service was excellent, never rushed, friendly, attentive throughout the meal, helpful and of course the food was fantastic. Every mouthful was full of flavour, interesting and tasty. Not a big plateful of food but just the right amount to have you ready for the next course and together with the excellent presentation it was as I said just lovely. These days there are so many places to eat, so the experience becomes a bigger part of choosing somewhere to go, it's all about the details. We had a lovely memorable meal at the The Rattle Owl, I cannot fault it in anyway, just lovely. Thank you for making our anniversary so special.
Superb evening. Highly recommended!
Went on a trip to York following strong recommendation from locals. Tiny portions at lunchtime but everything tasted delicious - perfect for ladies' lunch but it would have to be evening menu for our husbands! Charming and helpful staff. Only negative is noise level sitting at the back end of the restaurant - other diners sat very close and their conversations dominated ours. Wooden floors do not help to absorb noise.
I loved it but the service was so slow . Staff were lovely but it took ages . Our starter didn’t arrive for 45 minutes !
The roast beef and mutton were delicious as were the bone marrow balls and veg however the potatoes were not as crispy and fluffy as we expected.
Lovely meal, really enjoyed the evening. The staff were so helpful. Can't wait to go again.