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.
Excellent cooking let down by poor front of house staff. One waitress who could not explain the menu and the other who stomped up and down the restaurant and who could be heard swearing at the kitchen staff!
Lovely as always
Superb friendly professional service from the moment we entered the door. The food was beautifully prepared and presented. The staff were exceptional. I shall certainly be making a return visit.
Delicious tasty lunch prepared with great skill, delightful!
Really delicious food, friendly and attentive service, comfortable and attractive dining space. I’d definitely visit again!
very accommodating with our new born and great to have facilities for him too! food was excellent although maybe staggering the dishes would be better . had a really good time though!
Delicious Sunday lunch with fantastic food, friendly service and a great price (£21 for two courses - generous portions!). Love it here!
The food was tasty (although the poussin was a bit too salty) and the service was excellent but I think it was all a bit overpriced.
It was an all round amazing experience, even better than we remembered from our previous visit. Service was excellent and the food was just exceptional. It was for my Dad’s birthday and staff made it extra special by providing us with a free glass of fizz which topped off the evening beautifuly. Thank you so very much. We will DEFINITELY be back!!! Love this place!
The restaurant was very cold and the stark wooden environment and conservatory are more conducive to a lunchtime/summer meal- we ended up just staying for an hour when we were hoping for so much more. We might visit for lunch which I am hoping will be a much better experience.
Almost there just being really picky but the food needs a little more refining and you're onto something really special here. Service was excellent, atmosphere / setting great. Great price for the effort that is put into this place! Would go again here and recommend to others.
Our first visit on a recommendation and we were not disappointed. The service was great and cannot praise you enough on your food and fabulous wine selection. Have already booked again and I will be telling all my clients about The Rattle Owl. Many Thanks Gary Fleming
Food and service was great. Will come again for dinner.
The food and service was excellent. However we were sat in the far end of the restaurant away from other diners, there was also no music playing, which resulted in very little atmosphere.
Enjoyable evening with friendly attentive service.
Fantastic dining experience. BBQ Tuna was utterly delicious with big spicy flavours but not too hot. Poussin was so tasty I could have eaten 2 plates worth. Rich but not overpowering. Great choice of veg to cut through the richness of the sauce. My wife had the chocolate pudding and said it was the best she’d ever had. Attentive staff, lovely restaurant. We’ll be back.
Delicious food, delightful service. Unhesitatingly recommended.
Lovely food, good drink, nice evening. The restaurant would benefit from more atmospheric lighting in the evening.
Amazing food, amazing atmosphere and made to feel very welcome. Would definitely come back again.
Fabulous food and very accommodating staff. Would definitely dine here again!
Delicious fine dining food, excellent wine, brilliant relaxed atmosphere & exceptional service! Can’t wait to come back.
Excellent service and food.
Need bigger, cloth napkins. The gin and tonic was just ok. Desserts were not interesting, but I wasn’t hungry by then
Really loved it but I was a bit disappointed with the service.
This restaurant is a gem. The menu is short and to the point, and the food was fresh, exciting and beautifully presented. The vegetarian option was excellent. The service was warm and personal, and I would highly recommend The Rattle Owl to anyone visiting York.