Wednesday: Tansy Beetle Bar Menu 5:30-10:30
Friday: Dinner 6:00-10.00
Saturday: Lunch 12 - 3, Dinner 6:00-10.00
Sunday Roast: 12 - 7
- 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.
Great service and top quality ingredients used. The menu could do with being a little more expansive.
We enjoyed a nice meal for my girlfriend's birthday. The atmosphere and decor throughout was really nice. The food was of a high quality, although limited to just a Sunday roast menu which I had not realised. Nonetheless we enjoyed the food! The waiter was willing to accommodate cocktails given a limited choice of ingredients which was a nice gesture, however we eventually settled on a bottle of Rose from Austria which we would highly recommend!
The lamb was very tough, having to leave half of it. The chocolate delice and ice cream combinations of tastes did not work for us.
Lovely food served by friendly staff.
Delicious family Sunday lunch. Mum and Dad thoroughly enjoyed our roasts. Kids likewise! Thanks!
A welcome return to one of our favourite restaurants where we enjoyed some delicious food and good wine with excellent table service.
This is the equivalent to a three star Michelin restaurant. I should know - I’ve been to 3 of them.
Liked the food but nothing too special! Would have liked to have known there was a tasting menu on offer considering all the phone calls!!!! Will not rush back
Lovely food, our first meal out since March, we enjoyed it
Start to finish everything was more than superb, booking very easy , service was timely but very informative, friendly, booths made it comfortable and cut out background noise so great to chat. Food was delightful , well presented, full of taste full Mark's. We will sing your praises
Fabulous tasting menu with drinks pairing. Each course was sublime, well executed and perfectly sized. The drinks pairing was unusual - cocktails, wines & beer but matched perfectly. Six drinks for six courses. We were upstairs in a lovely dining room where the lighting was just right and created a cosy atmosphere. The staff were knowledgeable and attentive. All in all we had a great night, and hope to return soon.
Absolutely loved our evening with you. The food was excellent, generous portions and the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the dishes. Will definitely come back :))
Had a lovely meal here, the food was amazing as always. The only slight criticism was that it was all over a bit too quick! We had a bottle of wine, water and a 3 course meal and we were finished within the hour. It would have been nice to have had a little more time between courses...but then it’s better than waiting ages I suppose! Fantastic restaurant, great atmosphere, food and staff.
Really lovely Sunday Dinner with superb starters and desserts. Great service and relaxing atmosphere. Will definitely be back!
Amazing Sunday roast, great vegetarian option and the best Yorkshire puddings I’ve had! Staff were so friendly and welcoming.
All 3 courses were an absolute delight for our tastebuds -definitely the best meal we’ve had for years!
Portions are very small
Lovely Sunday lunch & friendly staff. Our 6-year-old grandson particularly enjoyed the cauliflower velouté which really was an excellent combination of flavours. We had a table on the top floor under the eaves and were impressed by the care taken to make the premises as 'covid safe' as possible.
Amazing, will be back again
The Best meal I have eaten in York this year !! Interesting tasting menu, cooked and presented to perfection - accompanied by a compelling drinks choices (go for the drinks package - well worth it) Service was brilliant and not effected by COVID constraints.
A very pleasant evening despite the restrictions
We thoroughly enjoyed the “Blind Tasting Menu” on Saturday evening. Each course was stunning; the presentation was beautiful and flavours were delicious. The staff are very friendly and very knowledgable about all the ingredients. Would highly recommend and we will be returning very soon. Thank you for a superb evening.
Really lovely food and helpful attentive staff. Accommodated slight dietary restrictions very willingly.
The food and staff were superb. The price is willing paid for such quality. My one reservation was being at the very end of the restaurant, I only had a fire door to look at. But definitely recommending to friends.